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Department of Zoology

 

Laboratory and Facilities Manager

We are seeking to recruit a dedicated, versatile and proactive Laboratory and Facilities Manager to join our enthusiastic team at the Department of Zoology. This is an exciting new position, working closely with senior management to oversee the provision of our infrastructure, facilities, IT and laboratories support of our teaching, research and the Museum of Zoology.

The role holder will lead our buildings and scientific support teams and be responsible for the management of these in our large and diverse estate. Working closely with PIs and other stakeholders, they will have a significant role in the planning and efficient coordination of buildings and laboratory refurbishment projects. In addition to providing technical advice on laboratory equipment, they will also have responsibility for equipment maintenance, provision of our core media facilities, large teaching labs and will support departmental research facilities.

As the Departmental Safety Officer, they will oversee health and safety with responsibility for training and induction, biological safety, and chemical safety, assisted by a Safety and Environmental Coordinator. In addition they will represent the Head of Department in various regulatory responsibilities including ASPA, HTA, Nagoya and CITES. They will also coordinate the provision of IT in the Department.

Candidates will ideally have a degree level qualification in biological sciences, experience of a research environment and an understanding of health and safety. They will be highly collaborative with excellent leadership and communication skills, have management experience and be able to build good relationships with various stakeholders. The role holder will have proven organisational skills, be able to work effectively as part of a team and have a high attention to detail. Out of hours work may occasionally be necessary.

For full information, please refer to the Further Information document below.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter (no more 2 sides of A4) and CV (no more than 2 sides of A4) in the Upload section of the online application. These cshould outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting Louise Balshaw, Departmental Administrator da@zoo.cam.ac.uk

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Anastasia Nezhentseva Email: an286@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PF28443 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Categories: Current Vacancies

Research Coordinator for Collections-based research: University of Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative Collections - Connections - Communities (Fixed Term)

The University's collections - across its museums, galleries, libraries, archives, Departments and other research centres - are a superb yet under-used resource. Together, these collections offer new ways to analyse, understand and help solve some of the greatest societal challenges we face today. Collections - Connections - Communities (CCC), a new Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) of the University, will draw together expertise to promote innovative collections-based research for, and with, communities in our region and beyond.

As CCC Research Coordinator, you will help set strategic goals for the Initiative and ensure they are met. You will undertake pro-active engagement with potential research collaborators, communities and audiences; you will coordinate a programme of events and help build a new SRI website; and you will support the governance and administration of the Initiative.

Working closely with colleagues within the University of Cambridge, as well as with partners nationally and internationally, you will support the development of projects and funding applications, and assist with subsequent reporting requirements, including around budgets and impact. Working with governance groups (Steering Group, Advisory Boards), three Research Groups and three Methodology Hubs, you will coordinate activity and convene meetings. You will manage the CCC website and social media content.

Location: Cambridge

Cambridge is a beautiful city on the River Cam in eastern England, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, dating back to 1209. The University's collections include the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, the University Library and the University of Cambridge Museums consortium, with internationally 'Designated' collections spanning archaeology and anthropology, polar exploration, the history of science and zoology and fine art.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children and adults' barred lists) and a security check.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and can be addressed to Professor Rebecca Kilner rmk1002@cam.ac.uk or Dr Neal Spencer nas1003@cam.ac.uk

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Anastasia Nezhentseva Email: an286@cam.ac.uk.

Interview Date: 5th November 2021

Please quote reference PF28298 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Categories: Current Vacancies

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

A post-doctoral research associate position is available in the Department of Zoology from 1 Jan 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, to work with Professor Chris Jiggins on the genetic basis for life history and morphological traits in the tiger moth Arctia plantaginis.

The moth has a male colour polymorphism which is also associated with other life history and behavioural traits including chemical signals, mating behaviour of males and mate preferences. This complex polymorphism is a puzzle as our preliminary analysis shows no evidence for a supergene or large associated genetic locus. The PDRA will work on the genetic basis of traits associated with colour differences, to identify genomic regions showing association with phenotype.

This work will be carried out as part of a BBSRC-funded project, in collaboration with Prof Johanna Mappes at the University of Helsinki. The Mappes group has developed this species into an exciting system with extensive ecological background and potential for rearing large numbers of individuals. Large collections of wild samples are also available.

Duties will include quantitative genetic analysis of life history and behavioural traits, QTL analysis of chemical data on pheromones and defensive chemicals and morphology including larval and adult colour patterns, and genetic analysis of wild samples; analysing and writing up the results for publication.

The successful applicant should have a PhD in an appropriate subject (e.g. evolutionary biology; quantitative genetics), involving a substantial element of genetic analysis and demonstrated record in written (i.e. scientific journals) and oral (i.e. professional conferences) communication relevant to evolutionary biology.

Please see Further Particulars for other requirements.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Chris Jiggins cj107@cam.ac.uk.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2024.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department/University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Anastasia Nezhentseva Email: an286@cam.ac.uk.

Interviews maybe done remotely following current guidelines.

Please quote reference PF28227 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Categories: Current Vacancies