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Department Administrator

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 29, 2019.

The Department of Genetics is seeking a new Department Administrator. This leadership position reports to the Head of Department, and combines the functions of Chief Operating Officer and Head of Administration. As Department Administrator, you will manage ten direct reports and will have responsibility for 40 professional services staff, who provide services in HR, finance, research and teaching support, buildings and safety, scientific facilities, committees, internal and external communications, compliance and other operational areas. You will advise the Head of Department, and other senior academic staff, on strategy, planning and policy issues and options. The role requires close collaboration with other Departments in the School of the Biological Sciences, and with colleagues in the university's central administration.

Genetics is a diverse Department with an outstanding record in research and teaching. Under the direction of our 30 academic Group Leaders, our research strengths are in quantitative approaches to genomics, epigenetics, population and evolutionary genetics, and cell and developmental biology. We have a reputation as a friendly and supportive Department. The Department has an active equality and wellbeing agenda and we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for our work in improving our working environment, inclusiveness, equality and diversity. We are based in a substantially refurbished building on the Downing Site in the city centre.

The Department Administrator will have experience of management and administration in a complex organization. You will have skills in team leadership, resource management, problem-solving, change management, planning, , contributing to strategy, and working effectively with staff, students and external stakeholders. The position is unestablished and is available for three years in the first instance.

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.

Further information is available via the link below.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Sam Laister, HR Coordinator, Sam.Laister@gen.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC21670 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.

PhD Studentship (Fixed Term) - Department of Genetics

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 15, 2019.

A PhD Studentship supported by the KAUST Fund for Biological Sciences is now available within the Department of Genetics starting October 2020. Funding will cover the University Composition Fee at the Home/EU rate and a stipend at the UKRI rate for 4 years.

The list of available projects can be found at https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/postgraduate/kaust-phd-studentship and potential applicants are strongly advised to make an informal approach to the relevant Supervisor before applying.

Applications should be made via the University's Graduate application system available at https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/application-process/applicant-portal-and-self-service-account by 5pm on Monday 6th January 2020.

Applicants must have at least a 2.1 in an Honours degree or equivalent (e.g., CGPA 3.5/4.0) in a relevant subject; two excellent academic references as well as fluency in the English language. For more details of the University's entrance requirements see the Graduate Admissions website via the following link https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/

Candidates of any nationality/residency may apply, but a successful Overseas applicant would need to secure additional funds from other sources to cover the higher fee level. The most current estimates of costs can be found on the Graduate Admissions fees page (http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance)

If you have any questions please in the first instance forward your enquiry to our Departmental Graduate Education Administrator genda@gen.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC21515 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.

University Lecturer in Genetics

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 04, 2019.

Applications are invited for a research-oriented, tenure-track University Lectureship. The post is available from 1 April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Genetics is a world-class research and teaching environment with particular strengths in quantitative approaches to genomics, epigenetics, population and evolutionary genetics, cell and developmental biology and has numerous links with other local institutions. We are searching for an outstanding scientist, with an excellent publication record, who is undertaking cutting edge and fundable research in any field of contemporary genetics relating to or complementing our existing research programmes (http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/research-by-subject).

The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant subject area and will have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition for their research. Applicants will also have an aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching at undergraduate and graduate level as they will be required to contribute to the teaching and other academic activities in the Department. This includes the design and delivery of undergraduate and graduate lecture courses and performing other academic duties such as departmental administration, examinations and other forms of assessment.

Prospective candidates are invited to contact the Head of Department, Professor Anne Ferguson Smith, for informal enquires (Tel: +44 (0) 1223 333834, e-mail: afsmith@gen.cam.ac.uk).

The University of Cambridge and the Department of Genetics value diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity. The Department holds an Athena SWAN bronze award in recognition of this. We particularly welcome applications from women and BME candidates for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department. Appointment will be based on merit alone. The University of Cambridge supports DORA (https://sfdora.org/) and will assess research on its own merits rather than on the basis of the journal in which it is published.

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

In addition to this, please ensure that you upload the application documentation as follows:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A full publications list, highlighting up to 3 publications you regard as most significant with an explanation of why you regard these as important. Please do not include journal Impact Factors or metrics such as H-index on the list.
  • Statement of professional, teaching and research experience (1 page) and a description of your future research plans (2 pages).

If you upload any additional documents to those above, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department to give a research seminar, short teaching talk and attend a formal interview. This interview process will take place in the period 24 January - 7 February 2020.

Please quote reference PC21195 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.