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Research Grants / Postgraduate Administrator (Fixed Term)

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

This newly created position provides an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in two key areas of administration within the University. The two strands of this role cover similar themes and processes and will allow the role holder to gain highly valued experience that is transferrable across the University.

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player with a can-do attitude and the ability to learn new administrative processes quickly. You will be joining a friendly and supportive department to carry out research grant and postgraduate administration. This will involve proactive communication with our many research staff, postgraduate students and academics, ensuring they are updated with key information and answering queries in relation to research grants and admission applications. Strong administrative skills are essential for this role to ensure databases and University systems are accurately updated (for which training can be provided). You will also be monitoring budgets with our finance team so an aptitude for working with financial data would be beneficial.

We offer flexible working hours to allow our staff a greater work/life balance and welcome applications from those looking for internal secondment opportunities.

This is a fixed term role for 6 months but we will be advertising another permanent opportunity during this time and the role holder will be encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 18 October 2019.

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 questions about the role or the application process please contact Sam Laister, HR Coordinator Sam.Laister@gen.cam.ac.uk

We anticipate interviewing in the week commencing 21 October 2019 with a view to an immediate start.

Further information about the department and our research and teaching programmes can be found on our website https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/

Please quote reference PC20940 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.

Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 10, 2019.

The Department of Genetics is inviting applications for the fixed term role of Research Laboratory Technician to work with a small team of Drosophila geneticists and neurobiologists to provide technical support for a BBSRC-funded research project. The role holder will principally support a postdoctoral research associate in the area of Drosophila neurobiology by carrying out the following tasks;

  • Completing skilled fine dissections of Drosophila nervous systems, immunostaining and histology, and microscopy, genetic crosses of fruitflies (Drosophila)
  • Identifying individual Drosophila for experimental use and maintaining and documenting transgenic stocks necessary for this work
  • Carrying out skilled experimental work using live and fixed Drosophila brain preparations, including fine dissections, antibody staining for immunofluorescence microscopy
  • Assisting with the collation and analysis of computerised experimental data
  • Identify and suggesting solutions for everyday experimental problems
  • Ensuring adequate supplies of consumables are available for the project, and maintaining infrastructure and systems necessary for the smooth running of the project

The role demands a high degree of expertise in the above research techniques and a good understanding of basic genetics. The role holder will interact with staff from across the department therefore good communication skills are also essential.

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

Further information about the research being carried out in the O'Kane group can be found at: https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/research-groups/okane

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr Cahir O'Kane c.okane@gen.cam.ac.uk

Fixed Term: The funding supporting this post is available until 31 December 2021

Please quote reference PC21044 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.