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Cleaner (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 13, 2018.

We are looking to recruit an additional person to join our team of cleaners that provide cleaning to a high standard to the entire Department, much of which is newly refurbished. The duties will include thorough cleaning of all areas, including research laboratories, offices, teaching and meeting rooms, kitchen, communal areas, stairways, and toilets. You will be required to work 15 hours per week, 6.00 - 9.00 am Monday to Friday.

No formal qualifications are required although NVQ 1 Cleaning Methods would be advantageous. Experience of laboratory and/or office cleaning, including experience using scrubber/polishing equipment would be beneficial. A good standard of English is required to ensure an ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions from the supervisor and to understand user and safety instructions regarding the use of cleaning products. Due to the nature of the work, you also need to have a good level of physical fitness.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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

Please quote reference PC17403 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 07, 2018.

Applications are invited for this Wellcome Trust funded Research Assistant position to join an international team in the Department of Genetics in central Cambridge.

The project is led by Ben Steventon and is aimed towards understanding growth control of a population of embryonic stem cells called neuromesodermal progenitors. The project will involve experiments using both zebrafish embryos and aggregates of mouse embryonic stem cells, or gastruloids.

We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organised person, with a first degree in biological or biomedical sciences and experience in molecular biology. The project will involve cutting-edge imaging techniques including the quantification of gene expression levels. Experience in culturing of mouse embryonic stem cells, and their subsequent analysis by immunostaining and quantitative microscopy is essential. In addition, some experience in studying the role of metabolism in developmental processes would be desirable. It is essential that the candidate can demonstrate a high level of organizational ability with experience in data collection and database management.

For further details on this research, please visit steventonlab.wordpress.com

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 18 May 2021 in the first instance.

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

Please quote reference PC17342 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

Research Software Engineer (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 08, 2018.

Applications are invited for a software developer to work on the InterMine project (intermine.org), based in the Department of Genetics at the University of Cambridge.

Are you excited by open source and open science? Successful applicants will be helping us create open source tools to visualise and analyse complex open biological data in creative and user friendly ways.

InterMine is a JVM-based application with a PostgreSQL datastore, a JSP-based user interface, extensive web services, and a ClojureScript-based GUI in alpha. Specific technologies we used are Java, Clojure, Python, React (via the Clojure wrapper Re-frame), and others where appropriate. We care about RESTful services and open standards.

Applicants should have some familiarity with our software stack and be comfortable on the command line. It is essential to demonstrate skill with data visualisation, and designing and developing user interfaces. Knowledge of biology is not necessary. Previous experience with source control software, unit testing and build tools is required. We are looking for excellent communication, problem-solving and critical thinking skills and the ability to work and communicate effectively as part of a diverse multi-disciplinary team of programmers and biologists.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Yo Yehudi (y.yehudi@gen.cam.ac.uk).

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2020 in the first instance.

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

Please quote reference PC17358 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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