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Bioinformatics Training Facility Manager (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 09, 2020.

The Department of Genetics is seeking to recruit a Bioinformatics Training Facility Manager to lead and oversee the running of the Department's Bioinformatics Training Facility.

This is an exciting opportunity and the person appointed to the role will be central to continuing the success of the facility and ensuring the day-to-day management and smooth running of the training programme. In addition, the role holder will line manage four members of staff, including an IT Manager and an administrative assistant.

The role holder will oversee all aspects of the training curriculum, hiring of tutors, daily expenditure within budgetary constraints and represent the bioinformatics teaching efforts of the School of Biological Sciences at national/regional forums/meetings. They will foster a training community, internally and externally, and actively engage in training-related networking activities.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific discipline, ideally with computational biology to degree level. They should have a track record of developing and delivering bioinformatics courses at postgraduate level, with a good understanding of budget management, staff management and knowledge of the higher education funding environment. Working with the management committee and research leaders in the School of Biological Sciences and School of Clinical Medicine, the role holder will also develop new postgraduate/postdoctoral introductory and advanced level courses. In addition, they will have strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and be able to present strategic ideas and policies, or explain complex information. They will also be able to work independently and flexibly, and will have the ability to rapidly assimilate new information and knowledge and to meet challenging deadlines.

The position is fixed term for six months in the first instance.

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 women and 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.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr Louisa Bellis ljb201@cam.ac.uk

Further information about the Facility can be found on our website https://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/

Please quote reference PC23990 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 Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 11, 2020.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professor Frank Jiggins in the Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge and Dr Ben Longdon, University of Exeter, on a Leverhulme Trust funded research project 'A new laboratory model to test the principles of host-parasite coevolution'. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, and will conduct fundamental research aimed at understanding the evolutionary dynamics of coevolution.

Taking advantage of our detailed knowledge of the genes controlling the susceptibility of Drosophila to viral infection, the post holder will investigate the processes underpinning coevolution by tracking allele frequencies within laboratory populations. The post requires creative candidates who are enthusiastic about taking experimental approaches to understand the processes governing coevolution in nature. Successful candidates will have an advanced understanding of evolutionary processes and concepts. It will be advantageous to have previously worked on coevolution.

Applicants should hold, or are about to be awarded, a PhD in Evolutionary Biology.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for two years. The start date is flexible.

We particularly welcome applications from women and 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.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Frank Jiggins (fmj1001@cam.ac.uk) and Ben Longdon (B.Longdon2@exeter.ac.uk)

Further information about research in the Jiggins group can be found on our website: http://www.jiggins.gen.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC24071 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.