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8158| Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology| Protein Crystallography Facility Manager – Structural Studies| Protein Crystallography Facility Manager – Structural Studies Starting Salary £37,769 - £44,396 per annum Band Salary £37,769 - £51,023 per annum MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UKThe MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) seeks to appoint a Protein Crystallography Facility Manager. The LMB is one of the birthplaces of structural biology and remains at the forefront of methods development as protein crystallography is a critical technique for understanding the mechanisms of macromolecular complexes, one of the major goals of the LMB. The post-holder will provide support to researchers from all Divisions of LMB in the collection of X-ray diffraction data using both synchrotrons and in-house X-ray facilities, will maintain and develop the in-house facilities, will provide expert advice and support during subsequent structure determinations, and will act as the coordinator for LMB's synchrotron access. It is expected that there will be the opportunity for collaboration on structural projects with research groups at the LMB.The successful applicant will have several years of post-doctoral experience in the field of protein crystallography including data collection at synchrotrons and all aspects of structure determination. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required because the post will involve interacting with a diverse range of scientists with different levels of expertise.The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, more information can be found at www.ukri.org.Working for UKRI MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement and Benenden Healthcare membership. You will also have access to employee shopping/travel discounts, on site sport and social facilities, as well as salary sacrifice cycle to work schemes and childcare vouchers.To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board at https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/1071. If you are unable to apply online please contact us at [email protected] date: 28 November 2018Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening.The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer who participates in the Disability Confident scheme
8161| University of Cambridge, Dept of Chemistry| Research Associate - Synthetic Chemistry and Photocatalysis x 2 (Fixed Term)| Fixed-term: The funds for these posts are available for 2 years in the first instance.Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDRA) to work in the Reisner group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, UK. Producing renewable solar fuel by Artificial Photosynthesis is recognised as a promising solution to the energy & environmental crisis, but there are critical roadblocks in technology development. We aim to tackle the challenge of solar-driven conversion of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into renewable fuels and chemicals with two interdisciplinary projects.The first project is part of a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) funded project on solar-driven reduction of CO2 to chemicals with bacteria-nanoparticle hybrid systems. This collaborative project will be executed in collaboration with the groups of Prof Julea Butt (University of East Anglia) and Prof Lars Jeuken (University of Leeds). The aim of this project is to develop novel synthetic biology for light-driven CO2 reduction by non-photosynthetic bacteria (Shewanella oneidensis MR-1). Proof-of-principle will be developed for whole-cell photoelectrocatalysts demonstrating bioreduction of CO2 to carbon-based fuels and chemicals coupled to the selective oxidation of electron donors to value-added products. The bacteria will be tethered to synthetic light-harvesting nanoparticles, allowing proof-of-principle to be demonstrated in light-driven carbon capture. Developing bio-orthogonal chemistry to couple bespoke photocatalysts to the biological surfaces of bacteria and understanding the resulting semi-artificial interface for productive photocatalysis are core objectives of this project.The second project is part of a European Union (FET OPEN) funded project on 'Soap Film based Artificial Photosynthesis'. This collaborative project will be executed with several laboratories in Europe (Uppsala, Leiden, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Trieste, Torino). The aim of this project is to convert CO2 into fuel by developing a solar fuel production technology that exploits the surfactant self-assembly properties in soap films. We will develop an artificial photosynthetic membrane in form of a soap film with integrated synthetic light absorbers and catalysts for compartmentalised solar fuel synthesis. This project bridges three mutually exclusive disciplines of surfactant science, photocatalysis and fundamental science of water at the nanoscale, supported by microsystems engineering.Applicants should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in Chemistry or a closely related discipline. A strong background in synthetic chemistry, catalysis, mechanistic chemistry and photochemistry and the ability to coordinate activities as part of a larger interdisciplinary team are required for both positions. The applicant should also have experience in handling biological samples for the first position, whereas experience with surfactants and microfluidics is desirable for the second position.Candidates are encouraged to think outside of her/his formal field of training to fit into a creative, collaborative and dynamic research environment. A strong record of research productivity, as reflected in a substantial publication record in journals of high impact as well as excellent communication, management and English writing skills will be required. The successful candidate will also be expected to help guiding undergraduate and postgraduate students.More information about the Reisner group, including relevant publications, can be found at http://www-reisner.ch.cam.ac.uk/.
8164| University College Dublin, UCD Foundation| The R. Dudley Edwards Fellowship in Irish History| The R. Dudley Edwards Newman Fellowship in Irish HistoryAs part of its programme to provide post-doctoral research opportunities for scholars of proven academic excellence, University College Dublin invites applications for a prestigious Newman Fellowship in Irish History 1400-1978.R. Dudley Edwards changed forever the way Irish history was written. His work sowed the seeds for a whole new way of understanding of this island’s past. All of those working on Ireland’s history since the 1930s have been affected by his vision for the study of the past.Edwards was driver of a series of initiatives that revolutionized the study of Irish history from the 1930s to the 1980s. His teaching, organizational skills and insight professionalized the field by grounding it in archives, the verifiable records of the past. This revolution in historical work not only laid the modern foundations for UCD Archives and its history departments but created a framework in which non-sectarian and non-ideological analyses of Irish history became possible.The Fellow will work on an agreed topic in Irish history situated in the period spanning 1400-1978 (the latter date reflecting R. Dudley Edwards’ ‘Agenda for Irish history 1978-2018’, Irish Historical Studies, Vol. 21 (1978). The holder of the Fellowship will be expected to re-examine the role of the ‘empirical’ or ‘scientific’ model first advanced for Irish history by Edwards and his collaborators in the 1930s in the context of the intellectual concerns of the 21st century. The ideal candidate, therefore, will be expected to demonstrate proven skills in handling primary source material but also show a good awareness of historiographical debate. Awareness of the impact of archive formation in determining the contours of historical research would significantly strengthen an application.The Fellowship holder will be expected to produce an original monograph, participate in public lecture and outreach activities and engage in one conference and one witness seminar aimed at assessing the impact of R. Dudley Edwards on the research and teaching of Irish history.The UCD School of History is the largest department of history on the Island of Ireland. It is ranked in the top 100 History Schools worldwide. It is particularly strong in all areas of Irish history. A completed Newman Fellowship Application Form, a copy of your CV and two copies of the Newman Fellowship Referee Form should be returned to:UCD Graduate StudiesTierney BuildingBelfield, Dublin 4T: 01 716 4047E: [email protected] The starting date for this two-year fellowship is, within reason, negotiable.To find out more about the Newman Fellowship Programme, please visit: http://www.ucdfoundation.ie/newman-fellowship/
8165| King's College London, Department of Imaging Chemistry and Biology| Postdoctoral Research Associate in Radiochemistry and Nanotechnology| R6/MRV/2196/18-PO006247Closing date: Midnight on 30 days after being advertisedThe salary will be paid at Grade 6, £37,412 to £41,683 per annum, inclusive of £3,223 per annum London Allowance.We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Associate with experience in synthesis, purification, characterisation and isolation of organic (e.g. liposomes, polymers, etc or inorganic (e.g. metal oxides, phosphates, silicon based, etc) particulates (nano- to micrometer range). The experimental work spans nano/microparticle chemistry, radiochemistry, and in vitro/vivo PEPT studies.The successful candidate will work on projects in radiochemistry with positron-emitting and gamma-emitting radionuclides. This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant multidisciplinary research group within one of the premier biomedical imaging centres in Europe, where you will enjoy support in career development through Fellowship applications, networking events, and attendance at international conferences.This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 3 years.This is a full-time post.The selection process will include a panel interview and a presentation.For an informal discussion to find out more about the role, please contact Dr Rafael Torres at [email protected] date: Midnight on 7th December 2018To apply, please register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online.
8150| Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, International Public Health| Research Assistant/Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Health Systems| The Health Systems & Workforce Strengthening Unit within the International Public Health Department seeks a Research Assistant/Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join the team.Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases. Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics. The Health Systems & Workforce Strengthening Unit within the International Public Health Department at LSTM, works to strengthen health systems and the health workforce for equitable access to quality health care, focussing particularly on health systems research and its use in guiding policy and programming to strengthen health systems and improve care. Presently, we are leading ‘PERFORM2Scale’, a 5-year multi-partner EC-funded project to scale up a process of strengthening district-level management to support workforce performance improvement; and have led the ‘ReBUILD’ consortium on strengthening health systems in conflict and crisis affected contexts and have plans to continue this work. We are presently recruiting a Research Assistant (RA) or Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA), to support the Unit by helping the team to generate new work and deliver effectively on current projects. As part of the Health Systems and Workforce Strengthening Unit, you will liaise closely with researchers and international partners, to carry out and disseminate policy-relevant research in health systems in mid and low-income countries. You will provide technical input to partners in primary and secondary data management, publish research findings in peer reviewed academic journals and assist with grant proposals on health systems and human resources for health research. To be successful, you must possess a PhD (for PDRA) or Masters (for RA) in health or health-related social science discipline including a research skills component. An additional qualification or module studied related to health systems and /or human resource management will be an added advantage to your application. Proven experience in designing research, applying for ethical approval, carrying out data collection field work and analysis of data sets in low and middle-income countries is essential. Applied research skills relevant to health or health-related social science, coupled with excellent skills for producing academic products and computing skills for quantitative and qualitative data analysis are vital to the post. Closing Date: 28th November 2018 Take a look at some of the great work we have achieved over the past year 2016-2017 by viewing our annual report: http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/about/publications/lstm-annual-report-2016-2017 We believe that this post will not be suitable for individuals on Tier 5 visas as these posts are not considered to be supernumerary to the organisation. For further details, please visit the UKVI website: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas (link is external) LSTM actively promotes Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding Policies
8184| Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology| Postdoctoral Scientist - Cell Biology - Mark Skehel - LMB 970| Postdoctoral Scientist – Cell BiologyStarting Salary - £30,464 - £33,305 per annum3 year fixed term positionMRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UKThe Biological Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics facility at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) seeks a bioinformatician/computational biologist to join their team. The lab aims to cover all aspects of protein mass spectrometry and is set up primarily to use a ‘bottom up’ peptide centric approach for protein identification, quantification (SILAC, isobaric labelling, label free) and the discovery, characterisation and quantification of post-translational modifications. In addition, the facility has a strong focus on structural proteomics, concentrating specifically on chemical cross-linking and hydrogen/deuterium exchange-mass spectrometry. You will supply bioinformatics support to scientists in both the Facility and LMB, focusing on experimental design and the provision of specialist data analysis for a number of -omics data types.Candidates should have a PhD or DPhil in a relevant subject and a background in bioinformatics, biology or computational science. An understanding of protein mass spectrometry and proteomics is also required.The successful applicant will be awarded a three year Career Development Fellowship / Postdoctoral training Scheme position. This is a training and development position for a post-doctoral scientist who has recently completed their doctoral studies, is moving into a new research discipline or has limited experience of key transferable skills. The MRC LMB has excellent scientific core facilities and training opportunities.The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, more information can be found at www.ukri.org.Working for UKRI MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement (40 ½ days including bank holidays and privilege days) and Benenden Healthcare membership. You will also have access to employee shopping/travel discounts, on site sport and social facilities, as well as salary sacrifice cycle to work schemes and childcare vouchers.To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board at https://mrc.tal.net/vx/appcentre-ext/candidate/post/2026/en-GB.If you are unable to apply online please contact us at [email protected] date: 16/12/18Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening.The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer who participates in the Disability Confident scheme.
8179| King's College London, School of Education, Communication and Society| Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bioethics and Public Policy| R7/DAE/2190/18-FM006089The salary will be paid at Grade 7, £45,259 per annum, inclusive of £3,223 per annum London Allowance.This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 30 months.This is a full-time post. We are seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on a Wellcome-funded project entitled, “’But why is that better?’: An investigation of what applied philosophy and ethics can bring to quality improvement work in health care”. This post will suit a doctoral graduate in social sciences or humanities with interests in interdisciplinary scholarship and healthcare. The person appointed will be interested in conceptual and ethical issues and their practical manifestations in, and implications for, health care quality improvement, and be capable of contributing to both literature-based and qualitative research in the area (including securing ethics permissions, data management, and data analysis). They will work collaboratively with the other project team members, Alan Cribb and Vikki Entwistle, and assume responsibility for delivering key elements of the project. They will participate in writing and publication activities including having the opportunity to lead on journal articles. The selection process will include a panel interview.The interviews are scheduled for 11 December 2018. For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact: Professor Alan Cribb on [email protected] apply, please visit https://my.corehr.com/pls/kingrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_company=1&p_internal_external=E&p_display_in_irish=N&p_process_type=&p_applicant_no=&p_form_profile_detail=&p_display_apply_ind=Y&p_refresh_search=Y&p_recruitment_id=006089and register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online.
8151| Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, Drug Discovery Unit and Molecular Oncology Group| Postdoctoral Scientist – Drug Discovery Unit and Molecular Oncology Group|  Salary in the range of £31,604 - £41,929 per annum (dependent upon qualifications and experience) Job Ref: MI/18/57_2  Duration: Fixed term for 3 years About the role:Prof Caroline Springer, Director of the Drug Discovery Unit is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to join her group. This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated, innovative, meticulous and organised candidate with excellent communication skills to develop, implement and run assays to determine the biological impact of targets under study and test novel compounds to these targets as they are synthesized. The project will have a focus on cancer stem cell biology. You will work closely with other group members as part of a drug discovery programme, as well as with members of the Molecular Oncology Group. About you:You should have a PhD degree in a biomedical sciences discipline along with relevant experience working in an academic research setting. Skills in biochemistry, molecular biology and/or cell biology are essential for this post, in particular experience of mammalian cell based assays. Experience in drug discovery projects and high throughput assays would be beneficial, as would a working knowledge of stem cell biology.Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk), an Institute of The University of Manchester (www.manchester.ac.uk), is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research. The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (www.cancerresearchuk.org), the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. We are currently situated at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside. We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK Manchester Institute, Paterson Building) in South Manchester (www.christie.nhs.uk), one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.How to apply?To apply for this position please visit our website: http://www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk/Opportunities/Opportunities-Home For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Prof. Caroline Springer via email: [email protected] The deadline for receipt of applications is: Sunday 2 December 2018.
8169| University College Dublin, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science| UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science (Temporary, 2 years) )| Applications are invited for a Post- Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 in the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science. This is a temporary 2 year post.This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a National Nutrition Surveillance Centre (NNSC) programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator. The post holder will complete a COSI research project, including; people management, fieldwork coordination, database management, project analysis and write up.• Manage the NNSC and related work programmes.• Support the NNSC Director.• Act as the NNSC Liaison.• Contribute to, and manage grant applications and report submissions.See Job Description for more details.Salary: €37,223 - €39,592 per annum.Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.Closing Date: 17.00hrs (Local Irish Time) on 22 November 2018.Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CVs submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/.
8176| Victoria University of Wellington, School of Engineering and Computer Science| Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Synthetic Organic Chemistry| The Ferrier Research Institute of Victoria University of Wellington is a leader in Carbohydrate Chemistry research and development, with programs in drug discovery, vaccine development and chemical biology. Our team of 30 professional scientists are located in well-equipped laboratories at the Gracefield Innovation Quarter in Lower Hutt, and facilities at Kelburn, New Zealand.We are looking to recruit up to three PhD graduates. The positions will be two-year fixed term post-doctoral roles to carry out the synthetic and analytical chemistry required for government and commercially funded drug discovery and development projects. Some of this work is done through our joint venture with GlycoSyn (www.glycosyn.com).We want motivated individuals who can work well in a highly collaborative team environment and who can contribute to intellectual property generation and to publications in leading journals and/ or reports to clients. You will work on designing and carrying out synthetic routes to novel products. Many of these products require the ability to solve complex synthetic and analytical problems. We will provide an environment in which creativity, experimental research and client focus are valued in the production of applied products.The ideal candidates will have expertise in synthetic organic chemistry.Minimum requirements include the following:• PhD that includes synthetic organic chemistry• Evidence of research outputs including publications in top chemistry journals• Great computer literacy• Good written and oral communication skills• Excellent team player and ability to collaborate effectively• Legally entitled to work in New Zealand if not a New Zealand citizen (by obtaining an appropriate visa)Useful experience, but not essential• Expertise in carbohydrate chemistry• Post-doctoral experienceFor more details on this vacancy contact Ferrier Research Institute on [email protected]/ferrierApplications close Friday, 30 November 2018.Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi. For more information and to apply online visit http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacanciesReference 2491
8155| King's College London, Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy| Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at King’s| The Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy at King’s College London is delighted to encourage expressions of interest from excellent prospective applicants seeking to bring a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to King’s. We will consider any expression of interest which meets the scheme’s eligibility requirements and our own expectations of quality, and in return we offer expert guidance and feedback during the application process. Candidates should demonstrate a record of publications appropriate to the stage of their career but should be aware that this scheme is very competitive. We are particularly, though not exclusively, interested in hearing from those working in the following areas where we have either considerable research strengths or a strategic need: smart cities and infrastructures, contested political ecology, energy and decolonisation, big data and agent-based modelling, environmental hazards and health and atmospherics, land use and landforms.Recent research successes in this Fellowship scheme include such topics as the role of information, communication and technology in modern conflict, changing patterns of political engagement in Egypt, the impact of the EU referendum on right-wing activism, populism in Indian and US foreign policy and the social history of migration. More details about the Faculty and its component academic units can be found here: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/index.aspx More information about the scheme and eligibility requirements can be found here: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/early-career-fellowshipsInterested candidates who wish to apply for the scheme must first be nominated by the Department in which their project would be hosted, prior to a Faculty selection process. Correspondence should initially be with local School Research Managers who can provide instructions for applicants and facilitate contact with academic colleagues. You can find their contact details here: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/research/who-we-are-what-we-do.aspxThe School will then collate the expressions of interest, rank them and submit them to the College for selection by 10th December 2018.
8141| English-Speaking Union| Lindemann Fellowship| The English-Speaking Union offers up to three grants a year, worth $50,000 each, for postdoctoral scientists to carry out their research at a host institution in the USA. The Lindemann Trust Fellowships are awarded to graduates who have shown exceptional promise and the capacity to produce original research in the applied sciences.These Fellowships enable postdoctoral scientists to pursue research in the USA without financial difficulty, and without being obliged to take up paid employment. We also offer a £1,000 grant to each Fellow to assist with travel costs. Following a legacy left by Brigadier Charles Lindemann, the ESU has run the Fellowships since March 1972.Each fellowship lasts for one year and supports research in the fields of astronomy, biophysics, chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics and physics.Applications for the 2019/20 Lindemann Trust Fellowships are now open. Applications close on Monday 11th February 2019. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 9th April 2019.To be eligible to apply, candidates must meet the following criteria:* Hold British, Irish or Commonwealth citizenship AND be normally resident in the UK* Either be in the final stages of your doctoral studies at a UK university, or have completed your doctorate at a UK university within the last three academic yearsCandidates will be required to complete an online application form. A letter of endorsement from the proposed host institution must be uploaded as part of this application process (please see the below ‘Notes for Host Endorsement Letter’) and two confidential references must be sent directly to the ESU before the application closing date.Successful applicants would then be invited to interview with the Lindemann Committee and members of the ESU’s international team. Fellowships may then be taken up any time between September and April of the following academic year.
8144| National Oceanography Centre (NOC)| Observational Coastal Scientist| Observational Coastal ScientistNERC NOC, Liverpool£28,200 - £32,430Full time Fixed term (2 years)About us:The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world. NOC is part of the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC), which is one of the nine partners within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). About the role:We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Coastal Scientist with experience in field observations and data analyses. You will work as part of the multi-disciplinary and multi-institution BLUEcoast project.The project’s aim is to inform coastal management by reducing uncertainties in the prediction of medium-term and long-term regional sediment budgets, morphological change and how the coast recovers after sequences of storms. You will use observational data to characterise the variability of sediment fluxes in coastal and estuarine environments. You will then determine the drivers responsible for this variability and assess its impact on coastal recovery and evolution. You will disseminate the results of the research in leading peer-reviewed journals, international conferences, and other appropriate events. You will also collaborate with the project’s external partners in order to facilitate cross-integration within the project. About you:It is essential that you have either a Maths, Physics or Science degree and a PhD in a relevant discipline at the time of appointment.You will have prior expertise in coastal and/or estuarine observations of hydrodynamics and sediment transport, including relevant instrumentation. You will be familiar with working with at least some of the following instruments: ADCP, ADV, ABS, LISST, OBS, 3D Acoustic Ripple Profiler. You will have a good knowledge of coastal and/or estuarine hydrodynamics and sediment transport, strong quantitative and computational skills, good communication and interpersonal skills, and a publication record appropriate to your career stage. What we can offer you:We offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off and low cost car-parking. Opportunities for further training and development are supported. How to apply: Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please click the 'Visit Website' button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.Closing date: 25th November 2018
8175| Victoria University of Wellington, School of Psychology| Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Psychology| Three year fixed-term contract.Dr. Lou Moses is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to help coordinate research projects in the Developing Mind Lab on topics related to the development of social cognition, executive functioning, moral development, and prospective memory. Critical responsibilities will include: designing research studies; collecting and analysing data; writing reports and submitting manuscripts; coordinating data management and archival practices, as well as mentoring students in the lab.Applicants should hold a PhD in Psychology or a closely related field and have considerable experience working with children and families. Candidates with strong backgrounds in social-cognitive development, strong data-analytic skills, and a commitment to open science practices would be especially well-suited to this position.Contact details for vacancy: [email protected] close Tuesday, 15 January 2019.Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.For more information and to apply online visit http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacanciesReference 2499.
8157| Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine| Post Doctoral Research Associate| We have an exciting opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work in the Parasitology Department on an exciting drug discovery project.Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases. Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.The Department of Parasitology is recruiting for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to work on an exciting drug discovery project aiming to validate drug targets in the respiratory chain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The post holder will perform biochemical, molecular & pharmacological investigations as well as undertake drug sensitivity assays against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The PDRA will also be engaged in writing peer-reviewed publications, implement QA techniques and coordinate experiments between UK, EU and US laboratories.To be successful, you must have completed PhD in Biochemistry or in a relevant discipline, preferably related to infectious diseases, possess knowledge of infectious diseases and be interested in bioenergetics. Demonstrable experience in relevant biochemistry techniques, molecular biology techniques and microbiology is essential to the post. It is important that you bring strong numeracy, data analysis and statistical skills, along with the ability to accurately analyse data, meticulous attention to detail, problem solve and achieve agreed research objectives independent of day to day supervision. Previous experience in pharmacology/ drug discovery, working with Mycobacterium or in bioenergetics will be advantageous to your application.Closing Date: 2nd December 2018 Take a look at some of the great work we have achieved over the past year 2016-2017 by viewing our annual report: http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/about/publications/lstm-annual-report-2016-2017This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit). Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates. To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas. For further information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration(link is external)We believe that this post will not be suitable for individuals on Tier 5 visas as these posts are not considered to be supernumerary to the organisation. For further details, please visit the UKVI website: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas(link is external)LSTM actively promotes Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding Policies
8153| Technical University of Denmark| Postdoc in Security and Privacy of Health Data| The Copenhagen Center for Health Technology (CACHET) is looking for a post-doctoral researcher within security, privacy, and anonymization techniques and technologies for management and sharing of large health data. You will have a central role in ensuring privacy and anonymity in collecting, managing, and analyzing large healthcare dataset collected as part of the center’s research. CACHET [www.cachet.dk] is a strategic research partnership between the Capital Region of Denmark, the City of Copenhagen, the Medical and Health Faculty at the University of Copenhagen, and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). We carry out many different research projects together with our academic, clinical, and industrial partners. Your work will be part of the technological research in CACHET which is carried out at the DTU Department of Health Technology. You will be part of a team of computer science researchers, postdocs, PhD students, and programmers at DTU. You will refer directly to the director of CACHET. As a post doc in CACHET and DTU you will work within a team of researchers and software engineers developing a data collection and sharing platform for mobile and wearable health technology. As part of this team, your role will be to; • survey existing technologies for security and privacy in health data management• be responsible for the design of a software architecture for ensuring security, privacy, and anonymity when collecting, managing, sharing and analysing person-sensitive health data• implementation of a 'sandbox' of this architecture for data sharing and analysis (incl. machine learning) amongst researchers• regulatory advice on legal frameworks for privacy, incl. GDPR CACHET is an interdisciplinary research center and you will be working with;• technical researchers focusing on algorithm and approaches to health data analysis, software architectures for collection and management of health data, sensor and wearable technology, and the design of end-user applications for mobile health (mHealth)• clinical researchers, medical doctors, nurses, and end-users in the design of privacy-preserving solution for use in clinical practice. A key role will be to assist and supervise other researchers with respect to legal and regulatory issues, including GDPR. We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in computer science or computer engineering with a strong research track record and experience in one or more of the following research areas:• security & privacy• software engineering and software architecture• distributed computing• mobile, wearable, and pervasive health applications• data analysis, machine learning, feature engineering, and health data management In addition, you have:• strong programming skills with a demonstrated portfolio of solid software development experience• strong analytical and academic skills in data analysis and management• strong oral and written communication skills in English with a track record of scientific publications, conference presentations, reports and/or popular dissemination• experience in teaching and supervision of students • the ability to work well in an international academic setting with a variety of different colleagues and partners, including the ability to travel internationally for project meetings Application To apply, please read the full job advertisement at www.career.dtu.dk Application deadline: 18 November 2018. DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.
8168| University of Southern Queensland, Centre for Future Materials| Senior Research Fellow (Thermoset Composites Manufacturing - Pultrusion)| A Senior Research Fellow (Academic Level C) is expected to make significant contributions to the research effort of the University, and play a significant role within their discipline. They will develop collaborative research partnerships with other research organisations, funding bodies and industry participants. A Senior Research Fellow will play a significant role in the supervision of postgraduate students and in the submission of project applications to funding bodies. Specifically, this appointment will require you to lead and deliver high quality, innovative and effective research and research extension to develop fundamental and applied understanding of process variables for advanced composite pultrusion development using experimental and numerical studies. Knowledge of permeability is also valued. You will actively foster collaborative national and international partnerships with other research organisations, funding bodies and industry participants. You will be expected to make a major contribution to the growth of the Centre’s postgraduate research training program in advanced composites materials and manufacturing.
8173| ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences| Post-doctoral position in new generation of Mid and Long Wave infrared photodetectors and Bolometers| ICFO is offering a postdoctoral position to a well-qualified, highly motivated and dynamic young scientist who wishes to enhance his/her scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment. The Functional Optoelectronic NanoMaterials group at ICFO, led by ICREA Prof. Gerasimos Konstantatos, is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to develop high sensitivity Mid and LongWave Infrared Photodetectors and Bolometers. The candidate will join a team comprising physicists, material scientists and engineers to design, develop and characterize a new class of detectors aiming for low-cost, high-sensitivity mid and longwave infrared photodetectors and/or bolometers, based on colloidal quantum dots and/or 2D materials.Eligibility and ConditionsThe incumbent should have demonstrated expertise on the design, development and characterization of photodetectors and/or bolometers in the mid and longwave infrared regime. Specific experience in the optoelectronic characterization of detectors/bolometers in this spectral regime (3 – 12 um) as well as their modeling will be considered an essential asset. For further information about the Functional Optoelectronic NanoMaterials research group at ICFO, please see https://www.icfo.eu/research/groups-details?group_id=30, or contact Prof. Dr. Gerasimos Konstantatos ([email protected]).As a general requirement, candidates must hold an internationally-recognized Ph.D.-equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) in Applied Physics or Electrical Engineering, prior to taking up the position. For more details on requirement and conditions for each particular position, please see the project description in the previous section.Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. No restrictions of citizenship or gender apply to the ICFO positions.Salaries will be commensurate with the experience of the candidatesThe contract is offered for periods of one year, renewable for a total of up to 3 years.Application procedureThe formal application should be submitted online via http://jobs.icfo.eu.Suitable candidates are requested to submit:- Presentation letter with a declaration of interest,- Curriculum Vitae, including contact details,- The contact e-mail of two potential referees.Candidates should be willing to be contacted by phone during the selection process.Candidates may contact [email protected] for informal enquiries regarding the application, as well as address scientific enquiries to [email protected] For updated information about ICFO, please visit http://www.icfo.eu/ DeadlineDec. 31 2018
8182| Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland (AFBI)| Senior Economist - Environmental Economics – 48 Month Fixed Term Contract| REF: IRC234883DEPARTMENT: Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland (AFBI)LOCATION: AFBI Headquarters, Newforge LaneAn exciting opportunity as a Project Leader within the Environmental Modelling section of AFBI-Economics contributing to the development of a national and international strategic research programme.Further appointments may be made from this competition should NICS positions become vacant which have similar duties and responsibilities.For more detailed information and to apply, please go to www.nicsrecruitment.org.ukAlternatively, an application pack can be requested by contacting:HRConnect, PO Box 1089, The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW. Telephone: 0800 1 300 330. Email: [email protected] requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC234883.Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 21st December 2018.As women are currently known to be under represented in this occupation across Northern Ireland, applications from women would be particularly welcome.The Northern Ireland Civil Service is an Equal Opportunities EmployerALL APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT ARE CONSIDERED STRICTLY ON THE BASIS OF MERIT
8181| Technical University of Denmark| Postdoc in Pervasive Health Technology for Diabetes Management| The Copenhagen Center for Health Technology (CACHET) is looking for a post-doctoral researcher within pervasive healthcare technology for diabetes management. You will have a central role in designing novel interactive and ubiquitous diabetes management technology to be used in clinical trials. You will be part of a large European project with academic and commercial partners. CACHET [www.cachet.dk] is a strategic research partnership between the Capital Region of Denmark, the City of Copenhagen, the Medical and Health Faculty at the University of Copenhagen, and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). We carry out many different research projects together with our academic, clinical, and industrial partners. Your work will be part of the technological research in CACHET, which is carried out at the DTU Department of Health Technology and the DTU Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. You will be part of a team of computer science researchers, postdocs, PhD students, and programmers at DTU. Responsibilities and tasksAs a post doc in CACHET you will lead and work within a team of researchers and software engineers in designing and developing technology for data collection, management, and visualization for diabetes management. As part of this team, your role will be to; • lead and manage the user-centered design process in close cooperation with patients, clinicians, care workers, and the academic and commercial partners in the project• survey existing interactive and pervasive health technologies for diabetes management• be responsible for the design of a novel patient-centric technological solution for diabetes management and lead the development of it as part of the team• be the technical responsible during the clinical trial• lead the publication of academic papers on the research done CACHET is an interdisciplinary research center and you will be working with; • technical researchers focusing on algorithms and approaches for health data analysis, software architectures for collection and management of health data, sensor and wearable technology, and the design of end-user applications for mobile health (mHealth)• clinical researchers, medical doctors, nurses, community care workers, and end-users in the design of diabetes tools to be used in clinical practice. A key role will be to work as the project manager for the technological design, implementation, and evaluation. QualificationsWe are looking for a candidate with a PhD in computer science or computer engineering with a strong research track record and experience in one or more of the following research areas: • human-computer interaction & UX design• ubiquitous computing • mobile, wearable, and pervasive health applications• software engineering and software architecture In addition, you have: • a strong background in design science, including human-computer interaction and UX design• solid technological skills with a demonstrated portfolio of software and/or hardware development experience• strong analytical and academic skills • compelling oral and written communication skills in English with a track record of scientific publications, conference presentations, reports and/or popular dissemination• experience in teaching and supervision of students at an academic level• the ability to work in an international academic setting with a variety of different colleagues and partners, including the ability to travel internationally for meetings• project management experience e.g. from your Ph.D. project We offerDTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. In CACHET we work as a close team in an open research spirit, where we share good as well as bad ideas for mutual inspiration and support. Salary and terms of employmentThe appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is from February 1, 2019 or as soon as possible to December 31, 2021. The workplace will be DTU Lyngby Campus. The position is a full-time position. You can read more about career paths at DTU here: http://www.dtu.dk/english/about/job-and-career/working-at-dtu/career-paths Further information Further information may be obtained from Professor Jakob E. Bardram, [email protected] You can read more about CACHET at www.cachet.dk and DTU at www.dtu.dk Application procedure Please submit your online application no later than 31 December 2018 (local time). Apply online at www.career.dtu.dk. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: • Application (cover letter)• CV• Diploma (MSc & PhD)• List of publications • List of teaching and supervision experience• List of technologies / applications Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
8145| King's College London, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics| Post-doctoral position in the Charalambous lab, King's College London| A Postdoctoral position is available in the Charalambous lab in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at King’s College, London. Our team investigates genetic and epigenetic determinants of mammalian body composition. The candidate will be part of an exciting collaboration with the University of Bath, investigating the role of imprinted genes in adipose tissue development and turnover.There is considerable phenotypic variation of body composition in the human population. This is clinically important because while some people maintain their health when exposed to a ‘Western’ lifestyle others develop obesity and associated metabolic disorders such as Type II Diabetes and cardiovascular disease. There is strong evidence that a large component of the variation in body composition is genetic, and furthermore – many of the genes may be acting in developmental pathways to modify skeletal muscle mass and adipose plasticity for a lifetime. By using in-vivo models to manipulate lean:adipose distribution we hope to identify the genetically determined developmental pathways that determine body composition, and understand how their compromise predisposes to metabolic disease.The candidate will be part of a team based at Guy’s Campus, King’s College London, embedded within a centre of excellence for developmental biology and stem cell research. Moreover, the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics has recently recruited a critical mass of researchers in the field of epigenetics, providing a strong source of crossover opportunities with this project.
8171| Univeristy of the West of Scotland, School of Health & Life Sciences| Postdoctoral Research Fellow| School of Health and Life SciencesPaisley Postdoctoral Research FellowFish Haematological Diagnostics in AquacultureREQ000682Scale £36,261 to £43,266Full-time: 35 Hours per week, fixed term for 18 months We are seeking a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with relevant research experience to work on a BBSRC funded project in the University of the West of Scotland on the development of diagnostic techniques to assess anaemia in aquaculture reared Atlantic Salmon (Salmo Salar).You will be educated to PhD level in a relevant area of biology / zoology / aquaculture / biochemistry / health diagnostics and preferably have some practical experience of the aquaculture industry. Work will require the collection of samples from our partner aquaculture facilities, the processing of these samples for haematological and biomarker analysis for the standardisation, assessment and validation of rapid, automated haematological methods for salmon blood, and the integration of this haematology data with relevant endpoints on fish health and disease for the identification and assessment of anaemia in salmon aquaculture.The research will be carried out within the School of Health and Life Sciences in UWS and in collaboration with our academic and industry partners. You will be joining a team of academic staff, postgraduate research students and experts from industry working in this area and will be based in the Paisley Campus.For an informal discussion of the post please contact Prof Brian Quinn 0141 848 3877 [email protected] information, including details of how to apply are available at https://jobs.uws.ac.uk/Closing Date: Monday, 26th November 2018Interview Date: Wednesday, 12th December 2018UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.
8146| The Institute of Cancer Research, Division of Breast Cancer Research| Post-Doctoral Training Fellow - Gene Function| The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment. Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.The Gene Function Laboratory, headed by Professor Chris Lord, focuses upon identifying and understanding tumour specific dependencies, such as synthetic lethal effects, as a means to design novel approaches to treating cancer. We have made major advances in identifying synthetic lethal interactions involving, for example, PARP inhibitors (Farmer et al Nature (2005), Edwards et al Nature (2008), Bajrami et al, Cancer Research (2014)), ATR inhibitors (Williamson et al, Nature Communications (2016)) and ROS1 inhibitors (Bajrami et al, Cancer Discovery (2018)). Using this same concept we have also systematically identified synthetic lethal interactions in breast cancer (Brough et al, Cancer Discovery (2011), Campbell et al, Cell Reports (2016)). We also use genetic approaches to understand the mechanisms of action of agents that target the DNA damage response (Pettitt et al; Krastev et al Nature Communications (2018)) We aim to generate pre-clinical information that can inform the design of clinical trials and the identification of novel targets for drug discovery programmes.We are seeking highly motivated Postdoctoral Training Fellow to study synthetic lethal effects, with the aim of developing optimised treatment approaches for breast cancers with loss of the E-cadherin tumour suppressor, building on our recent work in this area which identified vulnerabilities to the ROS1 inhibitors in these cancers (Bajrami et al, Cancer Discovery (2018)). The successful applicant will extend this work to find potential combination therapies with clinical ROS1 inhibitors such as crizotinib and carry out further research into potential crizotinib resistance mechanisms to inform an ongoing clinical trial based on this research.The successful applicants will use a combination of high-throughput in vitro and in vivo functional genomic approaches. These may include the use of RNA interference, CRISPR-Cas9 and drug screens. We would expect successful candidates to contribute to the development of a project and research plan that makes the most of the resources and interests of the laboratory as well as the candidate’s specific skill set and experience.Candidates should possess a PhD in biology, genetics or other associated subjects, experience in molecular and cellular biology and a strong track record of high quality biomedical research as exemplified by their publication record. Successful applicants will enjoy working in an interdisciplinary environment with our internal and external biology, clinical, pathology and computational biology collaborators. The post holders will be fast learners, and will be motivated to explore new subjects.The salary scale is in the range of £30,715 p.a. to £36,433 p.a. inclusive. Starting salary will be based on previous postdoctoral experience. Interviews are expected to take place January 2019.Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made via email to Dr Stephen Pettitt ([email protected]). Please note – this address is for enquiries only and you should not send your application to this email address.
8160| Medical Research Council, The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research| Programme Manager – Research Funding| Programme Manager – Research Funding NC3Rs, LondonFixed Term, 1 year£37,769 to £44,396 (plus London allowances) The role of the Research Funding Programme Manager offers a unique opportunity to work with researchers at all career stages to stimulate change and inspire innovation to advance the 3Rs and the research base. You will be responsible for the annual funding calls for the Project grant and Skills and Knowledge Transfer schemes, which aim to drive the creation of 3Rs approaches and technologies and to support the adoption of 3Rs tools, technologies and skills within routine research practice respectively. This role also involves developing collaborative relationships with our grant holders, through regular meetings and correspondence, and assisting them in maximising the impact of their work.Application of the 3Rs plays an essential role in achieving scientific excellence. The NC3Rs supports the development and uptake of new research tools and models with reduced reliance on the use of animals and/or improved animal welfare and its activities are divided between its role as a 3Rs research funder and programmes led by its own team of scientists. Further information can be found at www.nc3rs.org.uk You will need:• A PhD in a biological science • Funding organisation experience• Experience of analysing and summarising research outputs and impacts• An understanding of the issues around the use of animals in research • Experience of organising meetings, workshops or eventsChoosing to come to work at the NC3Rs (part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.For full details of this post and to complete an online application, visit https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/1073 and upload your CV along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role. Please quote reference number NC3Rs 960.Closing date: 29 November 2018Interview date: 5 December 2018
8152| Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland (AFBI)| Dairy Grassland Scientist / Dairy Scientist - Higher Scientific Officer| The Dairy Grassland Scientist will play a key role within the Sustainable Dairy Systems research team and will be responsible for conducting a range of research trials focused on improving the efficiency of dairy grassland production systems. The post holder will also have the opportunity to gain further experience in a range of areas including: research proposal development, partaking in international collaborations, building leadership and management skills, and advancing communication skills. This is a research focused role, providing the successful candidate with the opportunity to advance their research skills and competencies. It is an exciting opening for a ruminant grassland specialist to advance their reputation and that of AFBI as a leading research centre in dairy grassland production practices.Further appointments may be made from this competition should AFBI positions become vacant which have similar duties and responsibilities.For more detailed information and to apply, please go to www.nicsrecruitment.org.ukAlternatively, an application pack can be requested by contacting:HRConnect, PO Box 1089, The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW. Telephone: 0800 1 300 330. Email: [email protected] requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC234888.Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Thursday 29th November 2018.Applications are particularly welcomed from Roman Catholics and females as these groups are currently under-represented within AFBI.The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute is an Equal Opportunities EmployerALL APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT ARE CONSIDERED STRICTLY ON THE BASIS OF MERIT
8149| Dublin City University, Fraunhofer Project Centre at DCU| Research Fellow – Microfluidic systems| We offer an exciting senior research position in a very innovative, applied research initiative in Dublin City University – Ireland’s University of Enterprise. [email protected] – the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Embedded Bioanalytical Systems at Dublin City University - engineers next-generation life-science technologies for the benefit of people and societies. In this role you will have access to competent technical, infrastructural and administrative support and the opportunity to evolve a multi-facetted skillset in an environment where you closely collaborate with world-class Irish and international companies and research organisations. Further career opportunities will arise with the success of the FPC.Background & Role:You develop microfluidics-based systems towards high technology readiness levels (TRLs) in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT) in Germany. [email protected] – Ireland’s first Fraunhofer initiative - operates at the challenging crossroads of microsystems engineering and the life sciences. Common fields of application are in-vitro (“Point-of-Care”) diagnostics, pharma, life-science research, agrifood and environmental monitoring. Furthermore, you will lead research projects within [email protected] and support its business development and project management teams in their interactions with industry, academia and funding agencies.Principal Duties and Responsibilities• Technical management and reporting of research projectso Development of microfluidic “Lab-on-a-Chip” systems supported by through design experimental characterisation, modelling and simulationo Development of advanced manufacturing processes for high-TRL, polymer-based microfluidic systemso Development of support instrumentation / optical detection platformso Bioassay optimisation on microfluidic “Lab-on-a-Chip” systems;• Support of project acquisition from industry and funding agencies;• Support of project management, reporting and interactions with partners;• Internal technical reporting on projects;• Authoring of scientific publications and marketing activities;• Related administrative tasks.Minimum CriteriaApplicants must have a PhD and at least 4 years of relevant postdoctoral research experience or equivalent at Level 1 of the Research Career Framework.
8163| Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology| Postdoctoral Scientist – Neurobiology| Postdoctoral Scientist – Neurobiology Starting Salary £30,464 - £33,305 per annum MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UKWe are seeking two motivated scientists, one to be on a three year MRC Postdoctoral Training Scheme/Career Development Fellowship and one to be grant funded, fixed term until 31/12/2020. You should have a PhD in neuroscience, biological science, biophysics or engineering and will work in the group of Dr Marco Tripodi. The work will focus on neural circuits controlling goal-oriented movements in mice (http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/t-to-z/marcotripodi/). The ideal candidates will have expertise in either in-vivo electrophysiology, slice electrophysiology or multiphoton imaging in-vivo and a passion for tinkering with optics and electronics. Experience with programming in Matlab, Python, Lab View and/or other programming environments are desirable. The project will involve a range of techniques, from recording neural activity in mice in vivo in a virtual reality environment to the use of novel viral approaches to trace and manipulate neural circuits.A collaborative, open minded and friendly attitude is essential as the candidate is expected to work closely with other members of the lab within a multidisciplinary research group whose aim is to understand the logic of motor circuit assembly and function.The research will be conducted at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge, UK (http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk). The institute has a long history of excellence and is affiliated with the University of Cambridge. The new LMB building was recently inaugurated and offers state-of-the-art facilities. The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, more information can be found at www.ukri.org.Working for UKRI MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement (40 ½ days including bank holidays and privilege days) and Benenden Healthcare membership. You will also have access to employee shopping/travel discounts, on site sport and social facilities, as well as salary sacrifice cycle to work schemes and childcare vouchers.To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board at https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/1076. If you are unable to apply online please contact us at [email protected] date: 28/11/18Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening.The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer who participates in the Disability Confident scheme.
8166| Lund University, Dept of Clinical Sciences, Div of Dermatology| Postdoctoral fellowship - Protein aggregation during infection| The division of Dermatology at the University of Lund is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to study bacterial modulation of protein aggregation and its importance in infection and inflammation. The laboratory integrates several disciplines, including molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, biophysics, biochemistry, and proteomics and has a strong translational focus, with activities in preclinical studies and development of new diagnostics and therapeutics. The ideal candidate for this project is a highly motivated and self-driven individual experienced in biophysical methods, such as CD, DLS, and MST, microbiological and immunological methods, microscopy, MS analysis, and NET formation. Furthermore, experience within host-pathogen interactions in wounds is an advantageRequired qualifications: - A PhD degree, which must not be older than three years. - Fluency in English and excellent communication skills, both oral and written. - Proficiency in basic host and bacterial cell culture techniques, antimicrobial assays, immunological assays and molecular biology techniques. - Proficiency in fluorescence, confocal and/or electron microscopy and image analysis software This 2-year position is open from the first of February. Please email your cover letter (approx. one page) describing your background, qualifications, interest and motivation for applying for this position, CV, copy of PhD degree and MSc degree, list of publications, names and contact details of references and/or recommendation letters, and other information for consideration to associate professor Mariena van der Plas, at [email protected]
8159| Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology| Electron Microscope Research Support Officer – Structural Studies| Electron Microscopy Research Support Officer – Structural StudiesStarting Salary £27,906 - £33,305 per annumSalary Range £27,906 - £38,931 per annumMRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK We are looking for a Research Support Officer to provide technical assistance to help run, maintain, and develop the world-leading electron microscopy facility at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK. The facility hosts research programmes aimed at the development of new hardware and software for cryo-electron microscopy and has approximately 150 active users applying electron cryomicroscopy and cryo-electron tomography to study important biological problems. The facility includes ten electron microscopes and associated preparation equipment including three Titan Krios electron microscopes.Together with the other facility staff, the EM RSO will be responsible for day-to-day provision of the facilities services. The main duties include: taking joint responsibility for ensuring that electron microscopes and associated equipment run in a smooth manner, addressing and resolving hardware and software problems, assisting with upkeep and maintenance of electron microscope hardware and software; advising, supporting, and training users; contributing to the smooth running of the facility, and interacting with MRC-LMB scientists on research projects aimed at improving the performance, efficiency and usability of the electron microscopes through modification of software or hardware.The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in the operation of transmission electron microscopes. They will have either a PhD in a relevant subject or an equivalent level of experience or training in a relevant area. The candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal skills, be passionate about electron microscopy, and will have the desire and ability to learn new techniques.The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, more information can be found at www.ukri.org.Working for UKRI MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement (40 ½ days including bank holidays and privilege days) and Benenden Healthcare membership. You will also have access to employee shopping/travel discounts, on site sport and social facilities, as well as salary sacrifice cycle to work schemes and childcare vouchers.To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board at https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/1074. If you are unable to apply online please contact us at [email protected] date: 26/11/18Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening.The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer who participates in the Disability Confident scheme.
8156| University of Edinburgh, College of Science and Engineering| Postdoctoral Research Associate - PDRA position: Phylogenetic Epidemiology and Phylodynamics of HIV in Africa| The Institute of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Edinburgh seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher to work with Andrew Rambaut’s group, using virus genomic data to understand the phylodynamics, epidemiology, and molecular evolution of HIV in long-term patient cohorts and the generalised epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa.The successful applicant will be working closely with project collaborators at Oxford, Johns Hopkins, UCL and the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), as part of the PANGEA-HIV consortium studies. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this project aims to improve our understanding of HIV epidemiology in order to design targeted HIV control strategies and to understand impact of HIV interventions. The consortium’s goal is to analyse HIV-1 phylogenetic data, to identify the individual and population drivers, hubs, sources, sinks and dynamics of epidemic spread, and to translate that to information that is directly actionable in HIV prevention. The applicant will undertake analyses of over 15,000 HIV genomes and associated epidemiological data, developing state-of-the-art statistical models and tools to advance this goal. Candidates will have a PhD in a relevant field (computational biology, computer science, mathematical biology or statistics), will have expertise in phylodynamics, molecular evolution or phylogenetic epidemiology of viruses, strong skills in computational biology, statistics or sequence data analysis and an interest in infectious disease research in a public health context. The candidates will have a track-record of publishing in peer-reviewed, academic journals and excellent communication skills.The post is full-time until October 2021.Please include a CV and supporting statement with details of how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience required.Informal enquiries to Prof. Andrew Rambaut ([email protected]).Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annumVacancy Ref: 045850Closing Date:12-DEC-2018 at 5pm GMTFor further particulars and to apply for this post please click on the 'apply' button belowhttps://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=045850

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