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Current Studentships in the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, Department of Biochemistry, Department of Genetics, Department of Pathology, Department of Pharmacology, Department of Plant Sciences, Department of Zoology, Department of Veterinary Medicine, C.I.M.R. Clinical Biochemistry or the C.I.M.R. Haematology at the University of Cambridge.
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PhD Studentship : Elucidating DNA damage repair mechanisms

Fri, 24/09/2021 - 00:00

Applications are invited for a 4-year Cancer Research UK funded PhD Studentship in the research group of Professor Steve Jackson at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, https://www.stevejacksonlab.org/.

DNA in our cells is frequently subject to a wide array of molecularly distinct forms of damage. To cope with this, life has evolved multiple DNA repair and associated processes, collectively termed the DNA-damage response (DDR). While considerable progress has been made in identifying DDR components and their regulators, much remains to be learned about how they operate and are controlled.

Over the past few years, members of the Steve Jackson laboratory (including several past and existing graduate students) have successfully implemented state-of-the art CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing and CRISPR/Cas9 genetic screens to identify and characterize novel DNA repair proteins and regulators, including those imparting sensitivity or resistance to anti-cancer drugs (e.g., Balmus et al., Nat Commun. 2019 Jan 8;10(1):87 and Dev et al., Nat Cell Biol. 2018 Aug;20(8):954-965). This PhD project will build on this and other expertise in the host laboratory to discover new functional interactions and networks in DNA repair and associated DNA-damage responses (DDR), and where possible translate this knowledge towards expanding our understanding of drug sensitivity and resistance in cancer therapy.

Applications are invited from recent graduates or final year undergraduates who hold or expect to gain a first/upper second-class degree (or equivalent) in a biological discipline that is relevant to the project. Applicants with relevant research experience, gained through Master's study or while working in a laboratory are strongly encouraged to apply. Ideally, the candidate will have a strong background in molecular and cellular biology. Motivation, creativity and intellectual independence are desirable, as are excellent communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively.

This project is funded by a Cancer Research UK studentship and will commence in October 2022 and provides a maintenance grant and tuition fees at the UK rate. Non-UK applicants will be considered only if they are able to fund the overseas fees differential or if they are awarded a suitable scholarship.

To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, and contact details for at least two academic referees to: Dr Kate Dry (Information Specialist, Jackson lab), k.dry@gurdon.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PR28165 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. The studentship will be administered through the Department of Biochemistry, Prof Jackson's departmental affiliation. For further information about the course go to: https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/postgraduates.

The closing date for applications is 21st November 2021, with interviews expected to take place shortly after this date.

For informal queries regarding the post please contact Prof Steve Jackson via his Information Specialist, Dr Kate Dry (k.dry@gurdon.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PR28165 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.

SCTS in Small Animal Surgery

Fri, 17/09/2021 - 00:00

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD £24,100.00 Year one

The Senior Clinical Training Scholarship provides an outstanding opportunity to study for a postgraduate qualification, and is available from January 2022. The Scholar will be trained in all aspects of small animal surgery, including soft tissue and orthopaedics. The training programme is approved by the European College of Veterinary Surgery.

The Scholar will be required to register for the ECVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery. The training programme requires participation in the Department's clinical service, including the out-of-hours rota, in addition to small-group teaching of veterinary students.

Applicants must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Completion of an ECVS recognised internship and at least one year's experience in practice is required. Full details of the person specification for the Scholarship are supplied in the information pack.

Informal enquiries should be directed to:

Laura Owen (Soft Tissue Surgery) lo247@cam.ac.uk

A SCTS application form (SCTS1) and information pack can be downloaded from the following website: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/job

Applicants should supply a completed SCTS Application Form (SCTS1), Curriculum Vitae and Covering Letter giving reasons for wishing to undertake the SCTS in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to vetmed@vet.cam.ac.uk with the above documents as one attachment, by the closing date stated.

Please note:

The ability to take up this Scholarship is contingent upon you being able to evidence your right to work in the UK, or through gaining the right to work via the UK immigration system. Evidence will need to be provided before an offer can be made. Regrettably, this Scholarship is not suitable for sponsorship via the Skilled Worker or Temporary Worker visa routes as the minimum requirements cannot be met."

Fixed-term: 3 years.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 11th November 2021

Please quote reference PP28192 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.

JCTS in Farm Animal Health and Production (Fixed Term)

Wed, 04/08/2021 - 00:00

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Scholarship award: £15,400 per annum

Start date 1 October 2021

Please Note: The ability to take up this Scholarship is contingent upon you being able to evidence your right to work in the UK, or through gaining the right to work via the UK immigration system. Evidence will need to be provided before an offer can be made. Regrettably, this Scholarship is not suitable for sponsorship via the Skilled Worker or Temporary Worker visa routes as the minimum requirements cannot be met."

Applications are invited for this 12-month Scholarship programme, which provides an opportunity for new graduates or recently qualified veterinarians to receive high-quality postgraduate training in farm animal studies under the supervision of experienced farm animal clinicians in the Cambridge Farm Animal Veterinary Services ambulatory and referral practice at the University of Cambridge. The emphasis of the programme is on gaining practical clinical experience in farm animal medicine and herd health, and will allow the Scholar to identify specific fields of farm animal work in which to specialise, either in preparation for Senior Clinical Training Scholarship programmes, or for specialist private practice.

The internship will cover:

Case involvement of individual production animals, including emergency and critical care, surgery, anaesthesia, diagnostics, internal medicine and obstetrics

Involvement in a busy and expanding first opinion farm animal practice

Training and practice in population medicine and herd health management, with an emphasis on evidence-based medicine

Experience in teaching and communication

Basic tuition in research methods and scientific writing

Opportunity to design and undertake research projects

Applicants must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying them for membership.

A JCTS Application Form (JCTS1) and Information Pack can be downloaded from the following website: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/job

Applicants should supply a completed Junior Clinical Training Scholarship Application Form (JCTS1 ), a CV and Covering Letter giving reasons for wishing to undertake a Scholarship at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to vetmed@vet.cam.ac.uk with the above documents as one attachment, by the closing date.

The deadline for applications is 3 September 2021

Interviews will be arranged after the closing date

Please quote reference PP27674 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.

Junior Clinical Training Scholarship in Equine (Fixed Term)

Wed, 04/08/2021 - 00:00

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Scholarship award: £15,400.00 per annum

Please Note The ability to take up this Scholarship is contingent upon you being able to evidence your right to work in the UK, or through gaining the right to work via the UK immigration system. Evidence will need to be provided before an offer can be made. Regrettably, this Scholarship is not suitable for sponsorship via the Skilled Worker or Temporary Worker visa routes as the minimum requirements cannot be met."

Applications are invited from recently qualified veterinarians for this twelve month post-graduate training programme offering high-quality, post-graduate training in equine studies. The emphasis will be on gaining practical clinical experience in equine medicine and surgery under the supervision of board-certified diplomates, and will allow the intern to identify specific fields in which to specialise, either in preparation for Senior Clinical Scholarship training programmes, or specialist private practice. This training programme fosters individualised teaching in an upbeat and supportive environment with abundant opportunities to develop specialist clinical skills.

Applicants must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying them for membership.

A JCTS had the following to say about the internship: "It is an internship where you have a lot of opportunities of getting hands on. You take an active part during surgery, lameness work up and medicine cases such as gastric ulcers, medical colics, gastric ulcers or ophthalmology among others, having the chance of doing things that you normally couldn't do. You are involved in the teaching, getting a lot of experience in an academic environment surrounded by a great team of veterinarians and highly qualified nurses"

For informal enquiries about the scholarship programme, please contact Anna Hollis on arh207@cam.ac.uk

A JCTS Application Form (JCTS 1) and Information Pack can be downloaded from the following website: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/job

Applicants should supply a completed Junior Clinical Training Scholarship Application Form (JCTS 1), a CV and Covering Letter giving reasons for wishing to undertake a JCTS in Equine at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to vetmed@vet.cam.ac.uk with the above documents as one attachment, by the closing date stated.

Closing date: 26 August 2021

Interviews will be held: 9 September 2021

Please quote reference PP27671 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.

Senior Clinical Training Scholarship (SCTS) in Anaesthesia

Thu, 15/07/2021 - 00:00

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD £23,600.00 IN YEAR ONE (TAX FREE)

The Scholarship is for one year in the first instance, renewable for periods of one year up to a total of three years.

The Scholarship provides an outstanding opportunity to receive specialist training in all aspects of veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, and is available to start from 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. You will be required to register for a post-graduate qualification by enrolling onto the European Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

You will receive core training in all aspects of academic and clinical anaesthesia and pain management plus relevant aspects of peri-operative medicine (including critical care) in both small and large animals at the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital. You will also be required to undertake and publish a research project and participate in one-to-one and small-group teaching of veterinary students. The training programme is approved by the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

You must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying you for membership. Membership will be required prior to commencing the Scholarship. A minimum of twelve months experience in a rotating internship or at least two years' experience in general practice is essential.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Ian Self, Principal Clinical Anaesthetist, by email: ias47@cam.ac.uk

A SCTS application form (SCTS1) and information pack can be downloaded from the following website: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/

Applicants should supply a completed SCTS Application Form (SCTS1), Curriculum Vitae and Covering Letter giving reasons for wishing to undertake the SCTS in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to vetmed@vet.cam.ac.uk with the above documents as one attachment, by the closing date stated.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 25 August 2021.

Please quote reference PP27411 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.

Senior Clinical Training Scholarship (SCTS) in Small Animal Cardiology

Tue, 13/07/2021 - 00:00

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD £23,600.00 IN YEAR ONE (TAX FREE)

The Scholarship is for one year in the first instance, renewable for periods of one year up to a total of three years.

The Scholarship provides an outstanding opportunity to receive specialist training in all aspects of small animal cardiology and is available to start from 1 September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

You will receive core training in all aspects of clinical cardiology, including interventional procedures and transoesophageal echocardiography. You will also be required to undertake and publish a research project. The training programme is approved by the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM-CA).

The Scholar will be required to register for the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. The training programme requires participation in the Department's clinical service, including the out-of-hours rota and first opinion practice, in addition to small-group teaching of veterinary students.

You must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying you for membership. Membership will be required prior to commencing the Scholarship. Completion of an appropriate internship or a minimum of two years' experience in small animal practice is essential.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Jose Novo Matos (Principal Clinical Cardiologist) by email: jms330@cam.ac.uk

A SCTS application form (SCTS1) and information pack can be downloaded from the following website: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/job

Applicants should supply a completed SCTS Application Form (SCTS1), Curriculum Vitae and Covering Letter giving reasons for wishing to undertake the SCTS in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to vetmed@vet.cam.ac.uk with the above documents as one attachment, by the closing date stated.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 26 August 2021.

Please quote reference PP27389 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.

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