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Studentship - Professor Nicholas Coleman (Fixed Term)

From Studentships at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 17, 2019.

Malignant germ cell tumours (mGCTs) are the most common cause of cancer deaths in young adult males. Our group discovered that all mGCTs, despite being clinically and pathologically variable, are characterised by specific abnormalities in microRNA levels. This important finding has led to the development of widely-adopted blood tests for mGCT diagnosis and monitoring. The current project will investigate whether the microRNA changes can also be targeted as new biological therapies for mGCTs. Initial work will involve the generation of inducible lentivirus constructs for replenishment of tumour suppressor microRNAs and depletion of oncogenic microRNAs in established tumours. The effects of rectified microRNA expression will then be investigated using multiple in vivo model systems. The ultimate aim is to progress the work to first-in-man clinical trials.

Applicants should hold or be about to achieve a First or Upper-Second (2.i) class degree in a relevant subject. Additionally, the Department requires that by the time of interview all potential students must have fulfilled the language requirements for admission.

Full details of the projects and how to apply are available from the following link: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/graduate/fully-funded-studentships The studentship is available to UK nationals and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements. Further information about your fee status can be found at the following website: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/fees/what-my-fee-status.

Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered. A completed application must be submitted by the closing date below. An application is only complete when all supporting documents, including the 2 academic references, are submitted. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure their referees submit their references before the closing date.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

General queries regarding this position should be directed to graduate.studies@path.cam.ac.uk or Izzy Starkey 01223 333872

Please quote reference PK19974 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 Small Animal Studies

From Studentships at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 21, 2019.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

JUNIOR CLINICAL TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP (INTERNSHIP) IN SMALL ANIMAL STUDIES

Scholarship award: £15,000.00 per annum (subject to change)

Three Scholarships to start on 1 November 2019 for 12.5 months

Applications are invited for this one year post-graduate training programme based in the Queen's Veterinary School Small Animal Hospital.

Scholars will receive training and tuition as they rotate through anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery and be supervised by recognised specialists in each field. Scholars will also have responsibility for primary care cases seen at the hospital's charity clinics, and be involved in teaching final year veterinary students. Scholars will be an integral part of the out of hours care of animals within the hospital especially within the intensive care unit.

Candidates must be Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and should have the following skills and experience: ¿ Proficiency in neutering of dogs and cats ¿ Competency in performing dental work in dogs and cats ¿ At least one years' experience in primary care veterinary practice in the UK For applicants for whom English is not their first language, a score of 7.5 in IELTS (with no element under 7), or a score of 100 in TOEFL (with no element less than 24).

The deadline for applications is 21 July 2019

Interviews will be held on 5 August 2019

An application form (JCTS1) and information pack can be downloaded from the following website: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk

Please send your completed application form, following the instructions on the form. The completed application should include your curriculum vitae, and covering letter, please email to vetmed@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Informal enquiries to Helen Boyle, HR Administrator: hmab3@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP19653 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.

Studentship (Fixed Term) - Dr Catherine Merrick

From Studentships at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 18, 2019.

The malaria parasite Plasmodium has a complex lifecycle involving several highly unusual cell cycles. Rather than conventional binary fission, it grows via syncytial modes of replication, producing multinucleate syncytia prior to budding and cytokinesis. This presumably requires unusual, sophisticated regulators of DNA replication, DNA repair and cell-cycle checkpoints, yet these are very poorly understood. The current first-line antimalarial drug, artemisinin, can cause DNA damage and drug-resistant parasites have recently arisen. Their resistance apparently involves parasite 'dormancy' - possibly via a cell-cycle checkpoint. This project will investigate how Plasmodium responds to DNA damage and how this may be linked to artemisinin resistance.

Applicants should hold or be about to achieve a First or Upper-Second (2.i) class degree in a relevant subject. Additionally, the Department requires that by the time of interview all potential students must have fulfilled the language requirements for admission Full details of the projects and how to apply are available from the following link: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/graduate/fully-funded-studentships The studentships are available to UK nationals and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements. Further information about your fee status can be found at the following website: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/fees/what-my-fee-status . Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered. Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

General queries regarding these positions should be directed to graduate.studies@path.cam.ac.uk or Izzy Starkey 01223 333872.

Please quote reference PK19597 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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