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      Clinical Programmes Manager, British Pharmacological Society

      Education, Training & Policy Manager, British Pharmacological Society

      Education, Training & Policy Officer, British Pharmacological Society

      Membership & Community Officer, British Pharmacological Society

      Postdoctoral Research Assistant

      MRC Integrative-Toxicology Training Partnership (ITTP): Call for PhD Studentship Applications

      Research Technician, University of Reading, Reading, UK

      In vitro Pharmacologists, Takeda Cambridge Limited, Cambridge, UK

      Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor in Pharmacogenomics, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

      Post-doctoral positions, APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

      Research Assistant: Behavioural Neuroscience position, APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

      Research Assistant: Behavioural Neuroscience position, APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

 


Clinical Programmes Manager, British Pharmacological Society

The British Pharmacological Society is seeking a Clinical Programmes Manager to ensure the relevance, quality and delivery of clinical education, training and policy programmes on behalf of the Society.

Reporting to the Head of Education, Training & Policy, this fixed term 24-month contract role is responsible for the review, management, administration and support associated with the Society’s clinical education and training activities; clinical policy management; and public and patient engagement.

The Society is a charity with a mission to promote and advance the whole spectrum of pharmacology. We lead the way in the research and application of pharmacology around the world, with over 3,500 members from over 60 countries.

Working closely with Trustees and committees, the team at the British Pharmacological Society is responsible for the management and implementation of a huge range of activities that benefit members and wider society, and help to ensure that these activities are aligned with our mission.

If you are interested in joining the team, please take a look at the job description and contact Chris Penson from Charity People on chrisp@charitypeople.co.uk / 020 7939 7443.

Dates for your diary
Closing date: 7 September 2015
Interviews with Charity People during the week starting 14 September 2015
Final interviews are to take place on 25 September 2015 or 2 October 2015.


Education, Training & Policy Manager, British Pharmacological Society

The British Pharmacological Society is seeking an Education, Training & Policy (ETP) Manager to ensure the relevance, quality and delivery of the Society’s educational programmes, to ensure engagement with developments in education policy, and to support the management of the ETP Department, ensuring that its activities are delivered effectively.

Working with the Education, Training and Policy team, staff, committees, members, and external stakeholders, this role is responsible for the review, management, administration and support associated with the Society’s education and training activities; and education policy management.

This permanent role reports to the Head of ETP and has line management responsibilities for the ETP Officer.

The Society is a charity with a mission to promote and advance the whole spectrum of pharmacology. We lead the way in the research and application of pharmacology around the world, with over 3,500 members from over 60 countries.

Working closely with Trustees and committees, the team at the British Pharmacological Society is responsible for the management and implementation of a huge range of activities that benefit members and wider society, and help to ensure that these activities are aligned with our mission.

The Society offers excellent working conditions with a number of benefits including generous paid annual leave, bonus scheme, interest free season ticket loans, flexible working, employee assistance programme and a career averaged pension scheme.

If you are interested in joining the team, please take a look at the job description and contact Bev Acton from Charity People on bev@charitypeople.co.uk / 020 7939 7432.

Dates for your diary
Closing date: 7 September 2015
Interviews with Charity People during the week starting 7 September 2015
Final interviews are to take place on 15 & 21 September 2015


Education, Training & Policy Officer, British Pharmacological Society

The British Pharmacological Society is seeking an Education, Training & Policy (ETP) Officer to support and administer the Society’s educational programmes, and the ETP department, helping to ensure that its activities are delivered effectively. Working with the ETP team, staff, committees, members, and external stakeholders, this newly-created role will deliver the Society’s engagement with science policy, especially as it relates to education.

Reporting to the ETP Manager, this fixed term 24-month contract role is responsible for:
• Providing administrative support for the Society’s ETP activity.
• Acting as a central point of contact for all policy enquiries and activities, and leading on the Society’s policy engagement.
• Providing support for a range of ad hoc projects and ongoing activities on behalf of the Society and the Education & Training Committee.

The Society is a charity with a mission to promote and advance the whole spectrum of pharmacology. We lead the way in the research and application of pharmacology around the world, with over 3,500 members from over 60 countries.

Working closely with Trustees and committees, the team at the British Pharmacological Society is responsible for the management and implementation of a huge range of activities that benefit members and wider society, and help to ensure that these activities are aligned with our mission.

If you are interested in joining the team, please take a look at the job description and contact Bev Acton from Charity People on bev@charitypeople.co.uk / 020 7939 7432.

Dates for your diary
Closing date: 7 September 2015
Interviews with Charity People during the week starting 7 September 2015
Final interviews are to take place on 15 & 21 September 2015


Membership & Community Officer, British Pharmacological Society

The British Pharmacological Society is seeking a Membership & Community Officer to develop and nurture the Society’s relationships with its growing membership, potential members and other stakeholders.

Reporting to the Head of Communications & Membership and working with the Membership team, other staff and members, this fixed term 24-month contract role is responsible for engaging audiences in support of the Society’s strategic objectives, and acting as the primary contact for groups and networks in the pharmacology community.

The Society is a charity with a mission to promote and advance the whole spectrum of pharmacology. We lead the way in the research and application of pharmacology around the world, with over 3,500 members from over 60 countries.

Working closely with Trustees and committees, the team at the British Pharmacological Society is responsible for the management and implementation of a huge range of activities that benefit members and wider society, and help to ensure that these activities are aligned with our mission.

If you are interested in joining the team, please take a look at the job description and contact Bev Acton from Charity People on bev@charitypeople.co.uk / 020 7939 7432.

Dates for your diary
Closing date: 7 September 2015
Interviews are to take place during the weeks starting 14 & 21 September 2015

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

A dedicated and self-motivated scientist is required to work on a project investigating the mechanisms that control arterial tone in the microcirculation and the dysfunction caused during diabetic vascular disease.

The research will use in vitro approaches, including live cell imaging, and training will be provide in all the techniques. Applicants should have a PhD in an area of Biomedical Science and an interest in cardiovascular physiology/pharmacology. S/he should be able to work independently but also as part of a team, and have strong oral and written communication skills, with a publication record appropriate to their career stage.

The project is part of a collaboration between Professors Chris Garland and Kim Dora in Oxford and Professor Chris Triggle and Dr Hong Ding at the Weill-Cornell Medical School in Qatar. The post will be based in the Department of Pharmacology in Oxford and is available immediately for up to twelve months in the first instance. It is funded by the Qatar National Research Fund.

Details of the Oxford group's research and recent publications can be found at: www.pharm.ox.ac.uk/research.

To discuss this opportunity further please send an email to christopher.garland@pharm.ox.ac.uk or kim.dora@pharm.ox.ac.uk.

MRC Integrative-Toxicology Training Partnership (ITTP): Call for PhD Studentship Applications


MRC ITTP 4-year studentships are available starting October 2016, funded by the MRC Toxicology Unit, to build expertise in toxicology and related disciplines to ensure the safe development of drugs, chemicals and consumer products, and assessment of risk from environmental exposure.

Applicants are first required to attend an Interactive meeting at the MRC Toxicology Unit, Leicester on the 28 September 2015 to discuss ideas. If unavailable a senior representative can attend. Applications must be submitted from potential academic supervisors with partners in industry, government agencies or other universities.

Projects should achieve cross-fertilisation between toxicology and other disciplines to predict the toxicity of chemicals and drugs as well as to develop an understanding of the chemical, pharmacological and biological processes involved.

The proposed work should be feasible for a PhD student and to successfully submit as a thesis within four years. A key feature is training which brings together established toxicology knowledge with other relevant sciences at an annual residential course.

Assessment criteria
Decisions will be reached on the basis of scientific quality, feasibility and the likelihood of success including;

  • • The novelty of the research proposal in the field of toxicology
  • • The relevance of the proposal in the light of present toxicological concerns for human health
  • • Proposals that span and use a variety of skills in in vivo and in vitro contexts
  • • The likelihood of the applicant providing the appropriate scientific environment and guidance to students

Applications will be ranked by the ITTP Steering Committee

How to apply
Registration for participation in the Interactive meeting, and completed application forms should be sent to Prof Andy Smith.

Application forms can be down loaded from the MRC Toxicology website, under the heading Integrated Toxicology Training Partnership.

Deadline date
Deadline for the receipt of final applications will be 30 November 2015.

Research Technician, University of Reading, Reading, UK

We are seeking a suitably qualified (see person specification) full-time research technician to provide support to research being undertaken as part of a currently funded, commercially sponsored investigation into the potential anticonvulsant effects of phytocannabinoids.

You will have:

• An appropriate life sciences degree (e.g. Biology, Pharmacology, Biomedical Sciences)
• Standard life sciences laboratory skills where experience in the following are desirable: animal welfare & handling, molecular biology, microscopy, histology, mutant mouse models of disease and primary cell culture.
• Competence in common office and laboratory software packages where experience with packages such as MS office and GraphPad Prism are desirable.
• Data management and curation skills.
• A good understanding of laboratory Health and Safety regulations.
• The ability to work to standardised SOPs.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a wider project team (10-15 members).
• Some limited out of hours working will be required on some occasions (e.g. Saturdays/Sundays, public holidays) where legal animal welfare obligations require.

Informal contact details. Contact role: Principal Investigator, Contact name: Prof. Benjamin J. Whalley, Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 4745, Contact email: b.j.whalley@reading.ac.uk.

Please apply on their website or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail)

Please quote the relevant reference number. We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by the UK Border Agency and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Border Agency Website.

In vitro Pharmacologists, Takeda Cambridge Limited, Cambridge, UK

Located in Cambridge UK, one of the world’s most important pharmaceutical and biotechnology centres, Takeda Cambridge Ltd has established world-class target identification/validation and drug discovery capabilities. Our pipeline of programmes is focused on novel targets to provide new treatments for the most devastating neurodegeneration, psychiatric and cardiovascular/metabolic diseases. Worldwide, Takeda develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products and strives towards better health for patients through leading innovation in medicine.

We are currently seeking to recruit two laboratory-based positions to support our in vitro pharmacology group. This group is responsible for developing assays to enable small molecule hit identification for targets emerging from our drug target pipelines. The group also supports lead generation and optimisation projects by providing compound screening and more detailed compound mechanism of action studies.

Research Scientist (Reference IVP/RS_2015)

You will provide assay development resource for new projects and routine screening assays to support medicinal chemistry active projects. Experience with automated liquid handling equipment, plate readers and analysis and entry of compound activity data into databases would be an advantage. Preference will be given to candidates with experience of generating enzyme based assays.

Candidates for this role should possess an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, pharmacology or a similar biological science.

Senior Scientist (Reference IVP/SS_2015)

In addition to assay development experience, candidates for this position should have a PhD or undergraduate degree in biochemistry, pharmacology or a similar biological science and must have experience of generating enzyme based assays with application in a drug discovery environment.

All candidates must be highly motivated, flexible scientists with the ability to multi-task. Good interpersonal skills are also essential as you will be working closely with other members of key drug discovery programmes and with scientists from other disciplines/global research sites in support of our research projects.

The company offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply please email a covering letter, your c.v. and the names of two referees to: hr@takedacam.com.

The closing date for applications is 31 August 2015.

Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor in Pharmacogenomics, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canad

Applications are invited for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Pharmacogenomics. The Faculty is continuing the development of its research priority in the field of genomics and individualized medicine. In particular, we wish to focus on the area of pharmacogenomics as it relates to adverse drug reactions, the applications of state-of-the art methodologies and concepts to address clinically important issues in pharmacotherapy, and targeted personalized medicine. Specific areas of research expertise should lead to collaborations with both basic and clinical/practice researchers internal and external to the Faculty.

Applicants for this position should possess a Ph.D., Pharm.D./Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or an equivalent with a specific focus on basic and applied genomics, relevant postdoctoral research experience, demonstrated research skills, and an outstanding publication record. Excellent teaching and communication skills as well as a strong commitment to professional, graduate and post-doctoral education are essential. The appointee will be expected to successfully compete for national and international research funding (e.g., CIHR, NIH) as a principal investigator. Extensive expertise in the science of adverse drug reactions, especially as it relates to pediatric pharmacology, is preferred.

The major focus of this position will be the development of a world-class research program supported by extensive extramural funding. Other responsibilities will include teaching and training students in the B.Sc.(Pharm.), Pharm.D., M.Sc./Ph.D., and postdoctoral programs. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is experiencing unprecedented growth and expansion, and is now located in a new state-of-the-art $133-million, 246,000-square-foot facility on UBC’s Vancouver campus underpinned by world-class infrastructure and equipment. The building also houses one of the Faculty’s key partners, the Centre for Drug Research and Development (www.cdrd.ca), and is within easy reach of other major health science faculties, core research facilities, and major clinical centres.

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and subject to final budgetary approval. The closing date for applications is October 15, 2015; preferred start date is April 1, 2016 or earlier. Interested individuals are requested to submit a letter of application with a brief description of research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of up to five publications, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of five referees to:

Chair, Pharmacogenomics Search Committee, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of British Columbia, 2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada. Faculty Website: www.pharmsci.ubc.ca. Please submit electronic applications through the UBC Careers Website: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/21521

The closing date for applications is 15 October 2015.

Post-doctoral positions, APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Located in Cork, Ireland, the APC Microbiome Institute (www.ucc.ie/research/apc) was formed in 2003 with funding from Science Foundation Ireland and in conjunction with key industry partners. Over the last decade the APC Microbiome Institute has established itself as one of the leading global centres in gut microbiota research.

We are currently looking to recruit a number of post-doctoral and senior post-doctoral researchers with a strong publication record in a relevant scientific discipline (eg. Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology, Neuroimmunology, Neuroendocrinology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology) and preferably with animal behavioural experience, as well as an in vitro research assistant and preclinical research technician. Researchers with in vitro experience with mammalian cell culture, cell-based assays and G-protein coupled receptors or experience with molecular biology, molecular cloning and lentiviral-based transfection technology are also sought. Applicants must be self-motivated with a proven ability to conduct independent research to a very high level.

The concept that the gut microbiome can influence brain & behaviour is a paradigm shift in neuroscience research (www.jneurosci.org/content/34/46/15490.long). The Brain-Gut-Microbiota Axis team in the APC Microbiome Institute is led by Prof. John Cryan and Prof. Ted Dinan. We are now seeking to recruit talented, ambitious, self-motivated researchers to investigate the influence of the gastrointestinal microbiota on brain and behaviour and to determine the mechanisms involved. The aim is to use state of the art neurobiological techniques to relate changes in behavioural phenotype, as a consequence of gastrointestinal microbiota intervention strategies, with changes in immune, stress, neuroendocrine and neurotransmitter systems. (see Cryan and Dinan Nat Rev Neuro 2012; Borre et al Trends Mol Med 2014). The program is highly interdisciplinary, utilizing behaviour, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology, electrophysiology and brain circuit determination coupled with metabolomics & microbiome analysis.

Contact Information
John F. Cryan Ph.D. Professor & Chair, Dept Anatomy & Neuroscience & Principal Investigator, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, College Rd., Cork, Ireland. Tel: +353 21 5205426, Email: cryanlab@ucc.ie, Website: publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/C003/jcryan.

Please visit the URL below for all details and application procedures:
www.ucc.ie/research/apc/content/people/vacancies.html.

Contract length is 2 Years (with potential for extension). The employment start date is 1 October 2015.

The closing date for applications is 30 September 2015.

Research Assistant: Behavioural Neuroscience positions, APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Located in Cork, Ireland, the APC Microbiome Institute (www.ucc.ie/research/apc) was formed in 2003 with funding from Science Foundation Ireland and in conjunction with key industry partners. Over the last decade the APC Microbiome Institute has established itself as one of the leading global centres in gut microbiota research.

Experienced Preclinical Research Assistant: Behavioural Neuroscience with a minimum of a BSc or MSc in a relevant scientific discipline (eg. Behavioural Neuroscience, Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology, Molecular Biology, Neuroimmunology, Neuroendocrinology, Physiology, Biochemistry) sought. Experience with laboratory animal handling, husbandry and experimentation is compulsory. Applicants must be self-motivated with a proven ability to conduct independent research to a very high level.

The concept that the gut microbiome can influence brain & behaviour is a paradigm shift in neuroscience research (www.jneurosci.org/content/34/46/15490.long. The Brain-Gut-Microbiota Axis team in the APC Microbiome Institute is led by Prof. John Cryan and Prof. Ted Dinan. The role of the candidate will be to work within a multi-disciplinary team to support research and liaise with researchers. The aim is to use state of the art neurobiological techniques to relate changes in behavioural phenotype, as a consequence of gastrointestinal microbiota intervention strategies, with changes in immune, stress, neuroendocrine and neurotransmitter systems. (see Cryan and Dinan Nat Rev Neuro 2012; Borre et al Trends Mol Med 2014).

Contact Information
John F. Cryan Ph.D. Professor & Chair, Dept Anatomy & Neuroscience & Principal Investigator, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, College Rd., Cork, Ireland. Tel: +353 21 5205426, Email: cryanlab@ucc.ie, Website: publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/C003/jcryan.

Please visit the URL below for all details and application procedures:
www.ucc.ie/research/apc/content/people/vacancies.html.

Contract length is 2 Years (with potential for extension). The employment start date is 1 October 2015.

The closing date for applications is 30 September 2015.

Research Assistant: Behavioural Neuroscience position, APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Located in Cork, Ireland, the APC Microbiome Institute (www.ucc.ie/research/apc) was formed in 2003 with funding from Science Foundation Ireland and in conjunction with key industry partners. Over the last decade the APC Microbiome Institute has established itself as one of the leading global centres in gut microbiota research.

The concept that the gut microbiome can influence brain & behaviour is a paradigm shift in neuroscience research (ww.jneurosci.org/content/34/46/15490.long). The Brain-Gut-Microbiota Axis team in the APC Microbiome Institute is led by Prof. John Cryan and Prof. Ted Dinan. We are now seeking to recruit talented, ambitious, self-motivated researchers to investigate the influence of the gastrointestinal microbiota on brain and behaviour and to determine the mechanisms involved. The aim is to use state of the art neurobiological techniques to relate changes in behavioural phenotype, as a consequence of gastrointestinal microbiota intervention strategies, with changes in immune, stress, neuroendocrine and neurotransmitter systems. (see Cryan and Dinan Nat Rev Neuro 2012; Borre et al Trends Mol Med 2014). The program is highly interdisciplinary, utilizing behaviour, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology, electrophysiology and brain circuit determination coupled with metabolomics & microbiome analysis.

Contact Information
John F. Cryan Ph.D. Professor & Chair, Dept Anatomy & Neuroscience & Principal Investigator, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, College Rd., Cork, Ireland. Tel: +353 21 5205426, Email: cryanlab@ucc.ie, Website: publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/C003/jcryan.

Please visit the URL below for all details and application procedures:
www.ucc.ie/research/apc/content/people/vacancies.html.

Contract length is 2 Years (with potential for extension). The employment start date is 1 October 2015.

The closing date for applications is 30 September 2015.

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