Two PhD Studentships in Medical Imaging to Work Jointly with CERN

Two fully-funded PhD studentships in medical imaging are available through a collaborative project between the Engineering Tomography Laboratory (ETL) at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath and the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) in Switzerland.   

High-precision radiotherapy requires accurate tumour localization. However, respiratory motion makes it difficult to accurately target the tumour. This project aims to make a proof of principle of a hybrid system combining electrical impedance tomography (EIT) and X-ray CT for motion-compensated image reconstruction for applications such as lung radiation therapy. The successful applicants will build a dynamic lung phantom and develop finite element models based on diagnostic CT imaging with the goal of incorporating the latter in a dual-modality system that would employ EIT during radiotherapy treatment. They can expect to visit other researchers in the field under the supervision of CERN’s Life Sciences Advisor.

Required Profile  The successful candidate must have a Masters qualification in Engineering, Physics or Mathematics. Programming skills in Matlab and C/C++ are required. A background in areas such as tomographic imaging, inverse problems, finite element analysis, and image processing and electronic design is desired.

The project will be based at the University of Bath and the funding covers the UK/EU fee and a stipend of £13,726 per annum for 3.5 years. 

Contact  Dr. M. Soleimani (m.soleimani@bath.ac.uk) Director of ETL.

MA Scholarships

Deadline: 1 May 2014

The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia is offering a number of scholarships for Master’s of Arts applicants starting in September 2014. Awards include full-fee scholarships, an AHRC award covering tuition fees and living costs and additional scholarships with a value of up to £5,000.

Applicants are encouraged to check the School’s website for further details about available Scholarships: www.uea.ac.uk/literature/scholarships-and-funding/postgraduate-funding.

The School is recognised globally as a world-leader in literature and creative writing. World famous for its pioneering courses in creative writing, it is also home to prize-winning scholars and translators of literature and drama from all periods.

Our unique approach to the study of literature and writing is powered by our conviction that – to quote Ezra Pound – ‘literature is news that stays news’. At all levels of study, and on all degree courses, the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia is the place where criticism and creativity go hand in hand.

We were recently awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, which is awarded only to those who can demonstrate outstanding work at a world-class level.

In addition to the outstanding reputation of the University in this field, the city of Norwich has been named as England’s first City of Literature by the United Nation’s organisation, UNESCO.

The University is located on a distinctive and attractive campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students. The University has been ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world and has a tradition of producing creative and innovative research both within and across disciplines.

MA Courses
Our MA courses are offered on a one-year full-time or two-year part-time basis:

  • MA Biography and Creative Non-Fiction
  • MA Creative Writing Poetry
  • MA Creative Writing Prose
  • MA Creative Writing Scriptwriting
  • MA Culture and Modernity
  • MA Literary Translation
  • MA Medieval and Early Modern Textual Cultures 1381-1688
  • MA Theatre Directing: Text and Production
  • MA Writing the Modern World

How to Apply

To be considered for an award, you need to make an application for an MA course. You do not need to submit a separate application form to be considered for a scholarship- this will be awarded based on the applicant’s academic merit and strength of material submitted in the MA application.

To discuss the application process or particular scholarships, please contact our Admissions Office, email: ldc.pgt.admiss@uea.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1603 591515.   

Oceans Campaign Internship

Organisation: Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF)
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Islington, London
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Mon 12 May 14
Website: ejfoundation.org

EJF, a dynamic environmental and human rights NGO, is seeking interns to support its work on the Save the Sea Campaign.

EJF works to combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in West Africa through investigating and documenting illegal fishing activities. West Africa suffers from the highest rate of IUU fishing in the world, with devastating impacts on the livelihoods and food security of coastal communities that depend on fishing. EJF has offices in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and Ivory Coast.

Alongside gathering evidence in the field of potential illegal vessels, EJF’s team in London undertakes desk-based investigations into both individual IUU vessels and trends of illegal fishing in the region.

The EJF Oceans team is looking for volunteers interested in supporting this work through a structured, three-month internship. Volunteers will receive training in how to identify and document IUU fishing in West Africa and will then be given areas of responsibility, reporting to and supported by an EJF staff member.

Successful applicants will be:

  • Organised: Able to manage time efficiently and deal with several projects concurrently
  • Interested and knowledgable: Though a background in fisheries is not required, the applicants should have a demonstrable interest and engagement in environmental or human rights issues.
  • Eager to learn: The first weeks of the internship will be a structured period of training in EJF’s methods.
  • IT literate: EJF uses a range of software to undertake its work in this area.
  • Motivated: In recent years, many EJF interns have gone on to join the organisation as staff and work at other NGOs.
  • Knowledge of French or Portuguese desirable

Expenses: This is an unpaid placement. Travel within London (Zones 1 – 4) and daily lunch expenses will be covered. Candidates are required to volunteer three days a week.

Location: The successful candidate will be based in EJF’s London office.

How to apply: Applicants should submit a CV and detailed covering letter explaining why they are the right person for this role to Sophie Nodzenski – sophie.nodzenski@ejfoundation.org.

Closing date for applications is 12 May 2014.


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Wildlife Surveying Intern

Organisation: London Wildlife Trust
Salary: Voluntary
Reference: JM032014
Location: London N1C
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Thu 24 April 14
Website: www.wildlondon.org.uk
Contact email:

Three days per week, 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. including one hour for lunch

Duration: three months minimum, six months maximum.

Expenses: London travel zones 1-6 reimbursed against receipts

London Wildlife Trust is implementing a programme of wildlife surveying across its reserves in North London. The Trust aims to deliver a monitoring programme for bats, butterflies and moths, birds, plants and water quality at Camley Street Natural Park, the Regent’s Canal and the Kings Cross redevelopment over spring and summer 2014. The aim of the project is to increase the number of biological records submitted for the area, monitor species diversity trends and engage the local community in the importance of wildlife in central London by involving them in surveying activities.

This role will support the Regional Development Manager (North) and other North Team members in setting up the survey programme, establishing survey methodology and transect routes, organising volunteer survey days, ensuring that data is recorded accurately and in the correct format, performing simple data analysis and reporting to our funders.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of field survey methods and good data interpretation skills, as well as experience in species identification. You will have experience in community engagement, enabling you to relate and work with a broad section of the community, and bring an enthusiastic and problem solving attitude to the project.

London Wildlife Trust manages over forty nature reserve sites across the capital that are exemplars of urban conservation land management and which engage the local communities that use the sites. The Trust delivers projects focusing on protecting priority habitats and species in London and works to influence policy makers. The Trust engages London’s diverse communities through access to our nature reserves, volunteering programmes and education and outreach work.

This role does not require an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date Thursday 24th April 2014 at 9 a.m.
Interview date Wednesday 30th April 2014

To apply, please follow the ‘more information’ link below.

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Office Co-ordinator

Organisation: Living Streets
Salary: £27,183 – £33,456 pa
Location: Tower Hamlets, London
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Mon 12 May 14
Website: www.livingstreets.org.uk

To provide effective operational support to the organisation; effectively and efficiently running key support services within Living Streets, including providing HR support across the organisation, facilities management and IT and ensuring the central database is well managed and maintained. The post holder will be responsible for providing secretariat support to the Board of Trustees, responsible for preparing Board papers and taking minutes of meetings, and will manage internal monitoring systems such as the business plan and risk register.

The post holder will ensure that the office runs smoothly and we meet high standards of customer service to our supporters and members of the public, working closely with the Administration Assistant and other members of the finance and resources team. The post holder will be expected to provide cover and support to other members of the team when necessary.

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Greening Business Adviser

Organisation: Merton Chamber of Commerce
Salary: £25,000 – £28,000 pro rata
Location: London
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Fri 02 May 14
Website: www.mertonchamber.co.uk
Contact name: Diana Sterck
Contact telephone: 020 8944 5501
Contact email:

GREENING BUSINESS ADVISER

Part-time (21 hours per week) contract to 31st December 2014
to deliver Environmental Business Support – £25000 to £28000 pa pro rata

Merton Chamber of Commerce is seeking applications from suitably experienced, competent and IEMA qualified Greening Advisers to provide environmental business consultancy support to Small and Medium sized Enterprises on the European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) Greening Business project. The majority of the businesses supported will be in South West London. Experience of delivering ERDF funded business support services is desirable.

Salaries will be negotiated in the salary range advertised depending on the skills, experience and track record of the appointed adviser. There is a requirement to deliver 12 hours business support to small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs)in line with monthly targets. The project starts on 1 May 2014.

To be considered for this position please submit your CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the Person Specification to Diana.Sterck@mertonchamber.co.uk

These must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 2 May 2014. Interviews will take place on Monday 12 May 2014 so please be available on this date.

Appointment will be subject to satisfactory references being obtained in writing from two referees. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their referees respond within the time scale.

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Cycling for Health Officer, Cornwall

Organisation: Sustrans
Salary: £21,321 – £23,864 pa
Reference: SUS1186
Location: Pool, Cornwall
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Wed 30 April 14
Website: www.sustrans.org.uk

The exciting challenges of this role include working with communities, workplaces and partner organisations to engage others to undertake activities which enable more people to increase their levels of every day physical activity through cycling.

Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and with experience of partnership working, you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, have the ability and enthusiasm to motivate others and have detailed knowledge of the benefits of active travel. You will have been previously involved in delivering physical activity or other behavioural change projects and the ability to build strong working relationships. You will also be experienced in recruiting and supporting volunteers and of organising and running public and volunteer events. IT literacy is essential as is your commitment to the promotion of sustainable travel.

To apply please download and complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form from our website by clicking ‘more information’ below. Alternatively, please email jobs@sustrans.org.uk or ring our recruitment line on 0117 915 0325. Please quote reference number SUS1186. Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is Wednesday 30 April 2014. Interviews will take place in Truro on Thursday 8 May 2014.

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Woodland Interpretation Internship

Organisation: The Woodland Trust
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Devon
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Sat 31 May 14
Website: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

In this brand new internship role you will work together with the Interpretation Manager, Fingle Woods Development Officer and colleagues at the National Trust to help create an interpretation plan for Fingle Woods in Devon as part of a grant application taking into account the features of the site, the key messages of the Woodland Trust, National Trust and the needs of potential visitors.

As part of the role you will be carrying out an audit of interpretation channels currently being used on-site and take part in an audit of actual and potential visitors to site. In your audit you will be asked to provide a summary report of what interpretation already exists on the site, its state of repair and ‘fit’ with the other pieces of interpretation in the wood and close vicinity. Including opportunities to use interpretation where there currently is none and how the story of Fingle Woods can be developed through interpretation.

Along with your interpretation audit report, you will also need to carry out some research to identify actual and potential users of the site and identify their needs. This will take into account local demographics, history, industry, tourism, heritage and culture. This information will help you, the Woodland Trust and National Trust to understand how the local surroundings could influence the interpretation used in the wood.

This information will be fed to the Fingle Woods Development Officer, Interpretation Manager and National Trust interpretation staff who will also bring their ideas to the table for consideration and review. A Consultant will also be running consultation activities with local people which you will have the opportunity to attend to gain experience of running these activities and obtain more in-depth views of potential visitors.

Fingle Woods is located just north of Moretonhampstead, (approximately 25 miles from Exeter) in a stunning setting within the Teign Valley and on the northern fringes of Dartmoor National Park. Fingle Woods is, at 334 hectares (825 acres), one of the largest ancient woodlands in southern England, damaged and under threat from recent poor management practice. Working in partnership with the National Trust, we want to restore Fingle Woods back to its former glory, increasing opportunities for public access and encouraging new audiences to visit, enjoy and learn about this vast natural heritage resource.

The closing date for applications is 31 May 2014

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Senior Inspector Manager (South)

Organisation: Soil Association
Salary: £39,659 pa
Location: Bristol
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Mon 05 May 14
Website: www.soilassociation.org
Contact name: Kelly Atwell

We are looking for an experienced manager to lead our dedicated team of inspectors in the south of England, developing and maintaining our reputation as the UK’s leading certification body for a portfolio of organic and non-organic inspection schemes and services. You will be familiar with and have an interest in food and animal welfare regulation and have substantial practical experience in agriculture, horticulture or food processing.

You will manage a programme of witnessing and training to ensure our inspections continue to be delivered to the highest quality standards, and to develop and maintain the technical skills of our inspectors.

You will work with our Operations Director to ensure the efficiency, profitability and impact of our inspection schemes, and help to grow our business by identifying and developing opportunities for new schemes.

You will have excellent management, communication, and organizational skills. You will need to be flexible and enjoy travel within the UK. In return, you will get a hugely varied role, with real responsibility and to work within a dynamic organisation committed to highest standards of integrity.

For more information please visit our website.

Closing date for applications: 5 May
Interviews are likely to be held 20 or 27 May in Bristol


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Conservation Communications Internship

Organisation: The Woodland Trust
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Sat 31 May 14
Website: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

We are looking for a keen communicator to work with our Conservation team to write case studies based on Woodland Trust conservation work, write content for inclusion in technical woodland conservation publications and creating content to include on the Woodland Trust website.

The aim of this internship is to contribute to the growing communications portfolio of the Conservation Team and demonstrate the Woodland Trust’s important conservation work. This informs and inspires the woodland conservation sector, our supporters, the general public and staff, and helps to raise awareness of the conservation work and key messages of the Woodland Trust. It increases people’s knowledge of woods, trees and conservation, and influences opinions and future activities.

This exciting opportunity will allow you to develop your skills and knowledge with a leading conservation charity. You will receive on-going support and guidance will come from the Assistant and Senior conservation advisers.

The closing date for applications is 31 May 2014

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