Associate Research Fellow / Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow

Salary: The salary range will be from £25,513 up to £53,508 depending on position and experience (Grade E for Associate Research Fellow level; Grade F for Research Fellow level; and Grade G for Senior Research Fellow level).

To further strengthen our activities in human genetic research and precision medicine, the University of Exeter Medical School wishes to recruit up to three Bioinformatics positions ranging from Associate Research Fellow up to Senior Research Fellow to join an expanding and world-leading team of researchers who study the genetic basis of disease. These positions are being made available as part of the precision medicine vision of the University of Exeter Medical School and through funding from the Wellcome Trust. The posts are funded for up to 4 years initially (see job descriptions for further detail) but individuals who successfully secure external fellowship funding during their appointment may be offered a further proleptic appointment (i.e. a permanent position commencing at the end of the external fellowship, subject to performance). 

The Senior Research Fellow will be expected to lead their own research programme, whilst early stage researchers will join one of the genetics teams. The successful applicants will lead computational and bioinformatics research projects that may include exome or genome sequence analyses in monogenic disease, genome-wide genomics in common disease or “Big Data” epidemiological analyses of very large-scale clinical research collections such as the clinical practice research database or UK Biobank. The successful applicants will be part of a high profile genetics research environment that has recently moved into a new state-of the art research building at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, enabling strong interactions with clinicians and patients. The teams include those led by Professors Andrew Hattersley (monogenic diabetes, diabetes stratification), Sian Ellard (monogenic disease), Tim Frayling (type 2 diabetes), Jon Mill (epigenetics), Andrew Crosby (monogenic disease), Tariq Ahmad (Crohn’s disease and pharmacogenetics), Dr Michael Weedon (monogenic and type 2 diabetes) and Dr Sarah Flanagan (hyperinsulinism).

The successful applicants will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies. At Associate Research Fellow level applicants will have a Degree or equivalent qualification and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline. At Senior Research Fellow level applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification (PhD or nearing completion for Research Fellow level). Additionally, at Research Fellow level, the successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. Additionally, at Senior Research Fellow level, the successful applicant will provide academic leadership to research teams and lead and develop internal and external networks.

For further information please contact either Dr Michael Weedon, e-mail;, telephone (01392) 408176 or Dr Sarah Flanagan, e-mail:, telephone (01392) 408323.

Interviews are expected to take place at the beginning of May 2015.

The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of their commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is ‘Positive about Disabled People’. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

CFD Modelling Analyst (KTP Associate)

Salary: £25,513 up to £30,434 per annum on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.
Plus £4,000 budget for personal development.

The College wishes to recruit a CFD Modelling Analyst (KTP Associate) to support the work of Prof Gavin Tabor. This post is available for 2 years from February 2015 and requires a First degree or Masters (MEng/MSc/MSci/MMath/) in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, or related discipline to undertake a collaborative project between HiETA Technologies Limited and the University of Exeter.

HiETA is a product design, development and production company exploiting Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology. The company has a particular interest in metals and composite AM technology; mainly for use in thermal management and light-weight applications in aerospace, defence, automotive and the clean energy sectors.

The successful candidate will work closely with both the company and academic staff, to develop an in-house capability in Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) techniques and to increase levels of expertise in fluid flow, heat transfer, and waste extraction, enabling HiETA to innovate and exploit more sophisticated AM technology.

Applicants will possess minimally a First degree, preferably a Masters in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or a related discipline. Knowledge of thermo-dynamics and its practical application would be sought, knowledge of fluid mechanics and CFD would be beneficial but training would be given.

Applicants will possess excellent IT, time management and communication skills (both written and oral) and the confidence to interact with personnel at every level. The suitable candidate will be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team. The selection team will also be looking for evidence of original thinking and the ability to find innovative and relevant solutions to problems.

This two year fixed term post is the result of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between HiETA and the University of Exeter. The candidate will be based at HiETA, Bristol & Bath Science Park, Bristol.

For further information please contact Dr Gavin Tabor, e-mail: tel: 01392 723662 or Dr Matt Baker tel: 01392 726391.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 26th April 2015. Interviews will take place at HiETA, Bristol & Bath Science Park, Bristol.

The department is proud to have a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of their commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is ‘Positive about Disabled People’. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Screenwriting

Senior Lecturer starting salary from £38,511 – £45,954 per annum with further progression opportunities to £50,200

Lecturer starting salary from £32,277 – £37,394 per annum with further progression opportunities to £40,847

Bournemouth University is creating the most stimulating, challenging and rewarding university experience in a world-class learning community by sharing our unique fusion of excellent education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students, graduates and staff to enrich the world.

The newly formed Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University is one of the largest of its kind in the world and has a global reputation for combining research and teaching practice. 

The Media Production Department is recognised throughout the industry for its role in preparing new generations of media producers. In addition we have a growing reputation for excellent research across a range of media disciplines.

​BA (Hons) Scriptwriting is the only undergraduate scriptwriting programme in the country to be accredited by Creative Skillset. Graduates from our growing cohorts have gone on to win BAFTAs, Emmy’s and the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, writing for UK and US shows such as Wolf Blood, Timmy Time, Hollyoaks and Veep, as well as working as Directors, Agents, Producers and in Script Development. Our MA Scriptwriting is a key component in our highly successful Post Graduate Media Production Framework, which currently recruits students from more than sixty countries across the world.

As Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Screenwriting you will be enthusiastic about student-centred pedagogy, your contribution to education delivery could include programme management as required, across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will make a significant contribution to employability and professional engagement with relevant internal and external organisations, at a regional, national and international level.

You will be qualified to Doctorate level or be able to demonstrate the ability to create and disseminate knowledge at an equivalent level and the capability to convert this knowledge into a doctorate in a maximum of 3-5 years from the date of appointment. You will be research active and committed to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement.

Applications are welcome from those with professional expertise in the areas of writing for film or television, and will have an understanding, if not prior experience of, teaching and research in a HE context. With highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, you will be able to interact effectively with a range of stakeholders including staff at all levels, students and external organisations, and to help develop a rapidly growing, successful and diverse department.

For further information and discussion or the opportunity for an informal visit, please contact Dr Christa van Raalte, Head of Department – Media Production by email at

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961130 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference. 

Closing date: (midnight) Wednesday 22 April 2015

Project Manager

Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Location: Plymouth
Salary: £38,511 to £45,954 pa – Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 27th March 2015
Closes: 12th April 2015
Job Ref: A4195

Project Management Office

Ref: A4195

As one of the top 300 universities in the world and this year a recipient of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, Plymouth University is one of the UK’s most prominent and dynamic Higher Education Institutions. Committed to delivering a first class, first choice student experience and enjoying a leading reputation for excellence in teaching and learning alongside world-class research, it is also distinguished by its long-term engagement with business and enterprise.

The University is now seeking to appoint a Project Manager within the Project Management Office. This post reports to the Head of the Management Office. You will have excellent planning organisation and time management skills, excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation skills), be analytical and a good problem solver, able to work independently and as part of a team, able to broker agreements through negotiating and influencing, have advanced working knowledge of contemporary MS Office Suite, and knowledge/experience of collaboration and planning tools (MS Sharepoint/ MS Project). You will also be an accredited registered and practicing Project or Programme Manager (PRINCE2, MSP or APM).

Project Managers in the University work both with academic colleagues and other professional services, so evidence of successful working across multi-stakeholder projects is essential.

You will be responsible for a number of strategic change projects and therefore experience of process improvement projects and/or LSS will be desirable.

This is a full-time position, working 37 hours per week, on a permanent basis.

Closing date: 12:00 Midnight, Sunday 12th April 2015

Plymouth University is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s career in STEMM academia.


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PhD: Discovering novel roles for PGE2 in colorectal tumorigenesis and in promoting cancer stem cell-like behaviour: do chemopreventive agents including aspirin directly target the cancer stem-like cell population?

Interviews late April 2015.

The project:

Colorectal cancer remains the second most common cause of cancer-related death in the UK. Crucially, epidemiological evidence shows that 50-80% of colorectal cancers are preventable. To decrease rates of cancer incidence and improve survival, new approaches to cancer prevention must be developed. To do this we must increase our understanding of the early stages of human tumorigenesis.

It is thought that microenvironment-driven plasticity in tumours causes a two-way interchange between tumour initiating cells and the non-stem cell population (1). Recent studies in stem cell biology (2) have begun to identify the mechanisms underpinning the drive towards or expansion of a more cancer stem cell-like phenotype that contributes to the earliest stages of tumour development, maintenance, therapeutic resistance and ultimately poor prognosis.

The balance of cyclooxygenase (COX1 and COX2) and prostaglandin dehydrogenase (PGDH) activity contribute to elevated levels of prostaglandin E2 in both adenomas and carcinomas, promoting most if not all the hallmarks of cancer (3). Our recent exciting discovery that PGE2 promotes LGR5 expression in colorectal tumour cells (4) establishes the first link between PGE2, LGR5 and stem cell biology. It is likely that part of the success of chemopreventive agents (such as NSAIDs and naturally occurring dietary factors) is their pleiotropic effects. The aim of the project is to identify common pathways underlying the actions of NSAIDs in early colorectal tumorigenesis, mechanisms by which NSAIDs may target LGR5+ cells, and mechanisms which drive NSAID resistance. A greater understanding of fundamental tumour biology will help identify novel strategies to target the earliest tumorigenic changes and stop progression of the disease.

Key methodologies: Using a combination of 2D and 3D human adenoma and carcinoma culture, the student will use both molecular and cell biology techniques ; including triple SILAC (R0K0, R6K4, R10K8) coupled to LC-MS/MS-based proteomics and chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP). State of the art imaging facilities are available within the Faculty. Cell populations will be characterised using a combination of FACs, confocal imaging, RT-QPCR and Western analysis.


1)      Schwitalla et al (2013) Cell 152, 25-38

2)      Koo and Clevers  (2014) Gastroenterology 147, 289-302

3)      Greenhough et al (2009) Carcinogenesis 30, 377-386

4)      Al-Kharusi et al (2013) Carcinogenesis 34, 1150-1157

How to apply:

Please make an online application for this project at Please select Cellular and Molecular Medicine on the Programme Choice page and enter details of the studentship when prompted in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form.

Candidate requirements: Candidates will be expected to have at least an upper-second (2.1) class degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (Cancer Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences). Candidates who have a demonstrable prior interest or prior research experience in molecular biology and/or cancer biology will be favoured.

Funding: 4 year funded PhD studentship, including standard stipend, tuition fees at ‘home’ (UK/EEA) rates and experimental consumables. Note that UK/EEA Residency legal requirements apply.

Contacts: Contact for informal enquiries.

The University of Bristol is committed to equality and we value the diversity of our staff and students

Research Associate

University of Bath

University of Bath – Architecture & Civil Engineering

Location: Bath
Salary: £31,342 to £37,394
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 27th March 2015
Closes: 26th April 2015
Job Ref: CT3056

Closing Date: Sunday 26 April 2015
Interview Date: Tuesday 05 May 2015

The BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials, based in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath, wishes to appoint a full-time Research Associate to work on an EPSRC funded research project titled ‘Concrete modelled using random elements’ (EP/M020908/1) led by Dr John Orr.

The Research Associate will support this exciting new research project through their extensive experience in coding and their background in computer science, materials modelling, or engineering.

The Research Associate will also engage with and support the wider goals of the research project, which looks to change the way that we design and analyse reinforced concrete through a new method for modelling material continua based on peridynamics. This new approach to material modelling will consistently and efficiently account for the structural behaviour of reinforced concrete structures, providing the fundamental basis for new analysis, design and optimisation methods.

The Research Associate will be responsible for:

  1. Developing a new computational analysis method for the modelling of concrete structures, utilising the principles of peridynamics and building on proof of concept work undertaken at the BRE CICM.
  2. Demonstrating that this analytical method can be applied to steel reinforced and steel prestressed structures to achieve the goal of minimising embodied energy of concrete structures through design optimisation.
  3. Implementing optimisation methods for concrete structures, using the new analytical method to place concrete and steel only where they are needed.
  4. Working with Dr Orr’s research team to validate the new computational and analytical process through laboratory experiments (undertaken by another researcher) and using these results to develop the computational model further.
  5. Validating and undertaking code optimisation within the new analysis method to ensure efficiency in the design process.
  6. Developing their industrial collaborations to support both the technical and the impact agenda of the project.

The successful applicant will provide key computational skills to the research centre and will have experience at PhD level of working at the interface between engineering and computer science.

The successful candidate will report to Dr Orr (BRE CICM). 

This post is a fixed term contract with an expiry date of no later than December 2018. 

Further details:

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Research Associate

“Make it lighter with less material and energy”

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

Applications are invited by the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work on the design of steel powders for a variety of component energy-efficient production routes that at the same time minimise the use of materials.  The intention is to facilitate the production of lightweight parts by isostatic pressing of metal powders to given material and energy reductions.

This post-doctoral position is funded by the Technology Strategy Board and is part of a major collaboration between Warwick, Cambridge and Birmingham Universities, and industrial partners including Tata Steel, Atomising Systems, ARRK Europe Ltd and Rolls Royce.  The role of Cambridge University is to model chemical segregation within powders, estimate the expected microstructures including the role of oxide particles, the mechanical properties of both the powder and compacted material and implement technology transfer.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field and expertise in advanced electron microscope techniques and associated sample extraction and preparation methods, and should be able to work both independently and as part of a team.  Expertise in X-ray diffraction, FIB, and scanning microscopy would be an advantage.  The Department has a wide range of electron microscopes.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Scientific queries and informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Harry Bhadeshia, email:

Please quote reference LJ05741 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Development Services Manager

The Development Office have an opportunity to appoint a Development Services Manager who has expertise using Raisers Edge Database within a fund raising environment.

As part of the senior team within the Development Office, you will set and lead the delivery of prospect information and management strategy, providing critical support to the functions of the University.

This appointment will be on a full time and ongoing basis.

  • The effective management of the University’s external contacts database – Raiser’s Edge;
  • Industry leading prospect management and research;
  • Efficient gift processing that satisfies donors.

As the Development Services Manager, you will have:

  • Extensive experience of database management, manipulation and analysis;
  • Excellent knowledge of relational databases particularly Raiser’s Edge, but also SITS and Agresso;
  • In depth knowledge of prospect management and research techniques;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Ability to lead, motivate, develop and manage a team.

The Development Office

The Development Office is a dynamic, innovative and friendly team, responsible for all corporate fundraising campaigns, alumni engagement, managing alumni and fundraising data and delivering corporate events, including the degree ceremonies; in addition the teams liaise with academic departments to support decentralised activities in this area.

The University is currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary and the Development Office is responsible for delivering a wide ranging programme that is designed to advance the institution in a challenging Higher Education environment.

Further Information

Interviews are expected to be held: 8 May 2015.

Please see the link below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the department).

How to apply – for posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, a one page summary (this should include details of experience and other information in support of your application with direct reference to the advertisement and job description) and any supporting documents.

If you require further information regarding the post or application process please contact Caren Ward at

Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Advanced Nursing Practice

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University – Teaching, Research & Scholarship

Location: Peterborough
Salary: £31,342 to £45,954 p.a. pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 27th March 2015
Closes: 26th April 2015
Job Ref: 000268-1

Part time, 0.8 FTE

About Anglia Ruskin University:

Our vibrant, modern University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally and we have ambitious plans for our future. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investments. With an annual income of £190m and over 35,000 students, we are a major force for higher education in the East of England.

About the role:

With over 8,000 students, our Faculty is the largest provider of Health and Social Care Education in the East of England. We are seeking an experienced NMC Registered Nurse to teach a range of clinical skills to students on both the Pre-Registration courses and our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) modules and workshops. We have an exciting opportunity for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about teaching and research, and sharing exemplary advanced nursing practice to join the Department of Nursing and Midwifery in Peterborough. You will have experience as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Prescriber and be able to competently assess and diagnose using clinical examination skills, and work autonomously demonstrating advanced clinical decision making. The role is mainly concerned with delivery to Clinical Assessment Skills and Non-Medical Prescribing modules, which are becoming increasingly popular. 

With a PhD and professional UK NMC registered qualification in nursing you will have experience of teaching health professionals and will have qualifications in Advanced Practice and Non-Medical Prescribing. You will have a strong academic background to facilitate work on a range of innovative continuing professional development modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and to engage in scholarly activity in pedagogy and/or areas that resonate with advanced nursing practice. 

This appointment is subject to an enhanced level disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Further information can be obtained from

For further information about this post please contact Dr Julie Smith, Head of Department at Peterborough at or on 0845 196 5569.

Guidance Notes:

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification. 


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Research Associate (Electro-Mechanical Engineering)

University of the West of England, Bristol

University of the West of England, Bristol – Faculty of Environment & Technology

Location: Bristol
Salary: £27,864 to £31,342
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 27th March 2015
Closes: 1st April 2015
Job Ref: 1458136

Campus/location: Frenchay campus

Duration of post: Fixed term

Fixed Term end date: 31 October 2015

The Bristol Robotics Laboratory within the Faculty of Environment and Technology of the University of the West of England are seeking to appoint a Research Associate (Electro-Mechanical Engineering focus) to the Gates Foundation project.

The main duties are:

  • To further develop Microbial Fuel Cell research with an Electromechanical and/or Environmental Engineering focus.
  • To investigate and analyse materials for stack construction and maintenance, especially with a focus on integration with urinals.
  • To design / develop new MFCs, which will be integrated with a functional urinal for waste utilization.
  • To contribute to knowledge through publications of the findings from their research to scientific media.

Key selection criteria:

You will have:

  • Been educated to Doctorate level in a relevant area of research.
  • Good knowledge of electromechanical and/or environmental engineering, with a particular environmental focus and bioenergy harvesting.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills with and ability to work on own initiative, prioritise, and plan a varied workload.
  • Familiarity with the techniques involved with Microbial Fuel Cells, preferably with stack and cascade systems.

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