Administrator for the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NanoDTC)

University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge – Department of Physics

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £24,775 to £28,695
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 4th March 2015
Closes: 7th April 2015
Job Ref: KA05494
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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available 30 September 2022 in the first instance.

Applications are invited for the post of Centre Administrator in the Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre and the associated research activity located at the Cavendish Laboratory.  The post holder will provide administrative, financial, and secretarial support to the Centre, its senior staff and graduate students.  Duties will include student and financial administration across several departments, monitoring expenditure and centre progress, liaising with industrial partners, and conference/meeting organisation.

Applicants should be educated to at least A Level standard (or equivalent) and have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.  The successful candidate will have the ability to prioritise a varied workload and deal with competing demands effectively. Previous experience in an administrative or secretarial position is essential, and this opportunity would be well suited to someone looking for a challenging administrative role in a dynamic academic environment, interacting with students, academics, researchers and industrial partners. 

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

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/6338.

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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr Karishma Jain by email: kj259@cam.ac.uk or telephone: 01223 746815.

Interviews will take place on Friday 24 April.

Please quote reference KA05494 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Assistant Health & Safety Adviser

University of Reading

University of Reading – Health & Safety Services

Location: Reading
Salary: £28,695 to £37,394 per annum, Grade 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 4th March 2015
Closes: 3rd April 2015
Job Ref: SF07091
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Start date: As soon as possible

Interview date: 11 May 2015

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to new ways of working within an established health and safety team. The Health & Safety Services team provides a professional service to the University, covering policy development, risk management, advice, training, auditing and compliance. This role encompasses providing health and safety advice and support to allocated Schools/Services; co-ordinating the H&S audit programme; and leading on IT and web based projects, primarily for multimedia H&S training and communications. In addition, the post holder will support the Biological and Scientific Safety Adviser with the administration of radiation and GM compliance records.

You will have:

  • Experience of working in a health and safety role
  • A degree in a relevant scientific/engineering discipline, backed up by experience of working in a laboratory or workshop environment
  • Minimum of a NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health
  • Strong computer literacy skills, with the ability to lead on the development of multimedia training materials and other IT and web projects.
  • A proactive, positive, self-motivated and creative disposition, with a commitment to customer service.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

Informal contact details

  • Contact role: Health & Safety Services, Director
  • Contact name: Mrs Moira Simpson
  • Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 8889
  • Contact email: m.e.simpson@reading.ac.uk

Alternative informal contact details

  • Contact role: Biological and Scientific Safety Adviser
  • Contact name: Dr Gretta Roberts  
  • Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 8887
  • Contact email: gretta.roberts@reading.ac.uk

To formally apply, please visit www.reading.ac.uk/jobs or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail).

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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellows in Advanced Video Compression (Experienced and Early Stage Researchers – 2 posts)

University of Bristol

University of Bristol – Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Location: Bristol
Salary: €74,000 to €94,000
£53,842.40 to £68,394.40 converted salary* Dependent on level
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 4th March 2015
Closes: 1st April 2015
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Based in the Visual Information Laboratory in the Faculty of Engineering, this Marie Skladowska-Curie ITN project is creating a new content-driven framework for video compression, paying specific attention to perceptual coding for emerging immersive technologies. Our aim is to shift the video coding paradigm from rate-distortion optimisation to rate-quality modelling, where region-based parameters are combined with perceptual quality metrics to inform and drive the coding and synthesis processes. Research is needed to fully exploit the method’s potential and to yield stable and efficient solutions.

Two posts are available in this area; one for an Experienced Researcher (ER) of 2 years duration, and one for an Early Stage Researcher (ESR), until 30 September 2017. Both the ER and the ESR will be required to formulate new research ideas and directions relevant to the grant and topic and present and demonstrate results locally and internationally to industry, conferences and standards bodies. You will be responsible for the timely delivery and reporting in association with specific research areas. Both posts will involve secondments to other international partner organisations.

Experienced Researcher: As well as conducting independent research, the ER will play a major role in coordinating the research programme, advising PhD students, and in developing a stable validation and reference platform. You will have a PhD related to video compression, with experienced in video quality assessment, and video analysis and synthesis together with excellent software engineering skills in Matlab and C++. Knowledge and experience of HEVC is also desirable.

Early Stage Researcher: The ESR research post will focus on Content Analysis and Synthesis. You will be in possession of a high ranking degree from a good university in the field of electronics, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline. You will have an interest in and preferably some experience related to image processing or video compression and will be competent in Matlab and C++. Subject to certain conditions, The ESR post holder will be able to register for a PhD at the University of Bristol.

Marie Curie ITN eligibility criteria apply to both of these positions. Details are provided in the further particulars.

Both posts are full-time, fixed-term contracts; ER for 2 years, ESR until 30 September 2017.

The ER post must commence by August 2015 and the ESR post must start as soon as possible.

Interviews will be held in April 2015.

Informal enquiries can be made to: Professor David Bull at Dave.Bull@bristol.ac.uk.

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Programme Administrator

University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge – Institute of Continuing Education

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £21,391 to £24,775
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 4th March 2015
Closes: 18th March 2015
Job Ref: EA05524
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The Institute consists of 150 staff and 300 part-time tutors and examiners. It offers around 600 courses a year ranging from day schools to two-year Master’s degree courses (the Institute is the admitting body for all of the University’s Master of Studies, MSt, programmes) and there are approximately 6,000 student enrolments per year to a wide range of part-time and short courses. The Institute’s activities are run from Madingley Hall (a residential Grade I listed building in eight acres of gardens), which provides facilities for conferences and events.

We are seeking a highly organised and adaptable Programme Administrator to provide secretarial and administrative support to our International Programmes team, who run a large programme of Summer Schools, taught and housed in the centre of Cambridge.

The ideal candidate will be highly IT literate with excellent communication skills, the ability to prioritise his/her own workload and to work accurately and efficiently without close supervision. 

Further information is available at the link below.

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

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/6374.

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.

Please include details of referees who you are willing for us to contact before an interview, if invited.  If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 18th March 2015.  Interviews are expected to be held on 15th April 2015. 

Please quote reference EA05524 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer in Long Term Conditions

Plymouth University

Plymouth University – Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Plymouth
Salary: £47,328 to £54,841 per annum, Grade 9
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 4th March 2015
Closes: 18th March 2015
Job Ref: A4164

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Salary:  £47,328 to £54,841 pa – Grade 9 

With its vision to be the provider of choice of first class contemporary education, informed by research and innovation, the School of Nursing & Midwifery is establishing a unique innovative engagement across clinical partners through the embedding of research focussed academic units in local NHS Trusts to drive forward co-produced clinical research, promote inter-professional working, embed evidence based learning in practice and offer a framework for clinical academic careers.

To be part of this vision, the School is looking for an exceptional individual with experience in the care of people with Long Term Conditions to provide academic leadership. We are expanding our provision and are committed to providing students with innovative and high quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will be an experienced educationalist able to provide academic leadership, across teaching, enterprise and research. We work closely with our placement providers and you will have demonstrable experience in building, developing and maintaining networks with our various stakeholders and partners.

We encourage applications from highly motivated individuals, who hold current registration as an Adult Nurse on Sub Part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council register, have a Higher Degree in health or a related subject and hold an NMC and HE recognised teaching qualification

This is a full-time role working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis. The post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check and regular travel will be required.

Closing date: 12 midnight, Wednesday 18 March 2015

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Household Assistant (Linen Room)

University of Reading

University of Reading – Hotel & Conferences Services, Greenlands

Location: Henley On Thames
Salary: £14,631 to £15,356 per annum (Grade 2)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 4th March 2015
Closes: 17th March 2015
Job Ref: SF06864
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Henley Business School is situated in 30 acres of beautiful countryside in the Chiltern Valley on the banks of the river Thames, two miles from Henley-on-Thames. It provides management training for Post Graduates and Senior Executives from all around the world.

The core purpose of the Estates & Facilities department is to deliver a World Class Service which supports Henley’s strategic principles in promoting the quality of the Business School and its physical learning environment.

We deliver an exceptional service experience and our operational and support staff plays a significant part in delivering the ‘Henley Experience’. Their contribution plays a major role in sustaining our reputation for quality.

This Household Assistant (Linen Room) post is responsible for the daily running of the Linen Room including the laundering, storing and co-ordination of bedroom, kitchen, and restaurant linen and also storage & control of Household cleaning materials and guest bedroom toiletries.

You will also be required to clean conference & public areas to a high standard.

Own transport is preferable due to our location.

You will have:

  • Good communication skills and an eye for detail;
  • A positive and flexible approach to work;
  • Ability to multitask whilst maintaining effectiveness under pressure;
  • Strong focus on customer service;
  • Reliable attendance and timekeeping.

Informal contact details

Contact role: Household Manager

Contact name: Kate Cama

Contact phone:   +44 (0)1491 418856

Contact email:   k.cama@henley.com

We invite you to apply online for this vacancy by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

Alternatively, if you wish to apply using a hardcopy form please email recruitment@reading.ac.uk or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH or Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail).

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.

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Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer/Academic Lead in Midwifery

Plymouth University

Plymouth University – Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Plymouth
Salary: £47,328 to £54,841 pa – Grade 9
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 4th March 2015
Closes: 18th March 2015
Job Ref: A4166

Ref: A4166
Salary:  £47,328 to £54,841 pa – Grade 9 

With its vision to the be the provider of choice of first class contemporary education, informed by research and innovation, the School of Nursing & Midwifery is establishing a unique innovative engagement across clinical partners through the embedding of research focussed academic units in local NHS Trusts to drive forward co-produced clinical research, promote inter-professional working, embed evidence based learning in practice and offer a framework for clinical academic careers.

To be part of this vision, the School is looking for an exceptional individual to lead Midwifery at Plymouth. We are expanding our provision and are committed to providing students with innovative and high quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will be an experienced educationalist able to provide academic leadership, across teaching, enterprise and research. We work closely with our placement providers and you will have demonstrable experience in building, developing and maintaining networks with our various stakeholders and partners.

We encourage applications from highly motivated individuals, who are registered as a Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and can undertake the Lead Midwife in Education role/function, hold an NMC and HE recognised teaching qualification and ideally a PhD or Professional Doctorate. 

If you are considering applying at Professorial level, you will be expected to make an outstanding contribution and impact to the academic leadership of the research and teaching strategies, engagement with professional partners and stakeholders and contribute significantly to advancing the subject through your research.

This is a full-time role working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis. The post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check and regular travel will be required.

Closing date: 12 midnight, Wednesday 18 March 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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Operations Administrator

Cambridge Assessment

Cambridge Assessment – Operations

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £20,900 to £23,600
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 4th March 2015
Closes: 18th March 2015
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Cambridge English Language Assessment provides the world’s leading range of qualifications for learners and teachers of English taken by over 5 million people in 135 countries, including the UK, every year.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of our successful administration teams in the Operations unit.

These are engrossing times for the Unit as we are currently modernising our systems. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, dynamic and customer focussed administrator; who will thrive in this changing environment. Your main tasks will include:

  • to carry out and delivering an agreed set of Operations processes and procedures;
  • establish and maintain effective liaison between the team and colleagues across the organisation;
  • contribute to new developments and the delivery of new products and services as required

Ideal candidates will be educated to A-Level standard, will have previous administration experience in a busy office environment and have a good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office products. Accuracy and attention to detail, and experience of providing a high level of customer service is essential. Experience of coordinating and supervising a team and the ability to prioritise work to achieve a number of tight deadlines is also required. You need good interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure and without close supervision are essential attributes for this position.

The closing date for applications is 18 March 2015 and interviews will take place on 26 March 2015.

To find out more about this role, please view the job description, or alternatively apply on line now.

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Web Development/Procurement Assistant

University of Exeter

University of Exeter – Graduate Business Partnership

Location: Exeter
Salary: £17,039 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 4th March 2015
Closes: 15th March 2015
Job Ref: GBP 3061
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A Web Development/Procurement Assistant is required for the University’s Finance Services, in Exeter. You will support the ‘How to Buy’ and the ‘Selling to the University’ functions through the webpages. This is a 6 month Graduate Business Partnership scheme Internships.

The University of Exeter manages paid internships for graduates, placing them with small, medium and large organisations or companies. For more information on the scheme please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/internships

The purpose of the post is to deliver a project that will fix reported problems with the Procurement Services’ web pages in respect of the information presented on the ‘How to Buy’ and the ‘Selling to the University’ pages. The work is split into 2 parts, with part one being the re-design/development of the University contract listing section that informs staff how to purchase goods & services from University framework and contracted suppliers. Part two being the re-design/development of the ‘Supplying to the University’ web page to ascertain whether everything that suppliers most commonly ask of the University/Procurement Services is answered on this page and where information gaps are found, these are filled. Training & support will be given to the successful applicant to enable him/her to perform this role.

Candidates should be graduates with good interpersonal and communications skills, the ability to meet challenging deadlines and work with competing demands, and the ability to work successfully with internal departments and external agencies, contractors and suppliers and work collaboratively with others. Candidates should also have the ability to design, write content for and publish web pages and have IT related proficiencies (including web design, web-based  technology) and knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Excel, Word, Power point, Outlook and Access. In addition to this, candidates should have the ability to plan and organise work, report on progress achieved against tasks, identify problems, research solutions & recommend fixes to be implemented or to be developed, and the ability to support /develop operational processes and procedures.

Closing date – 15 March 2015

For further information and details of how to apply click here or email internships@exeter.ac.uk

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is ‘Positive About Disabled People’: if you have a disability, you should mention this in your application. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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PhD Studentship: Multiscale image based computational modelling of plant-soil interaction

University of Southampton

University of Southampton – Bioengineering and human factors, computational engineering, Energy and Climate Change, Geomechanics & Environmental, Geotechnics, Water and Environment

Qualification type: PhD
Location: Southampton
Funding amount: The funding covers EU/UK fees and stipend in line with EPSRC rates
Hours: Full Time
Placed on: 4th March 2015
Closes: 4th June 2015
Reference: EngSci-BIO-131

“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself” were the famous words of F.D. Roosevelt in 1937 and they could not be more true today. All human food comes from plants and 80% of it is directly plants. Plants get their water and nutrients from the soil. So it is of paramount importance for us to understand how plants and soils interact to enable us to grow the crops in the changing climate. Within this project we will develop predictive fully calibrated mathematical models of plant soil interaction. We will use data from structural and chemical imaging to build new mathematical models. Then we will analyse these models using multiscale analysis and develop new computational image based models to predict how plants take up nutrients like phosphate. Skills required for this project (which all will be developed further as part of the project) include: basic knowledge of mathematical modelling and model analysis, competence in computational methods to solve the models and experience (and love) of computer programming.

If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Tiina Roose of Bioengineering Sciences Research Group, Email: t.roose@soton.ac.uk or Keith Daly, Email: krd103@soton.ac.uk.

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