Research Associate Trial Co-ordinator

University of the West of England, Bristol

University of the West of England, Bristol – Nursing & Midwifery

Location: Bristol
Salary: £27,864 to £31,342
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 30th January 2015
Closes: 19th February 2015
Job Ref: 1450498

Campus/location: Other
Fixed Term end date: 31 August 2015
Fixed term period (yrs/mths): 7 months

Job overview:

The main focus of this post is to contribute to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) study design and be responsible for the data collection by recruiting participants, collecting and analyzing brain imaging data and writing up the findings. Data collection will primarily be undertaken at MRI Imaging Facilities at University of Reading and occasionally at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases.

Key selection criteria:

The successful post-holder will have experience in setting up, conducting and analysing brain imaging research in chronic pain with proven ability to write-up research findings. A PhD in a neuroscience related subject would be an advantage. There will be opportunities for career and personal development through the UWE staff training courses.

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Sessional Tutors

Kaplan International Colleges

Kaplan International Colleges – University of Brighton International College

Location: Brighton
Salary: £29.20 – £36.50 per class hour
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 30th January 2015
Closes: 9th February 2015
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The Company

Part of Kaplan Inc., Kaplan International Colleges offers university preparation in partnership with leading universities in Nottingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Glasgow, Brighton, Bristol, Bournemouth and London, allowing international students to progress onto a wide range of degree programmes at these partner institutions. In addition to first-rate teaching and excellent study facilities, KIC programmes offer a high level of personal support as well as access to the facilities and resources of our university partners.

The College

The University of Brighton International College, working in partnership with the University of Brighton, offers programmes to prepare international students for entry to the University. Located on the Moulsecoomb  campus, the college welcomed its first students in September 2011.

The Role

The purpose of the role is to deliver highly effective modules at International Year One Level in the College’s Business programme.

We specifically require staff to teach courses in Financial Reporting and Management Accounting.

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Main responsibilities and functions 

Reporting to the Programme Leader, you will be responsible for:

  • Delivering modules to international students studying on programmes offered by the College and assisting with the development of modules
  • Preparing module examinations and other forms of formative and summative assessment, marking and providing feedback to students, including re-sit examinations
  • Assisting with the development and maintenance of the College virtual learning environment (VLE). Facilitating student access to same.
  • Providing input for related modules to the annual review and reporting process
  • Maintaining an accurate and up-to-date record of student attendance and performance
  • Providing, when required, academic learning support to a small number of students
  • Participating in regular meetings with teaching and support staff.

Candidate profile 

You will have experience of or a commitment to working with international students and have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related subject area and preferably a Master’s degree
  • Teaching experience in any of the relevant subject areas within a school or UK higher education context; preferably experience of working with international students  
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Competence in teaching and administrative IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail)
  • A student-centred approach
  • Strong record-keeping skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work under pressure to deadlines
  • Strong sense of teamwork

This appointment will be subject to clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Employment is conditional upon successful completion of DBS Criminal Enhanced and professional reference checks. Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK

Application method and closing date: Please apply via our online application form with your CV and covering letter highlighting why you believe you are suitable for this role.

Interviews will take place W/C 9th February 2015

Positions to commence on W/C 23rd February 2015, or as soon as possible

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Recruitment and Outreach Manager

University of the West of England, Bristol

University of the West of England, Bristol – Student & Partnership Services

Location: Bristol
Salary: £31,342 to £37,394
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 30th January 2015
Closes: 22nd February 2015
Job Ref: 1446475

Campus/location: Frenchay campus

Job overview: To lead and manage the Recruitment and Outreach Co-ordinators and Officers ensuring that the key priority delivery areas linked to recruitment and outreach are delivered within required timescales. To implement the agreed Recruitment Strategy and co-ordinate activities in support of recruitment objectives.  To provide a holistic view of the audience requirements (internal and external) to ensure continuous improvements and the delivery of an exceptional customer service.

Key selection criteria:

You will have:

•  Good organisational skills and can demonstrate broad based administrative experience in a professional or specialist service in a large complex organisation. E.g. Higher Education specifically within a Recruitment/Marketing function.

•  Excellent understanding of the student recruitment cycle from outreach activity through to enrolment.

• Excellent IT skills with experience of email, MS Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel to expert level.  

• Experience of working in a customer focussed/service  environment and providing exceptional service across a range of customers.

• Experience of work with complex data base systems and of extracting, analysing and interpreting data to produce reports and presenting information to others.

•  First degree or can demonstrate equivalent experience; evidence of CPD.

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Financial Accounts Assistant

University of Reading

University of Reading – Finance & Corporate Services

Location: Reading
Salary: £18,549 to £22,685 Grade 4, per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 30th January 2015
Closes: 20th February 2015
Job Ref: SF06822
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Start date: As soon as possible

Interview date: TBC                       

Hours: 24

We are looking for an experienced accounts administrator to join an existing team which is responsible for administering and monitoring the University’s asset and international treasury position. The successful candidate will have experience working in a Finance department in a large organisation. The role involves extensive use of systems and includes support to the VAT team.

You will have:

-       Basic book-keeping, including fixed assets

-       Experience of data input and financial systems

-       Experience of treasury and receipting administration, including foreign currencies

-       Knowledge of basic VAT 

Informal contact details

Contact role:    Capital Accountant

Contact name:  Simon Mealor

Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6135

Contact email: s.e.mealor@reading.ac.uk

To apply, please visit www.reading.ac.uk/jobs and search for the relevant reference number.

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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PhD Studentship – Fatigue lives of engineering components subjected to combined mechanical and thermal loading

University of Bristol

University of Bristol – Mechanical Engineering

Qualification type: PhD
Location: Bristol
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £13,863
Hours: Full Time
Placed on: 30th January 2015
Closes: 30th April 2015

The project: This research aims to develop a deeper understanding of the influence of combined loading on fatigue crack initiation and growth of engineering components when in a Nuclear environment. An experimentally validated model will be developed so it provides a means of transferring laboratory data to practical engineering components

Candidate requirements: The Solid Mechanics Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking PhD candidates to undertake industrially sponsored research.  The candidates will be expected to have achieved honors 1st Class or 2.1 class degree in either Engineering, Mathematics or Physical Sciences. Candidates with an MSc degree in these disciplines are also acceptable. All the projects are related to the safety of nuclear power components and all candidates are expected to work closely with the industrial sponsors

Funding: Available from October 2014. Studentship covers full UK/EU (EU applicants who have been resident in the UK for 3 years prior to application) PhD tuition fees and a tax-free stipend at the current RCUK rate (£13,863 in 2013/14). EU nationals resident in the EU may also apply and will qualify only for PhD tuition fees

How to apply: Please make an online application for this project at http://www.bris.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Please select Mechanical Engineering on the Programme Choice page and enter details of the studentship when prompted in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form

Please ensure that in the Funding section you tick “I would like to be considered for a funding award from the Department” and specify the title of the scholarship in the “other” box below.

Contacts:  David Smith (medjs@bristol.ac.uk) and Chris Truman (c.e.truman@bristol.ac.uk)  

For general enquiries, please email gsen-pgrs@bristol.ac.uk

Deadline for applications: Open till filled, but ASAP

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Administrator

Full Time, Fixed Term – until 31/03/2018

The University of Southampton is home to the Wessex Institute which oversees a number of research funding programmes, including those that are managed on behalf of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR).

A vacancy has arisen for an Administrator within the Identification and Prioritisation team. You will join an enthusiastic and cohesive team working flexibly to add maximum value to the management of health and social care research.

As an administrator, you will provide clerical, administrative and secretarial support to one of the Prioritisation teams primarily with ad hoc support to other teams. You will be confident in using your initiative to adapt and refine working practices. You must be able to understand and rationalise problems and determine appropriate action. With proven administrative experience and organisational skills, you will be able to multi-task and will be familiar with the use of MS Outlook, Internet and MS Office. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as is the ability to constantly re-evaluate and re-prioritise your workload to reflect the ever-changing needs of a busy team environment.

You should have administrative experience; be educated to at least GCSE or NVQ 2 level or equivalent; and have an interest in supporting the development of health research in the UK. You will need to be able to work well as part of a team, which is committed to adding maximum value to the management of health research.

We offer excellent benefits including generous holidays, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to develop your career in a professional, friendly and pleasant working environment.

For further information please contact Jenny Dodds, Programme Manager, email J.Dodds@southampton.ac.uk/ telephone 023 8059 7646.

Please apply online using the link below, making sure you complete all the screens and ensuring that you attach a full CV (including current salary), together with a supporting document stating reasons for applying (no more than 500 words).

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sarah Foster (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5070. Please quote reference 514615VB on all correspondence.

Further details: We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

Assessment Manager: Social Sciences Subjects

Cambridge Assessment

Cambridge Assessment – Cambridge International Examinations

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £35,400 to £46,500
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 30th January 2015
Closes: 9th February 2015
Job Ref: P01113
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Fulltime/Fixed-term contract (12 months)

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative, dynamic team working at our offices in Cambridge to produce top-class assessments. The role Social Science Assessment Manager role will suit an experienced Social Science specialist looking for a new challenge.

Who we are
Cambridge International Examinations prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge.
Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners’ potential.

What it’s about
The position will sit in the Social Sciences team and will involve managing a range of qualifications for assessment products ranging from International A Level, IGCSE, and O Level.

What you’ll be doing
You’ll be working with subject specialists on the production of test specifications, sample material and ultimately the assessment material itself. You’ll be checking, proofing and signing off question papers and mark schemes as well as managing examiners and ensuring the assessments are accurately graded to make sure that results are reliable.

What we’re looking for
An enthusiastic team player who is self-motivating and confident in an area of Social Science. You’ll be an Social Science graduate, with experience in teaching (possibly in an international context) and/or project management, preferably at a senior level and will have some have knowledge of assessment issues. A keen problem solver with meticulous accuracy, you will have a proven ability to manage your workload when under pressure to meet multiple deadlines and will enjoy contributing to the success of Cambridge International Examinations. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9 February 2015 with interviews on 19 February 2015. 

To find out more about this role please view the job description or alternatively apply online now and upload your covering letter and CV.

http://jobs.cambridgeassessment.org.uk/applicant/appS1.aspx?id=3875

Cambridge Assessment is an equal opportunities employer

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PhD Studentship – Creep deformation and damage in aged stainless steels

University of Bristol

University of Bristol – Mechanical Engineering

Qualification type: PhD
Location: Bristol
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £13,863
Hours: Full Time
Placed on: 30th January 2015
Closes: 30th April 2015

This research will focus on establishing whether during the early stages of creep stress relaxation there is accumulation of creep damage. Experiments will be undertaken to explore the behaviour of both creep “brittle” and creep “ductile” 316H stainless steel. Numerical models will be developed to complement the experiments

Candidate requirements: The Solid Mechanics Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking PhD candidates to undertake industrially sponsored research.  The candidates will be expected to have achieved honors 1st Class or 2.1 class degree in either Engineering, Mathematics or Physical Sciences. Candidates with an MSc degree in these disciplines are also acceptable. All the projects are related to the safety of nuclear power components and all candidates are expected to work closely with the industrial sponsors

Funding: Available from October 2014. Studentship covers full UK/EU (EU applicants who have been resident in the UK for 3 years prior to application) PhD tuition fees and a tax-free stipend at the current RCUK rate (£13,863 in 2013/14). EU nationals resident in the EU may also apply and will qualify only for PhD tuition fees

How to apply: Please make an online application for this project at http://www.bris.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Please select Mechanical Engineering on the Programme Choice page and enter details of the studentship when prompted in the Funding and Research Details sections of the formPlease ensure that in the Funding section you tick “I would like to be considered for a funding award from the Department” and specify the title of the scholarship in the “other” box below.

Contacts:  David Smith (medjs@bristol.ac.uk) and Chris Truman (c.e.truman@bristol.ac.uk)

For general enquiries, please email gsen-pgrs@bristol.ac.uk

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Clinical Informatics Knowledge Officer

University of Southampton

University of Southampton – Cancer Sciences

Location: Southampton
Salary: £28,695 to £35,256
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 30th January 2015
Closes: 1st March 2015
Job Ref: 514715CM

Location: Southampton General Hospital

Full Time, Fixed Term – until 31/12/2015

EDGE Knowledge Officer

School of Medicine – Clinical Informatics Research Unit

The University of Southampton Clinical Informatics Research Unit (CIRU) is based at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust. The unit is newly formed and a growing part of the School of Medicine and part of the Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre.

We have a vacancy for a Knowledge Officer / Application Expert to undertake work in rolling out an exciting web-based national medical research management system for the NHS, Higher education intuitions and other international institutions. You should have a keen interest in social networking and web-based application design, development and implementation.

You will have experience of web-based systems with proven skills in project management, system and database knowledge and exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. You should also be able to demonstrate an interest in research within the NHS and academia and will be highly innovative, motivated, dynamic and able to work to tight deadlines and be prepared to work closely with senior clinical and management staff within the NHS.

The post is available on a full time basis.

We would encourage informal discussion about the post, candidates should contact Tim Gibbons or James Batchelor on 02380 795164 or email jb3@soton.ac.uk.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sarah Foster (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5070. Please quote reference 514715CM on all correspondence.

Further details: We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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PhD Studentship – Mapping of residual stresses in welded engineering components for nuclear power plant

University of Bristol

University of Bristol – Mechanical Engineering

Qualification type: PhD
Location: Bristol
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £13,863
Hours: Full Time
Placed on: 30th January 2015
Closes: 30th April 2015

This research will be aimed at identifying, measuring and modelling the features of the manufacturing process that lead to the presence of residual stress in typical engineering components where the presence of dissimilar metals contribute to the stresses. Idealised models will be compared with results obtained from scaled experiments

Candidate requirements: The Solid Mechanics Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking PhD candidates to undertake industrially sponsored research.  The candidates will be expected to have achieved honors 1st Class or 2.1 class degree in either Engineering, Mathematics or Physical Sciences. Candidates with an MSc degree in these disciplines are also acceptable. All the projects are related to the safety of nuclear power components and all candidates are expected to work closely with the industrial sponsors

Funding: Available from October 2014. Studentship covers full UK/EU (EU applicants who have been resident in the UK for 3 years prior to application) PhD tuition fees and a tax-free stipend at the current RCUK rate (£13,863 in 2013/14). EU nationals resident in the EU may also apply and will qualify only for PhD tuition fees

How to apply: Please make an online application for this project at http://www.bris.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Please select Mechanical Engineering on the Programme Choice page and enter details of the studentship when prompted in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form

Please ensure that in the Funding section you tick “I would like to be considered for a funding award from the Department” and specify the title of the scholarship in the “other” box below.

Contacts:  David Smith (medjs@bristol.ac.uk) and Chris Truman (c.e.truman@bristol.ac.uk)  

For general enquiries, please email gsen-pgrs@bristol.ac.uk

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