Monthly Archives: April 2014

Research Assistant

Closing date: 14/05/2014

Job number: ACAD100817

Salary: £30,728 – £33,562 per annum

Contract Type: Fixed term contract staff

Work Hours 35.0 Hours per Week

Job Type: Research and Teaching

The School of Economics, Finance and Management is looking for a Research Assistant to assist on a joint project with Remember a Charity/ Behavioural Insights Team looking at how to use economic incentives and behavioural “nudges” to increase legacy giving to charities.      

The applicant will have a background in economics and knowledge of STATA. We are looking for people who have (or are expected to have) at least an undergraduate degree.

The successful applicant will be expected to be able to work independently. The job will be based in Bristol but with some travel (visiting solicitors in various parts of the country).

The School is growing and has a strong international reputation for research and teaching, with staff who are leaders in their field and who are based in a Faculty which is rated as one of the best in the UK. 

The closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 14th May 2014. It is expected that interviews will be held in the week commencing 19th May 2014.  

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Sarah Smith, sarah.smith@bristol.ac.uk or tel 0117 928 9847.

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Paleoclimate Modelling

Closing date: 01/06/2014

Job number: ACAD100824

Contract Type: Fixed term contract staff

Work Hours  Hours per Week

Salary:  £30,728 – £34,565

Job Type: Research and Teaching

Jurassic Paleoclimate Modelling We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to carry out paleoclimate modelling of the Jurassic time period, and associated work in collaboration with our project partners, Getech. The work will primarily involve running the UK Met Office climate model, HadCM3, for various geological stages in the Jurassic (~150 to ~200 million years ago). Various aspects of the climate will be investigated, including the role of CO2, gateways, and orbital variations in determining the characteristics of this warm greenhouse interval.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 1st June 2014

It is expected that interviews will be held in early June 2014. We hope that the successful candidate will be able to start working soon after the selection process has concluded.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Closing date: 14/05/2014

Job number: ACAD100826

Salary: £30,728 – £34,565

Contract Type: Fixed term contract staff

Work Hours 35.0 Hours per Week

Job Type: Research and Teaching

Applications are invited for a 12-month postdoctoral research position (possible extension to 15 months) in the area of organic synthesis and flow chemistry with Professor Kevin Booker-Milburn.The project, funded by Novartis Basel, is part of a collaborative venture concerned with the application of flow photochemistry for the production of complex, high value molecules from simple chemical feedstocks.

You will be expected to have a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry or have submitted your thesis by the start date. Experience of synthetic methodology development, synthetic organic photochemistry and flow chemistry would be desirable.

A May starting date is expected.

Research Fellow

(Ref. P47005)

The College wishes to recruit a Research Fellow to support the work of Professor Stephen Eichhorn. This post is available from 01 July 2014 for 36 months. The project will study the production of and characterisation of high performance cellulose and carbon fibres using spectroscopic methods.

The post will include the carrying out of the conversion of cellulose fibres to carbon filaments, the Raman spectroscopy of cellulose and carbon fibres, the analysis of data, the publication of high quality journal papers and the presentation of work at conferences. The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.

The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in cellulose/carbon fibres and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.

The starting salary will be from £32,590 up to £34,566 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.

The closing date for completed applications is Monday 19th May 2014.

The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

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.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Please send your CV, covering letter and the details of three referees, along with a completed application and equal opportunities form to Professor Stephen Eichhorn (s.j.eichhorn@exeter.ac.uk) quoting the reference number P47005 in any correspondence.

To download the application and equal opportunities form please follow the below links;

http://www.admin.ex.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/app_form.rtf

http://www.admin.ex.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/EO_form.rtf

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Primary Education

Reference A814

Salary 7 £30,728 – £34,565 per annum 8 £35,597 – £45,053 per annum

Dept/Location Francis Close Hall

Closing date: 16 May 2014 – Note that applications must reach us by this date

Interview date: 23 May 2014

We are looking for an inspiring lecturer to join the high achieving and dynamic Primary Education team in delivering courses in undergraduate and postgraduate initial teacher education and CPD. The post is to strengthen our provision in teaching and learning in the foundation subjects of the National Curriculum. This is an opportunity for an outstanding candidate who can offer a strength a one or more foundation subjects to contribute to the development of the team in a rapidly changing context, working closely with partnership schools. The successful applicant will contribute to teaching university and school-based course elements, including our School Direct provision, and also undertake personal tutoring and school link tutoring and contribute to the research culture within the Institute of Education.

For an informal discussion, please contact Sally Yates, Head of the Institute of Education and Public Services (01242 714763)

Project Engineer (Fixed-Term)

Salary: Starting from £30,728, rising to £35,597
Closing Date: Sunday 18 May 2014
Interview Date: See advert
Reference: RJ2339R

The University of Bath’s Laboratory for Integrated Metrology Applications (LIMA) is looking for a Project Engineer to contribute metrology input into a multi-partner research programme and to deliver product verification support to a range of companies as a member of a wider project team.

This is a new role created by successful bids to a number of funding bodies. The post holder will have exciting career development opportunities as he/she will gain excellent technical and business related skills and experience as well as develop business contacts as a result of providing R&D support to high value manufacturing companies in the UK.

The candidate should be a qualified engineering professional with experience of project management in a research and / or industrial environment. You will have a thorough understanding of modern manufacturing methods and systems and a full appreciation and understanding of process capability, product inspection and quality techniques. Knowledge of industrial metrology and reverse engineering methods would be advantageous, but appropriate tailored training will be provided to the preferred candidate. You are able to communicate this understanding to both researchers and industrial partners in a project context. Your experience in the field gives you credibility to represent the wider LIMA Group across the breadth of expertise it offers and to work with private companies to implement change in their processes.

LIMA has a proven track record of successful delivery of both research and commercial manufacturing interventions. We have a positive impact on the partner projects we engage in and all team members are instrumental to delivering these results. You will play a central role in ensuring that we continue to deliver across two important partner projects for the group.

This is a fixed term contract for 2 years. For an informal discussion about the role or the project please contact Prof Paul Maropoulos on 01225 385376.

Further details:

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Directors’ PA and Administrator

Organisation: Crane Environmental Ltd
Salary: Negotiable depending on skills and experience
Location: Surbiton, Kingston upon Thames
Hours: Either
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Website: www.crane-environmental.co.uk
Contact name: Directors Jean Venables or Roger Venables
Contact telephone: 020 3137 2375
Contact email:

Explanation of the role:

Four organisations are run from our office – the Association of Drainage Authorities (ADA), CEEQUAL (the sustainability assessment, rating and awards scheme for civil engineering), Venables Consultancy and Crane Environmental itself. This job involves working for all four organisations on a varied and challenging workload, which includes:

  • Acting as Jean Venables’ PA – for example, arranging meetings, arranging travel, supporting meetings with visitors to the office, emails on her behalf, writing letters for her approval;
  • Arranging meetings of Association committees and other events, including registering participants, preparation, copying and distribution of agendas and papers;
  • Creating, updating and managing databases, spreadsheets or Outlook records contacts for all our operations – including ADA members and CEEQUAL users and prospective users
  • Other administration tasks for a small busy office.

Interests and attributes we are looking for:

  • An interest in working with a wide range of people with different backgrounds, work and backgrounds – in water resources, flood risk management, sustainability and the environment; in engineering, farming, policy and politics
  • Good and efficient administration skills with attention to detail;
  • Effective and pleasant telephone manner;
  • Good software skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and, ideally, knowledge of ACT! database software as well;
  • Ability to prioritise, to work well in a small team, and to liaise with many external parties.

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FoodSave Account Manager

Organisation: The Sustainable Restaurant Association
Salary: £26,000 pa dependent on experience
Reference: Ops04
Location: London
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Fri 09 May 14
Website: www.thesra.org
Contact name: Victoria Moorhouse
Contact telephone: 02074794245
Contact email:

This new role with the SRA involves managing the FoodSave project we are delivering. This exciting piece of work focuses on running food waste audits for London businesses across the food and hospitality services sector. The role requires excellent communication and project management skills and a high attention to detail. It will be working in a fast paced environment managing the delivery of multiple food waste audits with the SRA team. Experience in the restaurant industry and knowledge on food waste issues would be beneficial.

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Course: Bumblebee Identification and Surveying

Organisation: Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales
Location: Tondu, Bridgend
Course type: Short Course
Date: 9th May 2014
Website: www.welshwildlife.org
Contact name: Rose Revera
Contact telephone: 441656724100
Contact email:

PRICE: Suggested donation of £5 for members of WTSWW or BCT, £7 for non-members.

BOOKING: Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Please book with Rose on email or 01656 724100. Booking preference will be given to registered BeeWalk volunteers, you can register for Bee walk at their website. When booking please state whether you are registered with BeeWalk.

DESCRIPTION: Come along to a bumblebee workshop with Sinead Lynch of Bumblebee Conservation Trust and learn how to identify and survey for our British bumblebees.


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Course: Bumblebee Identification and Surveying

Organisation: Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales
Location: Tondu, Bridgend
Course type: Short Course
Date: 9th May 2014
Website: www.welshwildlife.org
Contact name: Rose Revera
Contact telephone: 441656724100
Contact email:

PRICE: Suggested donation of £5 for members of WTSWW or BCT, £7 for non-members.

BOOKING: Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Please book with Rose on email or 01656 724100. Booking preference will be given to registered BeeWalk volunteers, you can register for Bee walk at their website. When booking please state whether you are registered with BeeWalk.

DESCRIPTION: Come along to a bumblebee workshop with Sinead Lynch of Bumblebee Conservation Trust and learn how to identify and survey for our British bumblebees.


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