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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Thermal Design and Testing of Traction Machines

University of Oxford

University of Oxford – Begbroke Science Park, Department of Engineering Science

Location: Oxford
Salary: £30,434 to £37,394
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 1st August 2014
Closes: 4th September 2014
Job Ref: 114459

Begbroke Hill, Yarnton, Oxford

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Thermal Design and Testing of Traction Machines to join the Energy and Power Group at the Department of Engineering Science at Begbroke Science Park.

The post is funded by the TSB in collaboration with McLaren Automotive and McLaren Applied Technologies and is fixed-term until 31 March 2016.

The main objective of this exciting project is to develop a novel, world leading, high power density electric machine drive for applications in the high performance automotive sector. You will be responsible for planning, organisation and delivery of the thermal design and testing of the prototype. You will also be responsible for liaising with other members of the team and suppliers, as well as delivery of technical reports.

You should possess or be near to completion of a PhD in electrical machine design, be competent with thermal analysis and experimental techniques and be strongly self-motivated team player.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Malcolm McCulloch using the email address below.

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 4 September 2014 can be considered.

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Senior Postdoctoral Researcher – Health Services Research

University of Oxford

University of Oxford – Department of Psychiatry

Location: Oxford
Salary: £37,756 to £45,053 with a discretionary range to £49,216 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 1st August 2014
Closes: 4th September 2014
Job Ref: 114297

Warneford Hospital, Oxford

Applications are invited for a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher to work on the NIHR funded Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC), in a senior role in the early intervention and service innovation theme, working with Professors John Geddes and Sasha Shepperd.

The post is based at the Department of Psychiatry, Oxford and is fixed-term for 2 years.

You will take a senior role in establishing a research programme to integrate and analyse large volumes of data collected through each of the projects within the CLAHRC theme, as well as managing the team activity on a day-to-day basis including supervising junior research staff and students. There will be an opportunity for you to develop you own informatics research programme.

You will have or be working towards a PhD, bioinformatics and biostatistics or a relevant area or exceptionally, have equivalent postgraduate experience in bioinformatics and biostatistics or a relevant area, along with a research background in statistics/complex data analysis. Experience of qualitative research in mental health would be an advantage as would knowledge of NHS policy on R&D and modernising the NHS.

Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory disclosure report from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 4 September 2014 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter explaining how you meet the job requirements and details of two referees as part of your online application.

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Medical Statistician

University of Surrey

University of Surrey – Surrey Clinical Research Centre

Location: Guildford
Salary: £37,756 to £45,053
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 1st August 2014
Closes: 22nd August 2014
Job Ref: 053014

Interview Date:  Thursday 11 September 2014

The Surrey Clinical Research Centre, part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, is a purpose-built 24-bed unit specialising in (mainly Phase I/II) CNS, immunology and oncology clinical trials, generally conducted under contract with major pharmaceutical companies. The Centre is MHRA Phase 1 supplementary accredited experimental medicine unit. It is situated on the University Manor Park site close to the main University campus.

The successful candidate will be involved in

  • All statistical aspects of clinical trials, from sample sizing, protocol, to double programming final statistical output, using SAS
  • Statistically supporting staff and students, including teaching basic statistics to non-specialists, the latter mainly post-grads using SPSS
  • Contributing to funding applications by NHS and Higher Education Institution (HEI) staff via the Research Design Service, and associated statistical support

A substantial part of the statistical work involves programming in SAS.

Statistical consultancy, both inside and outside the University, will be involved.

An analytical mind and proven problem-solving ability will be paramount for your success in this position, as well as a gift for effective communication through both verbal and written media.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Dr Sig Johnsen, Senior Statistician, on 01483 688656.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease (2 posts)

University of Oxford

University of Oxford – Department of Psychiatry

Location: Oxford
Salary: £29,837 to £36,661 with a discretionary range to £40,046 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 1st August 2014
Closes: 15th September 2014
Job Ref: 114260

Warneford Hospital, Oxford

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Assistant posts to work within the Oxford Dementia Research Team, a newly established team conducting translational research ranging from mechanisms to drug development and from discovery to qualification of molecular biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders

The posts are to support the work of the European Medical Information Framework (http://www.emif.eu) study, the UK Dementias Platform (UKDP) biomarker core and the ARUK funded protein biomarker study.

The posts are fixed-term for 3 years and are based in the Department of Psychiatry, at the Warneford Hospital, Oxford and the Department of Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, in Oxford.

The roles will involve generation of biomarker data using various proteomic are other technologies. You will also analyse large biomarker datasets from multiple sources including EMIF-AD and UKDP using a range of bioinformatics approaches and contribute to the development of cell based and in vivo models for the analysis of mechanisms and validation of biomarkers.

You will have or be close to completion of a PhD in Neuroscience or a relevant area along with a research background and experience, evidenced by publication, in immunocytochemistry, immunocapture detection and/or molecular and cellular biology. Previous research experience in dementia research and in complex data analysis would advantageous. 

Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory disclosure report from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 15 September 2014 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter explaining how you meet the job requirements and details of two referees as part of your online application.

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Research Assistant in Protein Phosphatases in Human Cancers

University of Oxford

University of Oxford – Department of Biochemistry

Location: Oxford
Salary: £26,527 to £31,644
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 1st August 2014
Closes: 14th August 2014
Job Ref: 114508

South Parks Road, Oxford

We are seeking to appoint a graduate research assistant in the group of Professor Francis Barr researching the role of protein phosphatases in human cancers. This provides an exciting opportunity for highly motivated researchers to develop advanced methods for cell biological, biochemical and structural characterisation of protein phosphatases. The work, supported by a Cancer Research UK programme award, is important for the understanding of the processes of normal cell division, and has great relevance for the development of novel therapeutic agents.

Applicants should possess a degree in Biochemistry or Cell and Molecular Biology or equivalent. Candidates should have knowledge of protein biochemistry and general molecular biology skills. Experience of microscopy and cell culture methods is desirable.

This full-time post is funded by Cancer Research UK for a fixed-term of up to 3 years in the first instance and is based at the New Biochemistry Department in Oxford.

The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Thursday 14 August 2014, with interviews for shortlisted candidates as soon as possible thereafter.

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Lecturer in Creative Writing

University of Winchester

University of Winchester

Location: Winchester
Salary: £31,342 to £35,256 – per annum, pro rata 0.5fte
Hours: Part Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 1st August 2014
Closes: 13th August 2014
Job Ref: ART-E10

The Faculty of Arts is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Creative Writing to teach, tutor and assess the work of Creative Writing students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.  The post holder will be expected to contribute to the delivery and further development of this vibrant programme.

As our ideal candidate you will hold a relevant postgraduate qualification and have experience of teaching Creative Writing at degree level. You will have a strong record of publication/performance in Fiction (not YAF/children) AND/OR Professional Writing (e.g. copywriting, corporate literature, marketing/advertising, media), together with excellent communication skills.

The University is committed to the wellbeing and development of its employees and, as such, offers an excellent staff development programme, sports facilities and pension scheme.

Interview Date: 21 August 2014

To apply, please click on the Apply button below.  Please note that posts close at midnight on the date stated. Late applications will not be accepted.

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Cycling Officer, Dumfries & Galloway

Organisation: Sustrans
Salary: £21,321 – £23,864 pa
Reference: SUS1246
Location: Dumfries
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Wed 13 August 14
Website: www.sustrans.org.uk

Sustrans, the UK’s leading sustainable transport charity, which promotes the National Cycle Network and other exciting initiatives, requires an experienced individual to join our national team.

Cycling Officer, Dumfries & Galloway
£21,321 – £23,864 per annum
(dependent on relevant skills and experience)
37.5 hours per week – contract to 31 August 2015 – based in Dumfries

The main responsibilities of this role will include the promotion of active travel (cycling, scooting, walking) to and from school as well as during leisure time, supporting staff and volunteers in the promotion of active travel within the school community i.e. ‘school champions’, harnessing local authority resources and making links between schools, external partners and the bicycle industry.

Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and committed to cycling and the promotion of sustainable transport, you will have experience of working with children and young people, excellent communication and presentation skills, be IT literate and have the ability to motivate others. Experience of partnership working is also essential. Membership of the PVG Scheme is mandatory for this post. A driving licence is also required for this post due to the rural location of some schools.

To apply please download and complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form from our website. Alternatively, please email jobs@sustrans.org.uk or ring our recruitment line on 0117 915 0325. Please quote reference number. Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am Wednesday 13 August 2014. Interviews will take place in Dumfries on Wednesday 27 August 2014.

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Senior Strategy Officer

Organisation: Sustrans
Salary: £23,864 – £27,109 pa
Reference: SUS1243
Location: Bristol
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Tue 26 August 14
Website: www.sustrans.org.uk

Sustrans, the charity that’s enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day, is seeking to fill the following key vacancy:

Senior Strategy Officer
£23,864 – £27,109 per annum
(dependent on relevant skills and experience)
37.5 hours per week – maternity cover – based in central Bristol

This exciting role will work closely with our Strategy Manager, supporting all teams to put Sustrans strategy into practice. The role will include supporting the development, introduction, co-ordination and reporting of organisational-wide key performance indicators and we are looking for a strategic thinker who is structured in their logic and planning and can synthesise information and present conclusions with simplicity and clarity.

Educated to degree level or equivalent you will have experience of research, facilitation, project management, monitoring and reporting systems and an understanding of Sustrans work programmes. You will have excellent verbal and written communications skills, including a proven ability to work collaboratively with senior colleagues. You will also have experience of presentation giving and be committed to the promotion of sustainable transport.

To apply please download and complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form from our website. Alternatively, email jobs@sustrans.org.uk or ring our recruitment line on 0117 915 0325. Please quote reference number. Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am on Tuesday 26 August 2014. Interviews will take place in Bristol on Wednesday 3 September 2014.

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Mapping Volunteer

Organisation: Sustrans
Location: Birmingham
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Sun 31 August 14
Website: www.sustrans.org.uk
Contact name: Lisa Hartley
Contact telephone: 0121 633 5517
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Sustrans is a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.
Sustrans works with communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people can choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys and enjoy better, safer spaces to live in. All over the UK, we make a positive difference to people’s lives.

We are currently looking for a mapping volunteer who can help us to digitize Phase 1 habitat survey data. This is part of our Greener Greenways project which aims to create wildlife corridors on our greenways. The project will enable us to audit, preserve and promote biodiversity on the NCN, and also involve new groups of people in understanding the natural world around them. Greener Greenways focuses on 38 traffic free walking and cycling routes owned or managed by Sustrans, across Wales, North West of England, Yorkshire and the Humber, the Midlands and Scotland.

Summary of tasks

As a mapping volunteers your activities will include:

  • Digitizing Phase 1 habitat management surveys

Skills required

We are looking for someone who is familiar with GIS, and preferably mapinfo as well.
Commitment to sustainable transport for volunteer travel.

Time commitment

Between 1 – 3 days per week ideally, for a 3 – 4 month period. Starting August – September 2014.

Training and support offered

  • induction pack with full instructions, guidance notes and resources
  • regular newsletters on the project’s progress
  • Sustrans staff will be on hand to provide support and dedicated training

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Administrator apprentice

To know more about this job offer, please call on 08456018122 (willmott Dixon Partnerships).

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