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Administrative Assistant

University of Oxford

University of Oxford – School of Geography and the Environment

Location: Oxford
Salary: £20,781 to £24,057 Grade 4, p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 3rd September 2014
Closes: 22nd September 2014
Job Ref: 114916

School of Geography and the Environment, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford

We are seeking to appoint an Administrative Assistant to provide secretarial and administrative support to senior research and teaching staff of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE), and selected programmes, projects and events.

You will need to be an experienced and efficient administrator with strong IT skills and a friendly personality. Good interpersonal and communication skills, an ability to respond to deadlines by prioritising tasks effectively and using your initiative are essential. You must also be a good team player and demonstrate a willingness to adapt to the changing needs and priorities in SSEE. A flexible approach to working hours is required as you may be asked to work outside normal office hours on occasion in connection with events.

This post is fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 22 September 2014. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 29 September 2014.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=114916

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Facilities Helpdesk Assistant

University of Oxford

University of Oxford – Estates Services

Location: Oxford
Salary: £20,781 to £24,057 Grade 4, p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 3rd September 2014
Closes: 11th September 2014
Job Ref: 114981

Estates Services, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford

We are looking for a Facilities Helpdesk Assistant to join our busy Central Services team based in University Offices, Wellington Square.

The role is a fixed-term appointment for 4 months with an immediate start available.

The Facilities Helpdesk team are responsible to provide support to all of our colleagues and customers within FM-managed buildings, as well as the other teams which make up the Central Services group. We are looking for somebody with the confidence and technical ability to handle a variety of queries in a fast paced environment; our customers contact us by telephone, email, fax and via an online workload management system, therefore flexibility and good communication skills are essential. Experience of working in a similar environment would be highly desirable however detailed training will be made available.

Further information regarding job description, selection criteria and how to apply are available below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 11 September 2014, and interviews will take place on 2 October 2014. Please upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=114981

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University Sport Activation project Administrator

University of Exeter

University of Exeter – Athletic Union- Sports Office

Location: Exeter
Salary: £15,765 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 3rd September 2014
Closes: 8th September 2014
Job Ref: P47612
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This is a new full time post which is available immediately on a fixed term basis until September 2017.

The Athletic Union is responsible for the running and promotion of sporting activities for University of Exeter students. The purpose of this post is to provide Administrative support to assist the Athletic Union team who are developing an exciting new project “EXperience Sport”, as part of the Sport England Active Universities programme.

Duties for this post will include a combination of administration and assisting with the development of our Experience sport programme aimed at encouraging more students to engage in sport. The appointee will also play a lead role in providing reports on participation figures and student feedback to Sport England as well as being the main point of contact for initial communication with local suppliers who are supporting the project.

Applicants should be confident, enthusiastic and positive, with excellent planning and organisational skills and ideally some experience of student participation and engagement activity within higher education and/or experience of working in a student-focussed environment. Applicants should also have excellent communication skills, an ability to prioritise and schedule own workload in the face of conflicting demands, to ensure deadlines are met and a high quality of service is provided to customers at all times, and excellent IT skills, including Outlook, Word and Excel

For further information, please contact Catherine White, email c.l.white@ex.ac.uk, or telephone (01392) 722478. 

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

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.

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PhD Studentship in Engineering: Novel vibration and solar Energy Harvesting for Applications

University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Location: Exeter
Salary: £13,863 per year
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 3rd September 2014
Closes: 3rd October 2014
Job Ref: 1520

Location: Streatham Campus, University of Exeter, EX4 4QJ

Primary supervisor:  Professor Meiling Zhu

We are inviting applications for a College of Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences funded PhD studentship working within Energy Autonomous Sensing Systems Research Group within the University of Exeter. The aim of the research is to develop novel energy harvesting structures and strategies for wireless communication applications. Your work will include:

• Critical literature review on energy harvesting method and strategies
• Novel vibration and solar energy harvesting strategy and transducer designs
• Modelling and simulation of the designed transducers/strategies
• Prototype and characterise the implemented energy harvesters/strategies

You will have an opportunity to work with the multidisciplinary team of Energy Autonomous Sensing System Group members, and also with the group industrial partners. This will enable you to build your team working skills and personnel profile for your career development in industrial and academic research environments.

Contact for Informal enquiries: Professor Meiling Zhu,  tel: 01392 725869

Application criteria Applicants should have or expect to achieve at least a 2:1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in materials, physics, mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering and/or related engineering.

Number of awards: 1

Contact: Postgraduate Research Office emps-pgr-ad@exeter.ac.uk

How to apply To apply, you must complete the online web form. You will be asked to submit some personal details and upload a full CV, transcript, covering letter and details of two academic referees. Your covering letter should outline your academic interests, prior research experience and reasons for wishing to undertake this project. It would be useful if you could upload a thesis or a write-up of a final year project (upload as “research proposal”).

For general enquiries please contact Fiona Ayre at emps-pgr-ad@exeter.ac.uk.

International applicants are welcome to apply. As the award only covers UK/EU fees, international students will be expected to pay the different between UK/EU and International fees.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

University of Oxford

University of Oxford – School of Geography and the Environment

Location: Oxford
Salary: £30,434 Grade 7,p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 3rd September 2014
Closes: 6th October 2014
Job Ref: 114944

School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the social science team in the interdisciplinary MaRIUS project. The successful candidate will be required to conduct independent and original social science research in collaboration with the social scientists in MaRIUS, focussing on fieldwork in two case study localities in the Thames Basin. This will involve designing, planning, undertaking and analysing individual and collective interviews and oral histories with local residents and stakeholders with regard to perceptions, experiences and knowledge of drought. You will be supporting the staging, recording and analysing of a Competency Group; contributing to production of joint deliverables from the MaRIUS consortium; collaborating in the preparation of research publications and book chapters. You will be expected to publish in highly-ranked, peer-reviewed academic journals and present papers at conferences/meetings.

Applications will have a PhD/DPhil in a social science discipline, relevant to environmental studies, in addition to a demonstrated ability to conduct qualitative research fieldwork (including, interviews, archival and documentary methods; ethnography and oral history fieldwork). Familiarity with relevant Human Geography and Science and Technology Studies theoretical perspectives and an ability to manage your own time effectively and undertake work to agreed timetable are also essential, in addition to excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present results, and represent the research group at meetings, and the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a research team.

The post is available to start 1 January 2015 and is fixed-term for 18 months.

Applications are to be made online. Please upload your CV and supporting statement as part of your application.

The closing date is 12.00 noon on 6 October 2014, and interviews will be held during week commencing 13 October 2014.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=114944 

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Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in British Politics Politics, Languages & International Studies

University of Bath

University of Bath

Location: Bath
Salary: £38,511 to £45,954
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 3rd September 2014
Closes: 22nd September 2014
Job Ref: CC2571

The University of Bath is making a major strategic investment in the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies (PoLIS).  PoLIS wishes to enhance its position as a leading research department by making this appointment in British Politics, along with 3 other academic appointments in French and Russian Politics.

We welcome applications from scholars working in any area of British Politics. You should have the potential to generate high quality publications and to pursue research income.

If appointed, you will be encouraged to build links with the University of Bath Institute for Policy Research (http://www.bath.ac.uk/ipr/)

If you wish to make an informal and confidential enquiry about this post, please contact the Head of Department, Prof. Charles Lees. Email: c.s.j.lees@bath.ac.uk.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Molecular Parasitology

University of Oxford

University of Oxford – Department of Biochemistry

Location: Oxford
Salary: £30,434 to £37,394 Grade 7,p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 3rd September 2014
Closes: 15th September 2014
Job Ref: 114979

Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Molecular Parasitology group of Dr Matt Higgins at the Department of Biochemistry. We are a research team of 8 – 10 members who study the structural basis for host-parasite interactions in human infective parasites such as malaria and sleeping sickness. The successful postholder will aim to understand how critical proteins from the malaria parasites interact with their human receptors during erythrocyte invasion. We collaborate with colleagues at the Oxford University Jenner Institute to translate these findings to the development of immunogens for use in vaccines.

Applicants will be in the process of completing a PhD in a subject related to Biochemistry or Structural Biology. They should have experience in the production and structural determination of the RH-proteins to allow rapid completion of a number of projects.

This full-time post is funded by the Wellcome Trust for a fixed term of up to 12 months and is based at the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford.

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

For further general information, telephone 01865 613204, quoting reference number 114979.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 15 September 2014, with interviews for shortlisted candidates as soon as possible thereafter.

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Senior Lecturer/Reader (Associate Professor) in French Politics (two posts)

University of Bath

University of Bath

Location: Bath
Salary: £47,328 to £54,841
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 3rd September 2014
Closes: 22nd September 2014
Job Ref: CC2572

The University of Bath is making a major strategic investment in the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies (PoLIS).  PoLIS wishes to enhance its position as a leading research department by making making these appointments in French Politics, along with 2 other academic appointments in British and RussianPolitics.

We welcome applications from scholars working in any area of French Politics. You should have a track record of high quality publications and be able to provide evidence of the ability to generate research income.

If appointed, you will be encouraged to build links with the University of Bath Institute for Policy Research (http://www.bath.ac.uk/ipr/)

If you wish to make an informal and confidential enquiry about this post, please contact the Head of Department, Prof. Charles Lees. Email: c.s.j.lees@bath.ac.uk.

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Systematic Reviewer

NHS Blood and Transplant

NHS Blood and Transplant – Systematic Review Initiative

Location: Oxford
Salary: £30,764 to £40,558 AfC Band 7
Hours: Part Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 3rd September 2014
Closes: 17th September 2014
Job Ref: 918-GX4237

Hours: 30 hours per week

Enjoy a rewarding career like no other.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) collects, tests, processes, stores and delivers blood, plasma, organs and tissue to NHS Trusts across the UK. From the members of the public who make incredible, life-saving donations to the dedicated members of our team who make it all happen – people are essential to the service we provide. And you could help us change lives.

An exciting opportunity to join an established and growing systematic review group in Oxford.

We are looking to recruit two experienced systematic reviewers to the Systematic Review Initiative team of NHS Blood and Transplant (www.systematicreviewinitiative.com). You will be responsible for delivering the output of a recently awarded NIHR/ Cochrane Programme Grant. This will be achieved by undertaking a series of systematic reviews in the field of transfusion medicine, including the preparing of the systematic reviews as papers for publication. You will take the methodological and project lead for the systematic reviews you undertake. There will be close work with other reviewers, methodologists and clinicians with access to a full range of academic resources through our links with the University of Oxford.

The successful candidates will have demonstratable experience of systematic reviewing within a medical or scientific environment, a good knowledge of evidence based medicine, an excellent degree in a relevant field and a track record of delivering to deadlines. An understanding of Cochrane review methodology is desirable. Supervision and training will be available throughout the post and you will be fully supported by an experienced clinical and research team.  

The post is a fixed term, three year contract and will be based at our offices within the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. This is a part time post: the days worked are flexible and negotiable.

For further information about this role please contact Susan Brunskill on 01865387706. Susan is available from Tuesday to Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 17th September 2014.
Interviews will be held on or after 8thOctober 2014.

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Senior Lecturer/Reader (Associate Professor) in Russian Politics

University of Bath

University of Bath

Location: Bath
Salary: £47,328 to £54,841
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 3rd September 2014
Closes: 22nd September 2014
Job Ref: CC2573

The University of Bath is making a major strategic investment in the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies (PoLIS).  PoLIS wishes to enhance its position as a leading research department by making the by making this appointment in Russian Politics, along with 3 other academic appointments in French and BritishPolitics.

We welcome applications from scholars working in any area of Russian Politics. You should have a track record of high quality publications and be able to provide evidence of the ability to generate research income.

If appointed, you will be encouraged to build links with the University of Bath Institute for Policy Research (http://www.bath.ac.uk/ipr/)

If you wish to make an informal and confidential enquiry about this post, please contact the Head of Department, Prof. Charles Lees. Email: c.s.j.lees@bath.ac.uk.

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