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Head of Operations (Global Engagement Hub)

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £50,200 to £58,172 per annum with further progression opportunities to £62,627
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 5th September 2014
Closes: 2nd October 2014
Job Ref: UET81

BU is a successful, modern institution with ambitious plans. We currently have over 17,000 students, of which 2,000 are international and from over 130 different countries. We are recognised as one of the most innovative universities in the UK, bringing together professional and academic excellence to make us a UK leader across our academic footprint.

Working to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) (Global Engagement), you will be managing and overseeing operations within the newly created Global Engagement Hub as a vehicle for delivery of our global engagement ambitions as a University. The Global Engagement Hub is not a professional service, but a creative, new leadership framework for coordinating global engagement activity across the matrix of professional service areas/teams and our academic Schools and Faculties. Roles specifically located within the Hub are designed to support the matrix, working closely with the PVC (Global Engagement).

The role is designed to support the PVC (Global Engagement) through operational leadership and co-ordination of the University’s Global Engagement portfolio including financial operation, risk management and delivery and resource planning. As Head of Operations (Global Engagement Hub) will play a central role in ensuring the successful implementation and monitoring of the University’s emergent global engagement plan aligned to the delivery of targets within BU2018 – our strategic plan.

With a Bachelor honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject, you will have significant senior administrative/academic management experience. Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and proven ability to manage operations in an academic and business focussed environment are essential. You will have a passion for what the Global Engagement Hub and the University is trying to achieve and be able to evidence ability to translate and deliver broad strategy into actionable success.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Sonal Minocha, PVC (Global Engagement), by emailing sminocha@bournemouth.ac.uk.

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961130 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference. 

Closing date: (midnight)

Interview date:  w/c 20 and 27 October 2014

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Projects and Business Support Manager-(Global Engagement Hub)

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £32,277 to £37,394 per annum with further progression opportunities to £40,847
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 5th September 2014
Closes: 2nd October 2014
Job Ref: UET80

BU is a successful, modern institution with ambitious plans. We currently have over 17,000 students, of which 2,000 are international and from over 130 different countries. We are recognised as one of the most innovative universities in the UK, bringing together professional and academic excellence to make us a UK leader across our academic footprint.

Working to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) (Global Engagement), this role will be responsible for undertaking the research, analysis and project management for key strategic projects which support the development and delivery of the University’s Global Engagement Plan. As Projects and Business Support Manager, you will act as clerk to a range of meetings within the Global Engagement Hub and take responsibility for the management and co-ordination of key projects including regular monitoring and evaluation of activity. You will be part of the newly created Global Engagement Hub as a vehicle for delivery of our global engagement ambitions as a University. The Global Engagement Hub is not a professional service, but a creative, new leadership framework for coordinating global engagement activity across the matrix of professional service areas/teams and our academic Schools and Faculties. Roles specifically located within the Hub are designed to support the matrix, working closely with the PVC.

The role is designed to support the PVC (Global Engagement) in championing annually agreed projects aligned to the Global Engagement Hub. You will also provide business support services for the portfolio in facilitating workshops, meetings and other cross University events. You will own and deliver milestones within the University’s emergent global engagement plan aligned to the delivery of targets within BU2018-our strategic plan.

With a Bachelor honours degree or equivalent you will have a proven track record of scoping, defining developing and delivering complex projects in a matrix organisational context. You will have well developed presentation, verbal, document handling, report writing and analytical skills.

You will have a passion for what the Global Engagement Hub and the University is trying to achieve and be able to evidence ability to translate and deliver broad research aims into actionable deliverables.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Sonal Minocha, PVC (Global Engagement), by emailing sminocha@bournemouth.ac.uk.

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961130 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference. 

Closing date: (midnight)

Interview date:  w/c 20 and 27 October 2014

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Researcher (Global Engagement Hub)

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £27,864 to £32,277 per annum with further progression opportunities to £32,256
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 5th September 2014
Closes: 2nd October 2014
Job Ref: UET79

BU is a successful, modern institution with ambitious plans. We currently have over 17,000 students, of which 2,000 are international and from over 130 different countries. We are recognised as one of the most innovative universities in the UK, bringing together professional and academic excellence to make us a UK leader across our academic footprint.

Working to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) (Global Engagement), you will undertake and coordinate research and third stream income generation activity in the broad area of the internationalisation of H.E. Specific projects and themes will evolve over time. You will be part of the newly created Global Engagement Hub as a vehicle for delivery of our global engagement ambitions as a University. The Global Engagement Hub is not a professional service, but a creative, new leadership framework for coordinating global engagement activity across the matrix of professional service areas/teams and our academic Schools and Faculties. Roles specifically located within the Hub are designed to support the matrix, working closely with the PVC (Global Engagement).

The role is designed to support the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) in embedding research led thought leadership, publications and income generation activity as the intellectual basis of the Global Engagement Hub. As Researcher (Global Engagement Hub) you will own and deliver milestones within the University’s emergent global engagement plan aligned to the delivery of targets within BU2018 – our strategic plan.

With a Bachelor honours degree in business (including allied disciplines) or social sciences (e.g. geography, sociology, psychology) and a Doctorate (or nearing completion) in business, policy, social sciences, or HE research in a relevant area to the project, you will have proven ability in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. You will have a passion for what the Global Engagement Hub and the University is trying to achieve and be able to evidence ability to translate and deliver broad research aims into actionable deliverables.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Sonal Minocha, PVC (Global Engagement), by emailing sminocha@bournemouth.ac.uk.

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961130 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference. 

Closing date: Thursday 2 October 2014 (midnight)

Interview date:  w/c 20 and 27 October 2014

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Research Fellow – Design History

Location: Sion Hill
Ref: 08/14/2074
Rate of Pay: £31,342 to £35,256 per annum
Contract: Fixed Term – start January 2015 or sooner for 12 months
Closing Date: 12 midnight GMT, 13th October 2014
Interview Date: 27th October 2014

Interviews will be held at UWE or Watershed, Bristol. The panel will include UWE colleague leading on the project

About us Bath Spa University’s vision is to be a leading educational institution in creativity, culture, enterprise and education. With innovative teaching and learning, focussed research excellence and state-of-the-art facilities, we put our students at the very centre of all we do.

Bath Spa University is a popular university and both students and staff value our attractive campuses, which include a beautiful parkland estate and historic buildings set in inspirational scenery

Based at Sion Hill Campus, the home of the Bath School of Art & Design, the post will require regular travel to University of West of England and to locations across the Bath and Bristol region

About the role Under the direction of the line manager and as part of the wider project research team, the post holder will undertake primary research as part of the AHRC/ Design Council funded Bath & Bristol by Design research project. They will work with micro, SME and large companies across the defined geographical area. They will also require multi-platform technology skills for collecting case study material for the website. They will analyse data generated by the project which will feed into the final report.

This role will specifically work on the investigation and analysis of the region’s Design History. This part of the project is led by Dr Graham McLaren at Bath Spa University and the post will be based at Bath Spa’s SIon Hill campus but will involve travel across the region and regular meetings at University of West of England. This work package will examine the evolution of the design industry in Bristol and Bath.

We are seeking applications from candidates who possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist design history knowledge and ability in both qualitative and quantitative analysis to scope the design histories of Bath, Bristol and their hinterlands via a detailed historical and cultural analysis of the distinctive cultural context of design in the Bristol and Bath region. The project will investigate and analyse the importance of these city’s separate design histories and assess the extent to which these locales create distinct design imperatives which influence the nature of the region’s design practice. Each city ‘includes clusters of particular specialisms’ that the project will analyse and investigate through their respective social and cultural histories. This concern with social and cultural history is one of the distinctive features of the project and complements the quantifiable and statistical elements. This investigation recognises the unique relationships between the past and present of design and the design industries in Bath and Bristol

Applicants should have the knowledge and skills to be able to be the work effectively in a team of researchers, in collaboration with the project partners and subject to the approval of the Principal and Co-Investigators on fundamental issues. The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate that they are able to use initiative and creativity to identify areas for research, develop the research methods and extend the research portfolio.

This project will build on existing research but will be largely self-directed and the applicant should be able to demonstrate a track record of carrying out research within either HEI or relevant creative industry. The applicant will be expected to make a major contribution to the publication of the research outputs and developing innovative means of dissemination and the application of the research outcomes.

The post will be part of a team of researchers who will be trained in all aspects of collective and collaborative creation; cultural copyright; the role of audiences and the implications for informed consent; the documentation of practice; potential harm or risk to the researcher; visual representations of individuals or social groups; the public exhibition of research outcomes (including those that are aural, movement-based, and/or predominantly visual rather than textual); when an audience member, creative collaborator or client might be considered a research participant; responsibilities to communities within participatory practices; expressing yourself in appropriate languages to ensure understanding and informed consent; as well as more general issues of data storage, exploitation and the use of sensitive economic, social or personal data

This post has been fully funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

About you
You will have a track record in design history research, evidenced by a completed PhD or publications, and experience of using qualitative and quantities methodologies in design history research. You will have the ability to work well in a research team environment, developing lines of inquiry whilst remaining focussed on the overall aims and scope of the project. You will have experience of developing objectives and leading a research project, either as an individual or as part of a collaborative team. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to develop innovative analysis approaches which go beyond the descriptive.

The post holder must be able to collaborate with a wide range of potential partners and contribute to relevant meetings both internally and externally. The post requires regular travel around the Bath and Bristol region and it is desirable that the post holder is a car driver.

For further details please see the job description and person specification

For an informal discussion regarding this post, after the 26 August 2014, please contact Dr Graham McLaren on 01225 875 520 or g.mclaren@bathspa.ac.uk. For general queries regarding the project contact the Bath Spa University research support office researchsupportoffice@bathspa.ac.uk

How to apply
For further information or to apply on-line please visit jobs.bathspa.ac.uk. Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed. Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to hrcontact@bathspa.ac.uk.

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies.

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

Technician (Food & Nutrition Unit)

Plymouth University

Plymouth University – School of Biological Sciences

Location: Plymouth
Salary: £20,781 to £23,886 pro-rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 5th September 2014
Closes: 18th September 2014
Job Ref: A3930

Faculty of Science and Environment

The Faculty of Science & Environment, School of Biological Sciences wish to appoint a Technician to support work in the Food & Nutrition Unit. This is a fixed term part-time contract to provide maternity cover from 11/11/14 to 2/2/15 with a potential to be extended to 12/5/15. You will provide general support for practical classes and the research labs in Nutrition, Exercise & Health. Part of the role also requires ordering for the School and recording in the Agresso database.

You should be educated to a minimum of BTEC certificate or equivalent, have previous laboratory experience (preferably in a similar subject area), experience of purchasing and ideally competency in food hygiene standards.

You will need to be able to work on your own initiative but also be a team player when required. Computer literacy and an understanding of basic software packages will be essential, and a working knowledge of database use will be highly desirable, as this is a significant aspect of this post.

This is a part-time position working 15 hours per week as a job share on Mondays and Tuesdays on a fixed-term basis to cover a period of maternity cover.

Contact for informal discussion: Dr Andrew Kent, Faculty Technical Manager, on email andrew.kent1@plymouth.ac.uk or telephone 01752 584541

Closing date:  12midnight

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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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Centre for Quantum Photonics

Work Hours: 35.0 Hours per Week

Job Type: Research and Teaching

A postdoctoral research assistant (PDRA) position is available at the Centre for Quantum Photonics in the H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory and Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol.

The successful candidate will specialise in quantum information processing with single photons. The candidate should have both theoretical and experimental skills, evidenced by a track record in quantum computation and simulation, be familiar with developing theory for practical near term experiments and able to identify routes to scalability. The candidate should have a record of publishing their work in high impact journals and presentations at international conferences. Additionally, knowledge and experience of quantum communication and quantum key distribution is advantageous, as is a familiarity with other quantum computing technologies.

The successful applicant will work closely with Dr Jonathan Matthews, Dr Anthony Laing, Dr Mark Thompson and Prof. Jeremy O’Brien, as well as engaging with all other members of the Centre for Quantum Photonics who have experience ranging from photonics device fabrication through to quantum information science theory.

This is a fixed term 24 month post as part of an EPSRC Programme Grant focussed on the development of quantum information technologies. CQP is committed to helping researchers become independent academics and have extensive experience in aiding PRDAs with fellowship applications.

Please direct all informal enquiries to cqp-enquiries@bristol.ac.uk with the e-mail title PDRA Programme Grant.

Reader in Psychology

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University – Teaching, Research & Scholarship

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £47,328 to £54,841
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 5th September 2014
Closes: 25th September 2014
Job Ref: 000261

About Anglia Ruskin University:

Our vibrant, modern University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally and we have ambitious plans for our future. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investments. With an annual income of £179m, over 30,000 students and 2,000 staff, we are a major force for higher education in the East of England.

About the role:

You will be joining the Department of Psychology on our Cambridge campus, which was the top rated Psychology department in a new university for the quality of its research in the last RAE (THES tables). We are a forward-looking and enthusiastic department with a vision that combines commitment to a strong and active research culture with excellence in learning and teaching. You will contribute to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and undertake module assessment and administration duties. You will be expected to take a leadership role in supporting the vibrant research culture in the department.

With a PhD in Psychology, you will have previous successful teaching experience, a track record of successful income generation and a strong national or international research profile. We invite applications from candidates with expertise in any area of psychology which complements and supports our Departmental provision. Applicants who can contribute to teaching and research in the areas of: mental health, clinical psychology, psychological well-being, and research methods (quantitative and/or qualitative) would be particularly welcomed.

For informal enquiries contact Dr Rachel Cook, Head of Department for Psychology, at rachel.cook@anglia.ac.uk

We value diversity at Anglia Ruskin University and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Guidance Notes:

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification below. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

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Healthcare Practice Placement Development Lead

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University – Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Location: Oxford
Salary: £25,783 to £34,530 per annum (Equivalent to NHS Band 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 5th September 2014
Closes: 24th September 2014
Job Ref: 435/19135/BC

This is a fixed term appointment for two years

This is an exciting opportunity to work in partnership with the university and practice placement providers, to develop and sustain quality practice learning environments. The Department of Clinical Healthcare deliver in partnership with practice, professionally regulated programmes which include pre-registration Nursing and Operating Department practice at the Ferndale Campus in Swindon. These programmes are commissioned by Health Education South West in collaboration with healthcare partners to meet future workforce needs.  Student commissioned numbers are increasing across specialities and it is imperative to consider new innovative ways of maximising quality placements to enhance a student placement experience, whilst maintaining robust quality and support systems.  

The successful candidate will work closely with both the Higher Education Institutions and practice placement areas to support and achieve local practice placement priorities and Health Education South West (HESW) Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

A key focus of the role will be working with academics who are linked to practice and practice leads to prioritise areas for development. This will include placement capacity mapping and a strategy for placement expansion, maintaining the quality of the learning environments and considering innovative ways to enhance the student placement experience.

You will be responsible for:

  • expanding placement capacity through developing and delivering action plans in areas for development with practice leads and academic programme teams
  • working with placement providers and programme teams to identify placement learning opportunities to meet workforce needs e.g. community practice experience and the Private, Voluntary and Independent Sector
  • working with practice and programme teams to develop  innovative approaches to support of all learners in practice and to contribute to the HESW mentorship review.

You should have:

  • registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council or the Health Care Professions Council
  • evidence of contemporary and relevant continuing professional development
  • experience of mentoring a range of students
  • excellent time management and organisation skills.

For further information about these posts, please contact Netta Lloyd Jones, Head of Practice Education on 01865 485504 / 2760 or email: netta.lloyd-jones@brookes.ac.uk

Please note: the successful applicant will need to be subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before any appointment can be confirmed.

International applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

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Postdoctoral Fellow – Maternity Cover

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate who has experience in mammalian cell culture, transfection methods and protein purification to develop a cell-based binding assay which will require the systematic testing of multiple parameters to overcome different technical problems.

By developing technologies to systematically detect extracellular protein interactions, the Cell Surface Signalling Laboratory has identified extracellular receptor-ligand interactions that are essential for cellular recognition processes ranging from basic biological processes to infectious disease (see Nature v508 p483 and Nature v480 p534). The project will involve expressing cell surface receptors in mammalian cells as recombinant soluble proteins that will be used to develop diagnostic assays for use in applications such as transfusion medicine.

Essential Skills

  • PhD in a relevant subject area
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in molecular biology techniques
  • Experience in mammalian tissue culture and transfections
  • Experience in protein purification and ELISAs would be an advantage.

Other information: The Sanger Institute, based south of Cambridge, is one of the world’s leading medical research centres funded primarily by the Wellcome Trust.

The Genome Campus is a 100-acre estate south of Cambridge in the grounds of Hinxton Hall. Nestled in the quiet countryside of these landscaped gardens, are two world-class research facilities: the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). The site has become the British hub of biomedical science. The Campus is also home to the Wellcome Trust Advanced Course and Scientific Conferences programme and the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre.

In addition to its peaceful location the campus offers excellent facilities including a state of the art data centre, gym, two cafes, a nursery, dining facilities, a cycle to work scheme, car sharing and free campus buses from various locations around Cambridge.

Through the extensive seminar programme the Institute manages a range of scientific seminars with internal and externally invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops. This aids learning, development and networking which are important aspects of life on campus.

Equally important to campus life is the social activities offered by the Sports and Social Club whether it is a ‘Burns night supper’, the Mid-summer Ball or a quiz night there are opportunities to meet with people working across the organisation.

The Benefits include: Defined Benefit Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Nursery and Annual Leave 25 days plus Bank Holidays.

Postdoctoral Fellows are typically in their first or second postdoctoral position as part of a period of early career research training. This position is fixed-term for maternity cover. Due to the nature of the contract no minimum or maximum period of employment can be guaranteed. You should be aware the maximum period of maternity leave available to our employees is 12 months.

Shelving Assistants

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University – Directorate of Learning Resources

Location: Oxford
Salary: £15,356 to £16,131 pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 5th September 2014
Closes: 25th September 2014
Job Ref: 316/18987/PS

Required for the Headington Library at the Gipsy Lane Site, to work 10 hours per week semester – time only (3 posts) or all year round (1 post). The contracts will be for 5 days per week, and the pattern may include Saturday or Sunday each week. 

You will be:

  • sorting, shelving and tidying books, journals and other library materials  
  • moving trolleys
  • working as part of a team.  

You should have:

  • numeracy and literacy to GCSE standard  
  • the ability to work methodically and accurately
  • an understanding of the way in which libraries are organized.

International applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK

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