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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Optical Simulation of Coherent Energy Transport

University of Oxford

University of Oxford – Department of Physics

Location: Oxford
Salary: £30,434 to £37,394 Grade 7, a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 11th September 2014
Closes: 17th October 2014
Job Ref: 115111

Department of Physics, Atomic and Laser Physics, Parks Road, Oxford

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Optical Simulation of Coherent Energy Transport, funded by the Oxford Martin Programme on Bio-Inspired Quantum Technologies www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/institutes/quantum.

The post is available immediately, for a fixed-term until 30 April 2016, with the possibility of extension for a further 12 months.

This project is focussed on the exploration of noise-assisted energy transport in quantum networks, and related phenomena, via the construction of an optical simulator based on a network of coupled optical cavities. The successful candidate will design and build experiments; write up and publish the results, working with and providing supervisory support to a PhD student working on the project. The project will provide the postholder with an excellent springboard for a career in the rapidly evolving field of large-scale quantum networking and quantum bio-mimetics. The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining, a doctorate in physics, optics, or a related field and ideally a strong background in quantum optics or integrated optics. Previous experience in the fields of quantum enhanced energy transport, optical networking or quantum walks will be an advantage. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong understanding of the experimental implementation of optical cavities, and to possess a strong research track record in quantum optics, integrated optics, non-linear optics or ultrafast optics.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Josh Nunn (j.nunn1@physics.ox.ac.uk). 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 17 October 2014 can be considered. You will be required to upload a statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

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Visualisation Group Leader

STFC - The Science and Technology Facilities Council

STFC – The Science and Technology Facilities Council

Location: Daresbury, Didcot
Salary: £44,670 to £47,521 per annum (reasonable relocation expenses available)
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 11th September 2014
Closes: 12th October 2014
Job Ref: IRC155153

About Us

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a three year fixed term Visualisation Group Leader in the Scientific Computing Department (SCD) at STFC’s Daresbury or Harwell Oxford sites.

SCD is developing a portfolio of large-scale software development projects with the capacity to generate significant economic, scientific and social impact. This will require the identification of scientific and industrial requirements for advanced simulation software, and coordination of consortia of academic and industrial partners to seek funding and deliver the projects. To support this SCD has a wide range of visualisation facilities at both Daresbury and Harwell Oxford sites.

These visualisation facilities are available and designed to support the entire project lifecycle; from developing new ideas in project planning; to 3D and large screen evaluation during the project for early results, and creating exploratory visualisation spaces; to interactive computational steering modes, as well as creating group discussion and presentation environments.

List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities

The Group Leader will lead a programme of work at the Daresbury and Harwell Oxford sites to develop software to produce visual products from a number of key large-scale simulation codes from scientific areas such as the environment, materials, life sciences and energy.

The Group Leader responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Manage, provide, promote and develop visualisation services to a number of key large-scale, massively parallel, simulation codes from scientific areas such as the environment, materials, life sciences and energy
  • Liaise with STFC staff and collaborators helping to promote the use of and expertise in visualisation
  • Be responsible for the visualisation facilities within STFC
  • Undertake research and development activities related to scientific and information visualisation, computer graphics and virtual environments and actively publish scientific papers in these areas
  • Secure grant awards for new projects from the Research Councils, EU, industry, and other sources, with a focus on joint projects with other academics
  • Project-manage selected projects

About you

The successful candidate will have a degree in a physical science, computer science or mathematics (or equivalent relevant expertise) and a deep understanding of visualisation hardware and software techniques, and experience in bringing this knowledge to bear in a wide range of scientific areas. You will be numerically literate and able to communicate and collaborate effectively with people from diverse scientific backgrounds, especially domain scientists, numerical analysts, and computer scientists.

In return for your talents, we offer a competitive benefits package including 30 days annual leave, an excellent index linked pension scheme and learning and development opportunities.

Applications are handled by UKSBS; for full details of this position and to apply please visit our jobs board at: http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc155153_4701.aspx.

Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867000. Please quote reference number IRC155153.

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Process Improvement Manager

Natural Environment Research Council - NERC

Natural Environment Research Council – NERC

Location: Swindon
Salary: £39,309 to £49,207 pa + benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 11th September 2014
Closes: 26th September 2014
Job Ref: IRC157773

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is the largest funder of environmental science in the UK. We invest £300 million each year in research, training and innovation through UK universities and research centres. Our scientists study and monitor the whole planet from pole to pole, from deep Earth and oceans to upper atmosphere and space. NERC Swindon Office is responsible for the management of our science and innovation funding portfolio, manage and coordinate NERC’s corporate communications activities, provide corporate support services such as HR, Finance and IT and coordinate NERC’s business performance management and governance activities.

We are seeking to appoint a Process Improvement Manager to help us to improve our organisational performance through delivery of Lean business improvement methodology. You will develop and implement an engagement strategy, whilst leading and supporting collaborative improvement projects across the organisation and ensuring the sustainability of improvements and benefits realisation.

You must have proven application of Lean improvement methodology and are likely to be an accredited Lean practitioner. You will be able to demonstrate successful experience of leading and delivering change and improvement projects using Lean. Strong influencing and interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills are also essential

To find out more click here; http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc157773_4691.aspx.

Applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services Ltd; only online applications will be accepted.

To apply please upload your CV, accompanied by a covering letter and any other relevant attachments to . Please make sure that you include the IRC157773 reference in the filename. 

Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867000. Please quote the appropriate reference number when calling (IRC157773).

Interview Date: 17 October 2014

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Senior Network Operations Technician

University of Oxford

University of Oxford – IT Services

Location: Oxford
Salary: £27,057 to £32,277 Grade 6, p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 11th September 2014
Closes: 29th September 2014
Job Ref: 113424

IT Services, Banbury Road, Oxford

The University of Oxford is a complex and stimulating organisation, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence in research and teaching. Does the idea of helping to work with a large and complex network which is relied on daily by over 30,000 staff and students sound like a great job? If so, Oxford University IT Services has an excellent opportunity to join an exciting and friendly team.

This is an ideal post to allow you to develop your knowledge of, and start a career in, data and voice networking. In a busy environment you will be part of a team responsible for the installation, basic configuration, management, support, and operation of the University ’s networks and some of the services and devices that run on it, including its external links. You will also undertake the wide variety of work that is associated with the various networks. You will be required to work closely with other members of the team and be guided by more senior members of the team.

You will need to be patient, a good communicator, demonstrate attention to detail and be willing to learn. You also have some familiarity with data and voice networking and concepts, the hardware involved in the movement of data between computers e.g. routers, switches, and network protocols.

Working within Oxford University IT Services you will find provides an environment that gives room for creative thinking, space to develop your existing skills as well as the opportunity to learn new skills and continue your professional development.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the document below. 

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 29 September 2014. Interviews will be held on Friday 15 August 2014. Please upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.  Please also ensure you address each of the selection criteria in your supporting statement.

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Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow

Contract Fixed term until 31st December 2018

The College wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow to support the work of the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care in the South West (PenCLAHRC). This NIHR funded post is available from 1st November 2014 to 31st December 2018. The successful applicant will provide statistical support to PenCLAHRC.  

The postholder will contribute to the design, conduct and analysis of studies identified as research priorities by local clinicians through PenCLAHRC. The post holder will also contribute to teaching statistics to undergraduate medical students on the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) course and postgraduate/PhD students. The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes; communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically; and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to undertake statistical analysis and have statistical computing skills (using Stata, R or other major statistical package). A PhD in Medical Statistics or a related field (e.g., Epidemiology) or Master’s degree in Medical Statistics is essential.   

Depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidates, this post may be offered at Associate Research Fellow or Research Fellow level. If appointed as Research Fellow, the candidate will have knowledge of the design, conduct and analysis of randomised trials and methods used for handing missing data.

The starting salary will be from £25,014 up to £28,133 (for Associate Research Fellow, Grade E), or £32,590 up to £36,661 (Research Fellow, Grade F), depending on qualifications and experience.

For further information please contact Dr Obioha Ukoumunne, e-mail O.C.Ukoumunne@exeter.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 726070.

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.

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy

University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire – Applied Sciences, Sport & Exercise

Location: Gloucester
Salary: £31,342 to £45,954 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 11th September 2014
Closes: 26th September 2014
Job Ref: A835

Dept/Location: Oxstalls Campus

Interview date Week commencing 13 October 2014

Due to continuing expansion within the School of Sport and Exercise, we are seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy to support the provision of our Society of Sports Therapists (SST) undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Growing student numbers on our BSc and MSc Sports Therapy courses, and the recent introduction of MSc Advanced Clinical Practice for Sports Injuries, has created an opportunity for an appropriately qualified, experienced and motivated individual to join our established and successful teaching team.

The successful candidate must be an accredited member of the Society of Sports Therapists (SST) or (eligible for full membership) and would be expected to deliver across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate sport therapy modules. Although this is principally a teaching post, the appointed individual will be expected to underpin their teaching with contemporary clinical practice and research activities, and also deliver relevant accredited CPD short courses.

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Telephone: 01242 714111
Email: jobs@glos.ac.uk

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Quantitative Biological Imaging

University of Oxford

University of Oxford – Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Location: Oxford
Salary: £30,434 to £37,394 Grade 7, p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 11th September 2014
Closes: 13th October 2014
Job Ref: 115135

Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Headington, Oxford

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Quantitative Biological Imaging to join the Biomedical Image Analysis Laboratory at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (Headington).  The post is funded by Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund of the University of Oxford and is fixed-term for 18 months.

You will be responsible for advancing the quantitative analysis of in vitro cell culture systems, working within an interdisciplinary team. Focus of the work is the development of algorithms that allow a more automated analysis of the organoid formation process, quantify their structure and the biological functions observed.

You will have (or be near to completion of) a PhD in medical imaging, computer vision, biomedical engineering, or another related area, and have a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. You will also demonstrate good programming skills, for example in Python and C++. Knowledge of ITK and VTK would also be an advantage, as would experience in biological imaging.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Jens Rittscher (email: jens.rittscher@eng.ox.ac.uk).

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 13 October 2014 can be considered. 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.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

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Quantitative Research Associate

University of Bristol

University of Bristol – School of Social and Community Medicine

Location: Bristol
Salary: £35,256 per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 11th September 2014
Closes: 29th September 2014
Job Ref: ACAD101036

We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced quantitative researcher with expertise in health services research and statistics to join an established multi-disciplinary research group led by Prof Sarah Purdy in the Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC), which is part of the School of Social and Community Medicine (SSCM) at the University of Bristol. It is open to researchers with a strong background in quantitative health care research and statistics applied within a healthcare context and an interest in the organisation and delivery of health services.

The post will entail working on an NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research (HS&DR) funded study which evaluates the effectiveness of ‘care bundles’ as a means of improving hospital care and reducing hospital readmission for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The quantitative researcher employed on the project will be required to set up and co-ordinate data collection from a variety of hospitals across England & Wales, with the goal of informing the quantitative elements of this mixed-methods ‘controlled before-and-after’ study. The researcher’s key responsibilities will be the planning and oversight of data collection, ensuring data quality and confidentiality, undertaking data analysis and drafting reports and papers.

(fixed-term or permanent) up to 30 months from 1 November 2014

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Sarah Purdy (sarah.purdy@bristol.ac.uk) or Dr Chris Metcalfe (Chris.Metcalfe@bristol.ac.uk) or Dr Melanie Chalder (melanie.chalder@bristol.ac.uk)

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Water Resource Systems Modelling for Drought Risk Assessment

University of Oxford

University of Oxford – School of Geography and the Environment

Location: Oxford
Salary: £30,434 to £37,394 Grade 7, p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 11th September 2014
Closes: 13th October 2014
Job Ref: 115134

School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford

Previous Applicants Need Not Re-Apply

The Environmental Change Institute (ECI) is leading a major research project “MaRIUS: Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of droughts and water Scarcity” within the UK Droughts on Water Scarcity Programme. MaRIUS is an interdisciplinary project examining the impacts of droughts from economic, social and environmental perspectives.

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will work with us to develop and demonstrate new water resources systems models for drought risk assessment at catchment and national scales.

The successful candidate will have experience of implementation, and ideally also design and development, of water resources system models. You will have a flair for the development of innovative system modelling solutions. You must have a Doctorate and excellent programming skills, demonstrated through the implementation of system models, and ideally also experience of distributed computing and advanced visualisation. You will have a sound understanding of probabilistic risk analysis, uncertainty analysis and decision analysis and preferably also innovative experience of applying these methodologies in the context of water allocation, hydro-economic and water infrastructure planning decisions. The postholder will be expected to publish their research work in the international academic literature. You will be expected to participate enthusiastically in the multidisciplinary MaRIUS research consortium, including engagement with project stakeholders in government and industry.

This is a fixed-term post for 24 months.

For an informal discussion about the post, or to contact Professor Jim Hall, contact the MaRIUS Project Manager Helen Gavin, email: helen.gavin@ouce.ox.ac.uk.

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 13 October 2014. Interviews will be held on 23 October 2014.

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Senior Clinical Training Scholar in Equine Surgery

University of Bristol

University of Bristol – School of Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Medical & Veterinary Sciences

Qualification type: PhD
Location: Bristol
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £17,564 per annum rising annually to £19,030 by year 3
Hours: Full Time
Placed on: 11th September 2014
Closes: 10th October 2014
Reference: SCH/14/11

Location Langford

Out of hours duties attract an additional stipend.

The project: We are seeking a veterinary graduate with a passion for equine surgery, who has completed two years clinical experience since graduation including a relevant internship or equivalent in equine practice, and who holds or is eligible to hold Membership of the RCVS. This Senior Clinical Training Scholarship (Residency) provides the opportunity to work with ECVS/ACVS Diplomates in a team with three other Residents.

You will assist the provision of a referral service in equine surgery (including lameness investigation and equine dentistry). You will follow an ECVS-approved Residency programme aimed at achieving eligibility to sit the examinations for the Diploma of the ECVS.

This post is tenable for three years, subject to satisfactory annual review of progress, and is available from February 2015.

How to apply: Further details and application forms are available from: Head of School’s Office, School of Veterinary Science, Langford House, Langford, Bristol  BS40 5DU, or by telephone: 0117 928 9200, or e-mail: cvs-hod-office@bristol.ac.uk

Funding: Candidates will pay the university tuition fee for a UK/EU candidates of £3996 for the 2014/15 academic year

Contacts: Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to Evita Busschers (e-mail: E.Busschers@bristol.ac.uk ) or Henry Tremaine (e‑mail: Henry.Tremaine@bristol.ac.uk

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