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University of Reading

University of Reading – Catering, Estates & Facilities

Location: Reading
Salary: £13,953 to £14,257 pro rata per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 23rd September 2014
Closes: 3rd October 2014
Job Ref: OS14024
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Start date: As soon as possible

Interview date: 14 October 2014

Post type: Full time, term time only

Catering Services are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to join the team in our state of the art Central kitchen facility. This role is based within the chilled dispatch area of the kitchen. You will be responsible for packing all items produced from the Central Kitchen for dispatch to our many outlets across campus. Logical and methodical mind is essential to this role.

You will have:

-  Basic Food Safety Certificate

-  Experience of working with stores and provisions within catering

-   Self-motivation

-  Good written and verbal communication skills

Informal contact details

Contact role: Executive Head Chef

Contact name: Julie Frost

Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 7939

Contact email: j.l.frost@reading.ac.uk

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role: Central Kitchen Chef Manager

Contact name: Darren Edwards

Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 5662

Contact email: d.l.edwards@reading.ac.uk

To apply, please visit www.reading.ac.uk/jobs and search for the relevant reference number.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Organic Synthesis and Chemical Processing

University of Bristol

University of Bristol – School of Chemistry

Location: Bristol
Salary: £31,342 to £35,256
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 23rd September 2014
Closes: 12th October 2014
Job Ref: ACAD101078

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the area of organic synthesis and flow chemistry with Professor Kevin Booker-Milburn (University of Bristol) and Professor John Leonard (AstraZeneca, Macclesfield). The project – ‘Factory in a Fumehood’ – funded by the EPSRC Manufacturing Initiative – is part of a large collaborative venture concerned with the scale-up of clean methods involving photochemistry, electrochemistry and thermochemistry. The collaboration involves the Universities of Bristol, Southampton, Bath and Reading, as well as process chemists at AstraZeneca and GSK. This part of the project will involve the application of flow techniques for the production of complex, high value molecules from simple chemical feedstocks.

It is anticipated that at least the first 6-months will be based at Bristol to enable training in photochemical scale-up. This will also involve some training in electrochemistry at Southampton. This will be followed by up to 18-months in the Process Development group at AstraZeneca. The timings and durations will be flexible.

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 photochemistry and flow chemistry would be desirable. An October/November starting date is expected.

For further information on the research group see: http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/org/bmilburn/index2.htm

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Lead Practitioner and Faculty Advisor

Location:  Highfield Campus

Interview Date:   See advert

Can you help make Southampton a great place to study for students with disabilities or Specific Learning Difficulties? We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive person who is passionate about supporting students in achieving their potential.

We are proud of our track record of offering great support to students, and are committed to ensuring that support is integral to the DNA of our organisation to become a fully inclusive place to study. From the first point of contact with our multidisciplinary services, through to graduation, we aim to create independent, confident and resilient students.

You will work in partnership with Faculties and Professional Services at the University to drive inclusivity in teaching and learning. The successful candidate will have a creative vision encompassing the latest technology and support strategies, to support students and staff in how they study, learn and teach. This will involve getting out and about meeting with academic staff in the faculties to advise them in creating inclusive environments for all students.

A key member of the management team, contributing solutions and strategies, you will provide line management to a team of specialists, who provide advice, guidance, tutorials, assessments, and recommendations regarding Disability and Dyslexia. You will have good experience of line management, ideally managing a team of specialists who may have greater expert knowledge than you. You will need to be a good communicator, and excellent at building relationships and managing change. Successful candidates must have a relevant degree or be able to demonstrate an equivalent skill level. Please note that previous applicants will not be considered for this round of applications.

Interview date: Tuesday 7th October

*Student Services is one of the largest Professional Services departments in the University. Our services range from an Early Years Centre providing a childcare facility for students and staff, to our Residences team who manage over 5500 bed spaces in Halls of Residence, and some of the biggest and best leisure facilities in the area. We provide a single point of contact for advice, guidance and information to University of Southampton students, as well as career advice, student support services, and help with VISAs and financial issues. We are committed to providing a student focussed service; however our customer base is broad and also includes graduate employers, landlords, parents, external health service providers, and members of the public. If you would like to find out more please visit our website at: www.southampton.ac.uk/studentservicesIf you would like more information, please email Student Services at studserv@soton.ac.uk.

Application procedure: You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Karla Brown (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3034. Please quote reference 459014EW on all correspondence.

Further details: We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

KTP Associate (Software Engineer – Big Data and Text Mining)

University of Reading

University of Reading

Location: Reading
Salary: Up to £35,000 – pa depending on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 23rd September 2014
Closes: 24th October 2014
Job Ref: KT14003
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What are we looking for?

  • MSc-level qualification in Computer Science or related subjects
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Experience of data mining algorithms development and their applications is desirable
  • Ideally specific MSc level qualification in one or more of the following fields: data mining, text mining, data analytics, machine learning, parallel and distributed computing, and Big Data

What can we offer you?

  • A competitive salary
  • £4,000 training budget to spend on your personal future development
  • Attendance at 2 one week management residential workshops
  • Support to achieve Chartered status in the British Computer Society
  • Enrolment to a higher degree – at a reduced or no cost
  • An exciting opportunity to join a fast moving and growing UK start-up working in IT security and Big Data
  • Opportunity of permanent position with the company; 70% of host companies make a permanent job offer to their Associate at the end of the project

The role: Responsible for the development of a text analytics platform to provide customers with tools and support for understanding and protecting distributed repositories of confidential documents.

How does KTP work? 

You will work full time on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Reading and Exonar Ltd to deliver the objectives of this exciting 2 year project.  You will gain commercial exposure plus input and support from experts at the University of Reading.  KTP is the largest graduate recruitment programme in Europe. 

Informal contact details

  • Contact role: Business Development & Recruitment Manager
  • Contact name: Frances Young
  • Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6142
  • Contact email: f.j.young@reading.ac.uk

How to apply: Please submit your CV and complete an on-line application at www.reading.ac.uk/jobs. Interviews will be held at the company who are based in Newbury, Berkshire.  NB  Due to the highly sensitive and confidential nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appointed candidate to undergo relevant UK security clearance checks. 

Telephone interviews will take place prior to interviews being held on 5th November 2014  

Find out more: Visit our website for additional information about KTP and further details of the role at www.reading.ac.uk/ktc and for company information visit www.exonar.com

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Research Assistant or Associate in Cryptography

University of Bristol

University of Bristol – Department of Computer Science

Location: Bristol
Salary: £31,342 to £39,685
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 23rd September 2014
Closes: 21st October 2014
Job Ref: ACAD101079

Salary: £31,342 – £35,256 (Assistant) £35,256 – £39,685 (Associate)

You will carry out research in the Cryptography Group under the supervision of Dr. Elisabeth Oswald. Your focus will be to further develop our expertise (and so existing set of tools) to efficiently conduct data expensive experiments using side channel information, with a focus on utilising High Performance Computing resources. You will be contributing to further developing our existing software, as well as carrying out novel research into advanced side channel analysis methods. This requires skills and knowledge both of High Performance Computing as well as cryptography. In particular, we expect you to be proficient programmer.

This post is offered on a full time fixed term contract for one year.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Experimental Geochemistry

University of Oxford

University of Oxford – Department of Earth Sciences

Location: Oxford
Salary: £30,424 to £37,394 Grade 7, with a discretionary range to £40,847 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 23rd September 2014
Closes: 31st October 2014
Job Ref: 115281

Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford

The successful applicant will pursue a 2-year project focused on aqueous Fe chemistry associated with surface processes on early Mars. The project, funded by the UK Space Agency, will utilise simple reaction apparatus and a range of analytical facilities, primarily powder X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and Mössbauer spectroscopy.

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting laboratory-based aqueous geochemical experiments and maintaining experimental/analytical apparatus in the laboratory, including reaction vessels, an anaerobic chamber, and electrochemical equipment. You will also be responsible for modifying existing reaction apparatus to facilitate photochemical experimentation, and then conducting relevant photochemical experiments. This will include installation and safe operation of a carousel-type UV cabinet, Xe lamp and in-situ photochemical equipment. You will be expected to effectively communicate your results at international scientific meetings in oral form, as well as publishing the results of their research in internationally-renowned peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Candidates should have a PhD in earth sciences or a related field, and experience in aqueous and/or sedimentary geochemistry. In particular, familiarity with chemo-stat/auto-titration, electrochemistry and/or materials characterisation would be considered strengths. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to manage their own workload effectively and to mentor and communicate with PhD and/or undergraduate students in the department.

The successful applicant will have an option to engage in teaching. This may include lectures and small-group teaching of undergraduates and graduate students. There is also scope for the PDRA to supervise Masters projects.

This post is full-time and is for 2 years fixed-term.

Applications must be received by 12.00 midday on 31 October 2014. Interviews are due to take place on 13 November 2014.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=115281

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology

Lecturer Starting salary from £32,277 – £37,394 per annum with further progression opportunities to £40,847

Senior Lecturer Starting salary from £38,511 – £45,954 per annum with further progression opportunities to £50,200               

Applications are invited for a fixed term six month post of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at Bournemouth University (BU), beginning January 2015.    

At BU our vision is to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding university experience in a world class learning community through a unique fusion of education, research and professional engagement. Social anthropology is a growth area at BU, with new and successfully growing undergraduate programmes in this field. You will play a key role in maintaining the educational and research profile of social anthropology at BU, whilst also contributing to that of related social sciences programmes. Although this is a fixed term post, you will be expected and supported to develop your existing research profile and scholarship in the discipline. 

As a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology you will design and teach two 20 credit  courses delivered across several undergraduate science programmes; ‘Introduction to Anthropology’ and ‘Globalisation and Marginalisation’. You will maintain high academic standards, delivering excellent education informed by your research expertise as appropriate. You will be actively involved in programme administration, marketing and recruitment, and final year dissertation supervision. We are looking for research active candidates with good quality publications, who will proactively develop their research profile within the post.

You will have a PhD in Anthropology, as well as relevant, well evaluated teaching experience in Higher Education.

Working with academic colleagues, you will help raise the local, national and international profile of anthropology and cognate social sciences disciplines at BU; continue to develop personal areas of scholarship, and contribute to academic communities and research themes within the School and across the University, as appropriate. 

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Dr Rosie Read on +44 (0)1202 961771 or via e-mail: rread@bournemouth.ac.uk

Detailed job descriptions and person specifications are available from our website http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/jobs/ together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961130 (24 hour answerphone). Please quote appropriate reference.

Interview date: Thursday 6 November 2014

Pay and Benefits Administrator

University of Exeter

University of Exeter – HR Services

Location: Exeter
Salary: £15,765 to £22,685
Hours: Part Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 23rd September 2014
Closes: 5th October 2014
Job Ref: R47077
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Fixed term for 2 years

The Employee Services Team was formed at the start of the year combining our busy Recruitment, HR Admin, Payroll, Pensions and Staff Bank in to one department. In the last academic year this team have carried out nearly 9000 payroll transactions including processing new employees, contractual changes and those leaving employment.

Ideally with previous payroll experience, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our busy team. You will have good organisational skills, a methodical approach, strong attention to detail and enjoy managing a busy workload.

With excellent communication skills and previous experience either in a payroll function or administrative position, you will be confident with numbers and comfortable undertaking calculations. While previous experience may not be necessary, you must demonstrate an interest in pay and benefits and be willing to grow your understanding to a point where you are able to advise employees. 

This is a diverse role which sits within the newly formed Employee Services team so you must be flexible and able to use your initiative and discretion. You will be expected to make a contribution to the wider Employee Services team when required and will enjoy striving to continuously improve what we do.

The salary will be dependent on the level appointed to. This post could suit either an applicant with recent experience of working in a payroll team or a school leaver or someone looking to begin their career in this area.

For further information, please contact the Employee Services Team Leader, Charmayne Jeffreys C.Jeffreys@exeter.ac.uk.

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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Head of Applications and Projects

Kingston University

Kingston University – IT Services Department

Location: City Of London
Salary: £63,000 to £67,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 23rd September 2014
Closes: 6th October 2014
Job Ref: 1403

The Role

About Kingston University
Enterprising. Exceptional. Evolving. Kingston University is yours to transform. You will enjoy the opportunity to join a new, experienced senior management team at an exciting time. Our IT Services department is evolving rapidly – transforming our technology landscape and the services we provide to a user base of 25,000 students and staff.

Job Purpose

Our vision is for IT to be a valued business partner, by investing in our technology and changing the way we deliver services to provide accessible, secure and innovative technology services to our user community. As Head of Applications and Projects you will lead and inspire a skilled team of application experts and project management specialists to deliver cutting edge application solutions.

As part of the IT leadership team you will help establish and deliver the technology roadmap and deliver a portfolio of projects and considering emerging technology solutions across a range of systems including but not limited HR, Finance, Student, Teaching, Research and Estates systems that will enable the University to deliver and excellent service to our students and staff. You will act as a ‘partner’ to the functional areas developing roadmaps and providing technology and services to facilitate their strategy.

The Person

As an Applications or Project management subject matter expert you will build relationships across a wide stakeholder community, ensuring technologies are well aligned, architectural quality standards are achieved and to ensure the delivery of a portfolio of functional and non-functional transformation projects, as well as acting as an effective management interface between I.T. and the Customer.

As an agent of change you will seek to work with the wider University to understand how technology and IT services can impact both the student and staff experience providing recommendations on where improvements can be made.

You will bring to the role extensive, relevant knowledge and experience of IT best practice including:

  • Strong background in leading business change related projects or programmes working within a structure project environment (ideally with Prince 2 accreditation)
  • A strong background in process engineering to define and hone processes to create business value
  • A strong background managing an applications or projects team within a large and complex organisation that deliver transformational change and solutions for a breadth of enterprise class applications including legacy and modern technologies
  • Proven experience of managing a solutions and delivery focused applications environment across a range of technologies across HR, Finance, Learning, Research and Student Related systems including the design, implementation and support of these
  • Experience of cutting-edge technologies and services including on-premise and cloud based services
  • Proven experience in building strong relationships across complex organisations, stakeholder groups internal and external partners to enable the smooth and effective delivery of IT Services

Communication 

  • You will be a self-motivated and dynamic individual who is able to challenge and influence others, develop and maintain collaborative working relations across IT and non IT departments;
  • High level, proven inter-personal and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to lead and motivate internal teams and vendor alike.

As an employer of choice Kingston University offers and extensive benefits package including

  • A competitive salary package of £63 – £67k
  • Holidays – 35 days per annum plus public / bank holidays
  • Local Government Pension Scheme

Further Information

Agency interviews will be held over the coming weeks with the final client interviews being held on 16th October in Kingston upon Thames.

Closing date for applications will be the 6th October

To apply, please contact Amanda Glancy on 020 7259 8746 or Amanda.glancy@hays.com

Clicking on the link will take you to Kingston University’s website where you will be able to apply online.

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Associate Lecturers in Accounting and Finance

University of the West of England, Bristol

University of the West of England, Bristol – Accounting, Economics & Finance

Location: Bristol
Salary: £31,342 to £37,394
Hours: Part Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 23rd September 2014
Closes: 31st December 2014
Job Ref: 1436744

Campus/location: Frenchay campus

Fixed Term end date: 31 May 2015

Job overview: The Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance is seeking applications for flexible part time Associate Lecturer roles in Accounting and Finance.  Applicants should be able to  contribute to teaching and to marking of assessments, primarily at the undergraduate level, although some opportunities may arise for contributions at the postgraduate level.

We are looking for individuals with the ability to support student learning and assessment  in one or more areas of the curriculum in the Accounting and Finance subject areas, and would be particularly interested in expertise in management accounting, financial management and investment management.

If you would like an informal discussion or have any queries about these Associate Lecturer roles, please contact Debbie Sturge on 0117 32 83411 or email: Deborah.Sturge@uwe.ac.uk 

Key selection criteria:

•  An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area or equivalent professional qualification

• Experience of working in an accounting or finance role

• Some experience of training / teaching or a demonstrable commitment to developing learning

• Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of student groups

• The ability to communicate and negotiate effectively with students and colleagues

• Experience of working within given timescales and meeting deadlines

• Preparedness to be flexible and co-operative in approach

Please follow the link to apply online and also attach your CV for consideration.

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