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Research Associate in Clumped Isotope Geochemistry

University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge – Department of Earth Sciences

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £28,695 to £37,394
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 7th October 2014
Closes: 7th November 2014
Job Ref: LB04370
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The Godwin Laboratory in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, welcomes applications for a Post Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) in Clumped Isotope Geochemistry. The successful candidate will hold a fixed-term, twelve-month appointment as a PDRA that is renewable for up to 2.5 years.  Ideally the candidate would start in January 2015.

The research programme involves the tandem application of clumped isotope and Mg/Ca in foraminifera to estimate palaeotemperature. The candidate will have a PhD with a strong background in isotope geochemistry and at least 2 years of relevant experience in clumped isotope mass spectrometry. This project requires a significant amount of hands-on work with instrumentation, and the candidate must have experience with operation of vacuum gas lines and isotope ratio mass spectrometers with specific application to clumped isotope measurements in carbonate minerals. Good communication skills, the ability to work in a team, and a track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals is desirable.

You will be part of a team of researchers and technicians working in the Godwin Laboratory, University of Cambridge, that has a long history of stable isotope mass spectrometry. Enquiries concerning this position should be directed to Prof. David Hodell (dah73@cam.ac.uk).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/5049.

This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference LB04370 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Academic or Research

Location:

South East England

Lecturer in Moral Philosophy

Start date:  5January 2015

Interview date:  To be Confirmed

The Department is seeking to appoint a Lecturer whose role will be to contribute to the teaching programme of the Department (both undergraduate and postgraduate), and to conduct administrative duties in an efficient and timely manner.

You will have:

-  Expertise in, and a proven and substantial record of teaching in moral philosophy

-  The ability to teach moral philosophy at all undergraduate levels

-   The ability to contribute to other teaching in the Department

-  Good communication skills, being able to engage an undergraduate audience and being committed to ensuring a positive learning experience for all students

-  The ability and willingness to carry out the administrative duties associated with teaching, as well as other administrative duties, in a timely and effective manner

Informal contact details

Contact role:    School Manager

Contact name:  Ms. Astrid House

Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 7334

Contact email: a.house@reading.ac.uk

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:    Head of Department

Contact name:  Prof. John Preston

Contact phone: +44 (0)1183787327

Contact email: j.m.preston@reading.ac.uk

To formally apply, please visit www.reading.ac.uk/jobs or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail)

Please quote the relevant reference number. We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Lecturer in non-Western Philosophy

Start date:  5 January 2015

Interview date:   To be Confirmed

Fixed term for three years

The Department is seeking to appoint a Lecturer whose role will be to contribute to the teaching programme of the Department (both undergraduate and postgraduate), and to conduct administrative duties in an efficient and timely manner.

You will have:

-  Expertise in, and a proven and substantial record of teaching in non-Western Philosophy

-  The ability to teach non-Western Philosophy at all undergraduate levels

-  The ability to contribute to other teaching in the Department

-   Good communication skills, being able to engage an undergraduate audience and being committed to ensuring a positive learning experience for all students

-  The ability and willingness to carry out the administrative duties associated with teaching, as well as other administrative duties, including outreach duties, in a timely and effective manner

Informal contact details

Contact role:    School Manager

Contact name:  Ms. Astrid House

Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 7334

Contact email: a.house@reading.ac.uk

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:    Head of Department

Contact name:  Prof. John Preston

Contact phone: +44 (0)1183787327

Contact email: j.m.preston@reading.ac.uk

To formally apply, please visit www.reading.ac.uk/jobs or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail)

Please quote the relevant reference number. We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Assistant Gardener

University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Location: Oxford
Salary: £18,031 to £20,781 pa (Grade 3), depending on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 7th October 2014
Closes: 20th October 2014

Wadham College’s extensive gardens provide a wonderful environment for Fellows and students as well as visitors. We are looking for a permanent, full time Assistant Gardener to support the Head Gardener in ensuring that Wadham’s gardens continue to be maintained to a high standard.

Application deadline: 12 noon on Monday 20th October 2014

Tasks include: weeding, trimming, transplanting, propagating, watering, pruning, planting, shovelling, raking and the use of power equipment (e.g. mowers and hedgecutters).  Suitable candidates are expected to have a passion for gardening, relevant gardening experience and knowledge of perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees.

The working hours are 40 hours per week.

Hours are normally completed between Monday and Friday but occasional weekend work may be required to provide cover.

College benefits include: 25 days annual leave, free meals, College bonus scheme, contributory pension scheme.

To apply for the role please contact Jo Wheble, HR Assistant, on 01865 277968 or vacancies@wadh.ox.ac.uk for an application form and further details.

Further particulars are available to download from the jobs page at: www.wadham.ox.ac.uk

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Craft or Manual

Subject Area:

Property and Maintenance

Location:

South East England

Phd Studentship- The Dynamics of Droplet Condensation and Coalesence

Faculty of Engineering

The project: 

This project aims to better understand the lifecycle of a droplet, from nucleation through to precipitation. Airborne water droplets form on aerosol particles, normally originating from dust or pollution, and their growth is determined by the balance of heat diffusion outwards and vapour diffusion inwards. This simple balance appears to persist only until droplets reach ~10μm diameter. Thereafter, lies a mystery.

This mechanism for growth could not produce raindrop-sized droplets in the life-time of a typical cloud. Though it is unclear exactly how, we believe droplets become large enough to have their own relative inertia, and start colliding with one another, coalescing to form progressively larger droplets. While the collision dynamics of two droplets are relatively simple to model, the collective dynamics of large ensembles of droplets is poorly understood, and where the focus of this PhD position will lie.

Droplets remain in a self-generated suspension until they have become too large to be supported by drag forces arising from relative motion through the gaseous phase. At this point, they precipitate out as rain. We will model this transition and use nonlinear dynamics techniques to test the models. One of the key aims of this project is to characterise the time-scales over which this life-cycle occurs, ultimately improving our modelling of anthropogenic weather events.

End applications:

Sooty combustion products, both by aircraft in the high atmosphere and by general pollution in urban environments produce aerosol particles on which droplets nucleate. Better understanding of the time-scales between aerosol deposition and local rainfall is one of several important outcomes from this project. Droplet dynamics strongly influence system performance in other engineering contexts, eg. LIDAR measurement technology, pharmaceutical distillation, cooling systems for power generation, and fuel supply in direct injection engines.

Implementation:

This project involves analysis of the fluid mechanics of droplet ensemble behaviour, mapping local interactions to a network-based model of the system, statistical interpretation of this model and its computational implementation. Depending on the preferences of the candidate, the option is offered to pursue some aspects of the project through laboratory experiment.

Candidate requirements:

Competitive applicants will hold a first-class honours degree in Mathematics, or a physical science with strong mathematical content. A good understanding of nonlinear dynamics and fluid mechanics will be considered highly desirable; applicants with equivalent industrial experience are encouraged.

Funding:

Studentship covers full UK/EU (EU applicants who have been resident in the UK for 3 years prior to application) PhD tuition fees and a tax-free stipend at the current RCUK rate (£13,726 in 2013/14). EU nationals resident in the EU may also apply and will qualify only for PhD tuition fees

How to apply:

Please make an online application for this project at http://www.bris.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Please select The Dynamics of Droplet Condensation and Coalesence on the Programme Choice page and enter details of the studentship when prompted in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form.

Contacts:

In the first instance qualified, eligible applicants should seek further information about the project from supervisors Dr. Robert Szalai or Dr. Andrew Lawrie by contacting queens-droplet-phd@bristol.ac.uk before making a formal application

Deadline for applications: until filled

Conference & Events Administration Assistant

University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Location: Oxford
Salary: £20,781 to £24,057 per annum (Grade 4),
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 7th October 2014
Closes: 30th October 2014

Wadham College is looking to recruit an Administration Assistant in the Conference and Events Department to liaise with customers and clients as well as covering administrative tasks.

depending on qualifications and experience.

Application deadline: 12 noon on Monday 20th October 2014

The post holder will respond to enquiries for booking College facilities, operate a deposit and invoicing system, show clients around the College, maintain a database system and provide general secretarial support. Successful candidates will need relevant experience in events and administration, excellent attention to detail, excellent communication skills and be confident using IT systems and databases.    

The working hours are: 36.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday

College benefits include: Annual bonus; free meals; health and pension schemes.

To apply for the role please contact Jo Wheble, HR Assistant, on 01865 277968 or vacancies@wadh.ox.ac.uk for an application form and further details.

Further particulars are available to download from the jobs page at: www.wadham.ox.ac.uk

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Consultancy and Research Commercialisation Officer

University of Exeter

University of Exeter – Research and Knowledge Transfer

Location: Exeter
Salary: Up to £25,513 pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 7th October 2014
Closes: 20th October 2014
Job Ref: P42922
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This post is available immediately on a basis although consideration would be given to increasing the post to 1 FTE for the successful candidate. It is a fixed term contract ending on 31st July 2015.

The Research & Knowledge Transfer (RKT) team currently manages a portfolio of projects with a value of over £170m. Projects can range from establishing funded studentships to managing multi-million pound national and international research collaborations and supporting knowledge transfer projects such as spin-outs, consultancy, licensing and knowledge transfer partnerships. This work supports the University’s drive to become one of the UK’s leading universities for research and knowledge transfer and our overall aim of being recognised as a world top 100 university by 2015.

In the role of the Consultancy and Research Commercialisation Officer the successful candidate will manage, support and grow a complex portfolio of contracts relating to the consultancy and research activities of the University across all disciplines. Based within the Research Commercialisation, Operations and Finance team they will also work with colleagues to develop stakeholder relationships and projects which contribute towards the University’s overall income targets and research & knowledge transfer activities.

Work with colleagues in the RKT Business Development Team, the postholder will be required to identify opportunities for research and consultancy income development and commercial exploitation. Part of the role of the Consultancy and Research Commercialisation Officer is to work collaboratively with the academic Colleges, specifically within the Research & Finance Team (RAFT) and the Legal Office to provide a first class service to internal and external clients and facilitate a timely information exchange in the pursuit and the provision of an excellent service to customers.  

The successful candidate for the post will have excellent organisational and time management skills, be able to work under their own initiative and have a minimum of two years’ experience as a project officer or a similar office based administration experience

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Carrie Rye, Research & Knowledge Transfer on c.a.rye@exeter.ac.uk  or call 01392 725505.

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

Interviews are likely to be held on Monday 3rd November 2014.

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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Direct Funded Studentship: Structure, Dynamics, and Molecular Recognition of Carbohydrates studied by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy

University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia – School of Pharmacy

Qualification type: PhD
Location: Norwich
Funding for: EU Students
Funding amount: £13,863
Hours: Full Time
Placed on: 7th October 2014
Closes: 7th January 2015
Reference: ANGULO_U14EP

Start Date: January 2015.

Supervisor: Dr Jesus Angulo, j.angulo@uea.ac.uk

The Project:

Carbohydrates are integral parts of biology as proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids are. They uniquely have an enormous capacity of carrying information based on the diversity of possible structures (sugar configurations and linkages), which contrasts with that of other biomolecules. The vast amount of information on that “sugar code” makes carbohydrates to show a very diverse set of physiological roles (cell-cell communication, adhesion, cellular signalling …). Carbohydrate Binding Proteins (CBPs) are responsible for the transduction of that information to trigger biological responses. As a result, the knowledge on the molecular recognition of carbohydrates by specific protein receptors constitutes a firm ground to understand and intervene in biological processes, paving the way for the development of future biomedical strategies. In this project, the successful candidate will use NMR spectroscopy and computational techniques to get 3D structural information at atomic detail of the binding interactions of a series of carbohydrates and mimics with their corresponding CBPs within a highly relevant biological context. Conformational analysis and molecular dynamics will be carried out in both, the free and the bound states of the carbohydrate ligands. In this project you are also expected to deal with living cells in those cases in which the CBP is a membrane receptor, making use of the latest developments in ligand-based NMR techniques for “on-cell” experiments.

You will work in well-equipped laboratories, with access to state of the art High Performance Computing Cluster (302 node cluster providing a total of 4148 cores) and powerful NMR equipment (800 MHz, 2x 500 MHz, 2x 400 MHz, and 300 MHz spectrometers, equipped with different liquid-, solid-state, and HR-MAS probeheads), in a highly stimulating scientific environment that includes collaboration with internationally distinguished scientists at UEA and the Norwich Research Park (NRP).

Interested candidates are invited to contact Dr Angulo at j.angulo@uea.ac.uk  for further information.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have a minimum of a 2.1 degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Physics or Biology.

Funding:
This 3 year PhD studentship is available from 1 January 2015 and funded by The Faculty of Science.  Funding is available to EU applicants and an annual stipend of £13,863 will be available to the successful candidate.

To discuss the application process or particular projects, please contact the: Admissions Office, email: pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1603 591709. 

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E-Textbook Services Coordinator

Plymouth University

Plymouth University – Technology and Information Services

Location: Plymouth
Salary: £32,277 to £37,394 pro-rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 7th October 2014
Closes: 19th October 2014
Job Ref: A3974

Library and Digital Support

Technology & Information Services is seeking to appoint an E-Textbook Services Coordinator. Based within the Library & Digital Support team, the post-holder will be responsible for implementing a new service, and for developing and embedding policies and processes to support the effective running of the service. The E-Textbook Service is an initiative to provide new Plymouth University undergraduate students with personal, electronic copies of the core textbooks that will be needed for their first year of study.  This is a new post and offers an exciting opportunity to provide leadership in this important and developing area.

You will hold a relevant information or library qualification; have previous experience of Library acquisitions, or of negotiating with publishers or Library suppliers. Experience of contract or license negotiation, or supplier management, is also desirable. Project planning skills, analytical skills, excellent communications skills, effective people management, and the ability to work both independently or as part of a team will be important requirements for this role.

Contact for informal discussion: Jason Harper, Library & Digital Support Services Manager, on email jason.harper@plymouth.ac.uk or telephone 01752-5888752

Closing date:  12midnight.

Interviews are expected to take place week beginning 10 November 2014

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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Heilbronn Research Fellow

The School of Mathematics invites applications for one or more Research Fellowships in association with the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research. You will divide your time equally between your own research and the research programme of the Heilbronn Institute.

Fellows are likely to be working in Bristol during the fellowship, though may have the opportunity to work in London.

Research areas of interest include but are not restricted to Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry, Algebra, Combinatorics, Probability, Quantum Information, Computation Statistics and Data Science.

Due to the nature of the Heilbronn Institute’s work, you must satisfy vetting before appointment. UK resident UK nationals will normally be able to meet this condition: other potential applicants should consult the Associate Director (see below) about their eligibility before applying. You may become a member of the USS pension scheme. Research expenses of at least £2,000 per annum will also be available.

There is a salary supplement of £3.5K pa, in recognition of the distinctive nature of these Fellowships. Payment of this supplement is conditional on a finished thesis having been accepted in final form, because we expect Heilbronn Fellows to hold PhDs before working at the Heilbronn Institute.

The Fellowships will be for three years, with a preferred start date in October 2015, though another date may be possible by agreement.

The School of Mathematics is a supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme aiming at advancing women’s careers in mathematics and we therefore particularly welcome applications from women for this post.

http://www.maths.bris.ac.uk/admin/life/women/

Applications should include a statement of proposed research (not more than one side of A4).

Candidates should ask three referees to send references by the closing date (27th November 2014) to: Ms Chrystal Cherniwchan, Heilbronn Manager, School of Mathematics, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TW, UK Tel. (+44) 0117 331 5260 Email: Heilbronn-coordinator@bristol.ac.uk (It is a candidate’s own responsibility to ensure that the reference letters are received by the closing date. These letters may be sent by email.

Enquiries about the fellowships may be addressed to the Associate Director, Dr Oliver Johnson, School of Mathematics, telephone (+44)(0)117 928 8632, email: assoc-director-himr@bristol.ac.uk

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