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Research Assistant or Associate in Dynamic Design Tools for Understanding and Exploiting Nonlinearity in Structures

University of Bristol

University of Bristol – Department of Mechanical Engineering – Queen’s School of Engineering

Location: Bristol
Salary: £31,342-£35,256 (Assistant Grade I) £35,256-£39,685 (Associate Grade J)
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 10th October 2014
Closes: 9th November 2014
Job Ref: ACAD101091

The dynamics of linear systems are almost universally analysed and experimentally validated using modal analysis and identification. Modal decomposition is based on the assumption the structure is linear. Hence these techniques cannot be applied with any confidence to nonlinear structures. This is unfortunate as, due to the relentless drive to build more cost-efficient, less resource-intensive structures, their operating envelopes are expanding, for example by moving to more lightweight flexible structures resulting in larger deflections and geometric nonlinearity. These developments have generated the urgent need for a technique that can handle nonlinearity rigorously. This project aims to address this need by developing dynamic design tools for analysing and experimentally validating the dynamic response of nonlinear structures. 

You will study how nonlinearities result in interactions terms between linear modes of vibration. Using this knowledge you will work on the development of parameter identification techniques that allow experimental data taken from nonlinear structures to be used to validate and inform the numerical modelling of the structure.

You will assist in implementing the technique that is developed in software. Finally you will assist in using the software to study an experimental test-case to demonstrate the industrial applicability of the procedure.

You will have a first degree and preferably a PhD in Engineering/Physics (or closely related discipline) and have good experience of structural dynamics theory.

The post is part of an EPSRC fellowship held by Prof. Simon Neild. You will interact closely with him and with researchers on another complementary grant.

This post is offered as a full time fixed term contract for up to 3 years.

Please direct any questions to Simon Neild, simon.neild@bristol.ac.uk

Appointment may be either on a fixed term or a permanent contract depending on the extent of previous relevant research experience, in line with the University’s Fixed Term Contract Agreement. Further information can be found at www.bristol.ac.uk/hr/ftc/

The University of Bristol is committed to equality and we value the diversity of our staff and students.

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Student Adviser (askBU) (Fixed-term)

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University – Student Support Services

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £18,031 to £20,198 per annum with further progression opportunities to £22,029
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 10th October 2014
Closes: 22nd October 2014
Job Ref: SSS25

With excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you will have experience of frontline customer service. An understanding of confidentiality and data protection issues is essential as is the ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy when dealing with difficult situations.

askBU is currently operating extended working hours, and all advisers may be required to work between 8.30am and 7pm Monday to Friday and occasional Saturdays.

This post is available on a fixed-term basis until 31 December 2015.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Erica Hussey on 01202 962936 or email ehussey@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) Wednesday 22nd October 2013

Interview date: Tuesday 11th November 2014

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Retention and Progression Manager

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University – Administrative

Location: Chelmsford
Salary: £31,342 to £36,309
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 10th October 2014
Closes: 7th November 2014
Job Ref: 000170-3

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:

As the Manager of our Retention and Progression Team you will work to support the retention and achievement of specific groups of students as part of our Office of Fair Access Agreement (OFFA). Through your specialist skills and through collaborative working across Student Services, you will contribute to our goals of high student satisfaction, achievement and employability.

With a degree and substantial experience of working in an HE environment, you will have knowledge of OFFA and Access Agreements and a proven understanding of retention, progression and achievement issues within HE. You will also contribute to the development and implementation of statistical data models. You will have excellent IT skills including a good knowledge of Microsoft Office with the ability to present information to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. The role also requires you to line manage the work of the Retention and Progression Co-ordinator.

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

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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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Scientific Manager – Radar Systems

£39,102 per annum and up to £44,880 for exceptional candidate + benefits including up to £4,000 relocation
Permanent, full time
Exeter

The role
The Met Office is an internationally renowned centre of excellence and a world-leading provider of weather and climate services. Observations are critical to all that we do – from providing the weather forecasts that millions of people rely on every day to the evidence that underpins our knowledge of climate change. Our radars are used to measure a wide range of parameters, feeding the data into high performance numerical models that are used to precisely predict the weather and provide credible and accurate forecasts. Radar data also underpins warning services for the protection of life and property. Our Radar Systems R&D team is responsible for the development of signal processing sub-systems at the heart of all our radars, which is where you come in.

Managing a team of scientists and engineers working on radar projects, you’ll provide the technical leadership and support they need to focus on enhancing the quality and capability of radar signal processing. You’ll take into account customer needs and opportunities, providing scientific direction, along with technical and scientific advice. Day-to-day, you’ll look after workflow and manage priorities, collaborating with a wide range of other business areas. Indeed, collaboration will be key as you actively listen to and work with colleague’s right across the Met Office, looking at how we can create and deliver new measurement capabilities. We’d also like you to maintain and develop collaborative partnerships with other government agencies and academic institutions and actively promote the work of the team through scientific publications. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a diverse area of observations R&D with excellent future prospects.

The person
You could be working on radar or similar systems in academia or within the defence industry. Either way, you’re an excellent team player who’s open to new ideas and able to follow them through. It’s essential that you have strong communication skills with the ability to easily explain complex technical information easily and clearly to non-technical people. In order to be considered for the role, you’ll need to meet the following essential criteria:

  1. A degree in a physical science (2:1 or above)
  2. Evidence of scientific or engineering innovation which has provided unique insight.
  3. An appreciation of the principles of remote sensing of the atmosphere.
  4. Experience of signal processing development.
  5. Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills.
  6. Evidence of the personal skills necessary to develop and motivate a team.

If you’ve any of the following desirable skills, qualifications and experience, that’s even better:

  1. PhD in a relevant field, or equivalent post-graduate research experience.
  2. Knowledge of radar meteorology.
  3. Experience of scientific team leadership.
  4. Experience of progamming in C++ or VHDL.

About us
Through world-leading science and cutting-edge technology, through idea generation and enthusiasm, we collaborate to challenge the ordinary every day because we believe in the best. The best for our customers, the best for your career. It’s a career where you’ll be challenged, developed and fascinated; a career where whatever you do, your work will make a valuable contribution to the bigger picture. A career to be proud of.

What we can offer you
We’re constantly moving forwards, looking to optimise our abilities. Which is why, joining us, we’ll invest in your development to help you be the very best you can be in whatever it is that you do. Rewards? There are plenty of those too. A competitive pension, opportunities for flexible working, performance-related pay schemes, some great benefits as well as 25 days’ holiday, which increases to 30 days’ after 5 years. And based in our award-winning Exeter headquarters, you’ll have world-class facilities all around you.

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Closing date: 22nd October 2014.

Acoustic Monitoring Network Co-ordinator (Part-time)

University of Exeter

University of Exeter – Graduate Business Partnership

Location: Penryn
Salary: £17,093 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 10th October 2014
Closes: 15th October 2014
Job Ref: GBP 2993
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A part-time opportunity has arisen within the Environmental Sustainability Institute (ESI) for a graduate to facilitate the set-up of an acoustic monitoring network across Cornwall and establish a monitoring regime. Training will be given to the successful candidate. This part time internship is for 6 months. This role is for an average of 18.25 hours per week with the actual working pattern to be agreed with the successful candidate.

The University of Exeter manages paid internships for graduates, placing them with small, medium and large organisations or companies. For more information on the scheme please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/internships.

The £30 million Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) is funded with a £22.9 million investment from the European Regional Development Fund and £6.6 million from the South West of England Regional Development Agency. The ESI leads cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research into solutions to problems of environmental change; and in so doing enhances people’s lives by improving their relationships with the environment.

Duties and responsibilities of the successful candidate will include identification of locations for acoustic monitoring devices, contacting landowners and other stakeholders to gain permissions to install acoustic monitoring devices, and installation and maintenance of acoustic monitoring devices. Duties will also include visiting monitoring site locations, data collection, handling and curation (archiving), and regular updating and reporting to project team.

Applicants will be highly motivated, flexible and methodical graduates who are able to work independently under own initiative and  have knowledge of general office procedures and equipment. Applicants should also have the ability to work quickly, accurately and to tight deadlines, have proven inter-personal skills and experience of dealing effectively with staff at all levels in an organisation, for both external and internal contacts, and be computer literate, with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office. Proven experience in a knowledge subject area relevant to the ESI research strands is helpful, although not essential, and a driving licence is required for this role as it requires travel to rural locations not accessible by public transport.

For further information and details of how to apply click here or email internships@exeter.ac.uk

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is ‘Positive About Disabled People’: if you have a disability, you should mention this in your application. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

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Project Manager – Prenatal Assessment of Genomes and Exomes

We are seeking a creative, highly-motivated and productive Project Manager to work on an exciting new three year project called Prenatal Assessment of Genomes and Exomes (PAGE), which is a collaboration between the Sanger Institute and the UK National Health Service (NHS).

The project aim is to understand the genetic causes of severe, unexplained, structural anomalies identified by prenatal ultrasound. We are using the latest DNA sequencing technologies to identify genetic variation that might explain the structural anomalies and so provide useful information for families and increase our knowledge of gene function in health and disease. The PAGE project builds upon the success of the Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD) project (www.ddduk.org), which is a similar collaboration between the Sanger Institute and the NHS that is identifying genetic causes in families with severe, undiagnosed, developmental disorders that are apparent in children from birth, or shortly after.

This position will be based in Matt Hurles’s group at the Sanger Institute, which includes experimental human, mouse and zebrafish geneticists as well as bioinformaticians and statistical geneticists. Our current focus is on harnessing new genomic technologies, such as exome and genome sequencing, to identify novel disease-causing variants and model these variants in cellular and animal models. Our rare disease research focuses on developmental disorders, either identified prenatally (by ultrasound), or postnatally (through pediatric cardiology and clinical genetics).

The project manager will oversee all aspects of the project and work with both internal and external teams to ensure that the projects milestones and deliverables are met. You will drive, monitor, manage and report on the progress of the project through the production pipelines. Applicants should have strong communication and organisational skills with experience of delivering data-driven projects in a biotech/research/clinical setting

Essential Skills

  • Project Management skills and experience
  • Experience of working in biotech/research/clinical setting
  • Excellent organizational skills and experience
  • Excellent communication skills (concise and clear)
  • Practical approach to problem-solving
  • Experience in using computational tools for data management

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Now is an extremely exciting time for the study of human genetic variation. The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI) is a world leader in large-scale human genetics, model organism genetics, and computational genomics. We are consolidating and expanding an ambitious programme of research using the latest experimental technologies to characterise genetic variation and unravel the molecular basis of rare diseases and complex traits. This programme combines large-scale experimental data generation, on a variety of platforms, with sophisticated data analyses to identify causal variants underlying rare diseases and complex traits.

The Sanger Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Trust Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), the Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation, a Biodata Innovation Centre and will soon host Genomics England Limited’s 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. It is an excellent environment in which to work and collaborate with researchers on campus and around the world and benefit from cross-fertilisation of ideas.

This position is fixed-term for 3 years.

Please provide a CV and cover letter.

School Administration Manager

Working alongside the Head of School, this position offers an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced administrator to join one of the largest Schools at Kent.

As head of administration in the School, the School Administration Manager will ensure the School’s administration is run efficiently and, working as part of the senior management team, that the School’s operational requirements are met effectively. The role also contributes to the strategic decision making of the Head of School by:

• having oversight of the strategic direction of all the components of the School;
• providing effective financial management of the School’s budget;
• ensuring effective management of the external accreditation processes,
• supplying relevant management information, and,
• assisting with the annual planning process and School’s strategic plan.

In addition, the role will take a part in developing quality processes and continual improvement within the School.

The Person

An enthusiastic and innovative individual with experience of administration and a sound understanding of Higher Education, you will provide effective leadership to the School’s administration team.

With a proven ability to think strategically, take an active approach to problem solving, think analytically and enhance performance, you will possess demonstrable knowledge of HR and other aspects of administration, including management of information systems, and developing and managing financial management systems.

Excellent interpersonal, relationship building and communication skills and the ability to manage administrative staff are essential.

The Department

Law degrees have been taught at Kent since 1967, and over the years the Law School (KLS) has established a reputation for innovation and critique in legal education and research. While our modules and programmes are fully engaged with doctrinal analysis, much of the teaching and research also seeks to address the social, historical, economic and political contexts within which law operates. 

For further information, please visit our website: http://www.kent.ac.uk/law

Further Information

Start date for applications: 10 October 2014

Interviews are expected to be held: 2 December 2014

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the department).

How to apply – for posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, a one page summary (this should include details of experience and other information in support of your application with direct reference to the advertisement and further particulars) and any supporting documents.

Lecturer in British History (c.1400-1500)

The Role
The School of History is seeking to appoint a historian of late medieval and/or early Tudor Britain. This is a fixed-term teaching and scholarship only appointment to teach a Special Subject on the Wars of the Roses, to supervise final-year students on a range of late medieval and Tudor topics, and to contribute elsewhere in the School to British History modules where appropriate.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to research-led teaching at all levels and to the intellectual culture of this vibrant department. S/he will also be expected to play an active part in the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

The Person
As well as a PhD in a relevant discipline, applicants should have experience of working in a Higher or Further Education context and be able to evidence current research activity in the field of late medieval British history. Ability to teach on a wide range of undergraduate modules and supervise final-year dissertations in late medieval and/or Tudor British history is essential.

For full details of the role and the selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.

School of History
The School of History at the University of Kent is dedicated to excellence in research, learning and teaching. The School contains twenty nine full-time academic staff, half of whom have been appointed since 2001. In the RAE 2008 rankings, the School of History achieved an overall position of second equal (out of 83 History departments nationwide). The RAE History Panel rated as ‘outstanding’ the department’s research income and its deployment, the research structure and strategy, and the support afforded both to established and the numerous early career staff. The School currently offers a range of undergraduate programmes. In recent years it has received consistently high ratings of over 90% student satisfaction for its undergraduate teaching in the National Student Survey. At postgraduate level, it offers MAs by coursework or research, an M.Sc and a full PhD programme.

For further details on the School, see www.kent.ac.uk/history/ .

Further Information
Start date for applications: 9th October 2014
Interviews are to be held: 18th November 2014

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the department).

How to apply – for posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, a one page summary (this should include details of experience and other information in support of your application with direct reference to the advertisement and further particulars) and any supporting documents.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage. Please include contact details of three referees in your CV.

If you require further information regarding the post or application process please contact Teresa Bubb, Resourcing Adviser, at T.C.Bubb@kent.ac.uk.

Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Lecturer in Accounting

Kingston University

Kingston University – Faculty of Business & Law

Location: City Of London
Salary: £36,485 to £39,646
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 10th October 2014
Closes: 6th November 2014
Job Ref: 1412

The Role

Enterprising. Exceptional. Evolving. Kingston University is yours to inspire. This is an excellent opportunity for career progression and academic development for a lecturer who is able to inspire students to achieve their best. At a time of sustained demand and growth across our accounting and finance programmes, you will contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and graduate accounting degrees. We’ll look to you to develop teaching and learning materials, particularly in your area of specialism, while contributing to curriculum design and undertaking applied and professional research to sustain the currency of taught material.

The Person

Highly motivated and articulate, you will have an in-depth understanding of accountancy together with a developing research interest in the area. Your expertise will include financial accounting and reporting or auditing. A chartered accountant, you will bring successful teaching experience, and, ideally, a doctoral degree. You will definitely have a flair for communicating with a diverse range of students together with an awareness of innovation in accountancy education. Above all, you will be able to contribute to teaching and learning at all levels and develop our relationship with the main accounting professional bodies.

The Faculty / Department

Kingston Business School, one of the longest established business schools in the UK, is a multidisciplinary School characterised by teaching excellence, internationally renowned research and impressive student support services. Our diversity and commitment to internationalisation is reflected in the staff and student profiles and our standing is validated by the AMBA and EPAS. We are now entering an exciting period of development, underpinned by the opening of the new Business School building on the leafy Kingston Hill site.

Further Information

Please click on the ‘Apply’ button below and see the Job Description under Attachments.

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Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)/ Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

University of Bath

University of Bath – Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Location: Bath
Salary: £38,511 to £54,841 Grade 8 to Grade 9
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 10th October 2014
Closes: 6th November 2014
Job Ref: SS2736

Interview Date: To be confirmed

The Department is committed to outstanding research and teaching and wishes to appoint a superlative academic in Pharmacy Practice at the Lecturer level. 

A clear strategic goal of the University is to develop pharmacy practice research and expand its research interests to areas which complement research existing themes.

Current research themes include professional and patient decision-making, pharmaco-epidemiology, pharmaceutical service development and risk management.

Candidates with an interest in complementary areas such as economics, clinical research or psychology are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be supported by a multi-disciplinary pharmacy practice team committed to excellence in teaching and research. The post-holder will contribute to the teaching of pharmacy students in our MPharm programme, as well as participate in our expanding portfolio of postgraduate programmes to Doctorate level.

In both research and teaching, the University of Bath is a key player in the development and evaluation of innovative pharmacy practice. The Pharmacy Practice Group has established research collaborations at local, national and international level. There are exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with the Department, the University and the wider healthcare community.

Lecturer payscale: £38,511 to £45,954

Senior Lecturer payscale: £47,328 to £54,841

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