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Research Assistant

University of Bath

University of Bath – Department for Health

Location: Bath
Salary: £24,775 to £30,434
Hours: Part Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 17th October 2014
Closes: 29th October 2014
Job Ref: CC2748

A Research Assistant is required for one day per week over 10 months, including some Saturdays, to support Professor Simone Fullagar (and a team of 4 other researchers) to undertake a participatory action research project with parkrun UK.

The person will be required to travel to different parkrun locations across the UK with the research team to undertake interviews, collect and collate survey data and contribute to analysis/report writing. The project is funded by Cancer Research UK and will explore ‘what works’ in parkrun UK as a citizen-led approach to physical activity. It will also seek to understand how ‘harder to reach populations’ can be better engaged through parkrun.

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Strength and Conditioning Coach

University of Bath

University of Bath – Sports Development & Recreation

Location: Bath
Salary: £24,775 to £30,434
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 17th October 2014
Closes: 29th October 2014
Job Ref: SS2749

Interview Date: Tuesday 11 November 2014

Location: Sports Training Village

Through our vibrant culture and emphasis on excellence , we will be an inspirational sports environment that makes us the first choice for students, performance athletes , staff and community.

The Department of Sports Development and Recreation at the University of Bath manages and organises a range of activities under the University’s sports brand – Team Bath. The Department aspires to create a world leading multi-sport environment delivering to elite athletes, staff and students of the University and the local and regional community. Based in the inspiring £35M Sports Training Village, the Department offers a wide range of high quality sports activities, programmes, events, services and facilities catering for all ages and abilities. This is an opportunity to become part of a professional and progressive organisation at the leading edge of sport, health and fitness. We are looking to appoint individuals who reflect our values of inspiration, respect, integrity, excellence, flexibility and self-improvement and teamwork.

The primary purpose of the role is to deliver strength and conditioning services to Southampton Football and Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academies. In both areas you will work under the direction of the respective sports science coordinator and the philosophy of the respective academies, therefore applicants will require significant experience in the provision of strength and conditioning services to athletes within a professional academy environment.

Other roles will include lead delivery to Team Bath Performance Sports and other key sport contracts held by the Team Bath Strength and Conditioning team.

Working in performance sport will require you to work flexible hours in line with athletes training schedules, this may include early morning, evening and weekend work. The successful applicant will need to undertake a DBS check.

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The Leverhulme Trust – Research Associate in Biological NanoEngineering or Biophysics

University of the West of England, Bristol

University of the West of England, Bristol – Computer Science & Creative Technologies

Location: Bristol
Salary: £27,864 to £31,342
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 17th October 2014
Closes: 15th November 2014
Job Ref: 1440524

Campus/location: Frenchay campus

Fixed Term end date: 30 November 2016

Job overview:

The Faculty of Environment and Technology within UWE, Bristol is seeking to appoint a Leverhulme Trust Research Associate in Biological NanoEngineering or Biophysics. The Leverhulme Research Associate will be studying mechanisms of ciliary activity in Paramecium caudatum, or other Ciliates, developing techniques of controlling and modifying the ciliary activity with tactile, optical, chemical and electrical stimuli and transferring the principles of ciliary control to a hardware prototype of massive parallel manipulator. The project aims to uncover principles of concurrent intelligent manipulation of objects in non-linear active biological systems (P. caudatum), to apply the natural manipulation principles to design locally connected massively parallel networks capable for manipulation of objects, to develop bio-inspired methods for object recognition in non-linear media and networks, to design bio-inspired procedures/techniques for sorting, filtering, transporting many objects in parallel. The Research Associate will develop and conduct research as part of a team to achieve the project objectives, including translating knowledge of advances in the subject area into research activity and will seek to enhance research portfolio through collaboration. 

Key selection criteria:

You will:

• Be working towards completion, or has completed a PhD. A candidate with MSc, experience and a noteworthy publication record, will also be considered.

• Have experience in microscopic studies of living biological objects or micro-scale engineering/physics – essential.

•  Understand how to conduct research using appropriate research techniques and implementing new research methods; and can demonstrate a commitment to continually updating knowledge and understanding in field or specialism.

• Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within research programmes.

• Be skilled in effectively analysing and interpreting research data to generate outcomes.

• Have experience in experimental laboratory study of protists – desirable.

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Student Recruitment Officers

Expected start date: As soon as possible 

Interviews are expected to be held week commencing: 10 November 2014 

Two exciting opportunities have arisen to join Sussex’s Student Recruitment Services Division and to contribute to developing UK recruitment for the University. Both posts are new, and join a team responsible for UG and PG recruitment, schools and colleges relations, recruitment events, and enquiries management.

As one of three Student Recruitment Officers, the postholder will be responsible for developing and delivering a programme of school and college activity within defined geographical areas of the UK, as well as managing relationships with a number of external partner institutions and representing the University at events across the UK.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, and with a good knowledge of the secondary and higher education sectors, the successful candidate will have a range of experience in a student recruitment setting, a flexible approach to working, and be a confident public speaker.

The Postgraduate Recruitment Officer will be responsible for the delivery of PG recruitment events both on and off campus across the UK, including Postgraduate Open Day, research and scholarship events, and national postgraduate study fairs.

Working with the Senior Postgraduate Recruitment Officer, the postholder will be responsible for the promotion of both taught and research scholarships, as well as managing the searchable funding database.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, and with a good knowledge of the higher education sector, the successful candidate will have a range of experience in a marketing and events setting, a flexible approach to working, and be a confident public speaker.

Please can candidate state which post they are applying for.

More information can be obtained informally from David Winstanley, Head of Undergraduate Recruitment

T: (01273) 678263
E: d.a.winstanley@sussex.ac.uk

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Design Teacher

Marymount International School

Marymount International School

Location: Kingston Upon Thames
Salary: Not specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 17th October 2014
Closes: 3rd November 2014

Marymount International School London is an Independent Catholic Day and Boarding School for Girls 11-18, Grades 6-12 (Years 7-13). Marymount offers the IB MYP and Diploma programmes and the American High School Diploma. A top performing School, Marymount has offered the IB since 1979.

We are seeking a dynamic, creative and committed teacher of Design Technology to help spearhead the School’s plan to integrate digital fabrication across multiple disciplines. The department has spacious and well-equipped facilities including, a suite of Mac Book Retinas, 3d printers, laser cutter and vinyl plotter; all housed in the FabLab. Knowledge of Adobe is essential. Disciplines range from graphics and product design to architecture and textiles. Experience with Robotics, Electronics and Computer Programming would be desirable. A competitive salary is available for an excellent candidate.

Experience of teaching in a secondary school is not essential.

Application forms are available from the school website: www.marymountlondon.com. 

Send to: headpa@marymountlondon.com
Marymount International School, George Road,
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7PE

Marymount is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post.

Marymount is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Organic Chemistry

University of Oxford

University of Oxford – Chemistry Research Laboratory

Location: Oxford
Salary: £30,434 to £34,233
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 17th October 2014
Closes: 13th November 2014
Job Ref: 115599

Mansfield Road, Oxford

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work under the supervision of Professors Christopher Schofield and Veronique Gouverneur on a research project funded by the CRUK for a rolling 5 year grant. The project involves development of new probes for cancer imaging working with scientists in the Department of Chemistry and the Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology based at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford. Applicants will need a PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, biological chemistry, molecular/chemical biology or a relevant subject area or have submitted their thesis prior to taking up the post. Expertise will be required in synthetic chemistry and some of the following: protein chemistry/purification, cloning/expression, antibody science, peptide chemistry, carbohydrate chemistry, biological/medicinal chemistry.

Details of the group’s research can be found at: http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/christopher-schofield.aspx.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 13 November 2014. Applicants should be available to start work in Oxford as soon as possible. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford is an Athena Swan bronze award holder.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=115599

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Research Assistant in Acute Myloid Leukaemia/Genetics

University of Oxford

University of Oxford – Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Location: Oxford
Salary: £27,057 to £32,277
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 17th October 2014
Closes: 6th November 2014
Job Ref: 115573

Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford

Applications are invited for a highly motivated Postgraduate Research Assistant in a programme studying the biology of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML; the most common aggressive leukaemia) in young children and adults. The post is funded by the Oxford BRC and available full-time until 31 March 2015 with funding expected to extend for a further 12 months, based in the laboratory of Professor Paresh Vyas.

The aim of this project is to conduct genotyping analyses on characterised leukaemia samples, including within stem and progenitor populations. Mutation studies will be performed on babies and young children with Down Syndrome with suspected preleukaemic disorder Transient Abnormal Myelopoiesis and Myeloid Leukaemia of Down Syndrome. They will also be performed on adults with AML. Critically, the results of these analyses need to be fed back to clinical teams in a timely manner so they can be acted on. 

This work will interface with functional and mechanistic studies on the impact of these mutations on stem/progenitor populations leading to aberrant self-renewal, proliferation and loss of differentiation potential.

Applicants must hold a degree (minimum 2:2) in biology, genetics, biochemistry or in a biomedically-related area. You will have experience in molecular biology (especially PCR, extraction and handling of DNA, Sanger and next generation sequencing) and flow cytometry (FACS). Previous experience of working with primary human cells or of cell lines is essential. The post requires the ability to work as part of a team as well as a required level of independence, together with effective communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 6 November 2014.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=115573

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems Support Officer

University of Bristol

University of Bristol – Student Recruitment, Access and Admissions

Location: Bristol
Salary: £27,864 to £31,342 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 17th October 2014
Closes: 28th October 2014
Job Ref: SUPP101115

Based within Student Recruitment, Access and Admissions you will be a key member of the team responsible for the University’s Customer Relationship Management activities.

The role is responsible for maintaining and supporting the systems that manage our communications to undergraduate and postgraduate enquirers, applicants and their key influencers.

You will work closely with the CRM team, members of the Admissions; Student Support and Information; and Applications Development teams, as well as academic Schools to support a professional suite of applicant and enquirer communications, which enable our application processes across the University.

The role is varied and touches on most areas of the recruitment process including open days, campus tours and conversion activity, as well as supporting the work of the Customer Relationship Management Manger.

We are looking for someone with a solid technical background and a clear understanding of database management and manipulation. The role holder must have impeccable attention to detail and an interest in data integrity. The role holder will also be responsible for providing data to inform reporting and analysis of communications campaigns and future CRM strategy.

For informal enquiries: Georgina Hopkins, CRM Officer - georgina.hopkins@bristol.ac.uk 0117 331 7694

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Events and Administrative Coordinator

University of Oxford

University of Oxford – Saïd Business School

Location: Oxford
Salary: £20,781 to £24,057 Grade 4, with a discretionary range to £26,274 p.a
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 17th October 2014
Closes: 29th October 2014
Job Ref: 115507

Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford

The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship was launched at the Said Business School in November 2003 and is funded by a $7.5m donation from the Skoll Foundation. It is one of the leading centres for the advancement of social entrepreneurship worldwide and fosters innovative social transformation through education, research and collaboration.

We are seeking to recruit an exceptional Events and Administrative Coordinator, who will provide support to the administration and delivery of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship’s events, network management and other office duties. You will manage implementation of all logistics for centre events to include guest speaker coordination including room/hotel bookings, registration/invitations, hosting, coordinating marketing of the event with the centre’s Branding and Outreach Co-ordinator, and liaising with SBS teams such as conference, audio visual, catering and reception. You will also be expected to answer all enquiries via phone and email and in-person drop ins.

The successful candidate will have the ability to absorb substantial detail and keep track of a range of diverse activities and to make connections between them, and have demonstrated problem solving ability and ability to find pro-active solutions. You will have excellent organisational skills, verbal and written communication skills, including proof reading skills and the ability to form and maintain relationships with outside departments/staff.

This post is fixed-term until 31 December 2015.

All applications must be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 29 October 2014.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=115507

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Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Placement and Support Administrator

University of Exeter

University of Exeter – Graduate Business Partnership

Location: London
Salary: Up to £17,039 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 17th October 2014
Closes: 27th October 2014
Job Ref: GBP 2994
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A full-time Placement and Support Administrator is required in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at a leading UK university. The post involves assisting with sourcing placement opportunities for Postgraduate Research Students. This paid internship is for 8 months until the end of July 2015.

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 post-holder will be expected to provide the support in relation to placements which are required to be completed by students funded through the DTP. In particular, duties will include assisting with identifying possible placements and liaising with placement providers (companies/external organisations) to collate information on the projects the students would be completing as part of the placement. The post holder will also be required to work with the Legal Office in the preparation of placement agreements, maintain a register of placements completed by students, and marketing the placement schemes to the students.

Applicants will be personable and approachable graduates, who have excellent time management and organisational abilities, an excellent standard of written and oral communication, and excellent customer service skills. Applicants should also be able to work under own initiative and as part of a team, have exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to deal confidently and professionally with internal and external customers, from all levels of an organisation and be able to work under pressure. In addition to this applicants should have excellent IT skills with experience of Microsoft Office packages, and familiarity with email communications and preferably Outlook email client

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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