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BrisSynBio Scientific Manager

University of Bristol

University of Bristol – School of Chemistry

Location: Bristol
Salary: £35,256 to £39,685
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 22nd October 2014
Closes: 9th November 2014
Job Ref: SUPP101198

Expected Start Date: 05/01/2015

Expected End Date: 30/09/2015

This role provides an exciting opportunity to manage a newly established interdisciplinary research Centre at the University of Bristol.  The BrisSynBio Scientific Manager will work closely with the Director to implement the strategic vision and manage the administrative and operational activity and scientific programme of events for the BBSRC/EPSRC-funded Synthetic Biology Research Centre at the University of Bristol: BrisSynBio. 

BrisSynBio brings together leading scientists in the fields of biochemistry, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, philosophy, physical sciences, robotics and social science.  As such the post holder will be expected to work across disciplines, Schools, Faculties and Institutions to support the delivery of research and related outcomes from BrisSynBio. 

The post holder will be responsible for facilitating key strategic partnerships to BrisSynBio, including with SynBiCITE, an Innovation and Knowledge Centre led by Imperial College London established to work with industry to translate synthetic biology research into applications, and with the Universities of Oxford and Warwick to deliver the EPSRC/BBSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology. 

This post is offered as a fixed term maternity cover opportunity for approximately nine months.

For further information contact Kathleen Sedgley / 0117 39 41297 / K.Sedgley@bristol.ac.uk

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Research Assistant – Mouse Phenotyping

The Mouse Genetics Project (MGP) is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and talented Research Assistant or Advanced Research Assistant in the area of in-life mouse phenotyping, based at the Sanger Institute (http://www.sanger.ac.uk/). Our research activities focus on the characterisation of ~160 knockout mouse lines per year through a broad, primary phenotyping screen [White et al., Cell, 2013, 154(2)].

The day to day activities of the role focus on high throughput and large scale characterisation of mice using a broad range of phenotyping and imaging assays (including metabolic, behavioural, sensorial and skeletal). The successful Research Assistant candidate will have excellent teamwork attributes and will be highly organised. Detailed record keeping is required, as is contribution to data analysis, review and reporting. In addition to these skills, the successful Advanced Research Assistant candidate will demonstrate relevant experience in mouse phenotyping that may be applied to optimize aspects of the primary screen, provide training and supervision, contribute to project management, and drive detailed secondary phenotyping of selected mutants of interest.

Essential Skills

  • BSc or equivalent experience in biological sciences
  • Excellent team work capability
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Adaptable, enthusiastic and approachable
  • Highly organised
  • Quality orientated
  • Methodical and thorough approach
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Strong computing skills

The following additional skills will be essential for the advanced role:

  • Proven ability to deliver small scientific projects
  • Demonstrable ability to manage the day to day direction of projects
  • Ability to work in a team and lead technical aspects of a team
  • Experience handing mice

Ideal Skills

  • Experience handling mice
  • Experience of database tracking systems
  • Experience of large scale, high throughput phenotyping projects For the advanced role an MSc or PhD in biological sciences would be an advantage

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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.

To help researchers to develop their skills and networks, the Institute hosts a range of scientific seminars with internal and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops. In addition the Campus is home to the Wellcome Trust Advanced Course and Scientific Conferences programme and the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre.

Our Benefits include: Defined Benefit Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, a nursery, dining facilities, and a free campus Bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

To apply please apply online, uploading a covering letter and CV.

Research Fellow

University of Reading

University of Reading – Psychology, Faculty of Life Sciences

Location: Reading
Salary: £28,695 to £32,277
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 22nd October 2014
Closes: 21st November 2014
Job Ref: RS14062
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Start date: 1 April 2015

We seek to recruit a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Psychology to join a team on an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded project on Cognitive Biases and Behavioural Segmentation of Food Demand.  The project is a multi-disciplinary one, with work already in progress to develop a novel approach to segmentation of consumers based on their dietary preference patterns to facilitate better targeting of dietary interventions.  The successful candidate for this post will seek to explain the preferences and consumption patterns seen earlier in the study based on factors derived from research on decision-making and behavioural economics.  They will assist in the design and the day-to-day co-ordination of a questionnaire-based survey of 1000 households to explore the range of social and cognitive factors that explain the susceptibility to biases influencing food choice. They will then use these insights to develop experimental manipulations aimed at changing the behaviour of some of the key sub-groups based on their susceptibility to cognitive biases and associated food preference patterns. 

You will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in the psychology of judgment and decision-making or in a closely related field – or likely to complete PhD by the start date.
  • Previous participation in empirical research projects.
  • Strong knowledge of experimental design
  • Ability to carry out and support high quality academic research.
  • Proven scientific writing, presentation, and communication skills

Informal contact details

Contact role:    Co-I (Psychology)

Contact name:  Dr Rachel McCloy

Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6027

Contact email: r.a.mccloy@reading.ac.uk

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:    Administrator

Contact name:  Caroline Windley

Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 7422

Contact email: c.s.windley@reading.ac.uk

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Senior Lecturer in Journalism

University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth – Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences; School of Social, Historical & Literary Studies

Location: Portsmouth
Salary: £37,394 to £45,954
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 22nd October 2014
Closes: 4th November 2014
Job Ref: 10013142

Interview date:  19 November 2014     

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Journalism.  Preference will be given to candidates with professional experience and expertise in feature writing and public relations.  Candidates will be expected to contribute to our research culture and publications. 

Applicants should see the further particulars for the job description and person specification and can seek informal advice from Fergus Carr, Head of School, on SSHLS@port.ac.uk.   

For detailed information about the vacancy, please select this link:  10013142 – Senior Lecturer in Journalism.docx

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Lecturer in Games Modelling and Design

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £32,277 to £37,394 with further progression opportunities to £40,847
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 22nd October 2014
Closes: 16th November 2014
Job Ref: FST57

Bournemouth University is creating the most stimulating, challenging and rewarding university experience in a world-class learning community by sharing our unique fusion of excellent education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students, graduates and staff to enrich the world.

The Department of Creative Technologies, within the Faculty of Science & Technology, is seeking to appoint a talented, enthusiastic and motivated lecturer in the area of games modelling and/or game design.

You will be qualified to Doctoral level or be able to demonstrate equivalent industrial experience in one or more of the following areas: 3D modelling and animation for games, game level design and/or game mechanics design.You will be expected to have a strong demonstrable knowledge of several industry-standard tools in these areas such as Unreal, Unity, CryEngine, Maya and ZBrush. Industry experience in the form of published game titles would be advantageous.

A strong research profile in a related area, evidence of successful bids for funding and experience in supervising postgraduate students would be desirable.

For an informal discussion please contact Reza Sahandi, Associate Dean, in the first instance rsahandi@bournemouth.ac.uk.

This post is due to commence 1 January 2014.

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) Sunday 16 November 2014

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Multi-Trade Operative – Electrician

University of Surrey

University of Surrey – Operations

Location: Guildford
Salary: £22,029 to £28,695 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 22nd October 2014
Closes: 9th November 2014
Job Ref: 064214-R

Interview Date: To be confirmed

An opportunity has arisen to join the Estates and Facilities department, which is responsible for both planned maintenance and initial response to emergencies across the University’s sites.  You will be responsible for undertaking planned and reactive maintenance work to support the University’s electrical systems; ensuring premises are maintained in a safe, efficient and functional order.

You will be required on a rota basis, shift pattern below:

Early shift 0600-1500 x 3 days

Late Shift 1400-2300 x 3 days

3 days off (Continuous rota)

Leave entitlement is adjusted to reflect working pattern and Leave is by mutual consent with your shift partner.

The successful candidate will need to hold either a City & Guilds qualification/equivalent NVQ in electrical installation and maintenance or equivalent relevant experience, as well as have carried out an electrical trade apprenticeship/related equivalent training. In addition to this, you will need to bring a working knowledge of relevant legislation, including Health and Safety and COSHH.

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the ‘apply online’ button above.

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Demonstrator in Computer Animation

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £24,057 to £27,864 per annum with further progression opportunities to £30,434
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 22nd October 2014
Closes: 18th November 2014
Job Ref: MED508

The Media School at Bournemouth University is one of the largest of its kind in the world and has a global reputation for combining research and teaching practice. The National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) is the leading centre for teaching production and research in computer animation and digital effects. Since its establishment in 1989 The National Centre for Computer Animation has conducted research of international significance and has pioneered both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Bournemouth Media School in computer visualisation and animation and digital effects. In 2011 BU was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for the NCCA’s ‘World Class’ teaching.

We are looking for a demonstrator with a relevant degree who can provide practical technical demonstrations and instructions to students, compile learning materials, and deliver workshops. Ideally, you will have teaching and/or demonstrating experience in a HE environment. 

You will have experience of the production of computer animated media and working knowledge of the Maya computer animation system is essential.

For further information and discussion or the opportunity for an informal visit, please contact Chris Williams, Associate Dean Computer Animation either by email at cwilliams@bournemouth.ac.uk or telephone 01202 961655.

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) Tuesday 18 November 2014

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Learning Support Tutor

Kaplan International Colleges

Kaplan International Colleges – UWE Bristol International College

Location: Bristol
Salary: £26,000 to £28,000 – per annum + benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 22nd October 2014
Closes: 10th November 2014
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Kaplan International Colleges: Kaplan International Colleges, part of Kaplan Inc., offers university preparation in partnership with leading universities in Nottingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Glasgow, Brighton, Bristol, Bournemouth and London, allowing international students to progress onto a wide range of degree programmes at partner institutions. In addition to first-rate teaching and excellent study facilities, KIC programmes offer a high level of personal support as well as access to the facilities and resources of our university partners.

UWE Bristol International College: The College is operated in partnership with the University of the West on England, located on the University’s Frenchay campus and offers programmes designed to prepare international students for entry to the University of the West of England. The first students were admitted to the College in September 2012. 

Main responsibilities
As Learning Support Tutor, you will have responsibility for:

  • Providing academic and pastoral support to students through the one-to-one tutorial system;
  • Providing tutorial coordination;
  • Delivering academic skills modules to students studying on programmes offered by the College;
  • Maintaining an accurate and up-to-date record of student attendance and performance;
  • Assisting with the monitoring of student progress and attendance;
  • Helping to facilitate student support through working closely with the College’s Student Services team;
  • Liaising with other lecturing staff on the academic needs and performance of students;
  • Assisting in the production of student reports and gathering feedback from students;
  • Involvement in social and educational activities for students;
  • Assisting with the development and maintenance of the College virtual learning environment (VLE) and facilitating student access to it;
  • Maintaining professional development through consultation with line manager and/or colleagues;
  • Any other duties as required by the line manager or the College Director

Candidate profile
The successful candidate will enjoy working with international students, be performance driven and enjoy the challenge of being involved in projects at an early stage of development.

In addition, the successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Bachelor’s degree and preferably a Master’s degree and/or a relevant teaching qualification;
  • Significant teaching experience to international students, preferably within a UK higher education context, and preferably including experience of one of the following subjects: business, social science, science or engineering;
  • Strong interest in working with and supporting the needs of international students;
  • Experience of supporting students in tutorial and small group roles;
  • Ability to develop and update teaching material;
  • Experience of working within a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE);
  • Competence in administrative IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, etc.);
  • A student-centered approach;
  • A commitment to continuous professional development;
  • Strong record-keeping skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Flexibility and willingness to work under pressure to deadlines;
  • Enthusiasm and motivation to be a performance-driven team player.

Application Procedure and Further Information: If you have the requisite experience and are excited by the opportunity of working with a dynamic group of professionals in a growing organisation please apply below.

This appointment will be subject to clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Employment is conditional upon successful completion of DBS and professional reference checks. Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Start date:  5th January 2015

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International Officer

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University – Directorate of Corporate Affairs

Location: Oxford
Salary: £29,552 to £32,277
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 22nd October 2014
Closes: 3rd November 2014
Job Ref: 352/12997/PS

An exciting opportunity has risen within Oxford Brookes International, as the International Officer. In this role you will have responsibility for the recruitment of international students from priority markets, developing your knowledge of recruitment trends, educational systems and broader expertise in those markets, conducting market research, identifying recruitment opportunities, and building and maintaining external stakeholder relations to further student recruitment aims.

Oxford Brookes divides its 20 top markets between the team members depending upon previous experience and particular aptitude; post-holders will normally have 4-5 countries within their remit.

You should have:

  • degree or equivalent with regular pattern of professional training or updating 
  • substantial relevant marketing/PR experience in HE or related environment 
  • effective oral and written communications skills, awareness of different cultures and ability to modify communications appropriately 
  • excellent IT capabilities including Word processing, mail-merge, Excel, Web and e-mail 
  • effective interpersonal skills 
  • ability to work on your own or as part of a team 
  • proven problem solving capabilities 
  • willing to spend periods of time away from home (up to three weeks at a time) 
  • prepared to travel within the UK and overseas.

International applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK. 

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Careers Adviser

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £24,057 to £27,864 pro rata per annum with progression opportunities to £30,434
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 22nd October 2014
Closes: 2nd November 2014
Job Ref: SSS27

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to work as part of a team to improve the employability and career agility of individual BU students, graduates and staff.

You must have a recognised qualification in careers guidance, ideally at Level 6 or above, with recent experience of providing advice and guidance, ideally within a Higher Education context.

Consideration will be given to Level 4 qualified applicants who have considerable experience in recruitment.

Your main responsibilities will include promoting the importance of careers education, information, advice and guidance across the University and, through in depth career counselling, create a supportive environment in which to raise individuals self awareness, allowing them to analyse their skills and identify any gaps.

You will act as a nominated point of contact for one or more Schools/Faculties within the University and will promote the value of extra-curricular activities and wider experiences in the development of employability skills.

Working as part of a wider central team you will proactively contribute to employability events and networking with local and national organisations.

You will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have a creative and innovative approach to careers guidance delivery. Highly developed presentation and group working skills are essential along with an ability to build effective working relationships within the university and externally. 

This post is available part-time on a term-time only basis 19.5 hours per week over 34 per year however hours may be negotiable.

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. 

Interview date: Friday 7 November 2014

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