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NERC iCASE PhD Studentship with the UK Met Office in Processes Determining Stratospheric Water Vapour

University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge – Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Qualification type: PhD
Location: Cambridge
Funding for: UK Students
Funding amount: Not specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed on: 27th February 2015
Closes: 13th March 2015
Reference: LE05496

Applications are invited for a 4-year NERC iCASE PhD Studentship to undertake research into processes determining stratospheric water vapour. This will be a co-operative project between the University of Cambridge (supervisors Professor Peter Haynes and Dr Amanda Maycock) and the UK Met Office (supervisors Dr Neal Butchart and Dr Steven Hardiman).

Stratospheric water vapour is important in the chemistry-climate system through its role in stratospheric ozone chemistry and also through its effects on the radiative balance of the troposphere. Recent international assessments and model intercomparisons have shown simulation and future prediction of changes in stratospheric water vapour currently to be a significant uncertainty in many models used to predict future climate change and future ozone recovery. Improving simulation of stratospheric water vapour remains a challenge for Earth System Models that are used for climate prediction. There are strong links between the water vapour distribution in the lower stratosphere and the tropopause temperatures which in turn determine water vapour, so positive feedbacks are possible that may significantly enhance the effects of modest errors in model representation of other relevant processes.

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain) an honours degree (at least 2.1 or equivalent) in mathematics, physics or a similar discipline. Experience in atmospheric science or fluid mechanics and experience of programming would both be an advantage. 

Applications received after this date will be considered if the studentship has not yet been filled.

Start date: 1 October 2015    

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.                

Enquiries about this studentship project are very welcome and can be made to Professor Peter Haynes (phh1@cam.ac.uk). Some further details are available at http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/phh/research.html.

Applications for this studentship, which provides full funding only for UK residents, should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names of two academic referees, and be emailed to LE05496@maths.cam.ac.uk. If (s)he has not already done so the successful applicant will be required to apply formally to the University by the closing date for the course and meet the University’s requirements for admissions:  http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/gradadmissions/prospec/apply/’

Please quote reference LE05496 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women as we have an historic imbalance in the number of women studying for a PhD.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Associate Research Fellow, Systematic Reviewer

University of Exeter

University of Exeter – Exeter Medical School

Location: Exeter
Salary: £25,513 to £28,695 Depending on qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 27th February 2015
Closes: 2nd March 2015
Job Ref: R43872
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Institute of Health Research

The College wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow to participate in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) projects primarily for the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). This NIHR funded post is available from 2nd March 2015 until 31st March 2021. The successful applicant will be a systematic reviewer, ideally with a background in HTA. ‘Health Technology’ covers any method used by those working in health services to promote health, to prevent and treat disease, and to improve rehabilitation and long-term care. Health Technology Assessment therefore covers a wide range of scientific investigation into the value and impact of health care interventions e.g. medicines, devices and diagnostic tests. 

The post holder will be expected to support the production of HTA reports as required by the demands of the Technology Assessment Team’s contract with NIHR. This will include: screening of titles, abstracts and papers to select those that meet specified inclusion criteria; data extraction; critical appraisal of the included studies; evidence synthesis; and contributing to the writing of reports for NICE and the HTA Programme as well as papers for submission to peer review journals. All stages of the review process are project managed using guidelines and must be delivered to strict deadlines. The post holder will work with multidisciplinary project teams including the project lead, information specialists, statisticians, economic modellers and reviewers as well as expert advisors e.g. NHS clinicians. In addition, the post holder may contribute to smaller HTA projects being undertaken for local or national policy-makers.  

Applicants will possess a first degree (or equivalent) and relevant postgraduate qualification (or be nearing completion) or equivalent qualification or experience in a related field of study. They will also be able to work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The long contract and excellent support afforded by a well-established research team make this post ideal for someone wanting to develop a career in evidence synthesis.

For further information please contact Mary Bond, e-mail m.bond@exeter.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 726077.

Interviews are expected to take place in March 2015.

The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of their commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects.

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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Research Fellow in Breast Cancer Cell Biology

University of Southampton

University of Southampton – Faculty of Medicine – Cancer Sciences Academic Unit

Location: Southampton
Salary: £28,695 to £35,256
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 27th February 2015
Closes: 31st March 2015
Job Ref: 528115CM

Applications are sought for a Research Fellow to study molecular mechanisms in Breast Cancer Cell Biology. The project will investigate the roles of aerobic glycolysis in breast cancer progression and treatment, with a specific focus on the interplay between altered metabolism and gene transcription in cancer cells. The project is led by Dr. Jeremy Blaydes and is based upon a long-standing programme of program of breast cancer research in Southampton that focusses on the identification and validation of novel targets for breast cancer therapy.

To be successful you will need a detailed understanding and knowledge of cellular/molecular biology and working knowledge of cell culture techniques. You will hold a PhD or equivalent in Biological Science. 

The position is funded by the Breast Cancer Campaign and will be located at the Cancer Sciences laboratories at the Southampton General Hospital, University of Southampton. This is full-time post, and is available for a fixed term of 3 years.

For informal enquires please contact Dr. Jeremy Blaydes (j.p.blaydes@soton.ac.uk).

Application Procedure: You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sarah Foster (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5070.

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

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Events & Conference Coordinator

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £20,198 to £22,685 Per annum with further progression opportunities to £24,775
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 27th February 2015
Closes: 26th March 2015
Job Ref: MC117

Bournemouth University is a vibrant and international institution and core to our vision is an excellent staff and student experience. We have an opportunity for an exceptional individual to join our Marketing & Communications directorate within our Events & Conferencing team.

This is a varied and interesting opportunity that requires experience of undertaking a range of small, medium and large events. You will possess exceptional event operational and logistical skills; be a confident communicator, able to communicate effectively and appropriately with staff at all levels and with both internal and external stakeholders. You must be confident in working in a large complex environment, with excellent administration and IT skills, good attention to detail and a flexible approach.

This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced event professional to work within an educational environment.

Interview date: Thursday 16 April 2015

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PhD Studentship: High resolution additive manufacturing repair methodologies to engineer material for rail-wheel life extension

University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Qualification type: PhD
Location: Southampton
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: Not specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed on: 27th February 2015
Closes: 27th May 2015
Reference: EngSci-nCATS-119

Materials and Surface Engineering, Transportation

Rolling stock wheels are a key component of the performance and life of both infrastructure and rolling stock, a cost driver of the rail industry and critical for safe operation of the railway. Current wheel repair processes based on cutting and replacement are time consuming and wasteful. Additive manufacturing has been recognised as a major disruptive technology that has the potential to make extraordinary changes in many areas. This project aims to develop novel technologies based on high resolution laser manufacturing methods that can successfully repair wheel flats and wear. The materials and tribology research groups at Southampton have developed expertise in high resolution laser printing and rolling contact testing that would ensure the success of this project.

The key objectives addressed in the proposed work are to:

  • Fully understand wheel-rail contacts including material performance requirements, microstructure evolution with representative heat treatments, standard wheel material tests, materials performance under the service operation conditions, wheel repair processes and cost issues;
  • Develop a high resolution laser cladding processes using micro dry powder dispensing technology to rework the wheel profile and surface;
  • Assess the production and subsequent service evolution of these additive layers using advanced characterisation and imaging techniques including SEM, TEM, XRD, EDX, EBSD and X-ray CT to evaluate the microstructures produced, their adhesion properties, residual stresses, relevant in-service mechanical properties and structural integrity compared to the base material;
  • Test the repaired surfaces under the service conditions on a two-roller machine to evaluate their tribological performance, including lubrication, friction, wear and life, of the ‘repaired’ surfaces.

If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Dr Ling Wang, national Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS), Email: ling.wang@soton.ac.uk, Tel: +44 (0) 2380 59 3016.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

University of Bristol

University of Bristol – School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Location: Bristol
Salary: £31,342
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 27th February 2015
Closes: 26th March 2015
Job Ref: ACAD101147
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Neuroblastoma is a childhood cancer which includes subtypes with very poor survival characterised by amplification of MYCN. Therapeutic targeting of oncoproteins such as MYCN has long been an aim of neuroblastoma/cancer research.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research assistant to examine a novel route for destabilizing the MYCN oncoprotein in neuroblastoma. This involves PRMT5, a methyltransferase which is involved in the post-translational regulation of MYCN (see http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molonc.2014.10.015). The 3-year project is funded by the Neuroblastoma Society and Smile with Siddy, with an anticipated start date in spring 2015.

This project will utilise proteomic and molecular biology approaches. Candidates should have relevant technical expertise and a strong background in cancer biology and therapeutics. Previous applicants need not apply.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Karim Malik on 0117-3312078.

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Senior Lecturer in Neuro-rehabilitation

University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia – School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Location: Norwich
Salary: £47,328 to £54,841 Per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 27th February 2015
Closes: 26th March 2015
Job Ref: ATR/Society 0308/1

The School of Health Sciences (HSC) is seeking a highly motivated and ambitious research-active individual to join the school as Senior Lecturer in Neuro-rehabilitation, to strengthen its internationally leading neurorehabilitation research activity.

This new post will contribute to leadership in the development and running of definitive clinical trials in the field of neurorehabilitation, and it is envisaged that the research programme led by the successful applicant will dovetail with existing research strengths in the conduction of early phase trials of neuroscience-based rehabilitation interventions.

Applicants will be able to demonstrate a track record of high quality research activity (at least REF 3* with clear trajectory to 4*) and ability to grow and lead an independent research programme. We are seeking a postholder with academic ambition and enthusiasm about his/her research programme.  The post offers opportunities to further develop a career path towards obtaining a professorial position.

This appointment will be subject to an enhanced criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date: 12 noon on 26 March 2015

Applications should consist of an up to date CV, accompanied by a covering letter addressing the criteria in the person specification. Please also complete and return an Equal Opportunities form. These documents can be uploaded via the website of Society (www.impact-society.com) quoting reference 0308/1.

The University is a Bronze Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Silver.

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Security Officer/Control Room Operator

Estates

You will work as part of a team of Uniformed professional Security Officers / Control Room Operators on a rotational 12hr shift pattern.

The Operational Security team deliver a 24/7 service to the University Community and Estate, which includes the provision of:

* Foot and Mobile Security Patrols;

* Monitoring and response to critical and life safety alarms;

* Operating a modern 24/7 Security Control Room;

* Emergency ‘First responder’ services to a wide spectrum of incidents;

* Promote crime reduction and personal safety awareness across the University Community;

* Liaise with the Emergency services, as required.

The University Security Services team have an integral part to play in maintaining a safe and secure environment and the role holder will therefore be responsible for ensuring that a professional standard of service delivery is maintained at all times.

Informal enquiries (primary) Tony O’Connor, Head of Security Services
Tel + 44 (0) 117 33 11192 Tony.OConnor@bristol.ac.uk

Informal enquires (secondary) Garry Vine, Security Services Manager (Operations) Garry.Vine@bristol.ac.uk

Assistant Operations and Maintenance Analyst

Under the direction of the Operations & Maintenance Team Manager and as a member of the team, you will contribute to the delivery of a customer focused, cost effective and efficient IT operations & maintenance service. Also, you will monitor the status of production IT services, provides 1st line user support, carries out routine operational tasks and manages IT facilities.

You will contribute to the delivery of an effective and flexible IT operations & maintenance service, offering support, training and guidance to team members as appropriate. You will process and issue information, correspondence and documentation in line with service needs.

In addition to this, you will interface with customers, partners and stakeholders, provides advice, communicates changes and respond to enquiries and requests in an effective and timely manner and contributes to team work planning to meet the changing needs of the service.

Required is a person who can collaborate with team members and peers across the University to exchange knowledge and achieve joint projects and objectives. You will carry out real-time reactive IT service monitoring, proactively correlates predictive events and trends, and logs incidents and problems, escalating as appropriate. Also, you will monitor data centres and other IT facilities, escalating issues as appropriate.

Skills and experience required include; excellent numeracy, literacy and communication skills, good working knowledge/training of Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook/PowerPoint and databases, relevant IT functional/professional qualifications are highly desirable.

If you believe that you have the skills, experience, passion and energy required to deliver the very best in service management, please complete our online application form. CVs will not be accepted.

This is a full time post working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.

Closing Date: 12 midnight, Sunday 29 March 2015

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.

Strategic HR Business Partner

University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire – HR Department

Location: Cheltenham
Salary: £47,328 to £54,841
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 27th February 2015
Closes: 17th March 2015
Job Ref: S1203
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We are looking for an exceptional individual to join us in transforming the impact HR makes at the University of Gloucestershire. As a Strategic HR Business Partner and a member of the HR Leadership Team, you will play a key role in delivering our People and Culture Strategy.

You will provide business-focused, strategic and operational HR advice to named faculties and departments, take the lead on key HR policy areas and makes a substantial contribution to organisational development and change projects. Working in partnership, you will promote new ways of working, coaching and empowering managers to deliver effective people management and culture change. You will have at least three years’ experience in a senior HR role advising on people management issues and solutions and a strong track record in change management and policy development. Specific experience in workforce planning will be an advantage.

Applications must reach us by 9.00am on 17 March 2015.

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