Monthly Archives: August 2015

Recruitment and Events Officer

Royal Holloway, University of London

Location: Egham
Salary: £22,915 to £26,909 per annum, including London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 21st August 2015
Closes: 13th September 2015
Job Ref: 0815-255

Applications are invited for the post of Recruitment & Events Officer based in the Directorate of Student Recruitment & Partnerships.

The Student Recruitment team undertakes activities relating to UK and international student recruitment and Widening Participation & Outreach with the aim of increasing student enrolments at all levels of study. The post of Recruitment & Events Officer will work across all areas of recruitment, playing a key role in the organisation of student recruitment and outreach events, primarily on Royal Holloway’s campus.

You will have a clear understanding of the UK Higher Education sector and previous experience in either a student recruitment or events management related role. This is an externally facing role, and therefore experience in delivering excellent levels of customer service is also essential.

This is a full time and permanent post, available immediately. This post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Joseph Worsfold, Recruitment & Events Manager by email at

Lecturer A – Psychological Sciences

Birkbeck College, University of London - Academic

Location: Bloomsbury
Salary: £28,274 per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 21st August 2015
Closes: 16th September 2015
Job Ref: 11674

Job Description

The Department of Psychological Sciences is seeking to appoint a fixed term 0.8FTE part-time lecturer to commence 1st October 2015 for one year. This Post will cover the teaching responsibilities of Professor Ulrike Hahn over this period. The successful applicant will be required to teach in the specific areas of human reasoning, decision making and cognitive modelling and to provide project supervision for final year UG students.

There will be opportunities for active involvement in research in these areas as the post-holder will be part of the Reasoning and Argumentation Lab (ReAL) in the Centre for Cognitive and Computational Modelling (CCCM). The post is ideally suited to someone just finishing their PhD, who wants to acquire some teaching experience and to write up papers emanating from their PhD research.

The Department of Psychological Sciences is a centre of vibrant research and teaching whose history can be traced to the beginnings of the scientific study of the subject in the UK over a century ago.

Candidate Requirements

The successful candidate will:

  • be educated to degree level or equivalent and it is desirable for you to have a PhD.
  • have experience in teaching psychology in an academic setting.
  • have the ability to teach and engage students in learning.
  • have an emerging track record of conducting and publishing psychology research in psychology.

About the Department

For further information on the Department of Psychological Sciences please visit:

Further Information

Salary: £28,274 per annum inclusive of London Allowance

This is a part-time post for 1 year. The full time equivalent salary is £35,343 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

For further information on this exciting opportunity contact, Prof Mike Oaksford, Assistant Dean, telephone +44 (0) 2070790879 email:

The closing date for completed applications is midnight 16 September 2015.

Birkbeck is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all candidates irrespective of their sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. Birkbeck is a member of the ‘positive about disability’ two ticks scheme and guarantees to interview all candidates who meet the essential criteria for the post.

Lecturer in Wall Painting Conservation

Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London - Conservation of Wall Painting

Location: London
Salary: £34,859 to £39,976 pa pro rata (including London Allowance)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 21st August 2015
Closes: 20th September 2015

Part time 0.50 FTE

Fixed Term appointment for five years – to start as soon as possible

The Courtauld Institute of Art is the UK’s leading institution for teaching and research into the History of Art and the conservation of paintings and is also home to one of the finest small art museums in the world.

The Courtauld’s Conservation of Wall Painting Department provides MA students with multidisciplinary education in critical approaches to and methods of wall painting conservation. A substantial portion of the three-year MA (about 50%) involves fieldwork (currently all abroad) and research.

The post holder will take a lead in the planning, implementation and supervision of Departmental field projects, and in the supervision of MA student fieldwork and its assessment, and will contribute to the teaching of the theory and practice of wall painting conservation on the MA in the Conservation of Wall Painting.

The Lecturer will have an MA in Wall Painting Conservation, as well as a commitment to research, typically reflected by the pursuit of a PhD. The post holder will also have knowledge and experience of supervising MA-level wall painting conservation students in fieldwork contexts, including diagnostic investigations, recording, remedial, passive and preventive interventions, and professional practice. S/he will have excellent practical and IT skills.

For further details and to apply please visit our website or email Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted. All applicants must complete an application pack.

Closing Date: 20 September 2015
Interviews: week commencing 28 September 2015

The Courtauld Institute of Art promotes equal opportunities.

Maintenance Technician

The Royal Veterinary College, University of London - Estates Department

Location: Potters Bar
Salary: £20,800 to £23,700 pa inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 21st August 2015
Closes: 13th September 2015
Job Ref: EST-0106-15

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Estates Department for a Maintenance Technician to provide a professional maintenance and repair service to all of the on-site fixed and mobile infrastructure and equipment. The crucial role ensures our busy hospitals, accommodation and teaching spaces operate to the greatest efficiency and availability at all times.

We are looking for someone with a thorough working knowledge of mechanical and electrical fitting with an electrical bias to include 17th Edition (desirable), and with a particular emphasis on HVAC equipment. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of safe systems of work and hold a formal engineering qualification (desirable)

This role demands a flexible approach to provide adequate maintenance cover and will involve undertaking reactive repairs, sometimes outside of normal working hours. It will also involve working with low levels of supervision in a high pressure teaching and research environment.

You will be required to participate in the Out Of Hours Duty Technician rota after a suitable familiarity and training period.

This is a full-time permanent position.

For further information and to apply on-line please visit our website:

Interviews are likely to take place on 23 September 2015

We promote equality of opportunity and diversity within the workplace and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Teaching Fellow

University College London - UCL Anthropology

Location: London
Salary: £37,152 to £40,313 Grade 7, (pro-rata), per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 21st August 2015
Closes: 3rd September 2015
Job Ref: 1481785

Part Time: 18.25 hours per week (50% FTE)

The postholder will be required to design and deliver a new course for both undergraduates and Masters students with an explicit focus on digital anthropology. The postholder will also be required to assist with marking core essays in digital anthropology, supervise a set number of Digital Anthropology Masters students and contribute to the overall intellectual life of the Centre for Digital Anthropology. The post holder may be asked to carry out other specific tasks and duties as required by the Programme Director or the Head of Department.

The department of Anthropology is seeking to appoint a part time teaching fellow from 01/01/2016 to 30/06/2016.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in anthropology and have teaching experience at undergraduate and/or Masters’ level. We are seeking someone with an active field research engagement and commitment to Digital anthropology. Preference will be given to a focus on data, climate change, political/social movements, or ethnographic approaches to digital technologies.

UCL Reference: 1481785

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to Dr Haidy Geismar ( If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Martin O’Connor (

Closing Date: 3/9/2015

Research Associate in Econometric Modelling for Energy and the Environment

University College London - UCL Energy Institute / UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

Location: London
Salary: £33,353 to £40,313 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 21st August 2015
Closes: 20th September 2015
Job Ref: 1483083

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £33,353 – £40,313 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

We are looking to appoint a Research Associate in Econometric Modelling for the Energy and the Environment to work across a number of exciting multidisciplinary research projects related to climate change and resource efficiency.

This post is created to augment UCL ISR econometric expertise. Your work will be focused on macroeconometric time series and panel data models. Other more long-term work could include program evaluation econometrics, including Bayesian Networks and Structural Equation Modelling. The post is funded for 2 years in the first instance.

Applicants are expected to be fluent or become fluent with topics such as Structural Vector Autoregression models, Instrumental Variables, and Dynamic and Heterogeneous Panel Models.

Expert use of relevant statistical software or programming languages, such as R, Python, Stata and Eviews and a passion for data analysis, programming and conducting research are essential.

UCL Reference: 1483083

Applicants should apply online. Please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Rosanna Seels, or 020 3108 5906.

If you wish to discuss this appointment informally, please contact Dr Paolo Agnolucci, or 020 7679 9050.

Interview Date: 6th October 2015

UCL Taking Action for Equality

This position does not meet the resident labour market test under UK Border Agency rules and therefore UCL would be unable to obtain the right to work for non-EEA nationals whose employment would require a Tier 2 visa.

Clinical Fellow Radiology / Nuclear Medicine

Institute of Cancer Research - Radiotherapy & Imaging

Location: Sutton
Salary: Commensurate with previous experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 21st August 2015
Closes: 11th September 2015
Job Ref: 1488147

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, we lead the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.  Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally. The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

Applications are invited from trainees in Nuclear Medicine or Diagnostic Radiology (or exceptionally an oncologist with an interest in imaging) for a clinical research fellowship based in the Imaging Centre and NIHR Clinical Research Facility at The Institute of Cancer Research/The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton.  The post is in multimodality imaging in clinical trials with a focus on image guided therapy. Appointees will have the opportunity to explore novel imaging techniques.  A major emphasis will be on functional imaging techniques in both MRI and PET.

A certain amount of clinical work will be necessary.  This will involve participation in a once-weekly multi-disciplinary tumour board meeting, as well as radiology or nuclear medicine lists as appropriate (or out-patient clinics by prior arrangement in case of an oncology trainee).

The salary will be within the NHS scale for SpRs, commensurate with previous experience. 

The fellowship is for 1 year, subject to satisfactory review after 6 months, but there will be an opportunity for extension.  If an extension is envisaged, the candidate may wish to register for a higher degree MD(Res).  For imaging trainees, appropriate accreditation towards CCST will be given.

Enquiries from interested individuals to Prof NM deSouza (Clinical Magnetic Resonance Unit, Tel: (020) 8661 3119/3289) The Royal Marsden Hospital, or Dr Yong Du, Nuclear Medicine Department, The Royal Marsden Hospital, Downs Road, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5PT.

The Job Description can be downloaded using the link below.

Policy Assistant (03115)

Category: Jobs | Department: Universities Scotland | Location: Edinburgh | Post Type: Full Time | Closing Date: 03 Sep 2015 |
Universities Scotland is the representative body of Scotland's 19 higher education institutions. We develop policy on behalf of the university sector and campaign publicly on higher education issues.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and able individual to fill the role of Policy Assistant, working in both the Resources & Governance and Research & Innovation teams. The successful candidate will provide administrative and secretariat support to a number of policy committees and will support the work of Senior Policy Officers by contributing to the analysis and development of policy affecting (i) the resourcing and governance of higher education institutions and (ii) academic research and its dissemination in the wider economy and society. The postholder will also provide secretariat support directly to an external organisation, the Board for Academic Medicine. This role is an opportunity to work at the centre of Scottish higher education and to play a part in shaping the policy environment to support the sector’s success.

Applicants should be qualified to SCQF level 6 or above (minimum 3 Highers or equivalent, including English), and should ideally have relevant job experience and/or be a recent graduate. Experience of work with committees would be an advantage.

The post is full time, but consideration would be given to alternative working patterns. The successful candidate will be working in a small team where enthusiasm, initiative and the ability to work with others will be required.

For more information on Universities Scotland please visit

Please visit in order to complete an application form.

Interviews will be held on Monday 28 September at the Universities Scotland office in Edinburgh.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to prepare a short assessment exercise ahead of the interview.

Please contact Daniel Wedgwood, Senior Policy Officer, Resources & Governance ( / 0131 225 0719), if you wish to discuss the post in greater detail.



International Scholarships Support Officer (03015)

Category: Jobs | Department: International Unit | Location: London | Post Type: Full Time | Closing Date: 31 Aug 2015 |
Initially one-year fixed-term contract, with possibility of extension and/or permanent contract, depending on funding.

The UK Higher Education International Unit (IU) is the only sector body to represent all UK higher education institutions internationally. It is charged with initiating and delivering projects and activities to support the UK HE sector’s international activities. The IU is a central observatory, intelligence and delivery unit on HE internationalisation and policy developments for UK higher education institutions.

We are currently looking for a bright and enthusiastic International Scholarships Support Officer to join the Programmes Team of the International Unit at Universities UK. The post holder will support scholarship candidates from multiple countries and various scholarship schemes before and during the application process. Liaising with prospective students and staff at Higher Education Institutions, the post holder will act as an intermediary to facilitate and streamline the application process for prospective scholars.

The post holder will have responsibility for managing the mailboxes for the different scholarship programmes and be the first point of call for any enquiries or issues. Working closely with the Strategic Partnerships Manager, the post holder will prepare reports and updates regarding postgraduate scholarships, support PhD placements and institutional partnerships related to the Newton Fund and also work closely with other Newton Fund and Science without Borders team members to ensure that the goals of the IU programmes are achieved.

For more information about this role and to apply, please visit

Interviews are likely to be held w/c 21st September 2015.


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