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Group International Business Development Manager

Location: OXFORD Base (UK and International Travel)

This is a new, exciting opportunity to join a progressive education group with a strong track record in UK further education and which is currently expanding in the international, school and higher education sectors. You will play a key role in a small dynamic International team, taking responsibility for the recruitment of full-time international students and the development of bespoke courses and summer schools, all aimed at delivering a world-class student experience throughout all the stages of the learner journey

You will be responsible for growing student numbers and levels of income and will actively build strategic partnerships and key stakeholder networks in China, SE Asia and South America. Your work will involve identifying international market opportunities, presenting the Activate Learning course portfolio to these markets, attending exhibitions, presenting to delegations, visiting schools and agents as well as supporting the Group International Director of International Development with the strategic and operational planning of the group’s international portfolio.

Who we are looking for

As the successful candidate you will have a keen commercial approach and will already have built a strong track record in recruiting international students. You will have experience of making an impact in a further or higher education international office. Experience of working in China and South America, along with a proven ability to establish effective partnerships with agents and stakeholders is important,  as is the ability to produce comprehensive annual marketing, recruitment and business development plans for each country to ensure effective market penetration.

You will have excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills and be confident in dealing professionally with senior members of staff, both within Activate Learning and partner organisations, and be adept at handling and resolving challenging situations. You will be competent with the Microsoft office programmes including spread sheets and have excellent attention to detail. In addition you will be able to manage multiple deadlines and will have the ability to interpret and implement regulations and policy. A sound working knowledge of Tier 4 Status, HTS / UKVI regulations would be an asset to support International admissions which resides currently within Group Student Services.

Why Activate Learning

At Activate Learning, we transform lives through learning. Activate Learning is a pioneering education group that brings together secondaryfurther and higher education and schools along with workforce training, management consultancy and social enterprise.

Our colleges include; City of Oxford College; Reading College; Banbury and Bicester College and our schools include UTC Reading and UTC Oxford (Opening September 2015)
 
We empower people to go further in learning and in life, by recognising their uniqueness and by providing an environment which builds confidence and raises aspirations.

A full job description and person specification is available from sarah.roberts@activatelearning.ac.uk.

Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Activate Learning is an equal opportunities employer.

Head of Engineering and Infrastructure

University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia – Estates and Buildings Division

Location: Norwich
Salary: £39,685 to £45,954
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 17th April 2015
Closes: 14th May 2015
Job Ref: ALC519

The postholder will be responsible for developing and maintaining a sustainable Engineering and Infrastructure plan to support the UEA’s built assets (buildings, plant and infrastructure) aligned to industry best practice.  You will also take a lead role in developing and maintaining a comprehensive 25-year asset management strategy plan for all buildings, plant, equipment and infrastructure in both practical and financial terms, whilst providing line management to the Engineering and Infrastructure Team.

You must have a degree (or equivalent qualification or experience) in Engineering or Facilities Management and membership of a related professional body (e.g. CIBSE or RICS) to Chartered status.  Experience in a senior leadership/management position within a Construction, Maintenance or Facilities Management environment, an ability to think and operate at both an operational and strategic level and strong commercial skills are all essential requirements.

Closing Date: 12 noon on 14 May 2015.

Further particulars and an application form are available on our website.

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

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PhD Studentship: Coastal Water Wave Impacts and Splashes: mathematical modelling of the hazards (COOKER_U15SF)

Start Date: October 2015.

Supervisor: Dr Mark Cooker, m.cooker@uea.ac.uk

The Project:

Background: 

This PhD project will investigate mathematically the effect of a breaking sea wave impact on a person or vehicle. The conditions of wave impact on a coastal structure coincide with the greatest pressure on, and greatest hazard to, pedestrians and vehicles. The work will start with the pressure-impulse theory of Cooker and Peregrine (1995).

Aims and Objectives: 

We aim to enhance a mathematical model of the incompressible flow during the brief time when the breaking wave changes into an up-rushing jet. The impulse exerted by a wave on a pedestrian needs investigating, because every year rogue waves sweep away coastal walkers. In 2006-2010, 46 rogue-wave fatalities occurred worldwide, 7 of them in UK (Nikolkina and Didenkulova, 2011).

Two wider benefits are (a) to quantify the hazard for any coastal site, and (b) to help explain, after the event, the wave damage to a structure, or vehicle, or loss of life. The applications will have the potential for collaboration with the maritime industry and experimenters.

What the Student Will Do (including training): 

Initially there will be some general training in (a) the fluid mechanics of waves (to provide initial data), (b) appropriate mathematical techniques, and (c) LaTeX typesetting.

The objective will be a working mathematical theory, in which we can include a person’s broad dimensions and capabilities to resist impact by orientation, stance, and footing. The outputs from the theory will be the impulsive forces on and displacement of a person iasa function of wave impact conditions. The theory will help with collaborative work outside UEA, scaling up results from small-scale laboratory data to full scale.

The forces due to falling jets will also be investigated. Further work will be on impact on a vehicle or other light structure on a seawall.

Applicant:  

You should have a first degree in mathematics or physics, with proven ability in mathematical fluid dynamics and the theory of water waves. Experience with constructing and computing solutions of mixed boundary-value problems for Laplace’s equation, and a willingness to collaborate with experimenters, are expected.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have a minimum of a 1st degree in Mathematics or Physics.

Funding:

This PhD project is offered on a self-funding basis. It is open to applicants with funding or those applying to funding sources.  Details of tuition fees can be found at http://www.uea.ac.uk/pgresearch/pgrfees.

A bench fee is also payable on top of the tuition fee to cover specialist equipment or laboratory costs required for the research.  The amount charged annually will vary considerably depending on the nature of the project and applicants should contact the primary supervisor for further information about the fee associated with the project.

To discuss the application process or particular projects, please contact the: Admissions Office, email: pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1603 591709. 

PhD Studentship: Informing climate change policy through data analysis (WARREN_U15SF)

Start Date: October 2015.

Supervisor: Dr Rachel Warren, r.warren@uea.ac.uk

The Project:

Scientific background: Integrated assessment of climate change has been widely applied to advise policy makers making decisions about climate change mitigation. This project focuses on improving and updating data in integrated models and using them to provide policy relevant information.  

Aims & Objectives:  The project will address key policy questions related to avoiding dangerous climate change including

  1. What levels of climate change impacts are associated with different levels and rates of global temperature rise?
  2. How does this differ under different future socioeconomic pathways?
  3. To what extent can these impacts be avoided?
  4. How robust are A, B and C to data uncertainties?

The student will collate and analyse state of the art data and information concerning (i) economic and demographic futures(ii) climate change (iii) projected climate change impacts. They will combine this data within one of more integrated assessment models, harmonizing and analysing data, editing software, and writing scripts.  They will run the improved models to answer questions A to C above, exploring implications of uncertainties in data.

The student will have the freedom to focus on climate change impacts projection data in a variety of sectors, such as biodiversity, agriculture, hydrology, or human health.   

Scientific training:  The student will learn about many aspects of climate change (socio- economics, physical science, ecology, climate change mitigation). The supervisory team has played important roles in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The student will attend professional development classes on basic research skills, experience working in a multi-disciplinary team and will have the opportunity to interact with an international network of collaborators and climate change decision makers such as partners in the High End CLimate Impacts and eXtremes (http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/HELIX) and UK government funded AVOID (www.uk.avoid.net) projects.

Person specification: The successful applicant will be highly motivated to contribute to solving the global climate change challenge, and must have prior experience of both running computer models and data analysis. The ideal applicant will have a degree in natural sciences, such as physics, chemistry, biology or geography, with experience of writing software, and/or familiarity with a scripting language, and/or use of GIS systems.  

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have a minimum of a 2.1 degree in natural sciences, such as physics, chemistry, biology or geography, with experience of writing software, and/or familiarity with a scripting language, and/or use of GIS systems.  

Funding:

This PhD project is offered on a self-funding basis. It is open to applicants with funding or those applying to funding sources.  Details of tuition fees can be found at http://www.uea.ac.uk/pgresearch/pgrfees.

A bench fee is also payable on top of the tuition fee to cover specialist equipment or laboratory costs required for the research.  The amount charged annually will vary considerably depending on the nature of the project and applicants should contact the primary supervisor for further information about the fee associated with the project.

To discuss the application process or particular projects, please contact the: Admissions Office, email: pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1603 591709. 

History of Science and/or Science, Communication & Society Taught Masters Scholarships

University of Kent

University of Kent – School of History

Location: Kent
Salary: Scholarships are valued at £2,500 each
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 11th April 2015
Closes: 29th May 2015

The School of History at the University of Kent is pleased to offer two scholarships for its MA in the History of Science, Medicine, Environment and Technology and/or MSc in Science, Communication & Society programmes to candidates applying for September 2015.

The Scholarships are available to UK, EU and overseas students wishing to undertake a Taught Masters degree in this area. The Scholarships are valued at £2,500 each.

The School has established itself as one of the leading History departments within the UK. Recognised for its research excellence and quality teaching, it offers a wide range of flexible postgraduate programmes.

For further details of the programmes and scholarships (including full terms, eligibility and application information), please visit: http://www.kent.ac.uk/history/o43/postgraduate/funding

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PhD Studentship: Time Series Data Mining (BAGNALL_U15SF)

University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia – School of Computing Science

Qualification type: PhD
Location: Norwich
Funding for: Self-funded Students
Funding amount: Not specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed on: 11th April 2015
Closes: 31st May 2015

Start Date: October 2015.

Supervisor: Dr Tony Bagnall, ajb@uea.ac.uk

The Project:

Dr Bagnall’s main research interest is in developing techniques for time series data mining and applying them to a wide range of problem domains.  He would welcome applications from students who have secured their own funding who wish to work in any areas of time series data mining. Specifically, Dr Bagnall has projects in Time Series Classification and is looking for students to work on image outline classification and food classification from spectrographs, but he will consider proposals in related areas such as time clustering, regression and rule induction and other problem domains.

If you would like to discuss research projects in more detail, please contact Dr Bagnall directly  (ajb@uea.ac.uk).

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have a minimum of a 2.1 degree in Computer Science or related discipline

Funding:

This PhD project is offered on a self-funding basis. It is open to applicants with funding or those applying to funding sources.  Details of tuition fees can be found at http://www.uea.ac.uk/pgresearch/pgrfees.

A bench fee is also payable on top of the tuition fee to cover specialist equipment or laboratory costs required for the research.  The amount charged annually will vary considerably depending on the nature of the project and applicants should contact the primary supervisor for further information about the fee associated with the project.

To discuss the application process or particular projects, please contact the: Admissions Office, email: pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1603 591709. 

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Research Fellow Sensor Systems

Location: Highfield Campus

Full Time, Fixed Term for 2 years due to funding restrictions

This is an exciting opportunity to take part in a high profile project sponsored by EPSRC:

http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/M025977/1

The overall aim of the project is to develop technologies that will enable the next generation of assistive devices to provide natural control through enhanced sensory feedback. Collaborating with cross-disciplinary expertise from 6 leading UK universities, this post is for a research fellow to develop fingertip “touch” sensor systems for upper limb prosthetics which can be potentially fed back into the nervous system. This sensor system development would play a key role in the rapidly developing areas of neuroprosthetics, robotics, and other man-machine interfaces.

Joining Dr. Liudi Jiang’s body interface sensor research team at the University of Southampton, you will have a PhD and experience in any of the general areas of electrical engineering, mechatronics, sensor/transducer systems, signal processing & communication, embedded systems, software engineering, or related areas. No previous experience in prosthetics is required as initial training can be provided.  The post will work collaboratively with other partners in the consortium.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by contacting  Dr. Liudi Jiang (L.Jiang@soton.ac.uk), Tel: +44 (0)23 80598748.

You will join one of the UK’s most dynamic centres for engineering and environmental research and education rated number one for research power in REF2014.  We have an excellent record of collaborative research with industry and academic institutions in the UK and abroad.

The Faculty has nearly 200 academic staff working in a number of research themes (http://www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/research/themes.page). We have exceptional research facilities particularly in our state-of-the-art facilities at our new Boldrewood Innovation Campus (fluids and structures/infrastructure) which includes a 138m towing tank.

In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze award in September 2013 and intend to submit an application for Silver in November 2015.

The University of Southampton is the top one per cent of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities.

The University has been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

The appointment will be made at the bottom of the scale with annual incremental rises.

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 Geraldine Lewis (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 550115BX on all correspondence. 

Senior Administrative Officer (Zepler Institute)

University of Southampton

University of Southampton – FOS – Physical Sciences & Engineering

Location: Southampton
Salary: £23,386 to £27,864
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 10th April 2015
Closes: 19th April 2015
Job Ref: 550015F7

Location: Highfield Campus
Interview Date: To be confirmed 

An excellent opportunity has arisen within the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering for a Senior Administrative Officer to work in a high profile personal performance role supporting the Zepler Institute (ZI) facilities at University of Southampton. This role will work closely with the Cleanroom Complex Manager and other key technical and academic personnel to provide effective committee and secretariat services; coordination of key Management Information and up to date record-keeping for audit purposes. The post will also include day-to-day administrative requirements in line with operational and strategic priorities.

The University of Southampton’s Zepler Institute (ZI) is a unique multidisciplinary research centre that brings together world-leading expertise in photonics, quantum technologies and nanoscience. Facilities comprise around 100 laboratories, including those based in the £120M cutting-edge Cleanroom Complex. This key post therefore requires a self-motivated and proactive individual to take ownership for a range of activities, to help ensure that critical tasks are met within challenging time scales. 

You will have experience of administrative support in a busy and complex environment and a proven track record in identifying and resolving critical issues on behalf of senior colleagues. You will need to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication; the ability to mobilise quickly to ensure that key issues are progressed in a timely manner and a high level of interpersonal skills when dealing with a range of internal and external stakeholders. You will possess excellent organisational skills and be able to manage your own workload effectively. Additionally, you will have experience of reviewing administrative procedures and processes to ensure they remain fit for purpose, consulting appropriately with stakeholders to support implementation. Attention to detail and up-to-date MS Office skills are also vital to meet the expectations of the job, as is the ability to build effective and credible working relationships, both within and outside the organisation.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed application form online at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above. If you need any assistance, Please contact Donna Stansbridge on +44 (0) 23 8059 34048 Please quote vacancy reference number 550015F7 on all correspondence.

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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Research Associate

University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge – Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £28,695 to £37,394
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 9th April 2015
Closes: 29th April 2015
Job Ref: LE05843
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Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions in the group of Prof R E Goldstein to work in the area of biological physics on problems involving the Synchronization of Cilia. Supported by a Senior Investigator Award from the Wellcome Trust, successful applicants will join a rapidly expanding effort in biological physics within DAMTP. There are strong connections as well with related fields such as physics, plant sciences, and zoology. Both theoretical and experimental candidates are sought with experience in relevant areas of applied mathematics, soft condensed matter physics and biological physics. Experimentalists would ideally have expertise in areas such as microscopy, micromanipulation, cell biology and microfluidics. For further details about the group, please consult the group webpage (www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/gold/).

These positions are available for up to 2.5 years.  The salary will be on the standard University scale in the range of £28,695 to £37,394, depending on previous research experience. 

Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae, a summary of prior research accomplishments and a statement of future research interests. Please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage. 

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/6724.

This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference LE05843 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our research staff.

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

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Clinical Trials Coordinator (Infectious Diseases)

University of Oxford

University of Oxford – Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Location: Oxford
Salary: £24,057 to £28,695 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 9th April 2015
Closes: 7th May 2015

The Clinical Trials Unit is based within the academic Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford and undertakes clinical trials addressing health issues of major national and international importance.

We are currently seeking to appoint a clinical trials co-ordinator to support the Infectious Diseases Research Group in delivery of a variety of projects. The successful candidate will be educated to degree level with exceptional organisational, IT and communication skills and an interest in biomedical research. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a friendly, multi-disciplinary team and would be an excellent first step towards a long term career within clinical trial administration. A flexible and positive attitude is an essential requirement for this post along with the ability to work on your own initiative while knowing when to ask for help. 

The post is offered full-time for a fixed-term of 1 year.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 7 May 2015. Interviews will be held on Monday 18 May 2015.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=117935

Closing Date: 07-MAY-15

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