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Vacancies in the University

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UNIVERSITY OFFICES

Applications are invited for the following University offices:

Director of Medical and Veterinary Education in the Faculty of Biology

Applications are invited for the newly-established office of Director of Medical and Veterinary Education in the Faculty of Biology. The specific duties of the Director will be determined by the General Board after consultation with the Faculty Board of Biology, but the Report on the establishment of the office (see Reporter, 1998-99, p. 657) envisages that the Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of the decisions of the Faculty Board of Biology on those aspects of medical and veterinary education that fall within its remit, will undertake liaison with the Clinical Dean and the Dean of the Veterinary School to co-ordinate preclinical and clinical education, and will ensure that adequate liaison takes place with the Colleges and the Senior Tutors' Committee in relation to matters such as admissions and College teaching. The Director will be expected to work closely with the Faculty Board of Biology and its relevant committees to improve communication, to ensure that the Faculty Board of Biology is able to deal with issues in a timely and effective manner and is provided with the information needed to make decisions, and to see that the interests of cognate bodies, including the relevant professional organizations, are explored.

The office of Director will be held concurrently with another University office and at least fifty per cent of the officer's time will be devoted to the duties of the Director. The person appointed will be granted leave of absence on a part-time basis, without stipend, from his or her substantive office to enable him or her to fulfil the duties of the office of Director of Medical and Veterinary Education in the Faculty of Biology. The Director will not normally be permitted to hold a substantial College office such as Tutor, Bursar, or Steward.

The pensionable stipend will be pro rata to either £41,116 or £44,357 for a full-time post, according to qualifications and experience.

Intending applicants may wish to consult informally Dr A. L. R. Findlay, Chairman of the Faculty Board of Biology, Department of Physiology, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EG (tel. 01223 333829, e-mail alrf@cam. ac.uk), Professor N. J. Mackintosh, Chairman of the Council of the School of the Biological Sciences, Department of Experimental Psychology, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EB (tel. 01223 333551, e-mail njm7@cam.ac.uk), or Dr Jennie Rose, Secretary of the Faculty Board of Biology, 19 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA (tel. 01223 334886, e-mail facbiol@cam.ac.uk).

Applications should be sent to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Mr J. Andrews, 19 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA (tel. 01223 766944, e-mail jra12@cam.ac.uk), so as to reach him not later than 13 April 2000.

Lector in Chinese in the Faculty of Oriental Studies

Lector in Chinese in the Faculty of Oriental Studies, to take up appointment on 1 October 2000. The holder of the post will be expected to teach Chinese language courses at all levels. Applications are invited from candidates with a good first degree and experience of teaching Chinese as a second language. A good command of written and spoken English is essential. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in computer assisted language teaching and with training in foreign language education. The appointment will be made for one year in the first instance, with a possibility of reappointment for one year at a time to a maximum of five years.

The scale of stipends for a Lector is £13,507 a year, rising by three annual increments to £16,286.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA, so as to reach her by 24 April 2000.

Computer Officer, Grade III (PC Support Officer), in the University Offices (Management Information Services Division)

A vacancy exists for a Computer Officer, Grade III (PC Support Officer), in the Management Information Services Division. The person appointed will be seconded to work at the Cambridge Intercollegiate Applications Office (CIAO). Duties will primarily involve supporting the statistical and reporting requirements of CIAO and offering first line support to CIAO staff for their computing requirements.

Applicants should be graduates in a relevant discipline (numerical or behavioural science) and should be able to demonstrate a good general knowledge of desktop computing. Experience of data analysis is highly desirable, but equally, experience of working with users, networks, and common software would also be helpful. A knowledge of NT would also be an advantage.

The Management Information Services Division operates a large integrated Oracle database incorporating the central offices' management and administrative information systems. The successful applicant will join a team of developers and support staff using leading edge technologies including Oracle, NT, Windows, Client Server, and WWW to provide business solutions for the University.

The appointment will be for a period of two years in the first instance, with the possibility of reappointment for periods not exceeding five years at a time. The pensionable scale of stipends for a Computer Officer, Grade III, is £18,915 a year, rising by six annual increments to £24,479.

For further details and an application form, please contact Mrs Anne Newbould, Head of Cambridge Intercollegiate Applications Office, Kellet Lodge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, CB2 1QJ (tel. 01223 333304). The closing date for applications is 7 April 2000. CIAO operates a no smoking policy.

Administrative Officer, Grade II, in the University Offices (Research Services Division)

Administrative Officer, Grade II, in the Research Services Division. The Research Services Division was established on 1 March 2000 and it is hoped that the Division will be moving to new accommodation in central Cambridge during summer 2000. With the rapid increase in the volume of research grants, an Administrative Officer is now required to help in assisting University Departments with all aspects of grant application. The person appointed will also be expected to help the Director of Research Services with special projects, such as the reporting of statistical information. Applicants should be graduates, preferably with a higher qualification, with well developed IT skills and experience of statistical management and presentation of statistical information (particularly web-based). A knowledge of the research culture, perhaps through grant administration, is also needed.

The appointment will be made for an initial period of three years, with the possibility of reappointment for periods not exceeding five years at a time. An Administrative Officer who has reached the maximum of the scale of stipends may be reappointed to the retiring age. The pensionable scale of stipends for an Administrative Officer, Grade II, is £18,915 a year, rising by six annual increments to £24,479.

Enquiries about the post should be made to Mrs P. M. Stevens (tel. 01223 339093; e-mail pms1000@admin.cam.ac.uk), from whom further information can be obtained.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and the details of two referees who may be contacted, should be sent to Mrs P. M. Stevens, Research Services Division, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, by 12 April 2000.

OTHER POSTS

Computer Officer (NetWare and Macintosh Specialist) in the University Computing Service

The University Computing Service, which provides computer facilities and related services in support of research and teaching, has a vacancy for a Systems Specialist (Computer Officer at the level of Grade II or Grade III), to take up appointment as soon as possible, to support NetWare and Macintoshes in the PWF and the University. The successful candidate will work in a small team providing systems support for a set of general access computer rooms and classrooms, which are a major element of the University's IT provision. These rooms contain Windows NT and Macintosh workstations supported by Novell NetWare servers.

The successful candidate will have good knowledge of and several years' experience with most of the following areas: NetWare, Macintoshes and Mac OS, NetWare for Macintosh and the NetWare IPX client, Appletalk, and networked application installation. Experience with Pcounter print management, ZENworks, and Windows NT would also be an advantage. The amount of knowledge and experience expected for the post at Grade III level will be less than that required for Grade II level. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team are essential.

The appointment will be for three years in the first instance on a scale equivalent to the Computer Officer, Grade II or Grade III scale, according to age and experience. The pensionable stipend for a Computer Officer at the level of Grade II is £23,521 a year, rising by four annual increments to £27,451, and that for a Computer Officer at the level of Grade III is £18,915 a year, rising by six annual increments to £24,479.

Further particulars and an application form are available from the Personal Assistant to the Director, University Computing Service, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG (e-mail lamk2@cam.ac.uk). The closing date for completed applications is 31 March 2000.

Information about the University Computing Service may be found on its website (http://www.cam.ac.uk/CS/).

Temporary Administrative Officer in the University Offices (General Board Division)

Applications are invited for a temporary post at Administrative Officer, Grade II level, for a period of eighteen months, from as soon as possible. The main duties will be to assist a senior officer in matters concerning resource allocation to Faculties and Departments and the organization of the Research Assessment Exercise 2001.

Applicants should be graduates with well-developed numerical skills, University administrative experience, and preferably a knowledge of the research culture. The salary will be on the scale £18,915 to £24,479 (six increments), according to age and experience.

Enquiries about the post should be made to Mrs P. M. Stevens (tel. 01223 339093, e-mail pms1000@admin.cam.ac.uk), from whom full information can be obtained. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, personal statement, and the details of two referees who may be contacted, should be sent to the Acting Secretary General of the Faculties, General Board Division, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, by 12 April 2000.

Research Associates in the Department of Engineering

Research Associate in Magnetohydrodynamics

Applications are invited for a Research Associate, to work on transition to turbulence of Hartmann layers. The project is funded by the EPSRC and will involve collaboration with Corus (previously British Steel). Transition to turbulence will be studied experimentally using mercury as working fluid. A laminar Hartmann boundary layer will be observed while the core flow velocity will be increased until transition to turbulence occurs. Conversely, the core flow velocity will then be decreased to observe the laminarization of the turbulent Hartmann layer. Analytical and numerical modelling of that transition will also be carried out. The successful Research Associate will have, or expect to have, a Ph.D. Degree in fluid mechanics, preferably experimental. Experience in stability analysis, transition to turbulence, or MHD will be advantageous. The appointment will be for three years, starting on 1 June 2000 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary is on the RA1A scale, in the range £16,286 to £18,185 a year.

Further information may be obtained from Dr T. Alboussière, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ (tel. +44 (0)1223 332645, fax +44 (0)1223 332662, e-mail ta209@eng.cam.ac.uk), to whom a letter of application, a curriculum vitae (including the names and addresses of two referees), and a list of publications should be sent to reach him not later than 30 April 2000.

Research Associate in the field of Turbomachinery

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate at the Whittle Laboratory. The challenge of adequately cooling turbine blade shrouds has become increasingly important in recent years. This project aims to investigate the use of passive shroud cooling. This seeks to reduce the gas temperatures adjacent to the shroud by ejecting coolant from stationary parts. The project is based around an experimental and CFD investigation of modern high pressure turbines for aero-engine applications. The experimental work will be conducted in the large- scale research turbine at the Whittle Laboratory. CFD calculations will assist the understanding and help in the generation of new design rules. The Research Associate will be responsible for a team working in this important area of research. He or she will have direct responsibility for the experimental research and will also be expected to conduct computational studies in support of the experiments. This research forms part of a 5th Framework RTD-Project funded by the European Commission under the 'Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Aero Engine' programme. The appointment will be for three years, starting on 1 August 2000 or as soon as possible thereafter. The starting salary is on the RA1A scale, in the range £16,286 to £18,915 a year.

Further details may be obtained from Dr H. P. Hodson, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ, (tel. +44 (0)1223 337581, e-mail hph@eng.cam.ac.uk), to whom a letter of application and a curriculum vitae should be sent so as to reach him not later than 14 April 2000.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 15 March 2000
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