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Vacancies in the University

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and has a policy on arrangements for part-time work.


Applications are invited for the following University office:

Senior Assistant Registrary in the University Offices (General Board Division) / Secretary of the School of the Biological Sciences

Applications are invited for this office of Senior Assistant Registrary, to take up appointment as soon as possible. The School of the Biological Sciences contains two Faculties (Biology and Clinical Veterinary Medicine) and ten Departments, with a total of 238 academic staff and 583 unestablished research staff. The administration of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine, which is also within the School, is carried out at a local level. As the School's senior administrator, the person appointed will work closely with the Chairman of the School, act as Secretary to the Council of the School and some of its committees, and have responsibility for other administrative officers of the Unified Administrative Service within the School. The Secretary will be expected to take an active role in supporting the formulation of policy, particularly concerning resource management. The Secretary is assisted by an Assistant Registrary, an Administrative Officer, and a secretarial team within the School Office. Candidates should be graduates, preferably (but not necessarily) with a degree in Biology, and be numerate, with substantial administrative experience, ideally within Higher Education.

The pensionable stipend for a Senior Assistant Registrary is £38,056 a year. The appointment will be for three years, unless that requirement is waived by the Council, with the possibility of reappointment to the retiring age.

Further information may be obtained from Mrs S. Collins-Taylor, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT (tel. 01223 332270, e-mail sc220@admin.cam.ac.uk), to whom applications (one copy), marked 'Confidential', should be sent, together with the names of two referees, who may be consulted prior to the interview, so as to reach her no later than Friday, 24 November 2000.


Assistant Director of Research in Experimental Surface Science in the Department of Chemistry

Applications are invited for the post of Assistant Director of Research within the area of the chemical physics of solid surfaces within the Department of Chemistry. The appointment is for a fixed term of five years, and the appointee will assist in the direction of research activities initiated by Professor David King, who will be on secondment to HM Government as Chief Scientific Adviser during the period.

Applications are invited from candidates with an outstanding academic record in experimental surface science, particularly involving the use of modern ultra-high vacuum techniques. The successful candidate will have a good first degree in chemistry, physics, or materials science, a Ph.D. Degree in experimental surface science, and relevant postdoctoral experience. The appointee will also be expected to contribute to the Department's teaching programme in physical chemistry.

Appointment will be equivalent to the University's standard scale, in the range £21,435 to £30,967, according to age and experience.

Further information about the post can be obtained from Professor King (e-mail eld1000@cam.ac.uk). Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a publications list, and the names and addresses of three referees, and should be sent to Dr Howard Jones, Academic Secretary, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, CB2 1EW (e-mail hrnj1@cam.ac.uk), to arrive not later than 30 November 2000.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 25 October 2000