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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.

UNIVERSITY OFFICES

Applications are invited for the following University offices:

Three University Lecturers in the Judge Institute of Management Studies

The Judge Institute of Management Studies seeks applications for University Lecturers in three key areas: Marketing; Human Resource Management/Organizational Behaviour; and Strategic Management.

Appointments will be for three or five years in the first instance, with the possibility of reappointment to the retiring age. The pensionable scale of stipends for a University Lecturer is £21,435 a year, rising by eleven annual increments to £33,058.

Further information on the Judge Institute's activities is available on its website (http://www.jims.cam.ac.uk/).

Further particulars and application forms may be obtained from the Secretary, Judge Institute of Management Studies, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AG (tel. +44 (0)1223 339700, fax +44 (0)1223 339701, e-mail jims-enquiries@cam.ac.uk). Completed application forms, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees should be sent to the Secretary of the Judge Institute, to arrive not later than Friday, 19 January 2001.

Librarian, Grade C, in the Whipple Library (Department of History and Philosophy of Science)

The Department is looking for an innovative and enthusiastic qualified Librarian to manage the Whipple Library in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science. This is a key post in the Department and the post-holder will work closely with the Departmental Administrator and staff in the Whipple Museum to provide an effective library service. Specific responsibilities include reader services, staff management, administrative planning, budgeting, and collection development. The Library also possesses an important rare books collection.

This post is an ideal opportunity for someone wanting to develop skills in library management. Candidates should have a good honours degree and a postgraduate qualification in librarianship and/or information studies, together with experience of academic librarianship. Excellent IT skills and knowledge of automated library systems and MARC cataloguing are essential.

The appointment is for three 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 Librarian, Grade C, is £16,775 a year, rising by four annual increments to £20,465.

Further information may be obtained from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee for Faculty and Departmental Librarians, Education Section, 4 Parson's Court, Cambridge, CB2 3QE (tel. 01223 332354, fax 01223 330128, e-mail pjh42@admin.cam.ac.uk), to whom applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, should be sent by 12 January 2001. Please telephone 01223 334540 for informal enquiries about the post.

OTHER POSTS

Lecturer(s) and Assistant Lecturer in the Institute of Criminology

The Institute plans to appoint two persons, a Lecturer and a Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer, depending on qualifications, with primary responsibilities for the Institute's Master of Studies Degree in Applied Criminology and Police Studies, designed primarily for senior police officers. One person will serve as Course Director. Appointees will be based in Cambridge, where most of the teaching takes place, and will be expected to participate fully in the life of the Institute.

Applicants should have a substantial record of scholarly and teaching accomplishments or substantial promise in both. Research or teaching experience in matters relating to policing would be an advantage.

Appointments will be until 31 March 2006 in the first instance. The Course Director is required as soon as possible and the Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer from 1 October 2001. Applicants may apply for either position or, alternatively, for both. Salaries will be equivalent to age-related scales for University Lecturers (£21,435 to £33,058) and University Assistant Lecturers (£17,755 to £23,256).

For further particulars, contact Linda Whitebread, Administrative Officer, Institute of Criminology, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT (01223 335370, e-mail ljw38@cam.ac.uk). Applications (five copies), including full résumés and contact information for three referees, should be received at the Institute by Wednesday, 31 January 2001.

Lecturers in the Judge Institute of Management Studies

The Judge Institute of Management Studies seeks applications for Lecturers in the following areas: Operations Management; Technology and Information Management; Organizational Behaviour; Applied Statistics; Management Science; and Macroeconomic and Economic Policy.

Appointments will initially be for a fixed-term, three-year period to fill posts made available through Faculty members taking leave. The salary will be in the range £20,465 to £33,058 a year, depending on age and experience.

Further information on the Judge Institute's activities is available on its website (http://www.jims.cam.ac.uk/).

Further particulars and application forms may be obtained from the Secretary, Judge Institute of Management Studies, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AG (tel. +44 (0)1223 339700, fax +44 (0)1223 339701, e-mail jims-enquiries@cam.ac.uk). Completed application forms, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees should be sent to the Secretary of the Judge Institute, to arrive not later than Friday, 19 January 2001.

Assistant Lecturer in the Statistical Laboratory

Applications are invited for a three-year, fixed-term position at Assistant Lecturer level, open to candidates with interests in probability, mathematical statistics, mathematics of operations research, or ergodic theory. The vacancy is in response to Dr Steve Brooks's appointment as an EPSRC Advanced Fellow. The successful applicant will be appointed from 1 October 2001 or before, and will contribute to the teaching and research programmes of the Laboratory. The current age-related scale of stipends is £17,755 to £23,256 a year. It is normal (but not obligatory) for staff to undertake supervision of undergraduates for the Colleges of the University, thereby supplementing their salaries.

The Statistical Laboratory was awarded the grade of 5* in the 1996 Research Assessment Exercise. The Faculty of Mathematics was awarded 23 out of 24 in the 1999 Teaching Quality Assessment.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, an e-mail address, their date of birth, a list of publications, and the names and postal and e-mail addresses of three academic referees, to the Director, Statistical Laboratory, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, CB3 0WB, to reach him by 2 February 2001. Candidates must ask their referees to send letters of recommendation directly to the Director by the same date.

Further particulars can be found on the Statistical Laboratory's website (http://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/Vacancies/).

Posts in the Department of Engineering

Research Associate in Acoustics

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate, to work with Professor A. P. Dowling on a fundamental study of acoustic absorbers to eliminate combustion oscillations. These self-excited oscillations arise due to the interaction between acoustic waves and unsteady combustion and currently, the performance of aeroengines and power stations is limited by the onset of these instabilities. The most practical means for control is to dissipate the sound energy. The project is to develop and model novel effective absorbers. Theoretical predictions will be verified by experiments. The project is funded by the European Union as part of the project, PRECCINSTA (PREdiction and Control of Combustion INStabilities in Tubular and Annular Gas Turbine Combustion Systems). The person appointed should have research experience in fluid mechanics and have, or expect to obtain, a Ph.D. Degree in mathematics, engineering, or physics. A background in acoustics would be an advantage.

The appointment will be for a period of one year starting on 1 February 2001, or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary is on the Research Associate scale, up to a maximum of £25,213 a year.

Further information may be obtained from Professor A. P. Dowling, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ (tel. +44 (0)1223 332739, fax +44 (0)1223 330282, e-mail kag1000@eng.cam.ac.uk), to whom a letter of application and a curriculum vitae (including the names and addresses of two referees) should be sent so as to reach her not later than 5 January 2001.

Research Associate in MEMS Technology

This is an opportunity to join a newly-formed EPSRC-sponsored project on MEMS Technology for Silicon Opto-Hybrids, with R. Syms (Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, London), and D. Uttamchandani (University of Strathclyde), in close collaboration with four companies in the industry.

The programme aim is to combine the most successful aspects of MEMS to lower the packaging costs of manufacturing opto-electronic hybrids. The overall programme will involve the design, simulation, fabrication, and assessment of a range of simple and also relatively complex mechanisms.

Applications are invited from engineers with a strong academic background and a Master's or a Ph.D. Degree. A strong research interest in miniature devices and thin film technology and its applications to packaging of MEMS and optical components is important. Experience in some of the necessary technologies of metal and insulator depositions, optical lithography, reactive ion etching, anisotropic wet chemical etching, and focused ion beam micro-machining would be desirable.

This appointment will be for a period of two or three years on the Research Associate scale (currently £16,775 to £25,213 a year) at a level determined by qualification, experience, and age. It will start on 1 February 2001 or on a mutually acceptable date soon thereafter.

Further information may be obtained from Dr D. F. Moore (tel. +44 (0)1223 332656, fax +44 (0)1223 358823, e-mail dfm1@iee.org).

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a concise summary of the applicant's experimental research experience to date, and the names of three potential referees, and should be sent to Dr D. F. Moore, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, CB2 1TJ, to arrive by 3 January 2001.

Posts in the University Library

Cataloguer (RSLP Missionary Collections in the UK)

The University Library is seeking an experienced Cataloguer to create a web-based catalogue of the archives of the British and Foreign Bible Society. The catalogue is intended to be a contribution to a collaborative project to facilitate and improve access to missionary collections in the UK. Applicants should have a good honours degree and either a professional qualification in archives administration or relevant research experience. The appointment will be for a period of up to eighteen months. The salary will be in the range £16,775 - £25,213 a year (Research Associate scale).

For an informal discussion concerning the post, please contact Miss Kathleen Cann (tel. 01223 333142, e-mail kjc@ula.cam.ac.uk).

Cataloguer (Jardine Matheson Cataloguing Project)

The University Library is seeking a Cataloguer to complete the second phase of the Jardine Matheson Cataloguing Project.

The archive of Jardine, Matheson & Co. represents one of the richest sources anywhere for the history of British commerce in China, Japan, and the Far East in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The successful applicant will bring the catalogue to a conclusion, creating database records for uncatalogued twentieth-century correspondence and accounting papers, and assisting with the sorting of the papers of the British and China Corporation.

The appointment, which is offered for a period of nine months, would suit a recently-qualified archivist. The salary will be in the range £16,775 - £18,731 a year (Research Assistant scale).

For an informal discussion concerning the post, please contact Mr John Wells (tel. 01223 333055, e-mail jdw@ula.cam.ac.uk).

In each case, further details and an application form, which should be returned to the Librarian not later than Friday, 12 January 2001, are available from the Librarian's Secretary, University Library, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR (tel. 01223 333046, e-mail mm405@cam.ac.uk).

Posts in the University Offices (Management Information Services Division)

Application Manager (University Financial System)

The Management Information Services Division (MISD) is responsible for the delivery and support of the recently implemented Finance System, in close co-operation with the University Finance Division. The system comprises the Oracle Financials application operating on a Sun Solaris/Oracle Relational Database environment. The post-holder will have full managerial control of the application delivery, user services, change management, training, and procedural issues, and will support the University Financial Systems Management Committee. The post-holder will report to the Director of MISD. Informal enquires may be made to David Sandham (tel. 01223 766599, e-mail david.sandham@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Candidates should have experience in the maintenance and upgrades of major software installations in a large distributed environment, have good communication skills, and have the ability to determine objectives, set priorities, and monitor progress.

The post, which is unestablished, will be for three years. The salary will be up to £45,000 a year.

Operations Manager (University Financial System)

The post-holder will be responsible for managing the operations area and advice centre and will report to the Application Manager. Duties will involve security, performance, job scheduling, management of print resources, backup and restore, etc. Informal enquires may be made to David Sandham (tel. 01223 766599, e-mail david.sandham@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Candidates should have operational experience in a large distributed environment, in the management of a call centre, and in dealing with external service providers.

The post, which is unestablished, will be for three years. The salary will be up to £38,000 a year.

Web Development Co-ordinator

MISD manages the various web services of the University Administration (http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/). The web development team is responsible for the management and development of these services, including integration with Oracle applications. An opportunity exists for a well-qualified candidate to co-ordinate and develop web-based applications, including integration with existing Oracle databases. Duties include analysing, specifying, and overseeing the implementation of web-based applications, liaison with editorial and design staff, and ensuring adequate security is maintained. Informal enquires may be made to David Sandham (tel. 01223 766599, e-mail david.sandham@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Applicants should have experience of building and managing an Apache web server, preferably within a commercial environment. The ideal candidate will have strong Unix programming skills, particularly Perl/CGI. Experience of interfacing web information with back-end databases and an awareness of Internet security issues is essential. Good communication skills and the ability to analyse requirements are also essential.

The post, which is unestablished, will be for two years. The salary will be up to £38,000 a year.

Network Co-ordinator

MISD is responsible for the Administrative Computing Network, serving the University's central administration and encompassing several sites around Cambridge, with over 400 users. The network team providing this service is responsible for the installation and maintenance of the supporting equipment and infrastructure, and its efficient operation through use of monitoring tools. The post-holder will be responsible for managing the network team. Duties will include the design and installation of any new network requirements, maintaining an awareness of advances in network technologies, and the development of a security policy. Informal enquires may be made to Hugh Barnes (tel. 01223 766613, e-mail hugh.barnes@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Applicants should have experience in the design, planning, and maintenance of a large network installation. This should include experience of Cisco hardware configuration, firewalls, and development of a network security policy. Knowledge of Cisco IOS, dial up networking, wireless technology, and the use of network monitoring and management tools is highly desirable. Good communication skills are essential.

The post, which is unestablished, will be for two years. The salary will be up to £38,000 a year.

Software Developers

MISD is responsible for supporting a variety of software applications connected with the University's administration. These include accounts, payroll/personnel, and student records, and are predominantly based on Oracle relational databases. Historically, the applications have been bespoke developments, but the recent introduction of the Oracle Financials application marks a strategic shift towards the introduction of third-party systems. Opportunities exist to join the team responsible for supporting and developing these applications. The work is project-based and the main duties include a mixture of systems analysis, program design/implementation, program testing, and user support. Informal enquires may be made to Lloyd Retallick (tel. 01223 766177, e-mail lloyd.retallick@admin.cam.ac.uk).

More senior posts exist for managing internal projects, including upgrades, the introduction of new systems, and ongoing support. Duties include evaluating user requirements, carrying out feasibility studies and system investigations, hardware procurement, liaising with the user community, and managing system implementation.

Applicants should have a minimum of two years' software development experience in a relational database environment, preferably Oracle. Experience of using the Oracle Developer/2000 tool set, Unix, MS Access, and Perl is desirable.

The posts, which are unestablished, will be for three years. The salary will be in the range £22,000 to £33,000 a year, depending on experience.

In each case, applications, including a curriculum vitae, two work-related referees, and current salary, should be sent to Ann Aves, Management Information Services Division, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TS (e-mail ann.aves@admin.cam.ac.uk), to arrive by 2 January 2001.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 13 December 2000
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