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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 offices:

University Lecturers and University Assistant Lecturers

Appointments made at University Lecturer level 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.

Appointments made at University Assistant Lecturer level will be for three years, with the possibility of reappointment for a further two years. The statutory limit of tenure of a University Assistant Lectureship is five years, but all holders of the office of University Assistant Lecturer are considered for possible appointment to the office of University Lecturer during the course of their tenure. The pensionable scale of stipends for a University Assistant Lecturer is £17,755 a year, rising by six annual increments to £23,256.

University Lecturer in the Computer Laboratory

University Lecturer in the Analysis and Modelling of Computer and Communications Systems, to take up appointment on 1 January 2001 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates should have a strong mathematical background and research interests within the broad area of the modelling of computer and communications systems. These interests should be complementary to the Laboratory's current work in communications systems. The person appointed will be expected to teach central subjects in Computer Science in addition to their own specialities.

Further information about the Department can be found on its website (http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/). Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names and addresses (preferably also e-mail addresses) of not more than three referees, should be sent to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee for the Computer Laboratory, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG, so as to reach her not later than 24 January 2001.

University Lecturer or University Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Engineering

University Lecturer or University Assistant Lecturer in the area of digital systems engineering. Applications from those interested in any aspect of the communication pathways between individuals and machines will be particularly welcome. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will have a background which encompasses aspects of computer science and electrical engineering.

The appointment will be taken up within the Laboratory for Communications Engineering (http://www-lce.eng.cam.ac.uk/), which has extensive associations with industry, including ongoing collaborations with AT&T, ARM, Cambridge Broadband, Virata, and others. This makes possible a vibrant research programme with projects ranging from low-level aspects of wireless systems to end-user applications. Members of the Laboratory have a track record of turning research into concrete systems in wide-scale use. Industrial links are strongly encouraged, especially through collaborative projects and personal consultancy.

The successful candidate will be expected to play his or her part in the teaching of the four-year engineering course leading to the B.A. and M.Eng. Degrees. Preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants with a record of excellence in research in the field and an ability and enthusiasm for teaching.

Further information and an application form may be obtained from the Secretary of the Faculty Board of Engineering, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ (tel. +44 (0)1223 332615, e-mail fb-office@eng.cam.ac.uk), to whom completed application forms and a curriculum vitae should be sent, so as to reach him no later than 31 March 2001. Informal inquiries can be directed to Professor Andy Hopper (tel.+44 (0)1223 766516, e-mail hopper@eng.cam.ac.uk).

University Lecturers or University Assistant Lecturers in the Department of Physics

Two University Lecturers or University Assistant Lecturers in the Department of Physics, to take up appointment on 1 October 2001 or as soon as possible thereafter, in the areas of Experimental Biological Physics and/or Soft Condensed Matter Physics. Successful candidates are likely to have backgrounds in Physics, Chemistry, or Biology.

The two posts will build and strengthen activity in these two growth areas. Related work is ongoing in the Opto-electronics, Polymers and Colloids, and Theory of Condensed Matter groups in the Laboratory, and activities in biophysics will be enhanced by the move to Cambridge of Professor C. Dobson. In the area of biophysics, fields of interest include: single molecule behaviour, femtosecond spectroscopy, membranes, and electron microscopy. In the area of soft condensed matter, relevant fields of activity would include: polymer physics, wetting, colloids, and macromolecular self-assembly. It is intended that the successful candidates will set up their own independent research activities which complement the ongoing research within the Department. Additionally, new interdepartmental activities (for example in nanotechnology, medical physics, and the interplay between biophysics and biochemistry) are being developed, which provide additional opportunities for collaboration across the University.

More details of the current research and teaching programme of the Laboratory may be obtained from Professor M. S. Longair, Cavendish Laboratory, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HE (e-mail msl@mrao.cam.ac.uk), and also from the Department's website (http://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/). It is anticipated that some funds will be available to assist individuals to carry out their research as rapidly as possible.

Applications (two copies), including a curriculum vitae, a statement (up to six pages) of research experience to date, plus research plans for the future, and the addresses of three referees, should be sent, by 1 March 2001, to Mr P. Aslin, Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HA.

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

The Management Information Services Division is responsible for the provision of Desktop services throughout the University's central administrative body. Based in its offices at the Old Schools, and encompassing several satellite sites around Cambridge, the Division supports over 400 users in their use of Microsoft operating systems and applications and Lotus Notes for e-mail. The PC Support team providing this service is responsible for the installation and maintenance of both the desktop environment and supporting server equipment, plus its efficient operation through the use of appropriate monitoring tools. The post-holder will be responsible for managing this team. Duties will include the day-to-day management of the Desktop services; the design and implementation of new requirements; and an awareness of advances in Desktop technologies, in terms of both hardware and software. Informal enquires may be made to Hugh Barnes, User Services Manager (tel. 01223 766613, e-mail hugh.barnes@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Applicants should have at least five years' experience in the delivery of IT support and must possess managerial and organizational skills experience in the design, planning, and maintenance of all aspects of a large networked PC installation. They should have in-depth experience of Microsoft products, e-mail technologies, and security issues. The applicant will be expected to take a leading role in determining the development of the services offered to the user community. Good communication skills are considered essential.

The appointment will be for up to three years in the first instance, with the possibility of reappointment for periods not exceeding five years at a time or, when appropriate, to the retiring age. The pensionable scale of stipends for a Computer Officer, Grade I, is £20,465 a year, rising by twelve annual increments to £33,058. The starting salary will depend on age and experience.

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 auma2@admin.cam.ac.uk), to arrive by 31 January 2001.


M.B.A. Careers Adviser in the Careers Service and the Judge Institute of Management Studies

The Judge Institute of Management Studies, the University's Business School, is looking for someone, with a strong interest in postgraduate business students and their futures, to work on a part-time basis (two days a week or equivalent) with the students on the M.B.A. programme. The successful applicant will join the existing M.B.A. team of a full-time Careers Adviser and part-time assistant, and will also be a member of the University Careers Service.

A degree, substantial experience of the world of work, and some experience of giving careers advice are needed. The successful applicant must also have up-to-date knowledge of private sector business and ideally the areas of work entered into by M.B.A. graduates. Essential personal attributes include enthusiasm, adaptability, and the ability to work on one's own initiative and confidently with a diverse group of students with high expectations. Experience of working in HR (recruitment, selection, training, or development) would be a distinct asset, as would an M.B.A. Degree.

Appointment will initially be for one year from 1 April 2001, or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary will be up to £33,058 a year (pro rata), according to age and experience.

It is essential that applicants obtain further details before applying, by telephoning the Careers Service (01223 338288) or e-mailing Di Koehler (dk231@cam.ac.uk) and providing their postal address. The closing date is 29 January 2001.

Research Associate in the Computer Laboratory

The Computer Laboratory hopes soon to be in a position to appoint to the post of a postdoctoral Research Associate, depending on final confirmation of funds supporting it. The post-holder will work on implementing a new approach to representing, computing, and reasoning about syntactical structures that involve variable-binding. The post-holder will design and implement a new language, FreshML, embodying our new approach to variable-binding. He or she will work as part of the project, 'FreshML: A Fresh Approach to Name Binding in Metaprogramming Languages', funded by the UK EPSRC and Microsoft Research. It is led by Andrew Pitts, in collaboration with Mike Gordon, at the Computer Laboratory, and Simon Peyton Jones at the Cambridge Laboratory of Microsoft Research. Further details are available on the FreshML website (http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/amp12/freshml/). Further details of the Computer Laboratory can be found on its website (http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/).

The successful candidate should have the ability to understand the FreshML type system and dynamic semantics, and will have an opportunity to contribute to them. However, the main areas in which he or she will be involved are in the design of a programming language to embody the type system, an implementation to demonstrate its practicality, and significant examples of its use. The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. Degree or equivalent qualification and have experience with the implementation of typed functional programming languages such as ML or Haskell. Experience with systems for machine-assisted reasoning or with programming language theory will be advantageous. The post will be for up to three years, starting on 1 March 2001, or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary will be £16,775 to £25,213 a year, depending on age and qualifications.

Enquiries about this job should be directed to Andrew Pitts, Computer Laboratory, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG (tel. +44 (0)1223 334629, e-mail Andrew.Pitts@cl.cam.ac.uk).

Applicants should send a full curriculum vitae, the names of at least two referees, and a brief statement saying how they think they fit the post, what they expect to contribute, and what they hope to get out of the job, to Ms Caroline Bean, Computer Laboratory, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG (tel. +44 (0)1223 334607, fax +44 (0)1223 334611, e-mail Caroline.Bean@cl.cam.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 19 January 2001.

Staff Development Officer in the University Offices (Personnel Division)

Re-advertisement: previous applicants need not apply

Staff Development, located within the Personnel Division of the University Offices, is expanding to meet the challenges of delivering higher education of outstanding quality.

The appointee will be responsible for undertaking a scoping study to determine the needs of academic-related staff. He or she will assist with the implementation of a programme of staff development activities to meet the needs identified in the scoping study, and then integrate this into current provision. The appointee will also participate in the development and delivery of a range of courses within the University's staff development programme, including management development, new programmes for senior staff, and induction.

It is expected that the successful applicant will have a proven track record in the development and delivery of a range of training and staff development courses. Experience of carrying out scoping studies or similar projects and a knowledge of higher education would be desirable. Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills are required. The post is full-time and is for one year initially. The salary will be on a scale equivalent to that of an Assistant Registrary (£21,435 to £33,058 a year).

Further details of this post are available from Sue Pandey, Personnel Division, 25 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA (tel. 01223 332343, fax 01223 332820, e-mail sp221@admin.cam.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 30 January 2001. Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday, 13 February 2001.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 10 January 2001
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