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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:

University Lecturers in the School of Clinical Medicine

University Lecturer at Consultant level in Diabetes and Endocrinology in the Department of Medicine, to take up appointment as soon as possible.

University Lecturer at Consultant level in Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine, to take up appointment from 1 April 2001.

The successful applicants, who will be recommended for honorary consultant contracts with the Addenbrooke's NHS Trust, will be required to undertake teaching, research, and clinical work.

In each case, the appointment will be for five years, 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. The successful candidate will be eligible to receive an additional payment for clinical responsibility related to the amount of clinical work undertaken. If, as expected, the Lecturer undertakes the equivalent of six or more NHS sessions a week of clinical work, the payment will be such as to bring his or her total pensionable emoluments into line with a point on the NHS salary scale for consultants (£48,905 - £63,640). The closing date for these posts is 16 February 2001.

University Lecturer (non-clinical) in Metabolism in the Department of Medicine. As part of a major programme of expansion of basic and applied research in Endocrinology and Metabolism, a position is available for a dynamic research scientist. The Lecturer will have a strong research background in the area of diabetes and/or obesity research and will be expected to develop an independently-funded programme of research in one of these areas. Fields of particular interest include the neuroendocrinology of obesity, insulin action and resistance, adipose tissue biology, and metabolic studies in genetically modified organisms. The Lecturer will collaborate within an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary team. The post is available immediately. The appointment will be for 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. Informal enquiries to Professor Stephen O'Rahilly (tel. 01223 336855, e-mail sorahill@hgmp.mrc.ac.uk) are strongly encouraged. The closing date is 23 February 2001.

Further information may be obtained from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee for the Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Clinical School, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2SP. Applications (fourteen copies), together with a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, should be sent so as to reach her by the relevant closing date.

Secretary, Grade B (Administrator), of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Administrator of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, to take up appointment from 1 April 2001 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Administrator is responsible to the Head of Department for all aspects of the administration of this leading, research-intensive Department (annual expenditure £8m), and also acts as Secretary of the Faculty Board of Mathematics. Candidates should be educated at least to degree level. Previous relevant experience in a senior administrative post is essential, preferably within the HE sector. Applicants should be articulate, able to work on their own initiative, have good time management skills, and have an enthusiastic and flexible approach to their work. Excellent communication and IT skills are essential.

The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of reappointment to the retiring age. The pensionable scale of stipends for a Secretary, Grade B, is £21,435 a year, rising by eleven annual increments to £33,058; the starting salary will depend on previous experience.

Informal enquiries may be made to Ms Susan Baines (tel. 01223 337863, e-mail S.Baines@damtp.cam.ac.uk). Further particulars are available from Professor T. J. Pedley, FRS, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EW (tel. 01223 339842, e-mail T.J.Pedley@damtp.cam.ac.uk). Applications, including a curriculum vitae with the names of three referees, should reach him by 20 February 2001.

OTHER POSTS

Temporary Lecturer/Assistant Lecturers in the Faculty of History

Applications are invited for three teaching posts in the Faculty of History in the field of History of Political Thought. The appointments will be made from 1 October 2001 or as soon as possible thereafter, for a fixed term of up to three years. Two posts are available at a level equivalent to that of a University Assistant Lecturer, for a full three years, and on the salary scale £17,755 to £20,465 a year. One appointment may be made at a level equivalent to that of a University Lecturer, from 1 October 2001 to 30 June 2004, on the scale £21,435 to £33,058 a year. The temporary appointments are to replace Dr I. Hont and Professor Q. R. D. Skinner (both of whom have been awarded Leverhulme Major Research Fellowships) and Dr M. S. Lane (who has been awarded a research grant funded by the MacArthur and Rockefeller Foundations).

The areas of expertise for these posts are: (i) Renaissance or early modern European political thought and intellectual history; (ii) Eighteenth-century European political thought and intellectual history; (iii) Twentieth-century Anglo-American or Continental political thought and intellectual history including contemporary political philosophy.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Secretary to the Appointments Committee, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EF (tel. 01223 335350, e-mail tgh21@cam.ac.uk), to whom applications (ten copies) should be sent so as to reach him not later than Friday, 16 February 2001. No application forms are issued. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, indicating teaching experience, a list of all important publications and major pieces of unpublished work, and the names of three referees.

Candidates should ask their referees to send their reports direct to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, to reach him no later than Friday, 16 February 2001.

Temporary Lecturers in the Department of Physiology

Applications are invited for two posts of temporary Lecturers in Physiology. The posts are available because of the secondment of James Fawcett to the MRC Brain Repair Centre and the continuing research leave of Martyn Mahaut-Smith on a British Heart Foundation Basic Science Lectureship.

Applicants must be keen to teach and enthusiastic about their research, which must be in an area which complements the Department's existing strengths, though preference will be given to those working in the area of CNS neuroscience (a two-year appointment) and cell signalling (a fifteen-month appointment). They will be expected to contribute to the Department's lecture programme, to take charge of some practical classes and demonstrate in others, and to carry a full examining load.

One appointment will be for two years from 1 March 2001 or as soon as possible thereafter and the other for the period 1 June 2001 to 30 September 2002. Appointment will be on the scale £21,435 to £33,058 a year, with the starting salary dependent on age.

Further particulars and an application cover sheet are available on the Department's website (http://www.physiol.cam.ac.uk/Jo.htm) and from Ms Aileen Briggs, Secretary to Professor Thomas, Department of Physiology, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EG (tel. 01223 333814). The closing date is 7 February 2001.

Posts in the University Development Office

Trusts and Foundations Executive

Reporting to the Operations Director, the post-holder will be responsible for raising significant sums of money from UK and overseas trusts and foundations for the University's priority projects. One of a team of nine highly motivated and dynamic Fundraising Executives, he or she will play a leading role in fundraising for capital appeals for the various University Departments, liaising with key academics and prospective trust donors. Educated to degree level, the successful candidate will have three years' experience in fundraising, ideally from trusts and foundations. He or she will have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to work effectively as a member of a senior fundraising team, and will possess first rate written and verbal communication skills. Good computer skills are essential. The salary will be in the range £21,435 to £33,058 a year, according to age and experience.

Fundraising Research Officer

As a key member of the Fundraising Research and Information team, the post-holder will be charged with identifying potential supporters for the University, researching them in detail, and providing briefing documents for the Vice-Chancellor and other senior University officers. He or she will track the achievements of Cambridge alumni and other prospective donors through newspapers, periodicals, the Internet, and on-line databases. The successful candidate will have two years' experience in fundraising or business research, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work effectively as a member of a team often operating under pressure. He or she will have very good computer and organization abilities. The salary will be in the range £19,482 to £25,213 a year, according to age and experience.

For an information pack for either of the above positions please contact Mrs Barbara Eacott, University Development Office, 10 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA (tel. 01223 332288, fax 01223 460817, e-mail vacancies@foundation.cam.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 4 February 2001.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 17 January 2001
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