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Vacancies in the University

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Applications are invited for the following University offices:

University Lecturer or University Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Engineering

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a University Lectureship or University Assistant Lectureship in Structural Engineering. The appointment will be from 1 October 2001 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The post will be held in the Structures Group of the Department of Engineering. The Group has an international reputation for its research in structural engineering, and is expanding into new areas. The successful candidate will have, or be expected to develop, a record of world class research commensurate with the Department's international standing and 5*A research rating. He or she should be prepared to take an energetic role in all the Department's activities, particularly in the teaching of the four-year undergraduate course, as well as research.

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.

Further particulars and an application form can be obtained from the Secretary of the Faculty Board of Engineering, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ (tel. 01223 332615, fax 01223 766364, e-mail fb-office@eng.cam.ac.uk), to whom completed application forms should be sent so as to reach him not later than 16 March 2001.

Principal Assistant Registrary or Senior Assistant Registrary (Head of Research Grants and Contracts) in the University Offices (Research Services Division)

The newly formed Research Services Division is looking for a key member of staff to help shape and drive through a significant programme of business change. Reporting to the Director of Research Services, the Head of Research Grants and Contracts will be responsible for a team of twenty-five people, managing more than £110m in externally generated research funding (with this figure set to grow rapidly over the next few years).

In addition to the overall management, budgetary, and resourcing responsibilities, the role will involve working closely with the Director of Research Services and other senior staff within the University, to set the strategic direction for this important area of policy and to explore new areas of activity, such as the commercialization of teaching materials.

To help us meet these challenges, we are looking for a strong communicator, with a proven track record in managing people, coupled with the vision and practical skills to make change happen. The successful candidate will also need an understanding of the process of negotiating and working with major sponsors (including research councils, industry, charities, and the European Community), and managing research grants, through experience gained in higher education, the public sector, or private sector.

The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, unless that requirement is waived by the Council, with the possibility of reappointment to the retiring age. The pensionable stipends are:

Principal Assistant Registrary: £42,349 a year.
Senior Assistant Registrary: £38,056 a year.

For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact Dr David Secher, Director of Research Services, Research Services Division, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN (tel. 01223 332271, e-mail david.secher@admin.cam.ac.uk). For a role profile, please contact Mrs Margaret Perry (e-mail mp305@cam.ac.uk), to whom letters of application, a curriculum vitae, and details of three referees should be sent, at the above address. The closing date for applications is 8 February 2001 and interviews will be held on 21 and/or 22 February 2001.


IT/Knowledge-base Manager in the Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre

Since the autumn of 1999, the Cambridge Entepreneurship Centre (CEC) has been an integral component of the University's strategy for commercial exploitation. The CEC is one of a number of organizations working within the University to provide training in entrepreneurship-related skills, to support entrepreneurs as they develop their business ideas, and to build understanding of how new ventures can best be supported from start-up through to maturity.

The CEC is now looking for a dedicated IT/Knowledge-base Manager to be responsible for its IT-based, fully integrated knowledge management systems (database, intranet, web, e-mail, library of resources, hard/software, network) and audio-visual services. The CEC has made a commitment to embracing technology in all aspects of its work, from business to teaching and administration. Reporting to the Programme Director (Research and Knowledge Management), the post-holder will be expected to take a leading role in determining the development of the CEC's IT services.

It is important that the person appointed thrives on being part of a highly energetic team and would enjoy the flexibility that a small start-up like the CEC sometimes demands. It is particularly important that the post-holder is user-focused, has the ability to communicate well with users at all levels, and can understand and solve problems quickly. Applicants should have at least two years' experience in the delivery of IT support and management, and have excellent organizational skills. The successful candidate will have a high level of practical computing knowledge and in-depth experience of Microsoft products. He or she will be conversant with e-mail clients, Internet browsers, server software (including NT), and related TCP/IP services, and will be educated to degree standard.

This is an unestablished post, available for three years in the first instance, and the post may, subject to the availability of funding, be renewed for a further period or periods. The salary will be up to £25,213 (equivalent to the level of a Computer Officer, Grade III), according to age and experience. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Tim Minshall, Programme Director (Research and Knowledge Management) (tel. 01223 766900).

Further particulars (detailing the application procedure) and an application form are available from the Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre, 4a Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA (tel. 01223 766900, fax 01223 766922, e-mail recruitment@cec.cam.ac.uk). The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 7 February 2001.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 24 January 2001
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