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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 Lecturer (non-clinical) in the School of Clinical Medicine

University Lecturer (non-clinical) in the Department of Surgery. The principal research interest of the Department is tissue and organ transplantation. The Department now seeks to extend its research activities into the emerging fields of stem cell cloning and tissue engineering. Applications are invited from scientists with a strong background in stem cell research or tissue engineering who are able to develop independently funded research programmes in these areas. 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 can be made to Professor J. A. Bradley (tel. 01223 336976, e-mail jab52@cam.ac.uk). Further particulars 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 not later than 16 March 2001.

Technical Officer (Electronics) in the Department of Physics

Applications are invited for the post of Technical Officer in the Department of Physics. The post is assigned to the Electronics Section of the Cavendish Laboratory which is responsible for providing advanced electronics support to the Solid State Research Groups in the Department. The person appointed will be responsible for the design, development, and construction of electronic equipment for use in research, and for providing advice to research staff.

The appointment will be for five years, with the possibility of reappointment for further periods not exceeding five years at a time. The pensionable scale of stipends for a Technical Officer is £18,731 a year, rising by five annual increments to £23,256.

Further details can be obtained from the Secretary of the Department, Cavendish Laboratory, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HE (tel. 01223 337420, e-mail rach2@cam.ac.uk). Informal enquiries about the post will be welcomed by Mr Chris Moss, Head of Electronics (e-mail cjm20@cam.ac.uk).

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names of not more than three referees, should be sent to the Secretary of the Department, at the above address, by 9 March 2001.

Assistant Registrary (Copyright Officer) in the University Offices (Research Services Division)

As part of its commitment to technology transfer in the knowledge economy and its management of externally funded research, the University recently set up a Research Services Division to provide expert advice and professional services to the University and its academic staff. A new post has been created to oversee a range of copyright issues and other intellectual property matters. The Officer will advise on copyright issues and policies affecting the University in general and, more specifically, the University Library, and will negotiate and administer the University's agreements with the major licensing agencies. The Officer will also be involved in negotiating terms of collaborative projects with external sponsors (e.g., on-line and multi-media learning projects).

The successful candidate will need an excellent knowledge of copyright law and licensing practice and will have a good knowledge of general intellectual property law. He or she will work as part of the team providing legal advice to the Research Services Division and to other parts of the University (on intellectual property and technology transfer). He or she will have a high degree of independence and must be able to balance priorities. This is an exciting opportunity to provide advice and contribute to the development of the newly formed Research Services Division in this fast paced and rapidly changing area.

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 scale of stipends for an Assistant Registrary is £21,435 a year, rising by eleven annual increments to £33,058.

For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact Dr David Secher, Director of Research Services, or Mrs Joanna Cheffins, Head of Legal Group, 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 5 March 2001 and interviews will be held on 21, 22, and 23 March 2001.

OTHER POSTS

Posts in the University Offices (Research Services Division)

Legal Adviser (Technology Transfer)

Applications are invited for a Legal Adviser (Technology Transfer) to join the Research Services Legal Group. This new position is needed to advise on and negotiate on the protection and commercial exploitation of intellectual property, particularly in the areas of licensing and spin-out companies. An inherent part of the Adviser's role will be to facilitate the transfer of technology by providing prompt and practical advice and ensuring an appropriate return to the University and its inventors. The successful candidate will need an excellent knowledge of technology transfer, licensing, and company law and must be a skilled negotiator and first class communicator.

Legal Adviser (Contracts)

Applications are invited for a Legal Adviser (Contracts) to join the Research Services Legal Group. This position is needed to advise on and negotiate on the protection and commercial exploitation of intellectual property and other contractual matters arising from externally funded research contracts and agreements relating to commercial exploitation. An inherent part of the Adviser's role will be to facilitate sponsorship of research by providing prompt and practical advice and ensuring an appropriate return to the University and its inventors. The successful candidate will need an excellent knowledge of contract and intellectual property law, preferably with experience of a research culture.

In each case, the salary will be in the range £21,435 to £33,058 a year. The successful candidates will work as part of the team providing legal advice to the Research Services Division and to other parts of the University (on intellectual property and technology transfer). They will have a high degree of independence and must be able to balance priorities.

For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact Dr David Secher, Director of Research Services, or Mrs Joanna Cheffins, Head of Legal Group, 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 5 March 2001 and interviews will be held on 21, 22, and 23 March 2001.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 14 February 2001
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