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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:

Computer Officer, Grade II (UNIX administration), in the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is seeking a Computer Officer, Grade II, to take up appointment from the middle of June 2001. The successful applicant will join a team responsible for all aspects of the Department's computing needs, including system management of UNIX workstations and clusters, installation and management of the Ethernet, installation and maintenance of office hardware and software (PC and Macintosh), and offering advice to users. Applicants should have appropriate professional qualifications and relevant experience. Familiarity with UNIX system administration is essential.

The appointment will be for five years in the first instance, with the possibility of reappointment for periods not exceeding five years at a time, or where appropriate, to the retiring age. The pensionable scale of stipends for a Computer Officer, Grade II (currently under review), is £24,227 a year, rising by four annual increments to £28,275, according to age and experience.

Further details of the appointment and the Department may be obtained from the Department's website (www.ch.cam.ac.uk/). Applications (including a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of at least two referees) should be sent, to be received by Friday, 18 May 2001, to Dr H. R. N. Jones, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, CB2 1EW.

Computer Officer, Grade III (Software Developer), in the University Offices (Management Information Services Division)

The Management Information Services Division 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.

An opportunity exists 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, pro-gram testing, and user support. Informal enquiries may be made to Lloyd Retallick (tel. 01223 766177, e-mail lloyd.retallick@admin.cam.ac.uk).

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, and Perl is desirable.

The appointment will be 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 Computer Officer, Grade III, is £19,482 a year, rising by six annual increments to £25,213 (under review).

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 18 May 2001.


Contracts and Applications Manager (Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences) in the University Offices (Research Services Division)

The recently formed Research Services Division is looking for a key member of staff to join the contract negotiation and grant application team, and reporting to the Head of Research Grants and Contracts. The Division currently manages more than £110m in externally generated research funding (with this figure set to grow rapidly over the next few years).

The post-holder will work with the academic staff in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to obtain grant funding for their research, by providing information on grant funding opportunities, checking and approving grant applications, negotiating the terms and conditions of contracts with research sponsors, and maintaining current and historical information on the progress of research grants. The University recently set up a Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) and provided funds for a Research Facilitator in the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS). The post-holder would be expected to work closely with these organizations.

The successful candidate will be a strong communicator, with an understanding of the process of negotiating and working with sponsors and the ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines. He or she will need to have a degree (or equivalent), good organizational and time management skills, and a keen eye for detail. The post will be for three years in the first instance and the salary will be up to £25,213 a year (under review).

For an informal discussion and/or a role profile, please contact Jenny Walsham (tel. 01223 765193, e-mail jrw46@cam.ac.uk). Letters of application, a curriculum vitae, and details of three referees should be sent to Margaret Perry, Research Services Division, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1SB (or e-mail mp305@cam.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 11 May 2001 and interviews will be held on 24 and/or 25 May 2001.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 2 May 2001
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