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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:

Superintendent of the Engineering Workshops in the Department of Engineering

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Superintendent of the Engineering Workshops. The Superintendent reports directly to the Head of Department and has the following responsibilities: the management of the Department's extensive workshops, which are involved in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of research and teaching equipment across the whole spectrum of engineering; the administration and welfare of all workshop and laboratory technicians in the Department (currently around 135 persons); the supervision of new building projects and small works in collaboration with the University's Estate Management and Building Service; and the supervision of the Department's team of lift maintenance technicians, who service lifts for the whole University.

The appointment will be for three or five years in the first instance, with the possibility of reappointment to the retiring age. The pensionable stipend is £38,056 a year (under review).

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the Secretary of the Faculty Board, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ (tel. +44 (0)1223 332615, fax +44 (0)1223 766364, e-mail fb-office@eng.cam.ac.uk), to whom each candidate should return a completed application form and a curriculum vitae, by 30 June 2001.

Posts in the University Offices (Estate Management and Building Service)

Advisory Officer, Grade I (Building Surveyor)

The Estate Management and Building Service is seeking a Building Surveyor, to take up appointment as soon as possible. The person appointed will act as a leader of an area team within the Building Surveyors Group. Applicants should be graduates in a building discipline and have acquired or be working towards affiliation with a professional body (membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors or equivalent). Experience of managing construction work and delivering a surveying service for a portfolio of buildings of all types will be necessary. The closing date for applications is 27 June 2001.

Administrative Officer, Grade I (Environmental Officer)

Applications are invited for the post of Environmental Officer, to take up appointment on 11 August 2001 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Environmental Officer is responsible for advising on the management of the University's environmental impacts, including developing standards, monitoring, and auditing to enhance the University's environmental performance. Applicants should be graduates in a relevant discipline with experience of environmental management in a large organization. Membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment is desirable. The closing date for applications is 12 July 2001.

The appointments will be for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of reappointment for periods not exceeding five years at a time. An Advisory Officer or an Administrative Officer who has reached the maximum of the scale of stipends may be reappointed to the retiring age. The pensionable scale of stipends for an Advisory Officer, Grade I, and an Administrative Office, Grade I, is £23,256 a year, rising by five annual increments to £28,275 (under review).

In each case, further information and details of how to apply may be obtained from the Director of Estate Management, 74 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RW (tel. 01223 337786, e-mail hms26@admin.cam.ac.uk).


Computer Associate, Grade II or Grade III, in the University High Performance Computing Facility

The University of Cambridge High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF) is a consortium that provides computing power for very large analyses to scientists in many Departments within the University. The HPCF currently runs an Origin 2000 and is installing a 250 GFlops IBM SP and some support machines. It has only two full-time staff, and is managed by a small, largely informal committee. The HPCF has funding to expand its capabilities in the near future.

Applications are invited for a second system administrator and adviser, to be appointed for three years at the level of Computer Associate, Grade II or Grade III, depending on age and experience. The salary will be in the range £19,482 to £28,275 a year (under review). The successful candidate must have good UNIX experience, preferably of more than one variant and experience as an administrator, and must be familiar with either Fortran or C. Experience in MPI, code optimization, and academic computing are not required but would be advantageous. The most important qualities are, however, the ability to learn new skills, to work largely unsupervised, to be appropriately cautious, and to be able to work in a team.

Applications should be made in writing and addressed to Professor I. T. Drummond, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, CB3 0WA, and should arrive by 9 a.m. on 18 June 2001. Interviews for short-listed candidates will be arranged as soon as possible thereafter, and the starting date will be negotiated.

Teaching Company Associate in the Department of Engineering (in partnership with BioRobotics)

Applications are invited for a Teaching Company Associate in the Department of Engineering, in partnership with BioRobotics. The post-holder will work on a project involving the application of cutting edge technologies, from silicon chip manufacture and MEMS to developing micro-fluid systems for the biotechnology and medical markets. The successful candidate will possess a good honours degree in engineering, applied physics, or a related science. The post will offer the opportunity to work towards a Ph.D. Degree, if the post-holder does not already possess one. Specific experience is not required. It is hoped to make an appointment for three years, starting from 1 August 2001 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary will be c. £23,000 a year.

Further information may be obtained from Dr David Moore or Professor Bill Milne in the Department of Engineering (tel. +44 (0)1223 332600), or from Mr Stuart Elmes or Dr Jon Pearson at BioRobotics (tel. +44 (0)1223 873500). Further information about the Department and BioRobotics is also available on their websites (http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/ and http://www.biorobotics.com). Applications, including a letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Dr D. F. Moore, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ (fax +44 (0)1223 332662, e-mail dfm1@cam.ac.uk), to arrive not later than 28 June 2001.

Assistant Payroll Manager in the University Offices (Finance Division)

An opportunity has arisen to join the University's payroll team. The role, one of two such posts, includes all aspects of payroll management including deputizing for the Payroll Manager where appropriate and assisting with the implementation of a new payroll system.

The ideal candidate will have at least three years' experience of operating payroll with a proven track record of accuracy, managing staff, and meeting deadlines. The post will be for three years in the first instance and the salary (equivalent to that of an Administrative Officer, Grade II) will be £19,482 to £25,213 a year (under review).

Further details are available from Linda Wilkins (tel. 01223 339657). Applications, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, should be forwarded to Miss B. M. Allen, Payroll Manager, Finance Division, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TS.

Research Fellowships in the Faculty of Classics

Please see p. 782 for details.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 6 June 2001
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