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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 in the BP Institute

University Lecturer in the new BP Institute, to take up appointment in 2002. Applicants should have an interest in one or more of the very wide range of disciplines in multiphase flow: fundamental fluid mechanics - mathematical, numerical, and experimental modelling; thermodynamics and chemical reactions involving flow; flows in process equipment and porous media; multiphase flows involving entrainment and separation of phases; colloids and interfacial phenomena.

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 £22,299 a year, rising by eleven annual increments to £34,390 (with effect from 1 September 2001).

Applicants should submit ten copies of (a) a curriculum vitae; (b) a list of publications; (c) a 1,000-word statement of research interests and intended research direction, and of teaching experience; and (d) three referees' contact details, to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, BP Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0EZ, by 30 September 2001. Applicants are requested to ask referees to write to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee by 30 September 2001.

Further information can be obtained from the Secretary (e-mail catherine@bpi.cam.ac.uk), and from the BP Institute's website (http://www.bpi.cam.ac.uk/).

Administrator (Educational Programmes Manager) in the Judge Institute of Management Studies

Applications are invited for this important post in the University's Business School, which will involve responsibility for administrative duties associated with the Institute's teaching programmes. The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent, with excellent interpersonal and managerial skills. Previous experience in higher education would be desirable.

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 an Administrator in the Judge Institute will be £24,193 a year, rising by five annual increments to £29,414 (with effect from 1 September 2001).

Candidates are asked to obtain further particulars and an application form from the Secretary of the Judge Institute (tel. 01223 339700, e-mail enquiries@jims.cam.ac.uk) before making an application. The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 25 July 2001 and short-listed candidates will be interviewed on Wednesday, 15 August 2001.

Posts in the University Offices

General Board Division

Assistant Registrary (Clinical School)

Assistant Registrary, to be seconded to the Clinical School Office, to take up appointment as soon as possible. Within a School that is continuing to expand, the post offers an exciting opportunity in the general management of the School and its resources, and a chance to gain experience of the university/NHS interface.

Candidates should have appropriate administrative experience, and be educated to at least degree level. A financial qualification and experience of the NHS are not essential.

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 £22,299 a year, rising by eleven annual increments to £34,390 (with effect from 1 September 2001).

Further particulars may be obtained from Ms S. Pinnock, Clinical School, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2SP (tel. 01223 336700, e-mail lmdf2@medschl.cam.ac.uk), to whom applications (five copies) must be sent (a letter and a curriculum vitae) plus the names and addresses of two referees, including the applicant's current employer, by 18 July 2001. Potential applicants are welcome to contact Ms S. Pinnock to discuss the post informally.

Administrative Officer, Grade II (Department of Land Economy)

Applications are invited for the post of Administrative Officer for the Department of Land Economy, to take up appointment from 1 October 2001.

The Department is a lively and fast-growing interdisciplinary department, with its primary interests in economics, the environment, and resource management. The foundation disciplines are law and economics, and associated disciplines include planning, geography, finance, and statistics.

Candidates should be educated to degree level and have previous relevant experience in an administrative post, with proven ability in managing resources and staff, preferably gained in a higher education establishment.

Appointment will be for three years, with the possibility of reappointment for periods not exceeding five years at a time. 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 Administrative Officer, Grade II, is £20,267 a year, rising by six annual increments to £26,229 (with effect from 1 September 2001).

Further information may be obtained from the Deputy Secretary General of the Faculties, General Board Division, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT (tel. 01223 332263, e-mail pgd21@admin.cam.ac.uk), to whom letters of application, including a curriculum vitae and details of two referees, should be sent by 6 August 2001.

Registry Division

Administrative Officer, Grade I or Grade II

The duties of this post will include supporting the work of the Colleges' Committee and related bodies, and acting as secretary of a number of committees of the Council.

Administrative Officer, Grade II

The duties of the post will include managing the award of Access Funds to students in financial hardship, and acting as secretary of the Buildings Sub-Committee and other committees of the Council, which is the principal executive and policy-making body of the University.

Applicants for both posts should have a degree and an interest in a career in University administration. Some previous experience in University or similar administration will be an advantage. The posts offer excellent opportunities for broadening career development.

Appointments will be for three years, with the possibility of reappointment for periods not exceeding five years at a time. An Administrative Officer who has reached the maximum of the scale of stipends may be reappointed to the retiring age. The pensionable scales of stipends (with effect from 1 September 2001) are:

Administrative Officer, Grade I: £24,193 a year, rising by five annual increments to £29,414.
Administrative Officer, Grade II: £20,267 a year, rising by six annual increments to £26,229.

 

Further particulars of these posts may be obtained from the Registrary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, to whom applications, marked 'confidential', together with a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, should be sent so as to reach him by 23 July 2001.

OTHER POSTS

Unestablished Assistant Director of Research in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy (Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre for Ni-Base Alloys)

Unestablished Assistant Director of Research in the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) for Ni-Base Alloys which is situated within the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy. This is a world class Department rated 5* in the last Research Assessment Exercise. Rolls-Royce is a global company based around gas- turbine technology.

The successful candidate will make a major contribution to the work of the UTC through research into the numerical modelling of mechanical properties of hot-end gas-turbine materials. This technology will need to be transferred into Rolls-Royce to describe the behaviour of components in service.

In addition to performing research, the individual will be responsible for managing the UTC on behalf of the UTC Director, which will involve liaison with other research co-ordinators, and management of a small team of students and research fellows.

The successful candidate will have experience of numerical modelling and the delivery of solutions to real-life situations. Ideally, he or she will have some knowledge of the gas-turbine. In addition to this technical competence, he or she will have a talent for identifying opportunities to apply creative ideas, and will have the drive to deliver, a good understanding of people, and a proven ability to influence different groups.

The initial appointment will be for up to five years commencing on 1 October 2001 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary will be on the scale £22,299 to £32,215 (with effect from 1 September 2001).

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, an outline of research plans, and the names and addresses of three referees, should be sent to Lorraine Dann, Secretary to the Department, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QZ (e-mail lld1000@msm.cam.ac.uk), by 1 August 2001.

Further particulars can be obtained from Professor Colin Humphreys (tel. 01223 334457, fax 01223 334437, e-mail colin.humphreys@msm.cam.ac.uk), or from Dr D. Knowles (tel. 01223 334333, e-mail dmk10@cus.cam.ac.uk).

Departmental Administrator in the Careers Service

The Careers Service hopes to be able to appoint a Departmental Administrator from 1 October 2001 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will join the busy team of the Careers Service (twelve advisers and twenty-five other staff) serving Cambridge students and their employers. Responsibilities will include personnel work, financial administration (the Service's annual expenditure is over £900,000), the servicing of Departmental committees, provision of management information, and responsibility for buildings and equipment. He or she needs a degree and relevant work experience.

Appointment will initially be for three years, with the possibility of renewal thereafter. The salary will be on a scale from £20,267 to £26,229 (with effect from 1 September 2001), according to age and experience.

Before applying please obtain further details from the Careers Service (tel. 01223 338288, e-mail enquiries@careers.cam.ac.uk). The closing date is 17 August 2001. First interviews will be held on 10 September and second interviews on 19 September.

Posts in the University Offices (Research Services Division) and the Cambridge-MIT Institute

Technology Transfer Executive (biosciences)

Applications are invited for an experienced technology transfer specialist to play an important role in the protection and commercialization of the University's research results, and those of the Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI). The successful candidate will be a key team member in this busy and expanding office which, through its work, aims to benefit society, the University, and its researchers.

The post-holder will advise and assist University staff - and colleagues at the CMI - in evaluating and protecting intellectual property and then work with them from initial contact to full commercialization. He or she will also foster strong relationships with University Faculties and Departments, and keep them informed of the Division's services.

We are particularly looking for someone with a background in the biosciences, evidenced by a good first degree and possibly a Ph.D. Degree. Experience of both research and commercial environments is essential and the successful candidate will need to demonstrate an appropriate track record, with particular emphasis on the protection and commercialization of intellectual property. He or she will work with other offices of the University as well as external advisers and industrial partners, so will need to be a confident communicator and a persuasive negotiator, with excellent project management skills. The salary (Assistant Registrary scale) will be up to £34,390 (with effect from 1 September 2001).

Technology Transfer Associate

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and flexible self-starter to join an expanding team focused on protecting and commercializing the University's research results, and those of the Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI). The successful candidate will work alongside experienced professionals in this busy office which, through its work, aims to benefit society, the University, and its researchers.

As a Technology Transfer Associate, the post-holder will be directly supporting the Executives who help University staff - and colleagues at the CMI - to identify, evaluate, and protect intellectual property and promote its commercial use. He or she will also be helping to provide Faculties and Departments with information on the Division's services.

The successful candidate should have a good first degree in a scientific discipline and some experience in a commercial or research environment, together with an interest in managing intellectual property. He or she will need to be well-organized, computer literate, and an excellent communicator, with a real desire to learn and to become involved in a wide range of tasks. Any knowledge of the patenting process, licensing, or other aspects of technology transfer would be an advantage. The salary (Administrative Officer, Grade II scale) will be up to £26,229 (with effect from 1 September 2001).

For further information or an informal discussion about either post, contact Margaret Perry, Research Services Division, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1SB (tel. 01223 332271, fax 01223 332988, e-mail appointments@rsd.cam.ac.uk). To apply, please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and details of two referees to Margaret Perry at the above address. The closing date for applications is 27 July 2001 and interviews will be held on 8/9 August.

Part-time Teaching Assistants in the Department of Engineering

Applications are invited for part-time posts as Teaching Assistants within the Department of Engineering. Those appointed will have the opportunity to contribute to the development and delivery of the Department's undergraduate programme in experimental engineering. Teaching duties will include marking students' experimental and project reports and assisting in the development of new teaching exercises, as well as instructing and supervising undergraduate practical and laboratory classes.

The Department of Engineering covers all the main disciplines (except Chemical Engineering) and all undergraduate students take common courses in their first two years before specializing in their third and fourth years. There are more than 1,100 undergraduate students in the Department and the standard of academic achievement at entry is exceptionally high.

Applications are invited from recent graduates or others suitably qualified in any of the major branches of engineering. Candidates should possess good communication and interpersonal skills. Some experience in teaching or laboratory demonstration would be an advantage although training will be given.

Appointment will be for one year, starting on 3 September 2001. The salary will be £12,565 (72 per cent of £17,451) a year and is non-pensionable. It is a condition of appointment that Teaching Assistants will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays during the University teaching terms. It may be possible to combine this appointment with other teaching or research commitments provided that these do not conflict with the requirements of the post. Candidates are advised to discuss their individual circumstances with the Head of the Department.

Further details and an application form may be obtained from the Secretary of the Faculty Board of Engineering, 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 31 July 2001.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 11 July 2001
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