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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:

Clinical Lecturer/Specialist Registrar in Medical Genetics in the School of Clinical Medicine

Clinical Lecturer in the School of Clinical Medicine, to take up appointment as soon as possible after 1 January 2002. Applicants should have had suitable experience and training and be of the standing required for an honorary NHS contract. It is expected that the applicant would have completed a minimum of two years of general professional training in approved posts and obtained the MRCP(UK) or equivalent. Experience in both adult and paediatric medicine is desirable. The successful candidate will be required to undertake teaching and clinical duties and also to carry out research. The appointment will be for four years with the possibility of reappointment for a further two years, and attracts a National training number. The pensionable scale of stipends for a Clinical Lecturer is £25,015 a year, rising by ten annual increments to £43,245.

Further information may be obtained from the Secretary, School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2SP (tel. 01223 336726, e-mail lmdf2@medschl.cam.ac.uk), to whom applications (fourteen copies), consisting of a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, should be sent to reach her not later than Friday, 17 August 2001.

Assistant Keeper in the Fitzwilliam Museum (Department of Antiquities)

Applications are invited for an Assistant Keeper in the Department of Antiquities, to participate in all aspects of the curatorial work of the Department, including maintaining and improving permanent exhibitions, storage areas, and the computerized records of the collections, answering enquiries, researching, publishing, and teaching. Appointment will be from 1 January 2002 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of reappointment for a further two years. The statutory limit of tenure for an Assistant Keeper is five years, but all holders of the office are considered for possible appointment to the office of Senior Assistant Keeper during the course of their tenure. The pensionable scale of stipends for an Assistant Keeper is £19,486 a year, rising by five annual increments to £24,193 (with effect from 1 September 2001).

Further details and an application form, to be returned by 18 September 2001, can be obtained from the Museum's website (http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/jobs), or from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RB (tel. +44 (0)1223 332925).

OTHER POSTS

Public Health Teaching Specialist in the School of Clinical Medicine

Applications are invited for the post of Public Health Teaching Specialist. The weekly sessional commitment is four. Appropriate arrangements for release of these sessions from clinical commitments must be made and agreed with the employing authority and clinical colleagues.

The successful applicant will be required to: develop and be responsible for the delivery of the integrated teaching of Public Health within the Standard Clinical Course; develop and be responsible for the delivery of the integrated teaching of Public Health within the Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine (CGC) and the CGC Public Health Special Study Module; deliver regular tutorials within clinical attachments; and develop and use a portfolio of clinical problems raised, public health curriculum covered, and assignments completed by students. He or she should have a genuine commitment to undergraduate medical education and will be able to work closely with both students and colleagues.

This is an unestablished, fixed-term, five-year appointment (renewal being subject to funding and performance) by the University. Depending on eligibility the salary will be pro-rata on the scale equivalent to that of an NHS Consultant, or on that for those at NHS Specialist Registrar level.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr J. Powles (tel. 01223 330310, e-mail jwp11@cam.ac.uk). Further information may be obtained from the Secretary, School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2SP (tel. 01223 336726), to whom applications (fourteen copies) should be sent so as to reach her not later than 22 September 2001.

Temporary Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences

Applications are invited for a fixed-term, temporary Assistant Lectureship in Social Psychology for a period of two years. The Faculty wishes to appoint someone able to contribute to its teaching programme in central areas of Social Psychology. The person appointed will also be expected to contribute to the research activity in Psychology in the Faculty. The appointment is available from 1 October 2001, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The appointment will be made on a scale equivalent to that of a University Assistant Lecturer, at a stipend of £19,486 a year, rising by five annual increments to £24,193 (with effect from 1 September 2001).

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Gerard Duveen at the address below (or tel. 01223 338067, e-mail gmd10@cam.ac.uk). Further information about the Faculty can be found on its website (http://www.sps.cam.ac.uk/).

Further particulars of the post may be obtained from either the Faculty's website (see above) or from Ms Kate Stacey, Administrative Officer, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RQ, to whom applications (ten copies) should be sent so as to reach her not later than 17 August 2001. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees. Applicants should ask referees to write directly to the Administrative Officer on their behalf by 17 August 2001 (or fax +44 (0)1223 334550, e-mail ks298@cam.ac.uk).

Web Master/Systems Manager in the Corporate Liaison Office

Web Master/Systems Manager in the Corporate Liaison Office (CLO), to take up appointment on 1 October 2001 (or sooner) for three years in the first instance. The post-holder's main responsibility is to develop and manage the CLO's websites, which provide integrative information/knowledge services to the academic community within the University and to external enquirers. He or she will also manage the CLO's computer systems, keeping them running and upgrading them as necessary.

The successful candidate will possess the skills to implement and technically manage world-class websites, to work with technical teams, and to assess outsourced solutions, and will have considerable technical authority, complemented by a firmly user-oriented approach. He or she should possess a (higher) degree in computer sciences or a related discipline and the ability to liaise with other offices of the University to develop coherent and co-ordinated policies.

The successful candidate should also have skills and experience in the following areas: HTML, web development tools, PERL, UNIX, SQL, XML, Apache, etc.; the building of e-commerce applications and distributed web publishing applications; the fusing of effective computer-based applications with established social systems and behaviours; programming and system integration; management of Windows 2000 networks; and system and network management for the provision of secure but publicly accessible facilities.

The pensionable salary will be £21,290 to £34,390 a year (with effect from 1 September 2001), depending on age and experience. Please ask for an application form from Sue Rhodes, Corporate Liaison Office, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1SB (tel. 01223 765400, e-mail sr295@cam.ac.uk). The closing date for completed applications is Monday, 20 August 2001.

Purchasing Officer in the University Offices (Finance Division)

The University has a non-pay annual spend of approximately £230m and is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced professional to join the small team providing procurement support services to approximately 140 Departments. This is a new post and will provide an opportunity to assist with the development of best purchasing practices for the University and deliver appropriate training to Departmental buyers. Working across the full range of spend, the post-holder will use his or her initiative to identify priority categories and to design, sell, and implement solutions which reduce cost and contribute to the University's objectives. Drawing on experience in tendering, whole life costing evaluation, and contract management, he or she will arrange framework agreements and assist non-procurement staff to obtain value for money. The post-holder will also have the opportunity to represent the University at meetings of the regional purchasing consortia.

The successful candidate must have at least three years' work experience in procurement, including responsibility for tendering and supply chain management. Fully CIPS qualified or equivalent, he or she will have excellent interpersonal, influencing, and communication ability. Strong analytical skills are essential, and he or she must be self-motivated and be able to prioritize and to work to tight deadlines. Experience of public sector procurement and a devolved budget operation would be an advantage. The salary will be £20,267 to £26,229 a year (with effect from 1 September 2001).

Additional details and application forms are available from Mrs T. Jones, Finance Division, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TS (tel. 01223 332226, e-mail tmj21@cam.ac.uk). Completed forms must be received by 31 August 2001.

Teaching Company Associate in the Department of Engineering

A position exists for a Teaching Company Associate in Design Information Management to work on the application of existing design knowledge and product information to new design problems. The project is funded by the Teaching Company Directorate and will involve working in the Thetford factory of Trox (UK), a leading manufacturer of air terminal units. The aim of the project is to develop a web-based sales tool to design and configure air terminal units manufactured by Trox (UK), including the provision of CAD drawings of the resulting designs. The successful candidate will have a degree in engineering and possibly a higher degree relevant to the management of design information. Preference will be given to candidates with experience of AutoCad and programming in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) or Visual Lisp.

The appointment will be for two years starting on 1 October 2001 or as soon as possible thereafter. The starting salary is on the RA1A scale, in the range £17,451 to £19,486 a year (with effect from 1 September 2001).

Further details may be obtained from Mr Aylmer Johnson, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ (tel. +44 (0)1223 332731, fax +44 (0)1223 332662, e-mail alj3@eng.cam.ac.uk), to whom a letter of application (enclosing a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees) should be sent so as to reach him not later than 31 August 2001.

Senior Research Associate in the Department of Paediatrics

Applications are invited for a Senior Research Associate post within the Department of Paediatrics. The Department is seeking to appoint an experienced molecular biologist who will oversee the research activities of the Department related to molecular aspects of endocrine disorders in childhood. Major areas of current research include the hormonal control of gene transcription in normal and abnormal sex differentiation and the influence of gene polymorphisms on pre- and post-natal growth.

The successful candidate will be expected to direct a research programme allied to these research themes and secure independent external income to support the studies. The post is for five years in the first instance; subject to performance, it is anticipated that the appointee would be considered for a tenured position thereafter as a University Lecturer. The salary scale for a Senior Research Associate is £22,299 to 32,215 a year (with effect from 1 September 2001).

Five copies of a curriculum vitae, including the names of three academic referees, should be sent to Mrs Pamela Stockham, Departmental Administrator, Department of Paediatrics, Box 116, Level 8, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QQ, by Wednesday, 5 September 2001. Interested candidates are encouraged to discuss this post informally with Professor Ieuan Hughes, Head of Department (tel. 01223 336885, e-mail iah1000@cam.ac.uk) and Professor David Dunger (tel. 01223 336886, e-mail dbd25@cam.ac.uk).

Research Fellow(s)/Senior Research Fellow(s) in the Centre for Business Research

The Centre for Business Research (CBR) is seeking to recruit Research Fellow(s)/Senior Research Fellow(s) in the following areas:

Institutional Investment and Corporate AccountabilityProject leaders: Dr Richard Barker, Dr John Hendry, and Dr John Roberts

A Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow is required for two years to work on an ESRC-funded project that will examine the preparation, interpretation, and exchange of both financial and non-financial data between senior company executives and fund managers. Candidates should have a background in accounting, finance, or economics and an excellent first degree and Ph.D. or equivalent qualification. Given the nature of the research, good observational, analytic, and interviewing skills will be essential. Work experience related to investor relations or fund management and experience of empirical research in these areas would be a distinct advantage. For an appointment at the level of Research Fellow the individual will be expected to work full-time on the research project. For an appointment at the level of Senior Research Fellow the individual will be expected to commit approximately 80 per cent of his or her time to the project, with the remaining 20 per cent being used to support the teaching work of the Accounting and Finance Group within the Judge Institute of Management Studies. The closing date for applications is 7 September 2001.

Corporate Responses to Macroeconomic Changes and ShocksProject leader: Mr Michael Kitson

A Research Fellow is required for a period of two-and-a-half years, commencing on 1 November 2001 (or soon thereafter), to work on an ESRC-funded project that is analysing how firms evaluate and respond to changing macroeconomic conditions and shifts in macroeconomic policies. Candidates should have a good knowledge of macroeconomics and industrial economics, quantitative methods, and the creation and maintenance of databases. They should also have a willingness to undertake face-to-face interviews with leading members of the business community. For further details of the project, see http://www.econ.cam.ac.uk/faculty/kitson/research/index.htm. Informal enquiries can be made to Michael Kitson (tel. 01223 338371, e-mail mk24@cam.ac.uk).

Updating Employment Institutions and Governance Project leaders: Dr Simon Deakin (CBR) and Professor Tom Kochan (Sloan School of Management, MIT)

A Senior Research Fellow in the CBR, to be appointed for twelve months from 1 October 2001, is required to work on a project funded by the Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI). The post-holder will be responsible for taking part, with the project leaders, in the delivery of a teaching module and executive training course on the subject of labour-management partnerships in Britain and the United States, and in developing joint research between the CBR and the Sloan School of Management on this subject. Candidates should have a significant record of achievement in both teaching and research in the areas of employment relations and corporate governance. The closing date for this post is 14 August 2001.

In each case, further details are available from Sue Moore, Centre for Business Research, Top Floor, Judge Institute of Management Studies Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AG (tel. 01223 765322, fax 01223 765338, e-mail s.moore@cbr.cam.ac.uk). Applications, comprising a covering letter setting out the applicant's reasons for applying for the post, a current curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees, should be sent to Sue Moore by the relevant closing date.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 8 August 2001
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