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Vacancies in the University

The University is committed to equality of opportunity.

Any job application submitted with a curriculum vitae should be accompanied by a Cover Sheet for Employment (Form PD18) which can be downloaded from http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/personnel/forms/pd18, or may be obtained in hard copy from the advertising Department or Faculty.

UNIVERSITY OFFICES

University Lecturers

Appointments made at University Lecturer level will be for an initial period of three or five years, with reappointment thereafter subject to satisfactory performance. The pensionable scale of stipends for a University Lecturer is currently £23,296 a year, rising by eleven annual increments to £35,950.

University Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry wishes to appoint a University Lecturer in inorganic chemistry to take up appointment on 1 October 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates should have a strong research background in any branch of inorganic chemistry and must be able to teach at undergraduate level across a wide range of topics in inorganic chemistry.

Applications (two copies of a curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three referees, and a statement (up to eight pages) covering research experience to date and research plans for the future) should be sent to Mr P. Aslin, Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HA, to be received by 12 September 2003.

Further details of the appointment and the Department may be obtained from the Academic Secretary's office in the Department of Chemistry (tel. 01223 762031, e-mail admin-sec@ch.cam.ac.uk). Information about all the Department's research and teaching activities is available at http://www.ch.cam.ac.uk/.

University Lecturer in the Department of Engineering

Applications are invited for a University Lecturer in the area of control systems. Applications from candidates working in both established and emerging areas of control systems are welcome. The successful candidate will have or be expected to develop a record of world class research commensurate with the Department's international reputation and top-rank research rating. Teaching responsibilities will include contributing to undergraduate courses, and supervising final year undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Appointment will be from 1 January 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter. Further particulars 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. 01223 332615, fax 01223 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 September 2003.

University Lecturer in the Department of Medical Genetics

The Appointments Committee intend to appoint to this office as soon as possible. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a programme of research and to participate in clinical work and teaching. Application will be made to the Addenbrooke's NHS Trust for the award of an Honorary Consultant contract. The appointment will be for a probationary period of five years, with the possibility of reappointment to the retiring age.

The Department (5* in RAE 2001) has active research groups concerned with the causes and pathogenesis of heritable diseases. The Addenbrooke's campus, and the environment of Cambridge offer excellent opportunities for scientific collaboration. The Department also runs medical genetics teaching, and provides a regional clinical service. Most of the research activity is accommodated in the cross-disciplinary Cambridge Institute for Medical Research. A new building in very advanced planning will house the clinical department, NHS genetics laboratories, and extra academic laboratory space.

The successful candidate will be eligible to receive an additional payment for clinical responsibility related to the amount of clinical work undertaken. If, as expected, the Lecturer undertakes the equivalent of six or more NHS sessions a week of clinical work the payment will be such as to bring her or his total pensionable emoluments into line with a point on the NHS salary scale for consultants (£54,340 to £70,715).

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Professor M. Bobrow (tel. 01223 331154) or Dr J. Yates (tel. 01223 216446).

Further particulars may be obtained from Ms L. Foster, School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2SP (tel. 01223 336727, e-mail Lmdf2@medschl.cam.ac.uk), to whom applications (14 copies) should be sent so as to reach her not later than 26 September 2003.

University Lecturer in Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care

An outstanding medical epidemiologist or research-oriented public health physician is invited to join, at a senior level, one of Europe's premiere university departments of population sciences. The appointment will be for a probationary period of five years, with the possibility of reappointment to the retirement age.

The post-holder will be expected to establish programmes of research that are consistent with the Department's overall strategy and in keeping with its high research standing. He/she will also contribute to the organization, delivery, and assessment of teaching in the Department, including responsibility for the academic direction of one particular teaching programme.

The successful candidate will be eligible to receive an additional payment for clinical responsibility related to the amount of clinical work undertaken. If, as expected, the Lecturer undertakes the equivalent of six or more NHS sessions a week of clinical work the payment will be such as to bring her or his total pensionable emoluments into line with a point on the NHS salary scale for consultants (£54,340 to £70,715).

Prospective candidates are welcome to contact Professor John Danesh, Head of Department (tel. 01223 330165, e-mail jd292@medschl.cam.ac.uk).

Further details to be obtained from Ms L. Foster, Clinical School, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2SP (tel. 01223 336809, e-mail Lmdf2@medschl.cam.ac.uk), to whom applications should be sent (14 copies), together with a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, not later than 26 September 2003.

Departmental Secretary, Grade B, in the Department of Engineering

Secretary of Department (Personnel and Administration), in the Department of Engineering, to take up appointment as soon as possible. The Secretary is responsible to the Head of Department for all aspects of personnel for all categories of staff in this leading Department, and also acts as a key departmental administrator. Candidates should be educated at least to degree level. Previous relevant experience in a senior administrative post is essential, preferably within the HE sector. Applicants should be articulate, able to work on their own initiative, have good time management skills, and have an enthusiastic and flexible approach to their work. Excellent communication and staff management skills are essential.

Appointment will be to the retiring age subject to the satisfactory completion of a nine-month probationary period. The pensionable scale of stipends for a Departmental Secretary, Grade B, is currently £23,296 a year, rising by eleven annual increments to £35,950; starting salary will depend on previous experience.

Informal enquiries and requests for further particulars may be made to the Head of Department, Professor K. Glover, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ (tel. 01223 332617, e-mail head-of-department@eng.cam.ac.uk). Applications, including a curriculum vitae with the names of three referees, should reach him by 15 September 2003.

Posts in the Estate Management and Building Service of the University Offices

Senior Advisory Officer

An opportunity exists for a qualified professional to undertake this challenging post. Reporting directly to the Head of Maintenance and Minor Works, the post-holder will be required to undertake a wide range of duties and responsibilities to ensure that existing University Fire Protection Policy and Procedures are fully implemented, all statutory and regulatory codes of practice relating to fire safety are adhered to, and that appropriate policies are developed and established to ensure that staff, students, and the physical property of the University are appropriately protected and the proposed changes in requirements relating to all aspects of fire safety are properly anticipated.

The successful candidate must be able to prepare technical reports and make presentations, as well as be computer literate. An important aspect of the role will be to investigate, in detail, any fire-related incidents. Applications from a wide range of professions will be welcome. One essential requirement is to be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of current regulations, design standards, and codes of practice. A successful track record in a similar or related position is desirable.

The pensionable scale of stipends for a Senior Advisory Officer is currently £32,125 a year, rising by five annual increments to £35,950. Further information and details of how to apply may be obtained from the Estate Management and Building Service, 74 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RW (tel. 01223 337786). The closing date for applications is 26 August 2003.

Advisory Officer, Grade I

Advisory Officer, Grade I (Mechanical Engineering Project Manager) to take up appointment as soon as possible. The post-holder will form part of the teams responsible for capital building projects of over £1m. The duties involve acting as the interface between the University as client, the departmental representative users, the design team on mechanical services issues, and the mechanical contractor undertaking the work on site. On occasion there will be a requirement to take on full project management duties for specific projects. Applicants should have clear and proven technical knowledge and experience in the mechanical engineering field. They should also be able to demonstrate management ability, be pro-active, and communicate well. Well developed e-mail and electronic communication skills are required.

The appointment will be to the retiring age subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period. The pensionable scale of stipends for an Advisory Officer, Grade I, is currently £25,451 a year, rising by five annual increments to £30,660.

Further information and application details can be obtained from the Director of Estate Management, 74 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RW (tel. 01223 337786). The closing date for applications is 22 September 2003.

Administrative Officer, Grade II, in the Academic Division of the University Offices

Applications are invited for a full-time post at Administrative Officer, Grade II level, to be taken up as soon as possible. The post-holder will work with the members of the Education Section in supporting the University's procedures for the quality of learning, teaching, and assessment. He/she will also assist with other activities within the Education Section (please see http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/education/).

Applicants should be graduates with experience of working in administration, preferably in higher education. Good communication and IT skills, and the ability to work to tight deadlines are essential; familiarity with the University's educational provision and a working knowledge of national quality assurance issues are desirable. The pensionable scale of stipends for an Administrative Officer, Grade II, is currently £21,125 to 27,339 a year. The appointment will be to the retiring age subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period.

Information may be obtained from Dr Gillian King, Education Section, 4 Parson's Court, Cambridge, CB2 3QE (tel. 01223 330127, e-mail gmk20@cam.ac.uk), to whom applications, including a curriculum vitae and details of two referees, should be sent by 22 August 2003. Applicants' referees should be asked to write direct to the above address to arrive by the same closing date. Interviews will be held in Cambridge on Monday, 22 September 2003.

OTHER POSTS

Administrative Post in the Department of Biochemistry

Reporting directly to the Superintendent, the post-holder will be responsible for the analysis and provision of financial and management information; support to departmental committees; co-ordination of teaching associated projects; and the management of accounts, stores, secretarial support, catering/cleaning staff, and facilities.

Applicants should be graduates who possess a knowledge of financial processes and systems (ideally within the HE sector), experience of staff management, and can demonstrate IT, analytical, interpersonal, and written communication skills.

Funds are available for three years in the first instance and the salary for this post is on a scale of £22,191 to £27,399 a year.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, should be sent to the Personnel Secretary, Department of Biochemistry, Building O, Downing Site, Cambridge, CB2 1QW. A package of information will then be sent to all applicants. The closing date for applications is 1 September 2003.

Posts in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences

Fixed-term Lectureship in Politics

Applications are invited for a one-year fixed-term Lectureship in Politics. The Faculty will appoint in the field of political thought. The successful candidate will be asked to assume her or his appointment no later than 1 October 2003. The pensionable scale of stipends for this post is in the range of £23,296 to £35,950.

Further particulars on the post may be obtained at http://www.sps.cam.ac.uk/, or from Ms Kate Stacey, Administrative Officer, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RQ (tel. 01223 334520, fax 01223 334550, e-mail ks298@cam.ac.uk).

Applications (ten copies) should be sent to reach Ms Stacey not later than 22 August 2003 and should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of interests, a list of publications, and the names of two referees. Applicants should ask their referees to write directly to the Administrative Officer on their behalf by 22 August 2003.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Professor Geoffrey Hawthorn, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, 8-9 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA (tel. 01223 742094, e-mail gph21@cam.ac.uk).

Fixed-term Lectureship in Social Psychology

Applications are invited for a fixed-term Temporary Lectureship in Social Psychology for a period of two years from 1 January 2004, or as soon as possible thereafter. The Faculty wish 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 pensionable scale of stipends for this post is in the range of £23,296 to £35,950.

Further particulars on the post may be obtained at http://www.sps.cam.ac.uk/, or from Ms Kate Stacey, Administrative Officer, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RQ (tel. 01223 334520, fax 01223 334550, e-mail ks298@cam.ac.uk).

Applications (ten copies) should be sent to reach Ms Stacey not later than 17 September 2003 and should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names of three referees. Applicants should ask their referees to write directly to the Administrative Officer on their behalf by 17 September 2003. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Gerard Duveen at the Faculty address (tel. 01223 338067, e-mail gmd10@cam.ac.uk).

Software Developer in the Management Information Services Division of the University Offices

Cambridge Student Information System (CamSIS)

The University is embarking on the implementation of a fully integrated Student Information System. Based on PeopleSoft, the system will be accessible to staff and students throughout the University and Colleges. The Management Information Services Division is seeking a Software Developer to assist in this project.

Using PeopleTools, the post-holder will be responsible for a wide range of tasks supporting legacy data conversion, building system interfaces, and implementing local adaptations of PeopleSoft Learning Solutions to suit the University Business Processes. Candidates should have a track record in a PeopleTools development environment.

The post will be for a fixed term of two years with a salary up to £35,950 a year. Further information and a PD18 form may be obtained from Ann Aves, Management Information Services Division, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1SB (e-mail ann.aves@admin.cam.ac.uk). A curriculum vitae, particulars of current salary and details of two work related referees should be sent to reach her by 15 August 2003. Interviews will be held during the week beginning 25 August 2003.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 6 August 2003
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