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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.


Applications are invited for the following University office:

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

An Administrative Officer, Grade II, is sought in the Finance Division of the University Offices. The Treasury and Investment Section requires an accountant to report to, and work closely with, the Head of Treasury and Investments. In this varied and high-volume section accuracy and attention to detail, together with the ability to meet regular deadlines is essential.

The key responsibilities of the post are daily cashflow management; operation and maintenance of investment fund accounts; supporting the preparation of monthly monitoring and management reporting; ensuring operational compliance with section procedures and financial regulations; completion of ad hoc projects; providing support and assistance to the Head of Treasury and Investments.

Previous experience of a computerized accounts system is required. Knowledge of Oracle Financials would be an advantage but full training will be given as necessary. Candidates will be highly numerate and well organized, with strong prioritization and problem-solving skills. Candidates will also be IT literate with a good working knowledge of Word and Excel. Experience of Access would also be an advantage. The ideal candidate will ideally have a formal Accounting qualification (e.g. AAT) and experience of staff management.

The pensionable scale of stipends for an Administrative Officer, Grade II, is currently £21,125 to £27,339.

For further details, please contact Theresa Jones (tel. 01223 332226, e-mail tmj21@admin.cam.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 19 December 2003.


Research Assistant (full-time) in the Department of Land Economy

Applications are invited for the post of Research Assistant. The person appointed will join a team of researchers working on a range of projects funded by the Housing Corporation. The main tasks will be statistical validation and analysis of a range of data sets held on a central database administered within the Centre. There may also be opportunities to participate in qualitative research.

The Department is seeking to appoint a person with a good honours degree and experience in the use of software packages such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and SPSS. The following would be an advantage but are not essential: analytical and research skills in the fields of Economics, Social Policy, or Geography; knowledge of policy in the fields of either housing or planning; survey and secondary data analysis.

Appointment within the salary range of £18,265 to £20,311 will be based on qualifications and experience and will be for a period of six months in the first instance. It may be possible to extend the initial period of appointment to twelve months for suitable candidates who can offer a fuller range of relevant skills and experience.

For an application form and further details please contact Anne Hosmer (tel. 01223 337118). Application forms should be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 December 2003. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 5 January 2004.

Lectureship in the Centre for Medical Genetics and Policy and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science

The Centre for Medical Genetics and Policy and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science intend to appoint a philosopher who will focus on topics in biomedical ethics that reflect advances in knowledge of genetics. An interest in normative issues that arise in public health, public policy, and genetics would be a considerable advantage. While based in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science as a teacher and researcher, 40% of the post-holder's time will be devoted to policy analysis and educational programmes for the Centre for Medical Genetics and Policy, based at the Cambridge Genetics Knowledge Park.

The post will be for two years. The successful applicant will take up appointment on 1 October 2004. The scale of stipends is £23,296 to £35,950 (pay award pending) depending on experience.

Applications in hard copy, including a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, details of teaching experience, and two samples of recent work, should be sent to the Secretary, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RH (tel. 01223 334540, fax 01223 334554) to arrive by 30 January 2004. Applicants should ask three referees to send or e-mail references to the Secretary to arrive by that date. Interviews will be held on 15 March 2004. For enquiries and further particulars please e-mail th10001@cam.ac.uk or visit http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/.

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