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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 Lecturers

Appointments made at University Lecturer level will be for an initial period of three or five years, with the possibility of reappointment to the retiring age, subject to satisfactory performance. The pensionable scale of stipends for a University Lecturer is currently £24,097 a year, rising by twelve annual increments to £37,187.

University Lecturer in the Institute of Astronomy

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in astronomy or astrophysics at the Institute of Astronomy. The vacancy is available from 1 October 2004 or thereabouts. Candidates are sought with experience in any area of theory or observation. The Institute's current activities include work in cosmology and large-scale structure of the universe, the formation, structure, and evolution of galaxies, quasars, high-energy astrophysics, stellar dynamics, N-body simulations, star formation and evolution, accretion discs, helio and asteroseismology, gravitational lensing, numerical hydrodynamics, and instrumentation for large optical and IR telescopes. The UK is a partner in the Gemini observatory and a member of ESO. The successful applicant would be expected to contribute to these or other research programmes and interact with other members of the Institute as well as astronomers in other related Departments in the University. The appointee would also be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching needs of the Institute.

Applications including a curriculum vitae, publication list, research plan, and the names of three referees should be sent to Mrs D. Sword, Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HA, as soon as possible, and no later than 28 May. Enquiries concerning this post may be made to Professor Douglas Gough at the Institute (tel. 01223 337518, e-mail douglas@ast.cam.ac.uk).

University Lecturer in the Department of Zoology

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Integrative and Comparative Biology. The prime criterion for appointment will be excellence in research and teaching in this area. The post will complement the Department's strengths in Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Biomechanics, and Computational Biology.

Further information about current research in the Department and about this post, and an application form may be obtained at http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/ or from the Head of Department, Professor Malcolm Burrows, Department of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ (tel. 01223 336601, fax 01223 336687, e-mail mb135@hermes.cam.ac.uk) to whom applications should be sent. The closing date for applications is 3 May. It is hoped that the successful applicant will start on 1 October 2004.

Other University Offices

Advisory Officer, Grade I, in the Estate Management and Building Service of the University Offices

The Estate Management and Building Service is seeking an Electrical Engineer to take up appointment as soon as possible. The person appointed will work as part of the professional in-house design team dedicated to minor works procurement.

Applicants should have a degree in an electrical engineering discipline, have or be working towards membership of a relevant professional body (CIBSE or equivalent), and be experienced in managing electrical design work for a wide variety of building types.

The pensionable scale of stipends for an Advisory Officer, Grade I, is £26,327 a year, rising by five annual increments to £31,715.

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 766737). The closing date for applications is Friday, 30 April.

Under-Librarian (Head of the Rare Books Department) in the University Library

Under-Librarian to take up post in the University Library. The post-holder will have an informed understanding of the history of printing and book production, and a working knowledge of Latin and/or some modern European languages. The post-holder will also have excellent management, organizational, and communication skills, and will be able to demonstrate a strong interest in user education, electronic resources, preservation, and digitization.

A good honours degree, research experience and/or a professional qualification are required, together with practical experience of rare book librarianship. The pensionable scale of stipends for an Under-Librarian is £24,951 to £37,187 a year.

Informal enquiries are welcome by Brian Jenkins, Head of Special Collections and Collection Management (e-mail bj10000@cam.ac.uk). Further details can be downloaded from http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/Vacancies/ or are available from the Librarian's Secretary, University Library, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR (tel. 01223 333045, e-mail mm405@cam.ac.uk). Applications, including a covering letter and curriculum vitae, should be returned to the University Librarian. The closing date for applications is 23 April.

Other Post

Oracle Database Administrator in the Management Information Services Division of the University Offices

A vacancy exists for an Oracle Database Administrator in the Management Information Services Division of the University Offices, to take up appointment as soon as possible. The Division supports a number of applications on behalf of the University's central administration, including HR, Finance, and Student Records, which are all based on Oracle databases with a mixture of bespoke developments and bought-in systems. All databases run in a Sun Solaris/Oracle 8i/Oracle 9i platform.

The post-holder will be expected to perform all aspects of Database Administration in these environments, working closely with system administration and support staff and liaising with third parties. Candidates should be educated to degree level or equivalent with extensive DBA experience in an Oracle environment.

Experience in any of the following would be an advantage: Unix system administration, Oracle Financials, PeopleSoft, SQLserver.

The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of reappointment to a permanent position. The salary will be up to £37,187 a year.

Further information may be obtained from Ann Aves, Management Information Services Division, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1SB (e-mail ann.aves@admin.cam.ac.uk), to whom a curriculum vitae, particulars of current salary, and details of two work related referees, should be sent to reach her by 26 March. There is no application form. It is envisaged that interviews will take place during the week commencing 5 April.


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Cambridge University Reporter 24 March 2004
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