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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 to £37,187 a year.

Posts in the School of Clinical Medicine

Clinical Lecturer (Specialist Registrar) in Neurosurgery in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences

The Appointments Committee of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine invite applications for the post of Clinical Lecturer (Specialist Registrar) in Neurosurgery to take up appointment as soon as possible after 30 June 2004. Applicants should have had suitable experience and training in Neurosurgery and be of the standing required for an Honorary Contract with Addenbrooke's Hospital as a Specialist Registrar. The successful candidate will be required to carry out research as well as taking part in teaching and clinical duties.

The pensionable scale of stipends for a Clinical Lecturer is £26,760 to £46,260 a year. The successful candidate for the post now advertised will be eligible to receive non-pensionable banding payments. The appointment will be for four years with the possibility of reappointment for a further two years.

Candidates seeking further information about the post should contact the Head of Department, Professor J. D. Pickard, Professor of Neurosurgery, Unit of Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Neurosciences (tel. 01223 336946).

Further particulars may be obtained from Ms L. Foster, School of Clinical Medicine, Box 111, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2SP (tel. 01223 336809, e-mail Lmdf2@medschl.cam.ac.uk), to whom applications (14 copies) together with the names of three referees should be sent by 14 May.

University Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Surgery

The Appointments Committee intend to appoint to this new office as soon as possible. Applications are invited from candidates whose sub-specialty interest is cardiopulmonary transplantation. The successful applicant will be required to participate in teaching and clinical work and to undertake a programme of research. Application will be made to the Papworth NHS Trust for the award of an Honorary Consultant contract. The appointment will be for five years, with the possibility of reappointment to the retiring age

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 his or her total pensionable emoluments into line with a point on the NHS salary scale for consultants of £54,340 to £70,715 (currently under review).

Those interested in the office are encouraged to discuss further particulars with Professor Bruce Rosengard (tel. 01480 364751, e-mail bruce.rosengard@papworth.nhs.uk).

Further particulars may be obtained from Ms L. Foster, School of Clinical Medicine, Box 111, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2SP (tel. 01223 336809, e-mail Lmdf2@medschl.cam.ac.uk), to whom applications (13 copies) together with the names of three referees should be sent by 15 June.

University Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Ophthalmology in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences

The Appointments Committee intend to appoint to this new 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 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 his or her total pensionable emoluments into line with a point on the NHS salary scale for consultants of £54,340 to £70,715 (currently under review).

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Professor Alastair Compston (tel. 01223 217091) or Mr Nick Sarkies (tel. 01223 216427).

Further particulars may be obtained from Ms L. Foster, School of Clinical Medicine, Box 111, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2SP (tel. 01223 336809, e-mail Lmdf2@medschl.cam.ac.uk), to whom applications (13 copies) should be sent by 7 May.

Two University Lecturers in the Department of Experimental Psychology

Applications are invited for a University Lecturer in the Department of Experimental Psychology to take up appointment as soon as possible after 1 October 2004. The Department is looking for someone with a research interest in the area of experimental psycholingustics or cognitive neuroscience of language. Applicants with a research interest in computational psycholinguistics or developmental psycholinguistics may also wish to apply. The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate students.

Applications are invited for another University Lecturer in the Department of Experimental Psychology to take up appointment as soon as possible after 1 October 2004. The application will be made in any area of experimental psychology. A willingness to teach statistics is essential.

For an informal discussion on either post, please contact the Head of Department, Professor T. W. Robbins, Department of Experimental Psychology, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EB (tel. 01223 333551, fax 01223 333564, e-mail twr2@cus.cam.ac.uk). Intending applicants should consult the further particulars on the departmental website for details of the application procedure before making an application. The closing date for applications for both posts is 30 April.

Other University Offices

Posts in the Finance Division of the University Offices

Assistant Treasurer (Finance Manager)

A new post has been created to support and develop financial planning, analysis, and information for the institutions of the University outside the Schools, including academic services, staff and student facilities, and central administrative departments.

The role of the post-holder will entail the following: development of improved financial information; preparation and presentation of planning and budgetary information; assisting the departments and supporting them with financial analysis, with advice on financial processes and procedures; acting as conduit between the departments and the Finance Division.

Candidates will be qualified accountants with a minimum of four years' experience gained within a medium or large organization; will possess strong analytical and interpersonal skills, and a proven ability to interpret and communicate financial information, including to non-finance professionals; experience of financial planning, budgeting, monitoring, and financial control; and will have the maturity and integrity to liaise and influence at the highest levels. The pensionable scale of stipends for an Assistant Treasurer is £24,097 to £37,187 a year.

Administrative Officer, Grade I (Finance Adviser)

A vacancy for the position of Finance Adviser has arisen within the Management Accounting team of the Finance Division. The Management Accounting team has responsibility for preparing budgetary information, and providing financial advice and management information.

The post-holder will provide support to specific departments, respond to requests for advice and identify areas for improvement, and will provide solutions to known problems. This will require working with staff at different levels in the University.

Candidates will need to have good communication, analytical, and IT skills; will be able to work well in a team setting; will be qualified accountants or working towards a recognized accounting qualification; and will have at least three years' experience, preferably in a medium or large organization. The pensionable scale of stipends for an Administrative Officer, Grade I, is £26,327 to £31,715 a year.

For further information on any of the above posts please contact Naomi Davidson, Finance Division, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TS. The closing date for applications is 5 May.

Administrative Officer, Grade I (Senior Purchasing Officer)

The post-holder will 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 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, the post-holder 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 pensionable scale of stipends for an Administrative Officer, Grade I, is £26,327 to £31,715 a year.

The successful applicant must have at least three years' work experience in procurement, including responsibility for tendering and supply chain management. He or she will be fully CIPS qualified or equivalent and have excellent interpersonal, influencing, and communication ability. Strong analytical skills are essential and the post-holder must be self-motivated and able to prioritize and work to tight deadlines. The successful applicant will ideally have an area of expertise aligned with one of the University's major commodity expenditure areas. Experience of public sector procurement and a devolved budget operation would be an advantage.

Additional details and application forms are available from Miss L. Wilkins, Finance Division, Greenwich House, Madingley Rise, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0TX (tel. 01223 339657, e-mail Lmw29@admin.cam.ac.uk). Completed forms must be received by 29 April.

Administrative Officer, Grade I, in the Finance Division with duties in the School of Clinical Medicine (Assistant Finance Manager)

The School of Clinical Medicine is seeking an Assistant Finance Manager at Administrative Officer, Grade I, to join its central administrative team.

The post-holder will assume responsibility for the development and implementation of accounting and financial reporting systems and procedures across the Clinical School, working closely with the School Finance Manager and the School Departments. Responsibilities will also include managing the School Accounts Office, preparing budgets and financial planning information, and overseeing accounts support to Departments.

An experienced finance manager, ideally with a recognized professional accountancy qualification, the post-holder will be a team-orientated individual who has a hands-on proactive approach. Excellent IT and interpersonal skills are essential. The pensionable scale of stipends for an Administrative Officer, Grade I, is £26,327 to £31,715 a year.

For specific enquiries about the role, please contact Tarita Rumford, School Finance Manager (tel. 01223 763653, e-mail tr263@medschl.cam.ac.uk).

For an information pack please contact Sandra Duke, School of Clinical Medicine, Box 111, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2SP (tel. 01223 336734, e-mail sed30@medschl.cam.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 29 April.

Lector in Japanese in the Faculty of Oriental Studies

Applications are invited for the office of Lector in Japanese, to take up appointment on 1 October 2004. The holder of the office will be expected to teach undergraduate language courses at all levels. Applications are invited from candidates with a native (or equivalent) command of Japanese and a good first degree. Experience of teaching Japanese as a foreign language is desirable and a good command of written and spoken English is essential. The appointment will be for one year in the first instance with the possibility of reappointment for one year at a time to a maximum of five years. The salary is £15,679 to £18,893 a year.

Applications, including an application form, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Mrs Jane Fisher-Hunt, Secretary to the Selection Committee, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA (tel. 01223 335107), so as to reach her by 7 May.

Further details are available from the Secretary, and are also to be found on the Faculty's website at http://www.oriental.cam.ac.uk/.

Other Posts

Outreach Associate in the Faculty of Classics

The Faculty is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and energetic Classicist to plan and hold events and visits to schools, in order to publicize the study of Classics at university, and at Cambridge, in particular. The post-holder will be responsible for designing and delivering an outreach programme to schools, maintaining a database, producing publicity literature, and developing and maintaining the outreach pages of the Faculty's website.

A first degree in Classics, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, proven organizational skills, basic ICT skills, and the ability to draft publicity literature are all essential.

A further degree or P.G.C.E. in Classics and/or some experience of teaching or working with young people and an understanding of the Cambridge Collegiate system would be advantageous.

The limit of tenure for this post is nine months (from 1 October 2004) and the salary will be on the scale of £18,893 to £21,852 pro rata.

Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae and the names of two referees only, should be sent to the Secretary of the Faculty Board, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA. Referees should be asked to write directly to the Secretary to reach the Faculty by the closing date.

Further details together with a cover sheet for applications (PD18) may be obtained from Ms Alison Miller (tel. 01223 330515, e-mail ajm92@cam.ac.uk).

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Rosanna Omitowoju (Schools Liaison Co-ordinator) (tel. 01223 335189) or Professor Robin Osborne (tel. 01223 335158). The closing date for applications is 23 April. Interviews will be held on 21 May.

Half-time Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Phonology in the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to undertake research into Phonology. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. Degree in Phonology and a good research publications record. The candidate would be expected to be able to teach the M.Phil. course on English Phonology.

The pensionable scale of stipends for a Research Associate is pro rata £18,893 to £28,279 a year and for a Senior Research Associate is pro rata £24,097 to £34,838 a year. The appointment will be for three years in the first instance and may, subject to the availability of funding, be renewed for a further period or periods.

Further particulars may be obtained at or from the Administrator, Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics, Keynes House, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA (tel. 01223 332340, fax 01223 330253, e-mail sjr13@cam.ac.uk), to whom applications (three copies), together with the names of three referees should be sent by 30 April.

Research Associate for the Joint Committee on Academic Performance

A Research Associate is required to implement a research programme into the academic performance of students from certain ethnic minorities in the University of Cambridge. The person appointed will be responsible to the University's Joint Committee on Academic Performance who will monitor the research. He/she will be based in the Faculty of Education and will work under the supervision Dr Joan M. Whitehead.

Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. Degree and have research experience which is relevant to this project, e.g. in Education, Psychology, or Sociology. The person appointed will need to be experienced in educational research methodology, both qualitative and quantitative, and will be capable of carrying out statistical analysis and the analysis of qualitative data. The researcher will need to be proactive and able to work independently.

The appointment will be for a period of one year beginning on 1 September 2004. The salary will be in the range of £18,893 to £28,279 a year. Applications in the form of a curriculum vitae, including the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Dr P. J. Harland, Education Section, 4 Parson's Court, Cambridge, CB2 3QE (tel. 01223 332354, e-mail pjh42@admin.cam.ac.uk), from whom further information can be obtained. The closing date for applications is 19 May.


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Cambridge University Reporter 21 April 2004
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