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No 6177

Wednesday 3 February 2010

Vol cxl No 18

pp. 525–532

Vacancies, Appointments, etc.

Vacancies in the University

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Any job application submitted with a curriculum vitae should be accompanied by a Cover Sheet for Employment (Form PD18) which can be downloaded from, or may be obtained in hard copy from the advertising Department or Faculty.

University Offices


Other Post

Research Facilitator in the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is among the most successful research Departments in the world. As part of maintaining that position, the Department invites applications for the newly created post of Research Facilitator, who will work closely with the Department’s senior management and Research Strategy Committee to develop a vision and long-term research plan for the Department. This will include collection and analysis of various research metrics.

The Facilitator will also be expected to identify research funding opportunities, create an awareness among academic staff of those opportunities, and assist in the preparation of grant applications, especially in response to calls for interdisciplinary initiatives involving multiple institutions. This will involve extensive liaison with sponsors, the University’s central administration, and other institutions.

Applicants should be educated to degree (possibly doctorate) level, preferably in a scientific discipline, and must possess excellent communication, IT, and numerical skills. Experience of working in research administration in higher education would be an advantage. Knowledge of the UK funding environment would also be beneficial. The salary will be in the range of £32,620 to £43,840 a year. The funds for this post are available for two years in the first instance.

The post is available from April 2010. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, contact details for three professional referees, and a completed form PD18 (Parts I and III, downloadable from, and should be sent to Dr Howard Jones, Academic Secretary, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, CB2 1EW (email Please quote reference MA06168 when applying. The closing date for applications is 28 February 2010.

Smuts Research Fellowship in the Centre of African Studies: Notice

The Centre of African Studies invites applications for the Smuts Research Fellowship in African Studies, from candidates at the postdoctoral level in all disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. Ideally applicants will have gained a Ph.D. (or equivalent) within the last five years or will have gained a Ph.D. by the time of the appointment. The appointment will be from 1 October 2010 for a period of three years, and is non-renewable. The salary will be in the range of £27,319 to £35,646 a year.

Applicants should complete a PD18 form (available at and send it together with a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, and a brief description (not more than 1,500 words) of their intended research. Three academic reference letters are to be sent directly to the Centre. The closing date for applications is 28 February 2010. Interviews will take place in May 2010.

Further details are available on the Centre’s website ( or from The Administrator, Centre of African Studies, The Mond Building, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RF (tel. 01223 334396, email Please quote reference UA06163 when applying.