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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 Lecturer

Appointments made at University Lecturer level will be for a probationary period of five years, with appointment to the retiring age thereafter. The pensionable scale of stipends for a University Lecturer is currently £24,820 to £38,303 a year.

University Lectureship in the Department of Earth Sciences

The Department seeks a broad-based earthquake seismologist to strengthen the Department's research interests in the Earth's lithosphere. The candidate should be able to interact with others in the Department working on petrological, geochemical, mechanical, and other geophysical aspects of lithosphere structure and tectonics. He or she will also be expected to contribute to wider aspects of geophysics teaching in courses to both physicists and geologists in the Natural Sciences Tripos.

Please send ten copies of a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a 1,000-word statement of current and intended research directions, and the names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of three referees to the Administrator, Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EQ, by 30 September.

Candidates are requested to ask their referees to write directly to the Administrator by the same date (mij10@esc.cam.ac.uk). Further information about the Department is available at http://www.esc.cam.ac.uk/.

Other University Offices

Senior Assistant Registrary (Head of Communications) in the Press and Publications Office

The University is seeking a Head of Communications to lead its five-strong media team, spearhead internal communications within the University, and oversee integrated international communications activity around the University's 800th Fund-raising Campaign.

The role will involve running a busy Press Office on a day-to-day basis as well as providing advice and strategic input on media-related matters. Proactive development of internal communications messaging and vehicles, both online and offline, form a key part of the role. Management of campaign communications on a global basis is a demanding element of the job that will require high-quality thinking, intense focus, sensitivity, and effort over an extended period in the run-up to 2009.

The post-holder will be expected to co-ordinate a team of at least six people, including four press officers, an internal communications manager, and a campaign communications specialist, as well as administrative staff. The post-holder will report to the Director of External Affairs and Communications and be part of the communications management team. The pensionable stipend for a Senior Assistant Registrary is currently £44,094.

Further particulars for the post are available from deborah.whiteland@admin.cam.ac.uk. Informal enquiries can be made by telephoning 01223 332300.

Three copies of applications, including a full curriculum vitae, a covering letter, and a completed PD18 coversheet marked 'confidential' should be addressed to the Director of External Affairs and Communications, Press and Publications Office, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN. The closing date for applications is 2 September.

Posts in the Academic Division of the University Offices

Administrative Officer, Grade I, with duties in the Department of Geography
Administrative Officer, Grade I, with duties in the Department of Land Economy

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for appointment to two departmental posts, supporting either Geography or Land Economy.

The successful candidates will take up appointment on 1 October 2005 or as soon as possible thereafter. As part of the Department's senior management team, the post-holders will be expected to help in shaping the implementing policies for effective resource management. They will also oversee administrative support arrangements.

Candidates should be educated to degree level and have previous relevant experience in a senior administrative post, including proven ability in managing resources and staff, preferably gained in a higher education establishment. Appointment will be to the retiring age subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period. The pensionable scale of stipends for an Administrative Officer, Grade I, is currently £27,117 to £32,666 a year.

For further information please contact the Academic Secretary, Academic Division, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT (tel. 01223 765028, e-mail jab212@admin.cam.ac.uk). Applications consisting of a letter, a curriculum vitae, and a completed PD18 form including details of two referees (who may be consulted before interview) should be sent to the Academic Secretary by 9 September.

Administrative Officer, Grade II, with duties in the Board of Examinations

Applications are invited for the office of Administrative Officer, Grade II, to contribute to the operations of the Office of the Board of Examinations, The post-holder's duties includes particular responsibility for term-time bookings of all centrally timetabled lecture rooms. He/she will also play a full supporting role in the Office's responsibilities for the University's examinations.

Candidates should be educated to degree level, have good IT and communication skills, and be capable of working to strict deadlines. Previous experience of timetabling and of examinations administration is desirable. Appointment will be to the retiring age subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period. The personable scale of stipends for an Administrative Officer, Grade II, is currently £22,508 to £29,217 a year.

For further information please contact the Examinations Officer, the Board of Examinations, 10 Peas Hill, Cambridge, CB2 3PN (tel. 01223 332315, e-mail mjd1010@admin.cam.ac.uk). Applications consisting of a supporting statement, a curriculum vitae, and a completed PD18 form, including details of two referees (who may be consulted before interview) should be sent to the Examinations Officer by 31 August.

Advisory Officer, Grade I (Technical Support Officer), in the Estate Management and Building Service (EMBS) of the University Offices

Applications are invited for the post of Technical Support Officer in EMBS. Based in the Maintenance and Minor Works Section and reporting directly to the Maintenance Manager, the post-holder will be responsible for four key areas of activity: managing the Shire Frontline Maintenance Management IT system for maintenance scheduling, stores/stock control, asset registering, and helpdesk activities; heading the Maintenance Unit's Services Design Team; liaising between project managers and design teams with regard to the soft-landing approach when new and refurbished buildings are handed over; providing technical and administrative support for Maintenance Unit colleagues with regard to health and safety, service level agreements, and benchmarking activities.

Applicants should hold at least a B.Sc. Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Building Services Engineering, and have extensive experience at a senior level, of which at least twelve years should be post qualification. A sound understanding of mechanical and electrical services in buildings, the ability to interact well with staff and consultants at all levels, and good all-round IT skills are also prerequisites for this position.

Appointment will be to the retiring age subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period. The pensionable scale of stipends for an Advisory Officer, Grade I, is currently £27,117 to £32,666 a year.

Further information and details of how to apply can be obtained from the Director of the Estate Management and Building Service, 74 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RW (tel. 01223 766737). The closing date for applications is 26 August.

Advisory Officer, Grade I, in the Security Office

Applications are invited for a suitably qualified candidate for the newly created post of Deputy Security Adviser. Reporting directly to the University Security Adviser, the post-holder will play an essential part in the development, management, and implementation of new strategic security policies that meet the needs of the University.

As well as supporting and deputizing for the University Security Adviser, the successful applicant will act as a source of expert advice to senior officers and Heads of Faculties and Departments. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate considerable skills gained in a senior position within the security industry or other similar professional body.

Candidates should have excellent staff management, organizational, communication, and presentation skills, with a good level of computer literacy. The pensionable scale of stipends for an Advisory Officer is currently £27,117 to £32,666 a year.

Further information and details of how to apply may be obtained from the Secretary, Security Office, Arup Tower Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QH (tel. 01223 339513). The closing date for applications is 19 August. Interviews will be held early in September.

Other Posts

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

A vacancy exists for an experienced Oracle Database Administrator, in a new role with primary responsibility for administering a Reporting Data Mart, in the Management Information Services Division of the University Offices.

The Division hosts and supports the University administrative services including office automation systems, Web and major applications, predominantly based on Oracle relational databases. Supported applications include Finance, Student Records, and HR. The majority of supported services run on Oracle 8i/9i Sun Solaris servers, along with some Linux and VMS services.

The post-holder will be expected to perform all aspects of Oracle Database Administration in these environments, working closely with data mart developers, system administration and support staff, and liaising with application software providers and other third parties. Candidates should be educated to degree level or equivalent with a minimum of four years' Oracle RDBMS experience on a Unix platform including security issues, backup, recovery, installation, upgrading, patching, and problem resolution. The post-holder should also have exposure to data warehouse techniques and familiarity with Cognos tools (ReportNet, PowerPlay, and DecisionStream) would be an advantage.

The appointment is to a two-year unestablished post at Computer Officer, Grade I, with a pensionable stipend up to a maximum of £38,303 a year, dependent on experience.

Further information and a PD18 form may be obtained from Ann Aves, Management Information Services Division, First Floor North, Greenwich House, Madingley Rise, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0TX (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 26 August. It is envisaged that interviews will take place during the week commencing 5 September.

Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow in the Faculty of Music

Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral Research Fellowship funded by the Leverhulme Trust and involving collaboration between the Departments of Music, Engineering, and Experimental Psychology. The project is intended to provide quantitative empirical data on the relations between the structural and acoustical properties of violins and their perceived musical qualities. It will involve coupling data recorded from real violin performances with digital filter realizations of body characteristics to produce a range of 'virtual' violins which will be used in a wide range of perceptual tests.

The applicant should have an academic musical background or strong musical interests, and experience in, or willingness to learn, procedures for acquiring and analysing perceptual data, sound recording and editing, MATLAB programming, and simple acoustical measurement techniques.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Ian Cross (ic108@cam.ac.uk), Professor Jim Woodhouse (jw12@cam.ac.uk), or Professor Brian Moore (bcjm@cam.ac.uk).

The post is funded for three years from 1 October 2005. The pensionable stipend for the first year will be up to £24,820. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, should be sent to Mrs Sue Round, Secretary to the Faculty Board, Faculty of Music, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP (tel. 01223 762057, e-mail scr25@cam.ac.uk), so as to reach her by 26 August. Candidates are also asked to request two referees to write directly to Mrs Round by that deadline. Interviews are likely to be held in early September.

Database Administrator in the Department of Land Economy

In this role, the post-holder will use advanced knowledge of Microsoft Access and Excel to provide ICT solutions to the data management demands of the Department's business research.

The work will include validation storage and transmission of data for the Farm Business Survey as well as the development of data reports for publications and research reports.

This is a full-time post and the appointment will be for three years with the possibility of extension. The starting salary will be in the range of £19,460 to £21,640.

The Rural Business Unit is a leading UK centre in agricultural economics and undertakes a substantial programme of research for the Department of the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Further information can be found at http://www.landecon.cam.ac.uk/economic/unit.htm.

Further details and information about application procedures may be obtained by telephoning 01223 337166 or by e-mailing jcm24@cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 2 September.

University Marshal

Applications are invited for the post of University Marshal from 1 October 2005. The Marshal's principal duty is to attend on the Vice-Chancellor on ceremonial occasions. He/she is also responsible for the administration of the University Constabulary.

The above duties are expected to occupy approximately 200 hours a year, of which two-thirds will fall outside normal working hours. It should be noted that a significant number of ceremonial occasions fall on a Saturday or a Sunday. The post carries a non-pensionable salary of £4,314 a year.

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from Mrs Rowena Small, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, to whom applications should be returned no later than 5 September.


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Cambridge University Reporter 10 August 2005
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