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No 6192

Wednesday 9 June 2010

Vol cxl No 33

pp. 949–968

Vacancies, Appointments, etc.

Professorship of Transfusion Medicine: Notice

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Transfusion Medicine invite applications for this Professorship, funded by NHS Blood and Transplant. The successful applicant will be expected to lead a programme of research relevant to transfusion medicine and to provide academic leadership within this field. Particular opportunities exist for collaborative work in the areas of haematopoiesis and stem cell research across Cambridge. The post is open to clinical or non-clinical applicants.

Further information is available at or contact the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT (email, to whom a letter of application should be sent, together with details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, a publications list and form CHRIS/6 (parts 1 and 3 only) with details of two referees, so as to reach him no later than 15 July 2010.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Patrick Sissons (email, Professor Tony Green (email, and Dr Lorna Williamson, NHSBT Medical & Research Director (email

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.

Other 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 CHRIS/6) which can be downloaded from, or may be obtained in hard copy from the advertising Department or Faculty.

University Offices

Readership in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Applications are invited for a Readership in the area of Analysis from 1 October 2010. Mathematical analysis provides the conceptual framework and methodology for a large part of current mathematical research and innovation. It underpins the majority of novel applications of mathematics in science, engineering, and industry. Problems originating in science, engineering, and industry are typically formulated in mathematical terms using analysis, while new mathematical ideas, techniques, and algorithms usually make their impact in application areas through the intermediation of analysis.

The Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics is keen to continue its longstanding policy to build up strength in modern analysis, in particular in partial differential equations. The EPSRC-funded Cambridge Centre for Analysis, which offers a four-year course in Mathematical Analysis leading to a Ph.D. Degree, will be devoted to training a new generation of analysts. One of the cornerstones of the Centre’s activities is the study of partial differential equations. This is a wide subject and whilst the Centre already benefits from having considerable expertise in the mathematics of general relativity, the Department seeks to complement this by bringing in a senior figure with expertise in the equations of kinetic theory with applications, for example, to plasma physics.

This is a senior position with tenure and candidates should have an internationally established academic reputation for excellence in research in Analysis. Appointment will be subject to the Statutes and Ordinances of the University. The salary will be £55,535 a year.

An application form can be downloaded from which should be returned, preferably by email, to together with a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names and addresses of three referees (including email addresses), to arrive no later than Wednesday, 30 June 2010. Candidates should ask their referees to send their reports directly by email to the address above.

Further information regarding the Department can be found at

When applying please quote Reference LF06705.

Careers Adviser (part-time) in the Careers Service

The University of Cambridge Careers Service serves all postgraduate and undergraduate students in all subjects, in all years, offering information and advice covering all career sectors. Cambridge alumni are also entitled to use the Service and are an active and growing constituency. Over 12,000 students are engaged with the Service and we work with over 3,000 organizations, running careers events and promoting their opportunities. Our advice and guidance entails helping students to research opportunities, make well-informed decisions about career choice, make effective applications, and succeed at interview.

A part-time (2 days a week) position has now become available owing to the retirement of one of our Senior Careers Advisers. This Careers Adviser role will focus on the not-for-profit sectors, advising students on how to enter charitable, environmental, conservation, and international development fields of employment in the UK and abroad. In addition to working with students and alumni, a major part of the role will involve identifying suitable opportunities by communicating regularly with organizations in not-for-profit sectors.

Applicants should be confident and articulate and have empathy for, and experience of working with, bright, ambitious students of exceptional ability. First-hand knowledge of the not-for-profit sectors (e.g. through work in environment and conservation, international development, charities or international organizations) would be highly desirable. While ideally seeking an experienced adviser, the Service would also be prepared to consider well-qualified applicants seeking to gain experience in careers guidance, and will offer training.

Further details about this role and information on how to apply are available from our website: go to and click on ‘Careers Adviser (part-time)’ or contact Isabel Evans at or 01223 764239. The salary will be in the range £36,715–£46,510 a year, pro rata.

When applying please quote Reference DD06726. The closing date for applications is 24 June 2010 and the interview date is 6 July 2010.

Other Posts

Teaching Associate in Modern Irish in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic

Applications are invited for a part-time post in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, available from 1 September 2010. The successful applicant will be expected to teach Modern Irish language to University students at all levels, develop online resources to support this teaching, and contribute as a member of the team to the scholarly life of the Department. A good first degree and relevant postgraduate qualification are essential, as well as a good understanding of IT as it relates to language teaching and learning. Given the strong research culture in the Department, developing research activity commensurate with stage of career is desirable.

The appointment will be for an open-ended period, subject to a probationary period of nine months. This appointment will be part-time (0.5 FTE) and the pensionable stipend for the post will be between £27,319 and £35,646, pro-rata. Further particulars are available on the Departmental website ( or may be obtained from the Departmental Secretary at 9 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, completed CHRIS/6 (Parts 1 and 3), a covering letter, and the names of three referees, should be sent to the Departmental Secretary at the above address by the closing date, 15 June 2010. Referees should also be asked to write directly to the same address by the closing date.

When applying please quote Reference GH05389. The planned interview date is 28 June 2010.

Appointments and reappointments

The following appointments and reappointments have been made:


University Lecturers

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. Dr Jochan Axel Zeitler, CAI, B.Sc., Ph.D., Otago, appointed from 1 August 2010 until the retiring age and subject to a probationary period of five years.

Chemistry. Dr Tuomas Pertti Jonathan Knowles, Ph.D., JN, Dipl.Phys., ETHZurich, appointed from 1 October 2010 until the retiring age and subject to a probationary period of five years.

Computer Laboratory. Dr Andrew Colin Rice, M.A., Ph.D., R, appointed from 1 October 2010 until the retiring age and subject to a probationary period of five years.

History. Dr Felicitas Maria Becker, Ph.D., JN, M.A., London, and Dr Sujit Pradin Sivasundaram, B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., CAI, appointed from 1 October 2010 until the retiring age and subject to a probationary period of five years.

Departmental Secretary

Earth Sciences. Dr Andrew Buckley, F, B.Sc., Aston, Ph.D., Nottingham, appointed from 1 October 2010 until the retiring age.


Associate Lecturers

Pathology. Dr Nicholas Coleman, DOW, reappointed from 1 January 2011 for five years. Dr Alison Jean Marker reappointed from 1 October 2010 for five years.


Earth Sciences. Professor Michael Allan Carpenter, M, reappointed Curator of Mineralogy and Petrology in the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences from 1 January 2010 for five years.