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No 6201

Wednesday 3 November 2010

Vol cxli No 5

pp. 113–138

Vacancies, Appointments, etc.

Vacancy 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


Other Post

Interim Assistant Secretary in the School of Technology

Salary: £32,620–£43,840 a year; limit of tenure: 30 November 2012.

We are looking for a self-motivated and experienced administrator to join the School of Technology, either on secondment or a fixed-term basis, to assist the Secretary of the School in a wide-ranging work portfolio, and also covering distinct areas of own responsibility (such as graduate education, HR-related activities, risk assessment).

The role holder will be responsible for supporting and assisting the Secretary of the School in the identification of efficient and workable solutions to key issues and in the implementation of policies within the School, undertaking specific projects and carrying out committee work, including acting as Secretary to a number of sub-committees. This involves liaising with departments within the Schools and with other central administrative departments, including the Academic Division and Human Resources.

Applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent and have previous administrative and project management experience, preferably gained within the HE sector, as well as possessing good communication, analytical, and IT skills.

Further information, including how to apply, is available from (see ‘School Vacancies’) or from Mrs Irene O’Flynn in HR (tel. 01223 765809, email

Quote reference: NN07357; closing date: 10 November 2010. Interviews will take place on 2 and 3 December 2010.

Oppenheimer Research Fellowship

Applications are invited for an Ernest Oppenheimer Early Career Research Fellowship to be held at Cambridge University in Colloid Science as broadly interpreted within the fields of biology, surface chemistry, materials science, and nanotechnology. These Fellowships are intended to provide an opportunity for independent research, though the holders usually work in collaboration with an established research group. Applications are encouraged from women and men who have completed, or expect to have completed, a Ph.D. Degree by 1 October 2011, as well as from those who have spent a cumulative total of not more than three years in post-doctoral research.

Tenure is for three years in an appropriate Department, commencing normally from 1 October 2011. The stipend range for 2009–10 is £27,319 to £35,646 (pay award pending). A contribution may be made towards travel and removal expenses, and up to £10,000 a year will be made available for research expenses.

The Oppenheimer Fellowship cannot be held concurrently with any other paid position, or position which would normally attract a stipend. In exceptional circumstances, the Oppenheimer committee may consider a top-up.

Applications (on paper) should reach the Secretary of the Committee of Management, School of Physical Sciences, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX, by 24 January 2011, and should be accompanied by ten copies of:

(a)curriculum vitae (two pages maximum) including academic career, qualifications (with class of degree and position in course as x/y), any relevant teaching experience; list of papers published and in press

(b)two statements, describing respectively the applicant’s previous and current research (one page maximum), and the proposed research programme, including its relevance to colloid science (three pages maximum)

(c)the names, addresses, and email addresses of two persons (only) who would be willing to give a confidential assessment of the applicant’s research to the Committee of Management, at least one of whom should be an external referee. Candidates are requested to ask their referees to write direct to the Secretary by the closing date.

(d)the written approval of the Head of the Department in Cambridge in which the applicant hopes to work

(e)a completed form CHRIS/6 Cover Sheet for CVs, available from

Applications exceeding the specified length or in a font size smaller than 11 point will not be accepted.

A list of projects recently funded is available by emailing The Committee of Management hope to make a decision by the beginning of March 2011.