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Research Grants Administrator (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 16, 2017.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Department of Psychology as a Research Grant Administrator. The Department holds around 70 active research grants which generate an annual income of over £5m per annum.

The post holder will be responsible for providing a comprehensive and efficient research management service to the Department through every stage of the grant process to ensure effective administration of all research funding activity.

The ideal candidate will be the first point of contact for all research grant related queries. For this purpose, the post holder is expected to develop a close working relationship with researchers and with the Research Operations Office to ensure smooth management of all processes, and compliance with necessary regulations.

The post holder will work very closely with the departmental finance team and the HR administrator and be line managed by the Departmental Administrator, to allow constant communication between key administrative contacts.

The ideal candidate will already have extensive administrative experience in a similar role/financial environment and experience of applying for and administrating research grants and contracts. This is a varied post which requires excellent organisational skills and attention to detail, alongside the ability to prioritise and to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also required, as well as a proactive approach to problem solving.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level/Level 6 vocational Qualifications or have an equivalent level of practical experience. Good IT skills, including Word and Excel, emails, and use of bespoke financial or reporting systems, are also a requirement. Previous experience in a demanding environment is essential.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Further information may be downloaded below. Informal questions regarding this post may be sent to Dr Jeanne Estabel (je353@cam.ac.uk)

The closing date for applications is Sunday 17 September 2017.

Interviews will be held week commencing 25 September 2017.

Please quote reference PJ13106 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

ERC Project Administrator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 09, 2017.

Applications are invited for a part-time project administrator (0.5 FTE) to support the management of the Department's European Research Council (ERC) grants. The postholder will report to the Department's Finance and Research Administrator, who has extensive expertise in grant management, but will also liaise directly with the project Principal Investigator(s). Primarily, the postholder will support the delivery of the MAFRAN grant (Mathematical Frontiers in the Analysis of Many-particle Systems).

The postholder will be responsible for the administration required by the ERC (e.g. timesheets for all staff on the grant) as well as a wide variety of grant activities, for example assisting with recruitment and collaboration visits, maintaining websites, monitoring publications and organising conferences/workshops. The postholder will be expected to work closely with others in the Department's administration team as well as with the staff and students working on the grants.

The successful candidate should be educated to at least A level standard or equivalent standard/NVQ level 3 or equivalent level of practical experience, as well as having experience working in an administrative/secretarial role. S/he should have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills together with excellent IT skills to include familiarity with databases, spreadsheets and editorial software. S/he should be able to demonstrate knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts related to Project Administration.

Further details can be obtained by emailing LF13008@maths.cam.ac.uk.

Interviews are expected to be held during the week beginning 18 September.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

In the Suitability for the Role section please indicate how your skills and experience meet the selection criteria as described in the Further Particulars. The contact details of two professional referees should also be included, at least one of whom should be contactable if you are invited to attend an interview.

Please quote reference LF13008 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

Software Engineer (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 08, 2017.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance

A software engineer is sought to support the Adaptive Brain Lab (http://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk) at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK.

The lab focuses on understanding the neural basis of human cognition using a combination of behavioral, computational and brain imaging techniques (fMRI, TMS, EEG). The team consists of an international and interdisciplinary mix of students and post-docs who use specialist equipment (display devices, eye trackers, brain imaging equipment) and has strong links with researchers in Computer Science and Engineering as well as with industrial partners.

The role involves facilitating the work of the research team by developing software for research projects in cognitive and computational neuroscience.

A bachelor's (or higher) degree in computer science, engineering, math or other related field is required. Strong computer programming skills (especially MATLAB, C++, OpenGL) are required.

Excellent organisation skills, the ability to provide training and support to others, and the ability to maintain strong local and international working relationships are essential.

Further information may be downloaded below.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance with the possibility of extension until September 2022.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PJ11459 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For informal inquiries, please contact Professor Zoe Kourtzi at zk240@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PJ11459 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 04, 2017.

Applications are invited for a 12-month Research Associate position in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Cambridge.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in a subject close to algebraic geometry, or have an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience. The applicant must also have a demonstrable research track record in algebraic geometry or a related discipline, and it is essential that he/she has experience of working in the following areas: mirror symmetry (homological mirror symmetry and the Gross-Siebert program); symplectic geometry, and in particular, symplectic cohomology; logarithmic Gromov-Witten invariants.

The post holder must be committed to conducting research related to the Gross-Siebert program and should display clear evidence of promise and originality in research, as well as having a good publication record. A high degree of self-motivation and independence will be required. They will also be expected to work effectively within a team, have the ability to develop and apply new concepts, and have a creative approach to problem-solving. Demonstration of excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication will be expected.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

Applications should include a covering letter, a full CV, list of publications and a completed CHRIS/6 form Parts I and III only (available at: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/) with the contact details of two academic referees. Applications should be sent by post to: HR Office Administrator, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WB so as to reach her by 20 August 2017.

References should be sent directly to the HR Office Administrator as above, so as to reach her by the closing date. Incomplete applications or applications received by email will not be considered. Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Please quote reference LF12430 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our research staff.

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

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