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MMP Administrative and Events Assistant

 £21,843-£25,298 pro rata

The Millennium Mathematics Project (maths.org) is currently seeking a part-time (0.4 FTE) Administrative and Events Assistant with excellent communication skills, organisational ability and initiative to join our busy and friendly team.

The MMP is an outreach and education project which supports and promotes imaginative, engaging, rich mathematics education for ages 3 to 19. Based in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, the MMP is a collaboration between the Faculties of Mathematics and Education, and includes a range of programmes working with school students, teachers and the general public. The post is an interesting and varied job which involves supporting the general administration of this high-profile and successful project, including acting as first point of contact for public enquiries, providing administrative help for the project team, and taking on considerable responsibility for organising a wide-ranging events schedule.

The successful applicant will have excellent organisational and communication skills. They will be flexible and adaptable, able to work effectively with other members of the team and to manage parallel requests for support from several sources within the project. The ability to work accurately without direct supervision, to prioritise your work under pressure and to meet deadlines is essential. Previous experience in organising events is an advantage. Good IT skills, and a willingness to learn to use new online systems and software packages as needed, are essential. A good level of numeracy (at least GCSE Maths or equivalent) is essential and the postholder must be able to monitor budgets and payments. Previous experience of the University Finance System is useful but not essential (training is available). The postholder will have considerable responsibility for many areas of their work and must enjoy the opportunity to work on their own initiative.

This part-time 0.4 FTE post is held as a job share with two other members of staff (one full-time and one 0.3 FTE). There is some flexibility in how the hours of work could be arranged. However, the postholder will be expected to be present at conferences, enrichment days and events, and this may therefore entail some flexibility in working hours: please see the further particulars for details.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14393. 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.

On the online form in the ‘Suitability for the Role’ section you should explain your reasons for your application and your suitability for the role as you would in a cover letter. In this section, please also provide information on how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements set out in the person profile in the further particulars. The full contacts for two referees should be included; please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage, unless you indicate otherwise in the space provided on the form.

Informal enquiries may be directed in the first instance to the following email:   LE12785@maths.cam.ac.uk.

Closing date: Tuesday 12 September

 Interview date: Thursday 21 September

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Pavilion and Undergraduate Office Administrator (part time)

Salary: £21,843-£25,298 pro rata

The Department is seeking an experienced and proactive part-time administrator (28 hours per week to be worked between 9-5, Monday to Friday) to provide support for academic and research staff based in one of the Department's four Pavilions. The post holder will also provide administrative support for the Undergraduate functions across the two Mathematics Departments, the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics as part of the Undergraduate Office.

The role holder will act as first point of contact for all staff and visitors to the pavilion; provide research grant support, organisation of seminars and conferences, website maintenance/editing and general correspondence. In addition to their duties as Pavilion administrator, the role holder will provide support to the busy Mathematics Undergraduate Office in the following areas: administering the undergraduate and postgraduate examinations, acting as first point of contact for internal and external queries relating to admissions, examinations and Faculty business, maintaining key documentation including the lecture timetable, and providing administrative support to the Secretary of the Faculty Board in the servicing of the Board and its committees.

The successful applicant will be educated to 'A' level standard or equivalent with GCSE English and Mathematics. Proficient in the use of IT, the applicant will be able to demonstrate their competency in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and webpage and email packages. Knowledge of, or willingness to learn TeX and LaTeX, and the University's student records system, CamSIS, is essential. Excellent organisational and written and verbal communication skills are also required together with the ability to work both autonomously and as a part of a team.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Ms June Wilders, PA to the Head of Department and Chief Secretary (email: jew46@cam.ac.uk), or Mrs Sarah Jefferys, Faculty Secretary, (email: Secretary.Board@maths.cam.ac.uk )

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/13463/. 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.

On the online form in the Suitability for the Role section you should explain the reasons for your application and how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements set out in the person profile in the further particulars.. The full contacts for two referees should be included; please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage, unless you indicate otherwise in the space provided on the form. Previous applicants need not apply.

Please quote reference LE11954 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: 15 August 2017

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 / Senior Research Associate in the Mathematics of Measurement

Salary: £30,175-£38,183 per annum (Research Associate) or £39,324-£49,772 per annum (Senior Research Associate)

The Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information (CCIMI) in collaboration with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) are seeking strong candidates for a Research Associate / Senior Research Associate position to work on a collaborative project in the. Mathematics of Measurement. The postholder will be employed by the University of Cambridge and affiliated with both CCIMI and NPL, with part of their time spent in the CCIMI based in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge and the other part in the NPL offices based in the Maxwell Centre in Cambridge or at the NPL main site in Teddington, Southwest London. The exact percentage of time spent at each institution will vary as appropriate over the course of the project, with the expectation of a minimum of 20% of time spent at NPL (either at the Maxwell Centre in Cambridge or the main site in Teddington) and the University of Cambridge throughout.

Appointment will be made either at Research Associate level (£30,175-£38,183 per annum) or at Senior Research Associate level (£39,324-£49,772 per annum) for an exceptionally well qualified candidate.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in mathematics or statistics (or closely related discipline), and have a demonstrably excellent research record and future research potential.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. He or she must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. He or she may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area. An allowance for research expenses is included in this position. In the case of an appointment being made at Senior Research Associate level, additional duties would include managing research budgets and programmes, identifying sources of funding, contributing to teaching and supervising/mentoring research students and colleagues.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit:  http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14148/ . 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. You will need to upload a full curriculum vitae, research statement, list of publications and the contact details of two academic referees. Please ensure that your referees are aware that they will be contacted by the HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System, and please encourage them to respond promptly.

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

Informal enquiries about the position may be made to the coordinator for this recruitment at: LE12567@maths.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference LE12567 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University of Cambridge and NPL value diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity. We particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and historically have been, under-represented on the University of Cambridge Mathematics Departments' research staff.

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


David Crighton Fellowships

Up to four David Crighton Fellowships are available to research students and postdoctoral Fellows in fluid mechanics, acoustics, waves and vibration.  Awards are to be used to cover actual travel and subsistence expenses, up to a maximum amount of £3,800  to facilitate two to three months' study and research beginning in the calendar year 2017.  Successful candidates based outside of Cambridge will have the opportunity to undertake study and research in Cambridge, wherease award winners currently based in Cambridge can utilise funds to travel elsewhere.  Applicants should normally be in the second half of their PhD research, or have no more than three years' postdoctoral experience. 

Closing Date:  16 January 2017


External Vacancies

Research Council, Royal Society, EU and Other External Research Fellowships

The Research Councils, Royal Society, EU and other organisations have several competitive Fellowship schemes to support talented researchers for periods of two to five years, or sometimes more. DAMTP has hosted many holders of such Fellowships in the past, most of whom have moved on to very successful longer term academic/research careers. Enquiries are welcomed from those considering applying for such Fellowships with DAMTP as host institution. A first step is to make contact with a relevant member of the DAMTP academic staff (see our Research pages for more information) or else to email the Head of Department (Professor N. Peake, email: N.Peake@damtp.cam.ac.uk) giving brief details of research area and intended application.

Initial discussion with a relevant member of DAMTP academic staff should begin as soon as possible and certainly at least one month prior to the closing date (in some cases earlier). Potential applicants should also email the DAMTP Accountant (Mr J. Foulkes, email: accountant@damtp.cam.ac.uk) at an early stage indicating their intention to apply for a Fellowship and liaise with him over financial aspects as preparation of an application proceeds. For any Fellowship Scheme the completed application must be ready for submission at least 10 days prior to the official closing date. Arrangements for specific Schemes may require earlier preliminary discussion and earlier submission of completed applications.

The following Fellowship schemes are advertised annually (closing dates are usually in the August - November period) but you may find relevant information at the links below. Please refer back to this page on a regular basis for updates on funding opportunities.


The Royal Society

University Research Fellowships

See http://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/university-research/ for more information.

The scheme aims to provide outstanding scientists, who have the potential  to become leaders in their chosen field, with the opportunity to build an independent research career.  Those appointed are expected to be strong candidates for permanent posts in universities at the end of their fellowships.

Eligibility: Applicants must be applying to hold their fellowship in an SFI Eligible Research Body. Applicants must have a PhD by the time they apply, we will not accept applicants who have just submitted their PhD.
Applicants must to be at an early stage of their research career and must have between three to eight years of research experience since their PhD by the closing date of the round.

At the time of application, applicants must either:

· be a citizen of the European Economic Area (EEA), i.e. European Union, Iceland, Norway or Liechtenstein; or a Swiss citizen

· or have a relevant connection to the EEA or Switzerland (a relevant connection can be established if an individual has a PhD from  a university in the EEA or Switzerland, or has worked as a research scientist in a university or research institute in the EEA or Switzerland for at least the past two years, or has done so before taking up an appointment outside the EEA or Switzerland).

Persons holding a permanent post in an EEA or Swiss University or not for profit research organisation will not be considered.

Length of tenure: Initially funding is provided for five years followed by a potential extension of three years. Fellowships will start from 1 October 2017.

Contact: The Royal Society at http://royalsociety.org/grants/contact-us/ for more information.

Closing Date for applications: This year's scheme has now closed; information on next year's round will be advertised here as soon as it becomes available.


Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships

See royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/dorothy-hodgkin-fellowship/ for more information.

This scheme is for outstanding scientists in the UK at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues. Under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Approximately 5 Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships are offered each year, with potential to award an additional 5 funded by the EPSRC.

Closing date: This year's scheme has now closed: information on next year's round will be advertised here as soon as it becomes available.


Royal Society / British Academy: Newton International Fellowship Scheme

See http://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/newton-international/ for more information. Detailed notes of the scheme can be found at: http://royalsociety.org/uploadedFiles/Royal_Society_Content/grants/schemes/Conditions-of-Award-Newton.pdf.

The Scheme has been established to select the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world and enable them to work at UK research institutions for two years. Fellowships include £24,000 per annum to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 to cover research expenses, plus a one-off relocation allowance of up to £2,000. Funding, worth £6,000 per year for ten years after the Fellowship ends, may be available to support follow-on activities to enable Newton Fellows to build long-term links with the UK.

Applicants should have completed a PhD and have held no more than two postdoctoral positions or equivalent experience at a comparable level. Applicants should also be working outside the UK and should not hold UK citizenship at the time of application.

Closing date for applications: This year's scheme has now closed; information on next year's round will be advertised here as soon as it becomes available.



EPSRC

In 2011 EPSRC introduced a new unified Fellowship scheme covering all career stages. Previous schemes such a 'postdoctoral', 'career acceleration' and 'leadership' no longer exist as individual schemes. Applications for Fellowships under the new scheme are accepted throughout the year, but applications are accepted only in certain priority subject areas.

See www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/fellows/ for more details.


NERC

Independent Research Fellowships

The NERC Independent Research Fellowship scheme offers five-year awards to support outstanding early-career environmental scientists enabling them to develop their research, start to build a research group and become internationally recognised.  Applicants must have no more than 8 years postdoctoral research experience prior to the closing date and must have received a PhD before taking up a Fellowship. For more details see: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/fellowships/irf/

Application procedure:  Applications should be made using the Joint electronic-submission (Je-S) system to prepare and submit Fellowship proposals (for more details see:  http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/fellowships/irf/).  Applicants are also requested to send an outline application to hod-sec@damtp.cam.ac.uk under the subject line 'NERC Independent Research Fellowships'.

Contact:  http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/fellowships/irf/ for more information.

Closing date for applications: This year's scheme has now closed; information on next year's round will be advertised here as soon as it becomes available.


STFC (formerly PPARC)

Ernest Rutherford Fellowships

STFC offers up to 12 Ernest Rutherford Fellowships annually which provide five years of funding to outstanding researchers at an early stage of their career.  The aim is to support future scientific leaders to establish a strong, independent research programme.

Fellowships are open to applicants of any nationality.  Where applicable, you will need to comply with Department of Employment requirements and hold a work permit prior to taking up the Fellowship. 

See  www.stfc.ac.uk/funding/fellowships/ernest-rutherford-fellowship/ for further details.

Eligibility: Ernest rutherford Fellowships are intended for early career researchers who do not have a permanent academic position.  You are not eligible if you currently hold a permanent academic position or the equivalent in institutions other than universities.  If you secure a permanent position prior to the offer of a Fellowship you will be ineligible to hold the Fellowship.  

Applicants must have 5 years research experience from the start of their PhD programme, with normally a minimum of 2 years postdoctoral experience by 1 September 2018. Applications must fall within the remit of the STFC core Science Programme (astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics) and afford scope for original work.

Funding: Each Fellowship will last for five years, with 12 being offered annually. Fellows will receive support for their salary and be able to bid for significant additional funds to support their research.

Application procedure: Only 4 applications will be allowed with DAMTP as host Department and DAMTP therefore needs to operate a selection procedure for potential applicants. Intending applicants who wish their Fellowship to be hosted in DAMTP must have discussed with a member of DAMTP academic staff, who will act as their 'sponsor' if their application is successful.

Applicants, after discussion with their sponsor, should by Friday 18 August 2017, send a CV and publications list, citations summary information plus a one-page outline summary of their proposed project, including reasons why Cambridge is an appropriate host institution, to James Parke (gr-secretary@damtp.cam.ac.uk) under the subject line 'STFC Fellowships - DAMTP Internal Selection Procedure'. The sponsor's name should be given in the accompanying email.

The application form is now available via the Je-S system. Guidance for completing proposals is available from http://www.stfc.ac.uk/files/ernest-rutherford-fellowships-guidance.

Those applicants who have been selected to submit full applications will be notified in the week commencing 21 August 2017.


European Union

The EU offers several types of individual fellowships. Two of the most common are:

Intra-European Fellowships for career development (IEF)

Who can apply?

Researchers based in EU Member States or Associated Countries can apply for an IEF. You must have either a doctoral degree or at least 4 years' full-time research experience, after obtaining a degree permitting you to embark on a doctorate. Generally, you must carry out the project on the premises of a host organisation in an EU or Associated Country other than your own. Special consideration is also given to those returning to a research career after a break.

International Incoming Fellowships (IIF)

Who can apply?

Researchers moving from Third Countries to EU Member States or Associated Countried are eligible for an IIF. To apply, you must have either a doctoral degree or at least 4 years' full-time research experience, after obtaining a degree permitting you to embark on a doctorate. But that is the minimum - the more experience you have, the better will be your chances of being accepted for this action.

Your application for an IIF should be made in liaison with the organisation or institution that would be willing to host you in Europe. Host organisations can be universities, research centres or companies.

DAMTP welcomes enquiries from potential applicants under those two schemes. Normally there is one round of applications a year, around August.

See also http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/ for further details.




Please note that the deadline for submitting completed applications to DAMTP is at least 10 days prior to the official closing date. Initial discussion with a relevant member of DAMTP academic staff should begin as soon as possible and certainly at least one month prior to the closing date.



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