Clinical Research Fellow

£31,523 – £46,708

Applications are invited for a post of Clinical Research Fellow to work as part of a large and dedicated research team working on clinical, imaging and genetic abnormalities in schizophrenia. The post is available for up to two years, as part of large human brain imaging research project funded by Pfizer, which is in turn part of a multi-centre multi-disciplinary Pfizer sponsored project on the neurobiology of DISC1.

The successful applicant will be responsible for contacting and evaluating participants with schizophrenia, and healthy controls, from the Royal Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals. They will arrange the brain scanning of participants, to be conducted at the Clinical Research Imaging Centre at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and will be based in the well equipped brain imaging analysis laboratories of the Kennedy Tower, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside Park, Edinburgh EH10
5HF.

The person appointed to this post must hold a registrable medical degree and either have obtained the MRCPsych or expect to do so shortly. The post would be ideal for psychiatrists who are considering a possible clinical academic career and suitable for ST4-6 trainees who seek time out of clinical training to obtain clinical research experience. An honorary lecturer contract with the University of Edinburgh will be sought, as could an honorary NHS contract if required.

The candidate must have good communication skills (fluency in English) and be able to work effectively and flexibly with a variety of personnel. Familiarity with standardised psychiatric interview schedules, neuropsychological testing and/or brain imaging would be preferred but is not essential. Similarly, some knowledge of relevant statistics and/or computing (SPSS, SPM, Matlab) is desirable but not required.

The post will be for six months in the first instance, although we hope to extend for one to two
years.

Informal inquiries may be made to Dr Darren Gibson 0131
537 6583 or dgibson3

Ref: 3014259. Closing date: 29 April 2011.

For further particulars and an application pack visit our website www.jobs.ed.ac.uk or telephone the recruitment line on 0131 650 2511.

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Trainee Consultant

Fixed Term: 12 Months

Full Time

£19,261 – £22,971

Your role will be to provide consultancy and knowledge exchange services in relation to the structural design and analysis of offsite and modern methods of timber construction. Reporting to the Head of Centres for the Building Performance Centre and Centre for Offsite Construction you will undertake research and consultancy services to the construction sector, industry organisations and government departments in support of the Low Carbon Building Technologies Gateway.

Relevant experience in Eurocode design methods, writing reports and undertaking laboratory testing of timber structural components and connections is essential. Experience of writing research and knowledge transfer reports and academic papers is required and the person will have demonstrable experience of working with industry partners and external networks. In addition, MSc or higher degree related to structural timber desing is required with a sound knowedge of MatchCAD and TEDDs software required.

The person will have experience of project managing and delivering timber industry related research contracts and have experience of working within a structural testing laboratory facility. Experience of building external networks and ability to work within a team environment are required.

Closing date: 21 April

For further details and information on how to apply, please visit www.napier.ac.uk/vacancies

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Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

Customer Ref: MDN0150

Grade 7 (£29,099 – £35,788) Fixed Term for 24 Months

The Biomedical Research Institute at the University of Dundee (www.dundee.ac.uk/biomedres) invites applications for a vacancy, funded through a Medical Research Council, Developmental Pathway Funding Initiative, to develop early biomarkers and molecular signatures of neurotoxicity.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in Molecular Biology or Neuroscience and be experienced in the generation and management of transgenic mouse colonies, tissue collection, RNA and protein extraction, Western and qRTPCR analysis, and histological analyses including imaging methods. A Home Office personal licence would be an advantage.

This position is for a fixed period of two years, and will be available from June 1st 2011. Informal enquiries may be made by email to Dr. John Sharkey (j.z.sharkey).

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Early Stage Researcher School Of Engineering And Physical Sciences – Chemistry

Applications are invited for an Early Stage Researcher to work in the Laboratory Astrochemistry Group at Heriot-Watt University under the supervision of Professor Martin McCoustra. This full-time post is available for 24 months and applicants must be able to start work no later than 1 August 2011. An additional 12 months may be available to suitable candidates in collaboration with the University of Aarhus in Denmark where the candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Liv Hornaeker.

This post forms part of a large Initial Training Network (ITN) LASSIE in the field of SOLID STATE ASTROCHEMISTRY established with the goal of addressing issues of relevance to the chemical evolution of the Universe and funded under the Marie Curie Actions within Framework 7 Programme. The project will involve experimental investigations of photon- and electron-induced chemistry in model interstellar ices utilising laboratory surface science methods.

The successful candidate will receive salary and expenses in line with the provisions of the Marie Curie ITN actions. This highly competitive salary includes allowances for mobility, travel and career exploration as well as funding to participate in the wide ranging activities of the LASSIE network. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an industrial secondment (of at least 1 month) with one of the industrial partners in the LASSIE network. The successful candidate will also be expected to submit for a PhD at the end of their combined employment
period.

Essential criteria: Candidates must be eligible under the FP7 ITN mobility rules and be available to take up the post as soon as possible. Candidates must have obtained a first degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) in Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy or a related Engineering field within the past four years and demonstrate relevant experience in experimental physics, chemical physics, physical chemistry, surface science, computational chemistry and astronomy, or theoretical astrochemistry and
astrophysics.

Download an application pack from our website hr quoting Ref 20/11/J Closing date: 31 May 2011

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Student Fees Administrator/Deputy Cashier (1.0FTE)

£21,021 – £23,661 per annum

Working in a busy office environment, the post holder will assist the Chief Cashier in the delivery of a consistent, professional and high quality Finance service with overall responsibility for the smooth operation of the School’s student fees sales ledger.

The ideal candidate will be educated to Higher Grade level (or equivalent) and/or have substantial experience in a similar post, preferably within an HE/FE environment. Strong numeracy skills and the ability to pay close attention to detail are essential. The post holder should also have demonstrable experience of Microsoft Office applications, accounting principles and a detailed knowledge of electronic payment systems.

For an application pack and full job description please
contact:-

HR Department
The Glasgow School of Art
167 Renfrew Street
Glasgow
G3 6RQ
T: 0141 353 4463
E: hr

or visit out website: www.gsa.ac.uk/jobs

Closing date: Friday 6th May 2011

The Glasgow School of Art is an equal opportunities employer.

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES

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Lecturer In Architectural History And Urban Studies (0.2 FTE)

6 Months Fixed Term Starting September 2011

£34,745 – £44,016 per annum pro rata

The Mackintosh School of Architecture is seeking a dynamic lecturer to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Architectural History/Urban Studies
(19th and 20th century) for an initial period of 6 months.

The successful appointment will have experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level within Higher Education as well as demonstrable experience of research in the field.

The post-holder should ideally be educated to
postgraduate (Masters or Diploma) level in architectural history, architecture, or a closely related field; a PhD at or near completion is highly desirable. The applicant should be able to demonstrate particular knowledge in 19th and 20th century architectural history/urban studies.

For further information, please contact Dr Florian Urban, Head of Architectural History and Urban Studies (f.urban, 0141 353 4583).

For an application pack please contact:-

HR Department
The Glasgow School of Art
167 Renfrew Street
Glasgow
G3 6RQ
T: 0141 353 4463
E: hr
or visit our
website: www.gsa.ac.uk/jobs

Closing date for submission of completed application forms is 6th May 2011.

The Glasgow School of Art is an equal opportunities employer.

The successful candidate may be required to complete a Disclosure Scotland application to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES.

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Research Support Officer School Of Biology (Scottish Oceans Institute)

SK8819 (Ref: 8819)

Vacancy Details:

The Scottish Oceans Institute has identified the need for a Research Support Officer to undertake three main tasks:

  1. Administer the Home Office Licensing system within the University on behalf of the Certificate Holder (40%);
  2. Deliver a critically important work-package for the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (50%);
  3. Provide general support in the strategic management of the SOI, especially in relation to the development if it’s new building (10%).

Individuals qualified for this job should have a degree in an appropriate science subject and 3 years of post-graduate experience. Past experience of working under a Home Office Licence would be an advantage as would past experience of the operation of grants funded by the European Commission. In addition, the individual should be keen to develop a career in science administration and should have an aptitude for organization and leadership.

Ref No: SK8819

Closing Date: 9 May 2011

Further Particulars: SK8819

School of Biology
(Scottish Oceans Institute)
£29,972 – £35,788 per annum
Start: as soon as possible
Fixed Term: 3 years

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Doctoral Training In Medical Devices (4 Year Studentships) For Engineers And Physical Scientists

Doctor of Engineering in Medical Devices (
EngD)

We are currently recruiting graduates in Engineering or the Physical Sciences for October 2011 who have obtained, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree to join the Medical Devices Doctoral Training
Centre
at the University of Strathclyde which is funded by the EPSRC Life Sciences Interface Programme. The centre is designed to allow graduates to carry out research relevant to problems in healthcare that can be addressed through new medical devices or related technologies. The students of the centre have the opportunity to work with medical companies and NHS and other clinical groups in state of the art research projects. The projects carried out in the centre have a high degree of relevance to the clinicians, patients and medical companies who are the end users of such
research.

Graduates accepted for the centre who are UK citizens will receive a four-year studentship covering living expenses and fees. EU citizens who have been resident in the UK for 3 years or more are also eligible for the full studentship. Fees only support is available for other EU citizens.

Additional information can be found on our website at http://www.strath.ac.uk/dtc/ and http://www.strath.ac.uk/simd and applications can be made online at http://pgr.strath.ac.uk.

For further information please contact:

Carol McInnes
Bioengineering Unit
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow G4 0NW
Telephone: 0141 548 3781
Email: carol.b.mcinnes

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Lectureship (Terrorism And Political Violence) Centre For The Study Of Terrorism And Political Violence (CSTPV)

The School of International Relations is seeking to make two appointments. The lectureship will require a significant research contribution, and involve teaching on the Terrorism Studies Diploma/M.Litt programme run by the Centre for Study of Terrorism and Political Violence and on the School’s general programmes in International Relations in the broad field of terrorism and political violence.

The teaching fellow’s primary responsibility will involve teaching and assessment on the Certificate in Terrorism Studies, but the successful candidate may also be involved in the Distance Learning Diploma/M.Litt programme.

The successful candidates will take up their responsibilities on 1 September 2011.

Interview Date: to be confirmed

Ref No: ML8816

Closing Date: 11 May 2011

Further Particulars ML8816 FPs

School of International Relations
Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV)
£36,715 – £45,155
Start: 1 September 2011
Standard appointment

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Teaching Fellowship In Terrorism Studies Centre For The Study Of Terrorism And Political Violence (CSTPV)

The School of International Relations is seeking to make two appointments. The lectureship will require a significant research contribution, and involve teaching on the Terrorism Studies Diploma/M.Litt programme run by the Centre for Study of Terrorism and Political Violence and on the School’s general programmes in International Relations in the broad field of terrorism and political violence.

The teaching fellow’s primary responsibility will involve teaching and assessment on the Certificate in Terrorism Studies, but the successful candidate may also be involved in the Distance Learning Diploma/M.Litt programme.

The successful candidates will take up their responsibilities on 1 September 2011.

Interview Date: to be confirmed

Ref No: ML8815

Closing Date: 11 May 2011

Further Particulars ML8815 FP’s

School of International Relations
Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV)
£29,853 – £35,646
Start: 1 September 2011
Fixed term three years

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