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5712| University of Strathclyde, Power Networks Demonstration Centre| Smart Grid Metrology Research Engineer (Research Associate)| Joint appointment with the NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY (NPL)

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As part of the University’s strategic development, the Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) has been established in Wardpark North near Cumbernauld. The PNDC is a world-class facility with dedicated staff that will accelerate the adoption of new, 'smart' technologies within advanced power grids, supporting the increased accommodation of renewable energy, electric vehicles and demand side management. The £12.5 million Centre – the first of its kind in Europe – has been founded by the University of Strathclyde and leading energy companies including ScottishPower Energy Networks and Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution, with support from Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council. With the addition of S&C Electric, Omicron, and Locamation, the Centre has expanded its membership to five industry partners and this growth is set to continue.
The PNDC provides: a purpose-built platform for showcasing state of the art electrical distribution, generation, storage and demand side innovation; a rapid technology pipeline accelerating the proving and deployment of integrated smart grid solutions with commercial partners; a realistic and controllable test bed from primary plant to state-of-the-art control room for the development of emerging smart grid technologies that will support the realisation of a de-carbonised grid.
NPL is one of the UK’s leading science facilities and research centres. NPL occupies a unique position as the UK's National Measurement Institute and sits at the intersection between scientific discovery and real world application. The Electromagnetics area, under the auspices of NPL’s Centre for Carbon Measurements, is working on smart grids projects which focus on the application of measurements to the design and operation of smart grids.
This new role of Smart Grid Metrology Research Engineer (Research Associate) is an exciting and unique joint appointment between PNDC and NPL to deliver partnership in power system modelling and simulation. You will test new technologies and solutions in the field of electrical power systems through work on a wide range of technical projects, including implementation of new technologies in the field of protection, control and automation, development/implementation of new schemes, development/implementation of network and demand side management solutions and execution of hardware and power hardware in the loop simulations. You will be primarily based at PNDC and travel regularly to NPL in Teddington, with periods based at NPL as required. There will be an initial three month training period based at NPL.
You should possess a good honours degree and a PhD, or equivalent professional experience, in electrical engineering and an ability to plan and conduct individual and collaborative research and knowledge exchange activity in the field, as well as being able to generate new ideas and visions. You will have advanced knowledge of electrical power systems and an appreciation of the associated protection, control and automation schemes presently implemented at distribution and transmission networks, and be capable of applying this knowledge in a highly practical environment. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work within a team environment are essential. Familiarity with and simulation software and RTDS would be desirable.
Formal interviews for this post will be held on Monday, 6 October 2014.
For an application pack visit http://vacancies.strath.ac.uk or contact Human Resources, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ. Tel. 0141 553 4133, quoting ref: R85/2014.
We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
1005719| Bridge Noble| Skilled Data Analyst - International Finance Company - London|

Skilled Data Analyst - International Finance Company - London

A fantastic new opportunity for a Data Analyst has become available to join a well-established insurance company with advanced Business Intelligence/analytics aims within the insurance sector.

The role is to be London based, on a permanent basis.

My client is looking for an experienced Data Analyst to assist in providing useful data insight to the company from existing relational Data sets.

The role will form part of an existing data science team and requires extensive collaboration with business intelligence, business analytics and development teams. A candidate therefore needs to be an excellent communicator with the relevant technical knowledge to converse across a wide range of technical staff.

The role requires skilled management and manipulation of data. The individual needs to be accomplished at ascertaining the quality and integrity of existing data sources. They will be required to use initiative to solve data quality assurance problems and (where appropriate) leverage technical skills to rectify errors or signpost changes.

Essential skills & experience for data analyst position
  • It is imperative to have excellent communication skills and a sound technical knowledge of processes associated with big data.
  • Experience with analysing large data sets and big data analytics
  • A breath of technical knowledge that covers, data manipulation, statistical analysis and Datamodelling
  • Proficient at SQL Scripting skills
  • A good mix of intellect and commercial awareness
Desired skills & experience for data analyst position
  • Experience with Oracle Databases, Teradata or similar
  • Any experience with statistical tools such as R, SAS
  • Any Scripting experience with Python or C++
  • A quantitative background (quant developer/analyst etc)
  • Awareness of emerging and new technologies and techniques within analytics
  • A mathematical or scientific degree or PhD
Skilled Data Analyst - International Finance Company - London

1005695| Stamford Consultants | Food Microbiology Leader| Food Microbiologist Leader Key responsibilities As a lead scientist you will guide research and development activities for the detection and enumeration of pathogens, spoilage organisms and hygiene indicators using cultural techniques, Real Time PCR, ELISA and other emerging rapid and automated technologies. Show strategic guidance and deliver projects on analytical microbiology Implement the organisations analytical strategy to establish a state of the art method portfolio through knowledge on standard microbiology methods, rapid alternative methods and emerging technologies Create collaborations both internally and externally with commercial method developers, international method organizations (ISO, CEN, AOAC), authorities and universities Coach new talent to fill key roles Participate and lead international scientific and industry committees concerned with analytical microbiology Education and experience PhD in food microbiology is preferable Ten years of experience in the food industry or commercial laboratories Prior decision making responsibility relative to the selection, development, validation, and implementation of microbiology methods Core knowledge on validation verification monitoring of microbiology methods Established involvement with commercial method developers, international method organizations (ISO, CEN, AOAC), authorities and universities Fluent in English, other languages are a plus If this role sound like you please get in touch with me today in the first instance by email jay stamford consultants.com Education and experience PhD in food microbiology is preferable Ten years of experience in the food industry or commercial laboratories Prior decision making responsibility relative to the selection, development, validation, and implementation of microbiology methods Core knowledge on validation verification monitoring of microbiology methods Established involvement with commercial method developers, international method organizations (ISO, CEN, AOAC), authorities and universities Fluent in English, other languages are a plus If this role sound like you please get in touch with me today in the first instance by email jay stamford consultants.com
5695| University of Pretoria, Department of Genetics| Post-Doctoral Positions at The Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics| The following positions are currently available under the supervision of Prof Don Cowan in the Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics at the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa. For more information, see www.up.ac.za/CMEG.

UP1: Post-Doctoral position [University of Pretoria-funded: 22 months] on
identification of stress response genes and pathways in desert soil metagenomes.
Available immediately.

UP2: Post-Doctoral position [University of Pretoria-funded: 18 months] on crop plant
rhizospheric microbial community analysis. Available immediately.

UP3: Post-Doctoral position [University of Pretoria-funded: 19 months] on the
structure-function analysis of CAZymes. Available 01 October.

UP5: Post-Doctoral position [University of Pretoria-funded: 12 months] on microbial
ecology and functional metagenomics of hot and cold desert soils. Available
immediately.

Applicants should forward a letter and full CV (with the names and e-mail contact details of three referees) to Yashini Naidoo (yashini.naidoo@up.ac.za). For more information, contact don.cowan@up.ac.za.
5689| University of York, Department of Biology| Postdoctoral Research Associate x 2| We are seeking two highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associates to join a BBSRC funded Industrial Partnership Award project, building on our exciting breakthrough in 2012 that the pathway for synthesis of noscapine is controlled by a complex cluster of ten genes encoding five different enzyme classes (Winzer et al, Science 2012, 336:1704-8). The successful applicants will be responsible for investigating secondary metabolic pathways in medicinal plants.

These positions represent an excellent opportunity to work in a creative academic environment on a strategically important project that relies on state-of-the-art proteomics, metabolomics and molecular biology based methods.

The successful applicants will have strong molecular genetics/molecular biology and/or biochemistry skills, possess a relevant PhD, and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within an established research programme.

Both posts are full time and are available immediately for a period of up to 35 months.

The University of York is committed to promoting equality and diversity.

The Department of Biology hold an Athena Swan Gold award
5708| Queen Mary University of London, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences| Postdoctoral Research Assistant| A Postdoctoral Research Assistant position is available at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), to undertake research on a project entitled ‘A neural circuit approach to cognition and its limits in microbrains’. This research position is offered within the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at QMUL and forms part of an HFSP Program Grant awarded to Prof Lars Chittka jointly with international collaborators in France and the USA.

The work will be performed under the supervision of Prof Lars Chittka (QMUL). The work involves the construction of artificial neural network (computational neuroscience) models of the visual system and cognition in bees, with the ultimate goal of whole-brain modelling (connectomics). The main aim of this project is to understand the impressive behavioural and cognitive performance of the honeybee in neural / computational terms. Specific tasks will include the building of computational neuroscience models inspired by experimental/neurobiological research on the insect brain, in tight collaboration with empirical neuroscientists and scientists studying the behaviour of bees. The building of minimal neural circuit models will have ample use in robotics applications. The work will also include data analysis and manuscript writing, and the supervision of undergraduates for small modelling projects.

Candidates should have a PhD in neuroscience, theoretical biology, computer science, neural network modelling or a similar discipline. Experience with MATLAB programming and C++ is essential; Python programming and Parallel GPU programming (CUDA) would be an advantage, as would experience with (insect) computational neuroscience (especially building small circuit models), learning theories and mathematical skills. A good record of peer-reviewed papers in the field is essential.

The position is full-time, fixed term for 24 months with a possibility of extending for a further year (dependent on receipt of funds from HFSP). We would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible. The starting salary will be £37,275 per annum and is inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined pension scheme and an interest–free season ticket loan.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

For further information about the School, please see http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk.
To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk and search for reference QMUL4553.

Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk
The closing date for applications is 9th October 2014. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality
1005703| Michael Bailey Associates - Munich| Biostatistiker (Senior)|

(Senior) Biostatistician (m/f)

we are looking for a motivated biostatistician for our existing team of data analysis experts in Pharma Research:

Start/Duration: ASAP- 6 months (option for extension)

Location: South Germany/Munich area

Tasks:

statistical analysis in projects from target identification to proof of concept, with an emphasis on translational medicine projects using high dimensional molecular data

work within interdisciplinary project teams

provide consultancy and service on request for projects

design of experiments, power analysis and development of statistical analysis plans, general exploratory data analysis and statistical modelling (analysis of in vivo-, bioassay-, longitudinal data and genetic data in particular)

Qualifications:

you have strong expertise in statistical genetics (GWAS, e-QTL, NGS-based data analysis and candidate gene approaches)

MSc or PhD degree in statistics or mathematics as well as a comprehensive knowledge of biostatistics.

At least 2 years experience in the biotech/pharma industry

strong background in standard statistical analysis methodologies and proficient in statistical programming with tools such as R/Bioconductor, S-Plus, SAS or SAS/JMP.

Ideally essential knowledge in biology and genetics as well as bioinformatics tools and common annotation sources

you are able to translate the scientists requirements into statistical problem formulation

fluent in spoken German & English

Please send me your application as Word-doc

Kind regards,

Frank Arnold

Pharmaceutical Recruitment Consultant

Michael Bailey International is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.
1005706| Human Capital| Security Software Engineer|

For one of our clients we are looking for a Security Software Engineer.
 
Your responsibilities:
- Key role in the design and implementation of security in Client Server applications
- Research and stay current on mobile security threats
- Ensure design, development, and implementation processes adhere to high security standards
- Work with the team to continuously develop and refine internal security standards
- Participation in mentoring and skills transfer among team members
 
Your qualifications:
- MSc or PhD degree in computer science with at least 5+ year experience in the field of security and cryptography with significant experience in designing and developing security-based software
- Excellent knowledge of various aspects of system security, both for server (Linux) and mobile (Android, iOS, etc) platforms
- In-depth technical knowledge of security engineering, computer and network security, secure protocols, applied cryptography and PKI
- Programming experience with cryptographic hardware and PKCS#11 API is a plus
- Programming experience in a Scripting language, C++ and Java.

5691| University College London, Department of Earth Sciences| Research Associate in First-Principles Geochemical Studies of Aqueous Fluids Under Pressure| Full Time :

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £33,353 - £40,313 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.


The post focuses on simulating carbonated aqueous fluids under pressure using first-principles molecular dynamics in order to better understand mantle fluids.
The post is funded by the European Research Council Advanced Grant ToMCaT (Theory of Mantle, Core, and Technological Materials, http://www.ucl.ac.uk/earth-sciences/research/tomcat) for two years in the first instance. This position is in collaboration with the Deep Carbon Observatory (https://deepcarbon.net), the Thomas Young Centre (http://www.thomasyoungcentre.org) and the London Centre for Nanotechnology (https://www.london-nano.com).

The appointment will be part of the ERC Advanced Investigator project ToMCAT (Theory of Mantle, Core and Technological Materials), which will constrain properties of a wide range of materials and search for new useful materials. The post focuses on simulating carbonated aqueous fluids under pressure using first-principles molecular dynamics in order to better understand mantle fluids.

The post is funded by the European Research Council for two years in the first instance.


Applicants will have a PhD, or thesis submitted and subject to examination, in a physical science. Experience with first-principles density functional theory methods, community electronic structure codes such as ABINIT or quantum espresso, thorough knowledge of chemical thermodynamics and statistical mechanics is essential. Experience with first-principles molecular dynamics and high performance computing is desirable.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/ and search on Reference Number 1430303

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Prof. Ronald Cohen, ronald.cohen@ucl.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 30 September 2014


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1005714| Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd| Big Data Engineer - Hadoop, Big Data Analytics| Big Data Engineer/Consultant - Hadoop, Big Data, Pig, Hive (Java, Python, Scala)

I currently have a number of positions available to work in Sydney Australia. My clients are looking for Data Scientist's/Analyst & Big Data experts with good skills in Hadoop & Big Data Analytics. If you fancy moving to a lovely hot area well working with the latest Big Data skills please contact me.

You will be work directly with prospective customers' technical resources to devise and recommend solutions based on the understood requirements as well as analyse complex distributed production deployments, and make recommendations to optimize performance as well as master the Hadoop stack, the Hadoop Eco-System products and maintain proficiency and currency as the technology evolves and advances.

You will need to achieve and maintain proficiency with Hadoop cluster and Hadoop Framework installation, debugging, and performance measurement/optimization

Skills needed are:
  • Familiarity with Hadoop and the Hadoop Eco-System framework
  • Programming in Java, Python, Scala, (Ideally Scala),
  • Experience working with large data sets, ideally with Hadoop and MapReduce.
  • A strong OO software development background
  • Advanced understanding of the Linux operating systems.
  • Test driven development
  • Experience with relational databases, strong SQL skills, Excel, R
  • Honors, Masters or PhD in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics, computer science, statistics or machine learning
  • Solid background in Database administration or design. It would be good if you have experience using R and the algorithms provided by Mahout
  • The Big Data consultant must understand big data use-cases, and recommend standard design patterns commonly used in Hadoop-based deployments with knowledge of the data management eco-system including: Concepts of data warehousing, ETL, data integration, etc

The company's goal is to make each individual feel valued for his or her contributions to the company's mission. They are looking for smart people who want to do remarkable things.

This a highly innovative company with an amazing product who are building a world leading Cloud Big data technology stack so this is a superb opportunity to join a growing and dynamic organisation where you can take your career to the next level.

We are happy to help with visa applications and they offer amazing financial packages.

5711| University of Cambridge, Medicine| 2 Post-doctoral Positions in Virology (Würzburg/Cambridge)| We are seeking two postdoctoral researchers funded by the University of Würzburg (Germany). The postdocs will initially be based in Cambridge (UK) until April/May 2015, moving to Würzburg (Institute of Virology) with my lab thereafter. The positions are for ≥3 years. Employment is by the University of Würzburg based on TV-L E13.

We employ systems biology methodology and reverse genetics to address interesting questions in herpesvirus host cell modulation and immune evasion. Work will be either on MCMV or HSV-1. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification. Knowledge in German language is not required but welcome. Funding is available for three years but can be extended as required. We offer an attractive collaborative research environment. We encourage the supervision and guidance of PhD, master and bachelor students, in order to build personal teaching and leadership skills.

My lab is currently based in Cambridge (until 9/2015). However, I will move to Würzburg in March 2015 to become head of the Institute of Virology. The two positions are available from October 2014. Depending on personal preference, the postdoc would either join my lab in Cambridge until April 2015 and then move with me to Würzburg, or start in Würzburg in March 2015 and then visit my lab in Cambridge for 1-3 months to learn methods like reverse virus genetics, ribosome profiling, 4sU-tagging and PAR-CLIP.

Applications welcome by e-mail to: LD408@medschl.cam.ac.uk

PD Dr Lars Dölken
Department of Medicine
University of Cambridge
5713| CSIRO, Australian National Insect Collection| Postdoctoral Fellow - Australian Soldier Fly Systematics| • Are you passionate about a career in Science?
• Launch your research career at CSIRO – Australian Science, Australia's Future!
• Targeted postdoctoral training program

The position:

We are currently seeing a motivated, self driven Postdoctoral Fellow to be part of the Australian Biological Resources Study to revise the taxonomy of the soldier fly (Diptera: Stratiomyiidae) fauna of Australia. This research will involve constructing a phylogeny of the family using molecular and morphological data and preparing a generic revision of the Australian fauna.

Specifically you will:
• Use next generation sequencing and phylogenomic techniques, construct a robust molecular phylogeny of the soldier flies (Stratiomyidae) with ethanol preserved material, and prepare this for publication;
• Use material in collections, freshly collected material, and the results of the molecular analyses, establish generic limits in the Australian fauna;
• Prepare for publication a generic revision of the Australian soldier flies based on a systematic study of the fauna, and a knowledge of the world fauna;
• Develop innovative concepts and ideas for further research;
• Regularly review relevant literature;
• Contribute to the effective functioning of the research team and help deliver upon CSIRO’s organisational objectives.

Location: Australian National Insect Collection, Black Mountain, Canberra, ACT
Salary: $78K to $88K p.a. plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: 3 year term
Ref No.: ACT14/02880

To be considered you will hold a PhD, or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD, in insect systematics or a relevant discipline area.

You will also have:
• Demonstrated ability to conduct systematic research on Diptera and publish the results;
• Demonstrated ability to generate, analyse and interperet molecular data for phylogeny;
• Demonstrated ability to assemble, analyse and interperet morphological data for phylogeny;
• Knowledge of soldier fly taxonomy and systematics;
• Demonstrated originality, creativity and innovation in solving problems and introducing new directions and approaches. With the ability to work independently under minimal supervision while contributing to overall team performance and proven ability to meet performance deadlines during the course of the project.

Owing to terms of the fellowship, candidates must not have more than 3 years of relevant Postdoctoral experience.

About CSIRO:

Australia is founding its future on science and innovation. Its national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), is a powerhouse of ideas, technologies and skills for building prosperity, growth, health and sustainability. It serves governments, industries, business and communities.

About CSIRO National Facilities and Collections:

CSIRO manages a number of large scientific collections, including four major biological collections, the Australian National Herbarium, and the Australian National Insect, Wildlife and Fish Collections. The Australian National Insect Collection is the worlds largest collection of Australian insects and related groups, with over 12 million specimens. Staff of the Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) conduct world class research on the Australian insect, mite and nematode faunas, and maintain and develop ANIC as a globally recognised resource for biodiversity science.

Applications close Sunday 12th October, 2014 (11:30pm AEST).

For further information and to apply, please visit http://csiro.nga.net.au/?jati=e09fbe3e-d45b-ee1c-8c33-80286c2107a5
5688| NIBRT, CCL| Postdoctoral Research Associate| Advanced Biopharmaceutical Technologies – ‘Facility of the Future’, The Plastic Factory, Enabling Single Use Technologies’

The Position:
As a postdoctoral research associate in the NIBRT Characterisation and Comparability Laboratory you will join a multidisciplinary team whose focus is to develop and apply new analytical technologies to enable a better understanding of mammalian cell bioprocessing through complete process and product characterisation. The NIBRT Characterisation and Comparability Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral research associate to join the team on an externally funded collaborative research project. Working closely with the Principal Investigator, you will develop and standardise methods for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of extractable and leachable (E&L) compounds from single use components used in industrial bioprocessing. You will apply these methods to evaluate whether the effects of standard manipulations performed during usage, i.e., wet or dry welding, light exposure, sterilisation or rinsing prior to inoculation have any effect on the repertoire of E&L compounds extracted from these plastic components. You will also evaluate large scale extraction, purification and or synthesis of identified E&L compounds to facilitate subsequent toxicity testing, process and product interference analysis and analytical method interference analysis in collaboration with other project team members. You will also create and populate a web database with identified E&L compounds from different single use technology components to serve as a public resource for extractable compound annotation within industry.

Your Profile:
Applicants must hold a PhD in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry or a related discipline. Applicants who have submitted their research thesis for examination will also be considered provided they can provide evidence of a confirmed date for their viva voce examination. Proven experience demonstrated through peer-reviewed publication of analytical methods, in particular liquid chromatography mass spectrometry based methods, for the structural elucidation of small molecules or process contaminants is essential. Experience within the biopharmaceutical industry or a demonstrated understanding of biomanufacturing processes including mammalian cell culture, therapeutic protein expression and protein purification are highly desirable. A flexible work approach, ability to work effectively within an international, multidisciplinary team and a demonstrated commitment to excellence are essential. You will be expected to present your results at international conferences and publish in high impact peer-reviewed journals.

What We Offer:
This externally funded postdoctoral research position offers a highly competitive salary in accordance with the guidelines of the funding agency. This position is available from 1st October 2014 for up to three years. This position will be based in the award winning NIBRT facility which is located on the University College Dublin Campus in Dublin 4. For more information about NIBRT and for a virtual tour of the facility, check out www.nibrt.ie

More Information:
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Jonathan Bones by email: jonathan.bones@nibrt.ie

Application Procedure:
To apply for this position please email your CV, a one page motivation statement and contact details for two academic referees, one of which must be your PhD advisor, in a single combined PDF document to Ms. Barbara Keegan, NIBRT HR Administrator (barbara.keegan@nibrt.ie). Emails of application should be marked ‘your name – Postdoc Research Position’ in the subject line. The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 pm Dublin local time on Thursday September 18th 2014. NIBRT is an equal opportunities employer.l opportunities employer
1005710| Next Move I.T. Limited| Senior R&D Tax Claim Consultant|

Senior R&D Tax Claim Consultant

Location: City, London

Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 + Bonus + Benefits

Key Skills:

* Ideally, you will already be working for one of the 'big 4' consultancies or similar with more than 2
years experience working in R&D Tax Claims ready to progress your career to management level.
* You will have experience working with a variety of clients across the UK, identifying their Research & Development activities for tax relief claims and prepared technical reports to justify their R&D work.
* Degree educated with a 2:1 or higher either in an Engineering, Science or Computing related
discipline from a leading University or a postgraduate degree (MSc/MBA/PhD) preferable
* Excellent project management skills
* Strong communication skills both written and oral
* Ability to lead and supervise an R&D Tax team.

About the Role

* You will lead and supervise the R&D team assisting the R&D Director.
* The team works with businesses whose operations include some aspects of research and
development (R&D) and helps them to benefit from the generous tax relief available under UK tax
legislation.
* In addition to your leadership skills, you will also be actively involved in managing R&D Tax projects.
* Working with a number of very high profile clients including CAC 40, Fortune 500 and FTSE 100
companies, this multi-skilled R&D team delivers maximum value to these clients.

About the Company.

This is a global consulting firm with offices in 18 countries and over 500 consultants, specialising in cost optimisation, sourcing and tax. This company is committed to investing heavily in your training and career development

5698| University of Glasgow, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine| Research Associate in equine disease| Research Associate
Ref: 009300
Salary: Grade 7 £33,242 - £37,394 per annum

We are inviting applications for a Research Associate to make a leading contribution to the investigation of equine disease using multicentre electronic medical record analysis. Specifically, the post holder will conduct, manage and publish research on the epidemiology of equine disease using data mining and statistical modelling techniques. This position is funded by the Animal Welfare Foundation.

Multicentre clinical research provides information that can immediately be applied to improving health and welfare. However, the vast majority of equine clinical research involves a single centre or small number of cases, limiting the power of the study and applicability of significant findings. Multicentre studies provide larger, more representative samples of horses to be investigated but are limited by the costs and organisational difficulties associated with data collection. Electronic medical record (EMR) systems document the diagnosis, treatment and outcome of horses in an accessible format. In human medicine, EMR research has led to significant advances in our understanding of disease. The successful applicant will develop and apply data mining and machine learning techniques to a multicentre EMR database to investigate diseases affecting the health and welfare of the horse.

Applicants should possess a PhD or equivalent research experience in bioinformatics, epidemiology, health sciences, computer science, statistics, or other relevant subject area.

Informal enquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr John Marshall (John.F.Marshall@glasgow.ac.uk).

This post is funded for 2 years in the first instance.

Apply online at www.glasgow.ac.uk

Closing date: 30 September 2014.

The University has recently been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award

The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.
5709| Swansea University, School of Medicine| Tissue engineering for cartilage repair - using tissue specific stem cells to construct osteochondral implants| The Reconstructive Surgery & Regenerative Medicine Research Group based in Swansea University (www.reconregen.com) is inviting applications for two three year positions, starting in October 2014, following award of a UK Regenerative Medicine Platform Stage II Diseased focused grant (one of only four awarded in the UK). This young multidisciplinary group of highly motivated clinical and academic researchers are working towards developing solutions for cartilage repair that will use articular cartilage specific progenitor cells.

Position 1: A cell/molecular biologist or bioengineer is required to culture-expand articular cartilage chondroprogenitors using microcarriers and bioreactor technologies. Analysis of cells in various stages of the expansion protocol will include FACS, telomere length, telomerase and biomarker analysis. Your goal is to develop the methodology to provide clinicians with stem cells ready for implantation. You will have to work independently to develop innovative solutions to problems that arise in the course of your project. We expect that you will, in parallel, help with developing the technology of bioprinting microcarriers to form osteochondral constructs for cartilage repair.

Position 2: A cell/molecular biologist or bioengineer is required to develop the labs current expertise in articular cartilage maturation. Specifically, you will need to determine the optimum conditions for inducing maturation in cartilage constructs made using stem cells. Your work will require expertise in stem cell isolation, cell culture, RNA isolation, qPCR, immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis, experience in structural and biomechanical analysis of tissue-engineered constructs is not necessary but would be advantageous. Experience of bioinformatics and sequencing technologies will be useful.

Both positions are ideal for early career researchers (Postdoctoral research assistant: PDRA) looking to establish their reputations in a highly competitive but exciting field of research. You will be in a highly supportive environment in a leading international lab with great opportunities for advancement. Ideally, candidates will be able to show evidence of their competence and have the appropriate credentials. We are looking for motivated candidates who can demonstrate creative and innovative approaches to problem solving. Please send your expression of interest and CV to the email address listed stating clearly which position you are applying for and why. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in September 2014.
1005722| Koch Careers| Senior Applications Research Scientist /Engineer - Specialty Cellulose| Georgia-Pacific creates long-term value by using resources efficiently to provide innovative products and solutions that meet the needs of customers and society, while operating in a manner that is environmentally and socially responsible, and economically sound. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific LLC is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, consumer products, packaging, paper, cellulose and chemicals. The company employs more than 30,000 people at approximately 300 locations in North and South America.


Senior Applications Research Scientist /Engineer - Specialty Cellulose
GP Cellulose Technology&Innovation Center
Memphis, TN

Responsibilities:
• Identify and develop strategies to improve the performance of GP's specialty cellulose products in our
customers' processes
• Implement cellulose application testing necessary to support the investigation and adoption of
improvement strategies
• Provide application testing support for Process and Product Development efforts
• Develop technical marketing tools to support Sales and Product Managers

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science Field
• 5 or more years of experience working in Specialty Chemicals, Pulp&Paper, or Cellulose industry.
• Willing and able to travel 25%.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Masters or PhD in Chemistry, Material Sciences, or Chemical Engineering.
• Experience in Cellulose Acetate or Cellulose Ether Industry Manufacturing or R&D;
• Experience in Specialty Cellulose Industry
• Experience taking products from concept to commercialization.
Knowledge - Skills - Abilities:
• Innovative approach
• Strong team leadership and membership skills
• Technical project management skills
• Effective verbal and written communication skills; both technical and non-technical.
• Ability to develop effective relationships - both internal - with manufacturing and sales - and
external with customers and outside technical research partners.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
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5706| Natural Environment Research Council, British Geological Survey| HYDROGEOLOGIST| HYDROGEOLOGIST
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The British Geological Survey (BGS) is one of the world's leading and forward thinking geological science institutes with a focus on both public good science for government and geoscientific research to understand earth and environmental processes. A vacancy has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Hydrogeologist to be based at our BGS office in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

You will contribute to a diverse range of groundwater-related projects in the BGS Groundwater Science Directorate that involve characterising groundwater and its behaviour, evaluating pollutant impacts and evaluating the effects of environmental change. The work will be mostly UK based but there may be opportunities to work overseas for short periods of time. You will work as part a team assisting and leading on the development and implementation of projects all of which contribute to delivering the BGS strategy.

You should have a breadth of relevant practical experience and knowledge that will enable you to contribute to a range of research and information projects. You will also be expected to take responsibility for leading tasks and/or projects and ensuring the delivery of high quality outputs in the required timescales. You must therefore have a good understanding of groundwater-related problems and challenges we face both in the UK and overseas and the role of science in addressing knowledge gaps. The work may also involve periods of fieldwork both in the UK and overseas that will require an ability to work independently and deal with complex situations

A key responsibility of the post will be to undertake interpretation and analysis of environmental data and contribute to preparation of technical reports, scientific publications and presentations to highlight the impacts of BGS science.

You should be educated to 2:1 in a relevant degree and have an MSc in Hydrogeology together with experience or a PhD in a directly relevant subject. In addition you must possess excellent numeracy and communication skills (both oral and written). You should be able to work effectively with others, or independently when required, have good time management skills and hold a valid driving licence.

Starting salary will be between £26,715 per annum to £30,000 per annum depending on qualifications and experience (pay award pending.) Working hours will be 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, childcare allowance, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays.

This is advertised as a full time post but we will consider applications from those who require more flexible arrangements.

Applications are handled by the UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc157633_4698.aspx and submit your up-to-date C.V. and covering letter, which clearly outlines why you are applying for this post and how you meet the criteria described in this advertisement. Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867000, Please quote reference number IRC157633.

Closing date for receipt of application forms is 30 September 2014.

The Natural Environment Research Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organisation. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.
1005705| Human Capital| System Security Engineer|

For one of our clients we are looking for a System Security Engineer.
 
Your responsibilities:
- Key role in the assessment of security in Client Server applications
- Perform security code audit and research new attack vectors against our clients products
- Conduct application level security testing against clients products
- Research and stay current on mobile security threats
- Work with the team to continuously develop and refine internal security standards
- Participation in mentoring and skills transfer among team members
 
Your qualifications:
- MSc or PhD degree in computer science with at least 3+ year experience in the field of security
- Significant experience in vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, code exploitation, fuzzing, obfuscation, forensics or static code analysis.
- Excellent knowledge of various aspects of system security, both for server (Linux) and mobile (Android, iOS, etc) platforms
- Programming experience in a Scripting language, C++ and Java.

5707| Natural Environment Research Council, British Geological Survey| Petroleum and Basin Analysts| Petroleum and Basin Analysts (2 posts)

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is one of the world's leading and forward thinking geological science institutes with a focus on both public good science for government and geoscientific research to understand earth and environmental processes. A vacancy has arisen for two highly motivated and enthusiastic Petroleum and Basin Analysts at our BGS office in Edinburgh.

You will form part of our Regional Hydrocarbon Exploration and Continental Margin teams focused on the deep geology and hydrocarbon prospectivity of sedimentary basins. You will be involved in developing an expertise in one or more area of petroleum geology and basin analysis e.g. tectonostratigraphic analysis, seismic interpretation, sedimentology, seismic reflection geophysics, biostratigraphy, non-conventional hydrocarbons. You will be expected to demonstrate a keen interest in research and build a scientific profile through publication and collaboration with universities, including colleagues at the purpose-built Sir Charles Lyell Centre on the campus of Heriot Watt University to which BGS Scotland is relocating in 2016. In addition you may contribute to commissioned research for marine and petroleum industries (e.g. renewables, oil and gas, aggregates).

Current petroleum-related projects include major contracts to provide geological advice to Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Falkland Islands Government and industry co-funded work in the Faroe-Shetland Basin and the Northeast Atlantic. In addition you will contribute to the wider science programme, which has a current emphasis on the tectonics and geology of passive continental margins and sequence stratigraphy.

You must have at least a 2.1 honours degree and/or Masters and/ or a PhD in geology or geophysics. In addition you must be proficient in the use of appropriate professional office software and demonstrate capability in dealing with staff and clients together with evidence of communicating clearly (both written and orally).

Depending on qualifications and experience, starting salary for the role will be £19,937 per annum to £30,000 per annum (pay award pending.) A salary above £23,640 will only be offered to appointees with a relevant PhD. Working hours will be 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays.

This is advertised as a full time post but we will consider applications from those who require more flexible arrangements.

Applications are handled by the UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc157713_4695.aspx and submit your up-to-date C.V. and covering letter, which clearly outlines why you are applying for this post and how you meet the criteria described in this advertisement. Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867000, Please quote reference number IRC157713.

Closing date for receipt of application forms is 30 September 2014.

The Natural Environment Research Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organisation. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.
5715| Medical Research Council, Toxicology Unit| Postdoctoral Scientist (RC159253)| The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit, located at the University of Leicester, is an internationally renowned institution delivering field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease. The Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and offers excellent opportunities for postdoctoral training.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic postdoctoral scientist to join the scientific group led by Professor Gerry Melino. The group was established in January 2004 and publishes extensively in high impact journals. This position will join the group working on cancer biology with a particular focus on p53-family and, in particular, on microRNAs. Recent finding will expand the work on the metabolic aspects of cancer progression. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with other groups within the Toxicology Unit (Anne E. Willis, Martin Bushell) and also external groups (Tak W. Mak in Toronto, Doug R. Green in Memphis, Eleonora Candi in Rome, Karen H. Vosuden in Glasgow, Michael Karin in San Diego).

Project Outline
p53 tumour suppressor protein is critical in cancer biology for its role in cell cycle regulation, maintenance of genomic stability, metabolism and cell motility. Later discovered p53 homologues – p73 and p63 share remarkable structural and functional similarity with p53. Mutations of p53 and altered expression of p73 in cancer are associated to prognosis, chemo-resistance and metastasis.
By using different in vivo mouse cancer models (some of which have just been established in our laboratory) as well as in vitro cellular systems, the project will focus on high throughput genomics to identify the main alterations in the genomic networks associated to p53 family-dependent metastasis and chemo-resistance phenotypes. Moreover, part of the project will require identification of microRNAs and the downstream pathway, including identification and validation of microRNA targets involved in these phenomena.

This is a Postdoctoral Training Scientist position providing training and development supporting post-doctoral scientist in early or changed career paths helping establish them as successful research scientists in their chosen field. During the fellowship tenure we are committed to provide mentorship for career development and improvement of communication skills.

You will have been awarded (or in the process of obtaining) a PhD in a relevant discipline such as molecular biology or biochemistry and have experience of working with protein and RNA analysis, mammalian cell culture, transient & stable transfections and immunofluorescence. Applicants must be committed to working at a highly competitive level, be able to communicate scientific ideas effectively and have a proven publication record.

*Allowances include a £1,000 lump sum Settlement payment plus an annual training allowance of £850 in the first year increasing to £1,300 in year two, and £1,800 in the third and final years (paid monthly but not consolidated for pension purposes).

For an informal discussion about this position please contact Professor Gerry Melino: gm89@le.ac.uk OR ia119@le.ac.uk
For further information about the Toxicology Unit, please visit: http://tox.mrc.ac.uk/

Closing date for applications: 10th October 2014

Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply please visit our job board at http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc159253_4717.aspx, please upload a CV & cover letter (saving the documents with reference \\\ included in the filename). If you would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867003. Please quote the reference number.

The MRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Final appointments will be subject to pre-employment screening.
1005713| First Point IT| R&D Scientist, Machine Learning - Gain Deep Learning!|

R&D Scientist (Machine Learning, Computer vision, Deep Learning) required by ground-breaking tech Start-up in London.

Having come out of a PhD Research project in one of the world's top universities, this is a team of some of the brightest minds in Machine Learning, Computer vision, Big Data and artificial intelligence that are in the early stages of commercialising and scaling their solution into some of the world's biggest retail business and beyond.

As a R&D Scientist you will be responsible for quite literally pushing the boundaries in the computer vision and machine teaching fields to improve the artificial intelligence and big data capabilities of a comprehensive solution with applications across industries. This is a chance to create tech that has never been created before whilst gaining full end to-end knowledge of 'Deep learning' and its applications within the field.

The ideal Candidate for this role must as a minimum have a PhD in Machine learning and/or computer vision algorithms with knowledge and understanding of the technologies commercial applications. Masters candidates will also be considered but the course of study must be highly specific and from a Redbrick University and some exposure onto Greenfield research projects. ICT Transfers considered.

If you feel that your knowledge and experience could be a good match for this then please send an up-to-date CV and call for more details.

Please note a CV will be needed to share any information about the role or company.

No terminology in this advert is designed to discriminate on grounds of gender, race, colour, religion, creed, disability, age, sex or sexual orientation.

First Point IT are an equal-opportunity employer and do not discriminate against these or any other class protected by applicable law.

1005718| Monarch Recruitment NL | Software developer C# .Net, WPF, Winforms - Zuid Holland: Delft, Den H| Software developer C# .Net, WPF, Winforms - Zuid Holland: Delft, Den Haag, Rotterdam

My client delivers services to Oil&Gas companies and delivers high performance technology that adds value from oil and gas reservoirs. Their products are mainly aimed at improving productivity, lowering costs, reducing risk for activities related to increasing reservoir performance and hydrocarbon extraction.

Their software team is based in the Netherlands and mainly focuses on subsurface modeling systems, but also on their software development kit and their own framework. The subsurface modeling system helps clients to answer questions like: how many liters does this reservoir consist or how much can be produced? They mainly use windows applications, which are built in C#, C++ and SQL in a Scrum environment. The company culture is fairly relaxed and informal.

The team is looking for a wide range of developers: strong graphics skills, user experience, but also people with a thorough mathematics/physics background.

What will you do?
Developing and adding functionality to the software platform
Presenting ideas for system improvements, including cost proposals
Working closely with analysts, designers, management and staff
Producing detailed specifications and writing the program codes
Testing the product in controlled, real situations before going live

Your skills:
HBO+ in Computer science, Physics, Maths or related. Msc OR PhD is preferred.
Thorough knowledge of software architecture and parallel programming patterns
Excellent communication skills in English
Working knowledge of Microsoft technologies including Visual Studio, C# and a source code control system such as TFS
Either strong graphics programming skills and/or a strong mathematics/physics background
Experience in technical or scientific software engineering
Scrum/Agile experience is an advantage
MCSD Certification is an advantage

To apply, please apply through the website. For questions you can call .
1005702| GCS| Head of Risk Capital Models and Credit Strategies|

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Direct the delivery of the Risk Analytics roadmap that outlines the principal analytical needs of the Bank into the future in relation to capital calculations and credit collection strategies. Within capital modelling, projects include a review of our RWA estimation methodology, updating our IRBA application (last completed in 2007), a review of our end to end capital calculation methodology, a review and improvement of current Pillar II stress testing methods, Risk Analytics compliance with CRD IV, and the development and implementation of RAROC capabilities within the company. Direct the development, implementation and management of best in class strategies for PD, LGD and EAD modelling (design, development, validation, calibration, documentation, approval, implementation, monitoring and reporting) that meet internal business requirements and external requirements and standards. Extend the current range of PD modelling techniques used to incorporate the latest analytical developments. Substantially increase business buy-in to using these models in loan and portfolio management.
  • Direct the development, implementation and management of best in class strategies for automated credit strategies (design, development, validation, calibration, documentation, approval, implementation, monitoring and reporting) that meet internal business requirements. This is a key organisational strategic milestone on the road back to profitability, delivering on the twin pillars of reducing costs and increasing the technological focus of the Bank.
  • Lead the ongoing development and refinement of Pillar II risk models, and particularly Operational Risk models, that lead to accurate estimation of actual capital requirements for the Bank.
  • Direct the construction, maintenance and continuous improvement of decision tools within the FSG to deliver consistent, strategic, timely decisions to customers in duress. Deliver to the FSG a wide range of analytical methodologies to extrapolate accurately the implications of proposed decision alternatives to a portfolio level.
  • Jointly lead all risk analytics communications with the CBI and Department of Finance Represent the company on external, national and European regulatory fora and ensure that AIB and its viewpoints are appropriately communicated and represented at decision fora.
  • Create the foundation for more sophisticated approaches to modelling and advanced analytics within the DCB. Establish and maintain strong relationships with key functional stakeholders (Risk, Products, Customers, Finance) to champion improved approaches that incorporate risk, funding costs and capital costs in credit management. Embed an analytical rigour in the implementation of specific business strategies (grow portfolio, manage bad debt, maximise profit, cross sell penetration) that focus on portfolio quality/management and not on individual credit decisions.
  • Support the delivery of the Senior Management Understanding Programme as outlined in commitments to the Central Bank to the Board members and Executives to improve the quality of strategic decision making for the Group
  • Direct the operations of the capital models and credit strategies team by establishing appropriate goals
  • and targets to ensure that deliverables are met in an effective manner and that financial and human resources are deployed to an optimum level to meet business requirements
  • Lead a very technical team, with highly sought after skills. The role holder will be expected to create and maintain a motivating, challenging and engaging environment for team members. As team members will be in demand externally, the role holder will need to demonstrate exceptional management skills, particularly in the current environment of limited promotions or pay increases, to ensure that staff turnover is kept to a minimum.
  • Jointly responsible to create a centre of excellence in analytics capability and effectiveness. Jointly build a 'best in class' team across all aspects of risk analytics through recruiting, training, developing, performance managing and motivating a very technical team, with highly sought after skills.

Relevant experience and qualifications required:

  • Postgraduate qualification in Mathematics/Statistics/Decision Modelling or equivalent is essen A PhD in Mathematics or Statistics is preferred.
  • Significant experience building Basel compliant PD models gained in the Financial Services Sector. Additional experience of building mathematical/statistical models in non-banking environments is preferred.
  • Experience in managing complex programmes in relation to developing internal credit risk rating systems
  • Knowledge of system architecture and expertise in deploying and maintaining risk models in a system environment
  • Prior experience in communicating complex concepts to senior business leaders and decision makers (up to Board level) in banking or insurance. Experience in communicating with the highest levels of the CBI and government departments is preferred
  • At least 10 years experience recruiting for managing and motivating a talented diverse team of 24 people.

The Salary for this role is very much negotiable for the right candidate.

5699| CNRS Gif-sur-Yvette, INAF| Postdoctoral position in Neurogenetics of Drosophila circadian rhythms| A Postdoctoral position in Neurogenetics of Drosophila circadian rhythms is available at Institut de Neurobiologie Alfred Fessard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Gif-sur-Yvette, France. The project aims at deciphering the visual system pathways that synchronize sleep-wake cycles in Drosophila and is funded for three years. The CNRS campus in Gif-sur-Yvette contains several research institutes, with a strong emphasis in Biological Sciences and tight interactions with the nearby University of Paris Sud-Orsay.

Applications should comprise a curriculum vitae, list of publications and contact details of three referees.
1005720| Koch Careers| Research Scientist - Tissue Platform| Georgia-Pacific creates long-term value by using resources efficiently to provide innovative products and solutions that meet the needs of customers and society, while operating in a manner that is environmentally and socially responsible, and economically sound. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific LLC is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, consumer products, packaging, paper, cellulose and chemicals. The company employs more than 30,000 people at approximately 300 locations in North and South America.
Research Scientist - Tissue Platform
Neenah Technical Center
This role is in GP's Consumer Products R&D; Tissue Making platform. The successful candidate will create value by using skills to enhance the groups' effort in Discovery, providing optionality for processes and products, and Creative Destruction. We seek creative and inventive individuals who can work independently and collaboratively to conceptualize and profitably translate ideas and new technologies to market place options.
Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree or higher in the Science or Engineering field.
• Minimum 5 years of experience working in an R&D; environment.
• Must be willing and able to travel 25% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master's degree or PhD in Science or Engineering.

Knowledge Skills&Abilities:
• Understand the product development process
• Demonstrated approach to problem solving and creative destruction in papermaking processes and associated products
• Understand interactions between creping and structuring media and texture development
• Understand creping mechanics and Yankee coating interaction
• Effective communication skills and ability to work in a cross functional team environment
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information:
1005686| University of Virginia| Visiting Faculty in Israel Studies| The University of Virginia's interdisciplinary program in Jewish Studies invites applicants for a one-year non-tenure track appointment as Visiting Faculty in Israel Studies, anticipated to begin August 25, 2015. Field of specialization within Israel Studies is open. Rank will be commensurate with rank at home institution. Duties include teaching two undergraduate courses per semester, delivering one public lecture, and service to the Jewish Studies Program, College of Arts&Sciences, and University. Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must hold a PhD and currently be employed at an institution of higher learning with an academic title at the time of appointment. To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through (jobs.virginia.edu), and apply to posting number . Please electronically attach the following: a current CV, cover letter, and name, email and phone information for three professional references. Please also attach a statement of teaching philosophy and a writing sample. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Gabriel Finder at . The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment. The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
5679| CeMM - Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Boztug group| ERC-funded Post-doctoral Fellowship in Immunology and/or Genetics| The Boztug laboratory at CeMM, the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, seeks to fill the open position of a Post-Doctoral Fellow (junior or senior level). The focus of the group is to identify novel gene defects underlying pathological states of the human immune system and to dissect the molecular mechanisms of these disorders. The ultimate aim is to understand the immune response at the molecular level leading to better treatment options (for some recent publications see e.g., Boztug K et al NEJM 2009; Glocker EO*, Kotlarz D*, Boztug K* et al NEJM 2009; Salzer E et al Blood 2013, Boztug K et al Nature Genet 2014, Willmann K et al Nature Communications in press).

The Project:
Inherited defects of the immune system (so-termed “primary immunodeficiencies”, PID) represent unique models to dissect essential components of the immune system in natura. A considerable number of PIDs is characterized by autoimmunity or autoinflammation. Many human diseases are characterized by a multitude of autoimmune phenomena, however, the molecular mechanisms are often poorly understood.

In this project, the successful candidate will use high-throughput genomics approaches including high-resolution SNP arrays and next generation sequencing on a large number of pedigrees. Functional proteomics of protein complexes will be used to mine, uncover and pathway-map gene defects underlying inherited disorders of the immune system with predominant autoimmunity/autoinflammation. The genetic discovery pipeline is complemented by biochemical, immunological and imaging technologies to obtain molecular gene-to-phenotype relationships.

The Candidate:
Interested candidates should have a strong background in Immunology, Genetics, Medicine and/or Molecular Biology and need to have a PhD (respectively DVM/MD or equivalent) degree. Candidates who are just about to finish their doctoral studies are also very welcome to apply.
The ideal candidate will have an excellent work ethic and very good communication skills. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, creativity as well as a proactive approach to solving problems and developing new ideas are highly desirable. We seek a candidate who is able to connect different scientific disciplines and think outside the box.

The Principal Investigator:
Kaan Boztug studied Medicine in Düsseldorf, Freiburg and London. He gained graduate and postgraduate research training at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA, USA and at Hannover Medical School. He joined CeMM as Principal Investigator in 2011 and holds a dual appointment as Assistant Professor at the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Medical University of Vienna and the Vienna General Hospital, the largest academic hospital in Europe. He is also co-director of the Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic and Research Center for Primary Immunodeficiencies (www.meduniwien.ac.at/ccid) and involved in numerous research initiatives for patients with rare and undiagnosed diseases worldwide. He has recently been awarded the prestigious START Prize of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the highest research prize for young researchers in Austria, as well as a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC StG).


The Boztug Laboratory:
is a fully equipped molecular biology laboratory in a shared environment with cell culture and multi-color flow cytometry on the same floor within a brand new building. All equipment needed for state-of-the art genomic investigations such as SNP arrays and deep sequencing are immediately accessible on the same floor of the building. The group is embedded in a multidisciplinary and highly collaborative systems biology/molecular medicine research environment providing access to state-of-the-art mass-spectrometry, bioinformatics, automated chemical biological screening platform and animal facilities, including BSL2 suites.

The I
1005725| Koch Careers| Application Development Engineer| Application Development Engineer

The Application Development Engineer (ADE) will be responsible for understanding technical systems of interest within strategic markets for INVISTA. Further, this person would identify where current systems are falling short of customer expectations and define an ideal final solution needed to solve customer's problems. Based on this definition, there would be a techno-economic analysis undertaken to find a practical and cost-effective way to address market gaps in the most efficient way.

It is expected that the ADE would be collaborative, adaptable, and utilize best knowledge within and outside INVISTA to help generate the maximum value for the customer and the company, while being 10,000% compliant. Specific markets of interest would include Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Consumer, Oil&Gas, and films. We are seeking a person with excellent technical fundamentals, who thrives in hands-on work with proven ability in designing and validating new materials in new systems.

This is a great opportunity to get involved with the application technology team to grow your career; learning various application development strategies, improve your mold flow analysis and get an opportunity to work directly with our customers on-site. This position collaborates with multiple teams throughout EP, exposing you to capabilities such as sales and marketing, R&D;, product development and more.

Responsibilities:
• Develop and educate team on product positioning strategy.
• Knowledge leader - Lead and build a deep knowledge base in various Automotive or Electronics market systems and their components and identify fit for Nylon 66.
• Develop and implement a strategy around Short-term, mid-term, and long-term vision around participation in key power train components which matches INVISTA's capability and long term vision.
• Lead tear down analysis, identify validation partners, tooling requirements, and test labs to prove concepts.
• Lead mold flow analysis and validate with actual molding results to identify areas of fit, gaps, and improvements needed.
• Translate Customer Needs (CTQs) into Product Attributes to enable Rapid Product Development. Own the Technical contacts at key customers.
• Lead the specification activities related to the above market segments.
• Own and drive Application Development with 10,000% compliance

• 10,000% Compliance - Understand, Internalize and Implement compliance actions with a focus on intellectual properties and contracts/agreements while dealing with 3rd parties and validation partners.
• Flawless leadership of technical programs with new and share-shift applications from start to finish - ensure that all internal validation testing (and where possible mold flow analysis) results show the maximum possible chance of success on large part molding and validations.
• Program management and flawless execution of new/share-shift opportunities identified that generate the maximum value (NIAT) for INVISTA.
• Act globally by coordinating with marketing, commercial and technology teams while functioning locally.
• Lead specification activities for INVISTA EP.
• Build a deep knowledge base of the focused market segments/systems and components within the INVISTA team, and validate INVISTA's offerings in this segment.
• Identify, develop, build relationships, and lead validation efforts with select validation partners in focus applications.
• Full training session in Chattanooga plant/laboratory.

In all areas of responsibilities candidate must have:
• Strong communication skills and proven success in communicating effectively with all levels.
• Initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team.
• Strong technical aptitude to understand specification requirements and applications.
• Excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills, strong integrity and ethical behavior.
• Good economic thinking skills with a high level of customer focus and motivation.
• Strong team player with the ability to also work independently.


Experience and Skill Required:
• Master's Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Polymer, Plastic, Electrical Engineering or Material Science or a related field or a Bachelor's degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Polymer, Plastic, Electrical Engineering or Material Science or a related field with at least three years of industry experience
• Experience with application development


Experience and Skills Preferred:
• Experience applying mold-flow analysis in designing articles and tools
• Experience designing parts using finite element analysis (FEA)
• Experience working in a start-up business environment
• 3+ years of experience working with PA66
• 5+ years of experience working in Application Development capacity at Resin suppliers and/or Automotive Tiers and/or OEMs
• PhD in Engineering, Materials Science or a related field


Company Profile

INVISTA is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., one of the world's largest privately-held companies, according to Forbes. Koch companies employ about 100,000 people and have a presence in nearly 60 countries.

INVISTA is among the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications. With a business presence in more than 20 countries, INVISTA delivers exceptional value for its customers through market insights, technology innovations and a powerful portfolio of global trademarks including LYCRA® fiber, COOLMAX® fabric, CORDURA® fabric, STAINMASTER® carpet, and ANTRON® carpet fiber. INVISTA's businesses include Apparel, Intermediates, Performance Surfaces&Materials, and Performance Technologies. You may not realize it, but INVISTA's products play a role in nearly every aspect of your life. For example, INVISTA fibers may be in your carpet, clothing or bedding--and INVISTA polymers may be in your car, food packaging or camping gear. We transform daily life through innovations that create long-term value for our customers and society. You can be a part of the difference by joining the INVISTA team.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
5680| University of the Balearic Islands, Department of Psychology| Postdoctoral research position in Cognitive Neuroscience| One Postdoctoral research position is available at the Department of Psychology (University of Balearic Islands, Spain) to join an ongoing project on the Cognitive neuroscience of executive control aimed to assess functional and effective connectivity (e.g., Dynamic Causal Modeling) in M/EEG data sets from healthy controls and brain injured patients. The project aims to develop state-of-the-art neuropsychological tools for a more valid and cost-effective evaluation of dysexecutive symptoms in elderly adults and patients with frontal lobe lesions (cf., Barceló & Knight, Cereb. Cortex, 2007; Nyhus & Barceló, Brain & Cognition, 2009).

Successful candidates will hold a PhD in Psychology, Biology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Physics, or related fields, and will play a key role in designing, conducting, analyzing and reporting M/EEG studies, with a focus on event-related potentials, oscillatory neural activity and synchrony. Candidates will be fluent in English (knowledge of Spanish is not required), and will prove good interpersonal and communication skills, including writing to a high standard. Requirements: 1) Strong background publishing EEG and/or MEG studies; 2) Advanced programming skills (eg., Matlab, C, Python); 3) Excellent command of EEG/MEG data analysis software (EEGLAB, SPM8, Brainstorm, etc); and 4) demonstrate creative and independent work.

We offer:
• Full-time dedication to research activities.
• Access to clinical samples from associated hospitals.
• Integration in an friendly and enthusiastic multidisciplinary group.
• Full access to our onsite facilities (EEG/ERP, eye tracking, neuropsych. tools).
• The position is funded by the Spanish Government (MINECO’s grant PSI2013-44760-R), as well as other local research agencies.

Applicants must submit an updated CV in pdf format, a letter of motivation, and the names and emails of two referees to the grant holder: Francisco Barceló (f.barcelo@uib.es). The postdoc position is for one year, with the possibility of renewal. Starting date October 1st 2014, or until the positions are filled. Informal inquires are welcomed. For more information visit: www.mcst.es, or www.neuropsicologiaclinica.es.

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