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These are job opportunities which have been posted in the last 7 days.

Current Vacancies (External)

ACADEMIC 

Senior Lecturer in Education (Primary) - Faculty of Education and Language Studies

Based in Milton Keynes

£48,743 - £54,841

circulation date : 26/01/2015

closing date : 23/02/2015

We are seeking to appoint a member of staff at Senior lecturer status to teach in the discipline of Primary education studies.

You will lead and manage a small team of lecturers involved in the development of a new curriculum in Primary Education Studies and the on-going presentation of a foundation degree for primary teaching assistants based in schools. You will lead on curriculum development and module design, advancing scholarship and research.

You will have a doctorate in a relevant discipline with an excellent understanding of primary policy and practice based on first-hand knowledge of teaching in schools and working in higher education. You will have experience in using information and communications technology to enhance learning. You will have an excellent command of written and spoken English, and will be used to communicating, mainly though writing, to a variety of audiences and in a range of contexts.

Closing date: 5.00pm on Monday 23 February 2015.

email: FELS-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Staffing Team on 01908 332247 or by email (FELS-Recruitment@open.ac.uk)

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.



Please quote reference 11019



Professor of Education

Based in Milton Keynes - Faculty of Education and Language Studies (Department of Education)

Salary £62,813 - £70,322

circulation date : 26/01/2015

closing date : 01/03/2015

The Open University is the largest academic institution in the UK, and is consistently ranked among the top universities for the quality of its research and teaching. We were ranked second in the UK in the recent REF (Education panel submission). We are committed to widening participation in higher education and to fostering research teams who compete with top-ranked institutions worldwide.

The Department of Education is seeking to appoint a Professor of Education to enhance our existing strengths in this discipline. The person appointed will have an excellent publication record and evidence of external grant success in one or more of the following specialist areas: primary years, early years, creativity.

We adopt a socio-cultural approach to education theorising, research and practice. As a leading distance learning institution we also have strengths in technology enhanced learning.

You will provide strong research and teaching leadership to a talented team of academic staff.

Informal enquires about the post can be made to Professor Mary Kellett (Dean and Director of Studies) on 01908 858294 or email FELS-Dean@open.ac.uk

Closing date: 5.00pm on Sunday 1 March 2015.

It is anticipated that the interview process will be held over two days on 5 and 6 May 2015.

email: FELS-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Staffing Team on 01908 332247 or by email (FELS-Recruitment@open.ac.uk)

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10962



Chair in Modern Foreign Languages

Based in Milton Keynes - Faculty of Education and Language Studies (Department of Languages)

£72,837 - £85,396

circulation date : 26/01/2015

closing date : 01/03/2015

The Open University is the largest academic institution in the UK, and is consistently ranked among the top universities for the quality of its research and teaching. We were ranked second in the UK in the recent REF (Education panel submission). We are committed to widening participation in higher education and to fostering research teams who compete with top-ranked institutions worldwide.

The Department of Languages is seeking to appoint a senior Professor to enhance our existing research strengths in the area of language teaching and learning. Already an experienced professor, you will have an impressive record of publications and high impact research, including an exceptional research grant record.

We take a broad approach to this academic area, with research covering topics such as technology enhanced language learning and teaching, intercultural communication, Open Educational Resources, socio-cultural theories in the context of language learning, plurilingualism and translation.

You will provide strong research leadership to a talented team of academic staff.

Informal enquires about the post can be made to Ms Tita Beaven on 01908 858550 or email tita.beaven@open.ac.uk

Closing date: 5.00pm on Sunday 1 March 2015.

It is anticipated the interview process will be held over two days on 30 April and 1 May 2015.

email: FELS-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Staffing Team on 01908 332247 or by email (FELS-Recruitment@open.ac.uk )

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.



Please quote reference 10960



Chair and Director - International Development Education

Based in Milton Keynes - Faculty of Education and Language Studies (Department of Education)

£72,837 - £85,369

circulation date : 23/01/2015

closing date : 22/02/2015

The Open University is the largest academic institution in the UK, and is consistently ranked among the top universities for the quality of its research and teaching. We were ranked second in the UK in the recent REF (Education panel submission). We are committed to widening participation in higher education and to fostering research teams who compete with top-ranked institutions worldwide.

The Department of Education is seeking to appoint a senior Professor to enhance our existing strengths in the area of international development teacher education where we have several award winning international development projects (e.g. Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa, English in Action (Bangladesh) and Teacher Education through School-based Support in India). Already an experienced professor, you will have an impressive record of publications and high impact research, including an exceptional research grant record.

You will provide strong research leadership and management to a talented team of academic staff.

Informal enquires about the post can be made to Professor Mary Kellett (Dean and Director of Studies) on 01908 858294 or email FELS-Dean@open.ac.uk

Closing date: Sunday 22 February 2015 at 5.00pm.

It is anticipated that the interview process will be held over two days on 28 and 29 April 2015.

email: FELS-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Staffing Team on 01908 332247 or by email (FELS-Recruitment@open.ac.uk)

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please quote reference 10961



Lecturer in Youth Work

Faculty of Education and Language Studies, Based in Milton Keynes

£38,511-£45,954 pro rata, Part Time Fixed Term Contract until 31 July 2016

circulation date : 22/01/2015

closing date : 12/02/2015

We are seeking an enthusiastic Lecturer to contribute to The Open University's BA (Hons) in Youth Work and Foundation Degree in Working with Young People. You will join a team which has developed an exciting approach to youth work professional training based on a combination of distance and work-based learning.

You will contribute to the maintenance of youth work and working with young people courses and to new curriculum developments.

You must have a first degree, a professional youth work qualification and a good understanding of practice issues across the youth work and working with young people field.

You will have an understanding of supported open and distance learning; an ability to write clearly and cogently for a diverse student audience and have a sound teaching record in higher education.

Closing date: 5.00pm on 12 February 2015

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

email: FELS-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

For detailed information and how to apply go to www3.open.ac.uk/employment, or call the Staffing Team on 01908 332247 or email the link above.

Please quote reference 10978



LECTURER IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (full time or part time considered)

Open University Business School, Based in Milton Keynes

£38,511 - £45,954

circulation date : 26/01/2015

closing date : 26/02/2015

The Department of People and Organisations is seeking to appoint a lecturer who will contribute to our growing reputation for high quality research in operations management. You will contribute to a group of active research-led scholars in the department of people and organisations and build on our record of academic excellence through research grants, publications and research degree supervision. You will also be expected to engage with policymaker and practitioner communities to increase the impact of your research.

You will also contribute to our teaching portfolio engaging with our distinctive teaching methods and developing new competences in this area. This will include teaching in the areas of Operations and Strategy.
As part of the Faculty of Business & Law at the Open University we are at the cutting edge of pedagogy, on-line education and practice based learning. You will have the opportunity to work in teams who are designing and delivering innovative, high quality and challenging learning experiences for our students.

We want to hear from you if you are fully engaged within disciplines related to the study of Operations and are capable of generating that enthusiasm and commitment in others. You must have a Doctorate in Operations Management or a related discipline and must be able to show a trajectory of research publications and associated research activity. You must also be able to demonstrate a willingness to develop the skills and capabilities required for our unique approach to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Furthermore you should demonstrate an ability to engage with a wide range of people: your academic peers, your students, their tutors within relevant business and professional environments. You will also be able to demonstrate the organisational skills to deal with innovation and change and to manage conflicting demands and meet deadlines.

The OU offers a good employment package which includes generous holiday entitlements, pension scheme, training and learning opportunities and other staff benefits. Every member of academic staff also has an annual entitlement to research time.
Please send your application with a supporting letter setting out clearly how you feel you can meet the criteria set out here and in the job and person specifications.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 26 February 2015
Interview date: 22 April 2015

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.



email: oubs-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

For detailed information and how to apply go to www.open.ac.uk/employment, or email the link above quoting the reference number.


Please quote reference 11024



ACADEMIC RELATED 

Curriculum Manager

Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, Based in Milton Keynes

Salary: £31,342 - £37,394 Fixed Term Contract to 10 June 2016

circulation date : 26/01/2015

closing date : 16/02/2015

We are seeking to appoint a full time Curriculum Manager as soon as possible.

The Faculty of Mathematics, Computing & Technology has developed a programme-focused curriculum supported by highly motivated managers.

As Curriculum Manager you will provide project management and administrative support in module production and presentation.

You will be the primary interface between module teams and the production and administrative areas of the University and between the Faculty and associate lecturers, students and external organisations.

You will need enthusiasm, excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, the ability to work both independently and in a team, the ability to manage deadlines and to support the work of others towards meeting deadlines and the potential to understand and implement relevant policies and procedures in providing support to module teams.

You should have a first degree or equivalent, and significant relevant experience, preferably gained within a higher education environment.

Closing date: noon on Monday 16 February 2015.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

email: MCT-Staffing@openmail.open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above).


Please quote reference 10991



Head of Information Office, Information Office

Based in Milton Keynes

£48,743 - £54,841

circulation date : 22/01/2015

closing date : 12/02/2015

Do you wish to play a key part in shaping The Open University's future by leading the team that provides the critical student number analytics for the University's business planning and external reporting. You will bring rigour and new ideas to how the University manages its data and delivers analysis, reporting and monitoring of student data. You will develop a team of expert analysts so that they can adapt rapidly to changes in the external environment and can meet new internal requirements, providing an excellent service to a wide group of stakeholders. You will contribute to the development of the wider Strategy and Information Office.

Your education and experience should demonstrate your ability to lead, develop and motivate a small team of staff in the analysis of large datasets, the use of management information and statistical methods.

Flexible working options will be considered.

Closing date: Noon 12 February 2015. Interview date: 26 February 2015.

email: Univ-Sec-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above).

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community


Please quote reference 10998



MCT Ecosystems and Geobiology Laboratories Manager

Deanery - Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology - Based in Milton Keynes

£38,511 - £45,954

circulation date : 08/01/2015

closing date : 12/02/2015

We are seeking to recruit an excellent Laboratories Manager to deliver an efficient and timely technical support service to the Ecosystems and Geobiology Laboratories (EGL) in the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology (MCT). You will be responsible for ensuring that the MCT laboratories and workshops operate effectively and provide excellent customer focussed services in alignment with the business objectives of the Faculty. The EGL facilities support activity across both MCT and the Faculty of Science so you will be required to work closely with other colleagues to ensure the optimisation of resources, particularly shared resources.

The MCT/EGL Laboratories Manager will line manage a team of staff in accordance with OU policies and procedures, ensuring appropriate staff development for individual career and faculty requirements.

The MCT/EGL Laboratories Manager will also have a cross Faculty role as the MCT Health and Safety Co-ordinator responsible for ensuring H&S policy and practice in accordance with University requirements across the buildings and activities associated with MCT.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 12 February 2015

email: MCT-Staffing@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above).

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community


Please quote reference 10819



Policy and Public Affairs Manager

The Open University in Scotland, Based in Edinburgh

£38,511- £45,954

circulation date : 23/01/2015

closing date : 13/02/2015

Reporting to the Depute Director (Planning, Resources and Engagement), you will be responsible for planning and managing the University's policy, public affairs and communications activities in Scotland. This role offers a challenging and exciting opportunity to develop within a dynamic and often fast-moving area. It will involve a significant level of liaison with external and internal stakeholders, Scottish Parliament, Scottish Government and all sections of the media.

You will have first class written and verbal communication skills with significant abilities to influence key individuals and bodies in presenting The OU in Scotland's position. You will work alongside the wider communications and external affairs teams based in both Edinburgh and Milton Keynes.

Closing date: 13 February 2015
Interview date: Week beginning 9 March 2015



We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

email: Scotland-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

For detailed information and how to apply go to www.open.ac.uk/employment, call the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 0131 226 3851or email the link above quoting the reference number.

Please quote reference 10996



Head of Fundraising, Development Office

Based in Milton Keynes

£62,813 - £65,322

circulation date : 22/01/2015

closing date : 02/02/2015

Fundraising at the Open University has increased significantly over recent years. The University is looking for an exceptional individual to realise their ambition to continue to dramatically increase philanthropic support.

You are an imaginative and creative professional, who understands relationship building and is able to clearly articulate the Open Universities’ case for support to donors. Outstanding communications skills and an ability to inspire and lead a team are essential. You are the type of person who enjoys turning strategy into action, implementing problem solving and innovative thinking.

Your experience may have been gained in high value relationship sales, marketing, business development, public relations or investor relations. Alternatively you may have worked in a higher education institution, arts organisation, major charity, or an international non-governmental organisation (NGO). You are inspired by the opportunity to work with an exceptional group of people who are at the top of their game – you are ready to be at the top of yours.

Closing date: 9am 02 February 2015

Interview date: to be confirmed

For further details please visit www.richmond-associates.com or contact Emma Sheard esheard@richmond-associates.com or +44 (0)20 3617 9240 for an information pack or to arrange an informal discussion about the role.

Please quote reference 11027



Systems Support Officer/Developer

Library Services, Based in Milton Keynes

£31,342 - £37,394 pro-rata. Part-time 21 hours per week

circulation date : 22/01/2015

closing date : 12/02/2015

As Systems Support Officer/Developer, you will support and maintain the core library systems playing a key role in providing access to resources for Open University students.

You will have development knowledge in PHP (or similar language) and experience of systems administration across a range of platforms, preferably Linux/Unix. You will have the ability to grasp business issues and problems and develop a logical and innovative approach to their resolution.

You will demonstrate knowledge of working with database systems such as MySQL, and show an understanding of data exchange technologies such as XML. Ideally you will have experience of supporting and maintaining Library systems.

You will have excellent communication skills, and proven ability to express ideas clearly both orally and in writing. Your interpersonal skills will allow you to build effective working relationships with people across all levels of the organisation.

Closing date: 12:00pm (noon), 12 February 2015.
Interviews will take place on 24 February 2015.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

email: library-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

For detailed information and how to apply go to www3.open.ac.uk/employment, or email the Recruitment Co-ordinator on the link above.

Please quote reference 11031



Audit Manager

Internal Audit

£48, 743 - £54,841; Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 22/01/2015

closing date : 18/02/2015

The Open University is one of the UK's most respected national institutions and the market leader in distance higher education. Since 1971, it has been inspiring learning and creating opportunities for all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential, whatever their previous academic attainments. It has demonstrated excellence in research and teaching and confirmed its enormous reach through its use of open educational resources.

We are seeking to appoint a highly competent, professionally qualified person CIIA or CCAB (or equivalent) capable of confidently scoping, planning, delivering and reporting high impact internal audits.
You will be working in a small team, our brief is broad and audits consider all aspects of University activity in order to be able to provide credible and objective opinions on the management of governance, risk and control; and to work with managers to improve these arrangements where necessary. You can therefore expect an interesting and challenging portfolio of audits working across the University's teams and with all levels of management.

So, if you are a good analytical thinker who works well in complex environments, is well organized and likes to take ownership of tasks and ensure that they are completed to schedule and agreed standards this may well be the opportunity you have been waiting for.

Closing date: noon on 18 February 2015

Interview date: week commencing 2 March 2015

email: tehnaz.crook@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator Tehnaz Crook on 01908 653031 or by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 11001



Development Manager - Faculty of Business and Law

Based in Milton Keynes - Temporary contract to 31 July 2016

£38,511 - £45,954

circulation date : 22/01/2015

closing date : 05/02/2015

This an exciting opportunity for an externally focussed individual to join the Faculty of Business and Law to source philanthropic funds for the Business School and Law School.

You will be expected to work at a senior level within the University to support the growth of fundraising and expertise; cultivating, negotiating and securing high five, six and seven figure donations.

You will:
- create and manage a pipeline of prospects for the Faculty with a view to develop long-term relationships
- work closely with individuals and departments in the Faculty and across the University to identify, explore and optimise existing relationships; whilst being creative about the introduction of new prospects for the University
- identify and develop tailored and compelling opportunities for funding partnerships
- create a compelling 'sales' process, writing high calibre proposals and devising creative and compelling presentations

You will be a Graduate (or equivalent work experience), a strong team player with entrepreneurial and dynamic thinking, have effective oral and written communication skills and enjoy a challenge.

Closing date: midday on 5 February 2015
Interview date: 19 February 2015

email: oubs-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (oubs-recruitment@open.ac.uk).

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 11032



RESEARCH 

Research Assistant/Associate, Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary contract for 24 months

£28,695 - £37,394

circulation date : 22/01/2015

closing date : 04/03/2015

Declared by Harvard Business Review as the "sexiest job of the 21st century" data scientists are a rare breed, e.g. a well-known McKinsey study estimated already in 2011 that the United States will soon require 60% more graduates able to handle large amounts of data as part of their daily jobs.

The new EU funded project the European Data Science Academy (edsa-project.eu) will address this problem in three ways:

Demand analysis: through interviews of focused groups and trend mining tools scrutinizing thousands of job descriptions and technology blogs.

Data science curricula: high-quality, multilingual and multimodal training materials (eBooks, slides, video lectures, online demonstrators and showcases, data sets, online courses) available on multiple platforms.

Training delivery and learning analytics: through the use of platforms such as VideoLectures.NET and iTunes U. A suite of machine learning tools will provide an analytics dashboard ensuring that we deliver positive targeted learning experiences.

Closing date: 4 March 2015
Interview date: During March 2015

email: kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above)or on +44 (0)1908 654774

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community


Please quote reference 11038



Research Associate (ESRC) - Faculty of Social Sciences (Psychology Department)

Temporary contract for 30 months - Based in Belfast, Institute for Conflict Research

Salary: £31,342 - £33,242

circulation date : 22/01/2015

closing date : 19/02/2015

We require a Research Associate to work on an ESRC-funded research project entitled 'The Belfast Mobility Project: Intergroup contact, segregation and the time-geography of sectarian relations in Belfast'. Taking as a case study Catholics' and Protestants' use of public environments in north Belfast, we will be developing a new methodology to explore the social, psychological and behavioural processes that shape segregation of everyday 'activity spaces', helping either to maintain or reduce sectarian divisions.

Our broader aim is to conduct research that integrates knowledge of the psychological, geographic and temporal dimensions of segregation, thereby informing interventions to promote social change in Belfast and similar divided cities.

Applicants should have PhD in psychology or in a companion discipline relevant to the project. They should also have a good grasp of quantitative research design and analysis. The project will involve working collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team based at the Open University, Lancaster University, Queens University Belfast, and the Institute for Conflict Research.

As the research will be conducted in Belfast, applicants will be expected to reside in the city during the course of the project, with team meetings being held both there and at Psychology Department of the Open University at Milton Keynes.

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this role before making an application please contact Professor John Dixon by email at john.dixon@open.ac.uk before applying.

Closing date: Noon, Thursday 19 February 2015
Interview date: Interviews will take place in Milton Keynes late March/early April 2015

email: SocSci-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (SocSci-recruitment@open.ac.uk)

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10933



SUPPORT STAFF 

Library Assistant (Digital & Information Literacy), Library Services

Temporary Contract until 31 October 2015, part-time 22.5 hours per week, Based in Milton Keynes

£18,549 - £20,781 pro-rata

circulation date : 22/01/2015

closing date : 05/02/2015

We are seeking a part-time Library Assistant to join our leading edge Digital & Information Literacy team. You will be providing administrative support for a range of digital skills projects and services, and supporting the delivery of virtual and face-to-face frontline customer facing services to our students and staff.

You will be educated to A-Level standard or equivalent, have excellent communication skills (face-to-face, telephone, online and written), excellent customer relations skills, have proven competency in the use of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Outlook and Excel and be confident in the use of new online technologies. You must be able to work as part of a team and across teams.

You will have a flexible pro-active approach and be prepared to support other areas of Library Services' operation, depending on business needs.

Closing date: 12:00pm (noon), 5 February 2015.
Interviews will take place towards the end of February 2015.

email: library-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above).

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community


Please quote reference 10969



Administrative Assistant (Information Management), Library Services

Temporary Contract until 31 October 2015, part-time 18.5 hours per week, Based in Milton Keynes

£21,391 - £24,057 pro-rata

circulation date : 22/01/2015

closing date : 05/02/2015

We are seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to join our Information and Records Management team. You will undertake records management administration of the off-site storage service and provide administrative support to the Archive.

You will be educated to A-Level standard or equivalent, have excellent communication skills (face-to-face, telephone, online and written), excellent customer relation skills, have proven competency in the use of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Outlook and Excel and be confident in the use of new online technologies.

You will be flexible and enthusiastic with the ability to work pro-actively on your own initiative as well as part of a team. You will be involved in liaising with colleagues across many areas of the OU and have previous experience in handling confidential information. You will need to demonstrate sound organisational skills as well as accuracy and attention to detail in your work.

Closing date: 12:00pm (noon), 5 February 2015. Interviews will take place on 16 February 2015.

email: library-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above).

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community


Please quote reference 10970



Regional Services Assistant

The Open University in the East of England, Based in Cambridge

£18,549 to £20,781 (pro rata), Part-time post at 21.25 hours per week (1245-1700hrs Mon-Fri)

circulation date : 21/01/2015

closing date : 04/02/2015

Are you well organised with excellent communication skills? Do you enjoy being part of a busy team?

We are looking for a flexible and adaptable individual to provide front-of-house/reception and administrative support to our students, visitors and staff.

Your duties will include responding quickly and efficiently to queries from internal and external enquirers. You will monitor voicemail and email communication, assist with the execution of emergency drills, CCTV monitoring, fault reporting and other administrative tasks.

You will have experience of dealing with a wide range of people, an eye for detail and excellent IT and numeracy skills. You will be comfortable working under pressure and switching between tasks, often at short notice.

Closing date: Noon on 4 February 2015.

Interview date: 17 February 2015.

email: R06-Recruit@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10975



OTHER 

2015 full-time studentships - Department of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Science, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 15/12/2014

closing date :

The Science Faculty invites applications for full-time studentships; projects are divided into different categories based on the disciplines and the range of backgrounds expected from applicants:
- Physics
- Astronomy
- Planetary and Space Sciences
- Space Instrumentation
- Cosmochemistry


We have a number of full-time quota studentships funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) as well as other earmarked studentships funded by the University and industry.

The three-year research studentships provide a maintenance grant of £13,863 per year (2014 rate) and all academic fees are covered.

Scientific proposals for each of the PhD projects, along with information about training, the department and how to apply can be found at the following address:

http://www.open.ac.uk/science/physical-science/job-and-studentshipopportunities/studentshipsphd-opportunities

Shortlisting from the first set of applicants will take place in February 2015 with the first round of interviews taking place in early March 2015.

If you would like to apply then please send a completed application form (see below), an up to date CV, list of individual courses taken and grades obtained, plus any other relevant information that you think may support your case for consideration, together with an indication of project(s) of interest, to the contacts listed against individual projects above or to science-research-degrees@open.ac.uk

General enquiries re PhDs in the Department of Physical Sciences to be directed to the postgraduate tutors: Dr Mahesh Anand (Mahesh.anand@open.ac.uk) and Dr Silvia Bergamini (silvia.bergamini@open.ac.uk)

Closing Date: ongoing

Equal opportunity is University policy.

email: science-research-degrees@open.ac.uk 

Please quote reference Studentships 8436



Full-time PhD studentship - Physics-based enhancement of the performance of remote acoustics and seismic sensors

Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology (MCT) - Department of Engineering and Innovation

circulation date : 26/01/2015

closing date : 04/03/2015

Acoustics Research Group
Full time - 3 years from 1 April 2015
Approximate annual stipend of £13,863


This research project is part-funded by Komcept Solutions Ltd (KSL) who specialise in the manufacture of perimeter security systems and communication links for such systems. Among their current products are a seismic sensor and a directional microphone. KSL would like to extend their useful range and are interested in the development of physics-based methods for enhancing acoustic and seismic sensor performance.

The potential research directions include the use of acoustic-to-seismic coupling to distinguish between seismic signals generated by airborne sources and by sources located on the ground surface and the use of local configurations and topography to create surface waves and thereby cause passive amplification and filtering of acoustic and seismic signals arriving at sensors.

You will be registered for a full-time PhD degree at the Open University in Milton Keynes (UK). This work will involve visits to KSL headquarters in Ashton, Northants to conduct field trials at their site. You will be supervised by Dr Shahram Taherzadeh, Prof. Keith Attenborough and Dr David Sharp.

You will have a first class or upper second-class Honours or an MSc degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, physics, engineering or a related subject. You will need to demonstrate a strong background in numerical and experimental methods and an ability to communicate clearly both orally and through the written word. Previous experience and knowledge of acoustics is desirable but not essential.

General information about studying for a research degree with the Open University and how to apply is available from the Research Degrees Prospectus at: http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/research-degrees/index.htm

More information about the Acoustics Research Group can be found at: http://acoustics.open.ac.uk. Interested applicants should contact Dr Shahram Taherzadeh (shahram.taherzadeh@open.ac.uk) or Prof. Keith Attenborough (keith.attenborough@open.ac.uk).

Deadline for applications is 15th February 2015

Equal Opportunity is University Policy.

email: shahram.taherzadeh@open.ac.uk Dr Shahram Taherzadeh
email: keith.attenborough@open.ac.uk Prof. Keith Attenborough

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PhD Studentship - Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

The Robert Beevers Memorial Studentship in association with Development, Policy and Practice Group

circulation date : 08/01/2015

closing date : 31/03/2015

A full-time funded PhD Studentship commencing October 2015
Approximate annual stipend of £13,863
Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology Department of Engineering and Innovation


The Open University has a well-established research degrees programme with nearly 1200 postgraduate research students working on a wide range of projects. The Development Policy and Practice Group (DPP) is the institutional home of Development Studies and Development Management within the Open University. DPP has an active and highly regarded graduate school. We are very keen to encourage graduates to undertake research that informs policy and practice in ways that will have positive effects on their organisations and contribute to development more widely.

Following a generous donation from the Robert Beevers Memorial Fund, the Group is seeking well qualified candidates to study towards a PhD in one of the following areas:

- The politics of innovation and development, especially emerging models of innovation; state-industry relations or public action for innovation and development

- The socio-technical analysis of engineering and development, including the practices of engineers working in development

- Innovation systems and technical capability in developing countries, including regulation in healthcare industries

- Migration, development and innovation

This opportunity is only open to candidates holding an Open University qualification in a relevant subject area AND they come from a developing country/LMIC.

In addition to the Open University's application documents candidates should provide an excellent 3-4 page research proposal that maps on to one of the above key areas. The proposed research should have demonstrable and practical impact for development, result in policy oriented and practical publications as well as research outputs and be able to feed into policy networks either in the UK and/or internationally. The successful candidate will be expected to engage with the funders about their research.

Interested?
Please visit the following web site for further information on applying to the Open University and an application form. Please note, this is a full-time 3 year studentship and you would be required to live in the UK close to the university campus in Milton Keynes. It covers all fees, living expenses and fieldwork costs.
http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/research-degrees/index.htm

Further information on DPP may be found at http://dpp.open.ac.uk/

Closing date for applications: 31st March 2015

Please send applications to Donna Deacon e-mail: MCT-EI-Research@openmail.open.ac.uk

Equal Opportunity is University Policy.

email: MCT-EI-Research@openmail.open.ac.uk 

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