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Current Vacancies (External)

ACADEMIC 

Lecturer in Earth Science

Faculty of Science - Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems

38,511 - 45,954 , Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 10/12/2014

closing date : 07/01/2015

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer with an established teaching and/or research profile in igneous processes with main research interests in one or more of the following areas: Earth systems, intracrustal processes, geochemistry, geochronology, geochemistry, radiogenic isotopes, and/or volcanic processes.

You will contribute to the design and delivery of OU modules at undergraduate level in Earth Science and will be expected to develop a strong teaching and research portfolio. You should have a strong track record in research and demonstrable research impact commensurate with the stage of your career, and you must be committed to the principles of equality and diversity in the teaching of science.

We welcome applications from individuals with industrial or teaching experience in economic geology and/or GIS, and from those with an interest in pedagogical research in Earth Sciences (focusing on innovative online and distance learning and teaching methodologies).

Closing date: 7 January 2015

email: science-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 on +44 (0)1908 659672 or by email science-recruitment@open.ac.uk

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



Please quote reference 10830



Lectureship in Materials Engineering

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

34,223 to 45,954

circulation date : 11/12/2014

closing date : 15/01/2015

The Open University is the world leader in distance education and Britain's largest university reaching more than 200,000 students. The University's teaching mission is supported by a vibrant research portfolio shaped by world-class research teams.

We are seeking to appoint a new lecturer in Materials Engineering who will be based in the Department of Engineering & Innovation within the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology. The position offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to our world-class teaching in engineering and to develop new strands within our curriculum.

You will also be expected to make innovative contributions to research, working in the Department's Materials Engineering Group.

We want to hear from you if you can demonstrate the ability to develop excellent teaching material, together with the capability to carry out research of the highest quality.

Informal enquiries can be made to the Head of Department, Dr David Sharp, on 01908 653353.

Closing date: noon Thursday 15 January 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 10872



Lectureships in Electronic Engineering/Electrical Engineering x2

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

34,223 to 54,841 depending on qualifications and experience

circulation date : 11/12/2014

closing date : 15/01/2015

Two Lectureships in Electronic Engineering/Electrical Engineering, one of which may be appointed as Senior Lecturer

The Open University is the world leader in distance education and Britain's largest university reaching more than 200,000 students. The University's teaching mission is supported by a vibrant research portfolio shaped by world-class research teams.

We are seeking to appoint two new lecturers in Electronic Engineering/Electrical Engineering who will be based in the Department of Engineering & Innovation within the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology. These positions offer an excellent opportunity to contribute to our world-class teaching and research in engineering and to develop our curriculum to incorporate a new strand focussing on electronics/electrical engineering.

The two appointments will be expected to have synergies with existing research areas or generate new collaborations across the Faculty.

We want to hear from you if you can demonstrate the ability to develop excellent teaching material, together with the capability to carry out research of the highest quality.

Informal enquiries can be made to the Head of Department, Dr David Sharp, on 01908 653353.

Closing date: noon Thursday 15 January 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 on by email (link above).

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


Please quote reference 10871



Staff Tutor - Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Part time fixed term contract (22.2 hrs/week) to 31 October 2017, Location Gateshead or Leeds

Salary: 34,233 - 45,954

circulation date : 04/12/2014

closing date : 02/01/2015

As Staff Tutor you will be responsible for managing and developing Associate Lecturers and supporting students on undergraduate Computing and IT modules. You will also contribute to the teaching and the scholarship/research of the Department of Computing and Communications.

You will need a good honours degree (or equivalent) in computing, information technology, or a closely related area. You will also need to have a sound understanding of the needs of adult learners and experience of supporting/managing people who facilitate their learning. Good communication, administrative and organisational skills are also essential.

It is likely that some evening/weekend work will be required in this role and you will be expected to travel widely in the north of England, to Birmingham and to Milton Keynes and other locations as necessary.

Closing date: noon Friday 2 January 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 10887



Lecturer in Health Sciences

Faculty of Science - Department of Life, Health & Chemical Sciences

Salary: 38,511 - 45,954 Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 01/12/2014

closing date : 01/01/2015


You will contribute to teaching across the broad area of health and life sciences, and to strengthen and enhance the research profile of the Department and Faculty. You will contribute to the design and delivery of OU modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Health Sciences programme and in the Biology pathway of the Natural Sciences programme. Your research will complement existing areas of neuroscience and behaviour, cellular molecular biomedicine and medicinal chemistry and diagnostics. We particularly welcome applications from candidates whose research lies in the area of behavioural neuroscience.

You will be expected to hold a PhD in a relevant discipline area.

Closing date: Thursday 1 January 2014

email: science-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 on +44 (0)1908 659672 or email science-recruitment@open.ac.uk.

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




Please quote reference 10827



Lecturer in Life Sciences

Faculty of Science - Department of Life, Health & Chemical Sciences

Based in Milton Keynes, Salary: 38,511 - 45,954

circulation date : 01/12/2014

closing date : 01/01/2015


You will contribute to teaching across the broad area of health and life sciences, and to strengthen and enhance the research profile of the Department and Faculty. You will contribute to the design and delivery of OU modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Health Sciences programme and in the Biology pathway of the Natural Sciences programme. Your research will complement existing areas of neuroscience and behaviour, cellular molecular biomedicine, and medicinal chemistry and diagnostics. We particularly welcome applications from candidates whose research lies at the level of whole organism biology and physiology.

You will be expected to hold a PhD in a relevant discipline area.

Closing date: Thursday 1 January 2014

email: science-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 on +44 (0)1908 659672 or by email at science-recruitment@open.ac.uk.

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


Please quote reference 10828



Lecturer in Chemistry

Faculty of Science - Department of Life, Health & Chemical Sciences

Based in Milton Keynes, Salary: 38,511 - 45,954

circulation date : 01/12/2014

closing date : 01/01/2015


We are seeking to make a temporary appointment to support the development of our first level curriculum. We are taking an innovative approach to teaching introductory science via distance education, starting with a skills based approach and leading on to more complex science concepts. Applications from all fields of chemistry are welcome.

You will contribute to the design and delivery of OU modules at undergraduate level in the Natural Science programme. You should be prepared to bring an imaginative and innovative approach to the challenge of presenting science courses and programmes for a wide range of adult students of different backgrounds.

You will be expected to hold a PhD in a relevant discipline area.

Closing date: Thursday 1 January 2014

email: science-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 on +44 (0)1908 659672 or by email at science-recruitment@open.ac.uk .

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



Please quote reference 10829



ACADEMIC RELATED 

Evaluation Officer - National Network for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO)

Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships (CICP)

31,342 - 37,394

circulation date : 19/12/2014

closing date : 15/01/2015

Temporary Contract until July 2016 - Based in Milton Keynes

Do you have excellent evaluation skills, an eye for detail and proven analytical and project management skills?

CICP are looking for an Evaluation Officer for a new project funded by HEFCE to develop national networks for collaborative outreach. The unit manages a number of strategic relationships with national organisations who share the University's commitment to widening access and social inclusion through the development of the Social Partnerships Network (SPN). SPN have developed a vision and an action plan. The funding from HEFCE to support National Networks for Collaborative Outreach is to enhance further the work of SPN.

The OU NNCO will focus on three strands of activity - management of the development of an online portal, management of the development of tailored learning guides and evaluation and tracking. The Evaluation Officer (NNCO) will take the lead on the tracking and evaluation strand. The role will make particular use of the national Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT) service, to provide insight into the impact of the Social Partnership Network.

You will need to have a first degree, or equivalent professional qualification or comparable work experience. We are looking for someone who has excellent research, analytical, organisational and planning skills and an ability to problem solve and explain complex information.
If you would like to discuss the position please contact Julie Gowen, (Head of External Development), CICP (julie.gowen@open.ac.uk)

Closing date: Midday Thursday 15th January 2015

email: CICP-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 (CICP-Recruitment@open.ac.uk).

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



Please quote reference 10859



Staffing Manager

Marketing Unit

31,342 - 37,394, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 18/12/2014

closing date : 05/01/2015

The Marketing unit needs an experienced, organised and customer focussed Staffing Manager.

In this varied role you will be responsible for the initiation, implementation and management of all staffing functions, policies and processes/procedures and protocols for the Unit. This includes recruitment, selection, induction, Career Development and Staff Appraisal (CDSA), rewards, re-gradings and training & development plans.

You will be the Unit's point of contact with Central HR for staffing administration matters arising within Marketing and you will be providing day-to-day planning for and management of the staffing functions of the Unit, including co-ordinating the Unit's resource plan and staff budget.

To be successful in this role you must have experience of working as part of a team in an HR environment in a large, complex organisation. You will need strong organisation, administration and communication skills with the ability to interpret and communicate detail with clarity and confidence.

Closing date: 6 January 2015

Interview date: 12 to 16 January 2015

email: Marketing-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 (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 10838



Head of Student Fees

Student Recruitment & Fees, Based in Milton Keynes

48,743-68,000 (inclusive of Market Related Pay supplement, which is subject to review)

circulation date : 10/12/2014

closing date : 09/01/2015

This is a key position within the Student Fees office, responsible for leading a range of financial support, specialist student recruitment services and for managing the University's relationship with a range of funding bodies (for example, the Student Loans Company).

You will be required to manage day-to-day operations and lead a change programme designed to enhance service delivery. This is a challenging role requiring outstanding operational and staff management skills, forecasting and planning expertise and the ability to develop service quality and operational efficiency. You will have excellent communication skills and substantial experience in relationship management at senior levels. This role will provide you with the opportunity to shape and develop the service and to contribute to University financial support policy and strategy at a time of major change in the financing of higher education.

Closing date for completed applications: 9 January 2015.

Interview dates: To be confirmed

email: marketing-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 (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 10756



Head of Training, Quality and Knowledge Management

Student Recruitment & Fees

48,743 - 54,841, Based in Milton Keynes with occasional travel to Manchester and Nottingham

circulation date : 10/12/2014

closing date : 08/01/2015

The decision to study a Higher Education course is, for our students, probably the biggest purchasing decision of their life. It represents an important investment in time and money but more importantly it has the potential to transform their life. Staff working within Student Recruitment and Fees (SRF) undertakes a crucial role for the University, through the provision of information, advice, and guidance to students on their course choices and funding. The team is c. 400 strong and consists of Advisors and Operational Staff who are responsible for supporting students through the various stages of the student journey.

You will be an experienced Senior Manager, willing to lead and manage all aspects of Training, Quality and Knowledge Management within SRF. You will be responsible for quality monitoring, risk, control and audit, the provision of operational training and continuous improvement, and the implementation and ongoing maintenance of a knowledge management tool. You should be able to collaborate well with, and contribute value to the wider SRF Management team. You will bring strong leadership skills and modern management techniques to the team and you will utilise your experience to ensure that SRF delivers the best possible experience to students and enquirers, as well as achieving related targets.

Closing date: 8 January 2015.

Interview date: To be confirmed


email: marketing-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 (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 10860



Development Team Leader

Information Technology, Based in Milton Keynes

Up to 45,954,

circulation date : 18/12/2014

closing date : 08/01/2015

We are looking for a versatile, business-focused Development Team Leader to work on business change projects in the Development section of the IT department. You will bring your considerable technical and Agile expertise to bear on developing the next generation of the OU's systems with an emphasis on re-engineering the University's build and release systems. You will use your considerable experience of configuring and building enterprise level .Net applications to create a sustainable build and release platform within a Team Foundation Server (TFS) environment.

You will have experience of managing a multidisciplinary development team, practicing Agile/Scrum background, in a development environment of C#.NET preferably in the .NET 4 Framework. You will have practical experience of build and configuration management is essential as is a solid background in Team Foundation Server, especially within build and release management. Automated testing using tools such as NUnit and Selenium and familiarity with Entity Framework, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and enabling technologies, particularly WCF are also expected.

Highly desirable is experience of working within Enterprise Release Management.

A good knowledge of Oracle is also desirable but it is essential that you will have a good knowledge of working with Relational Database technologies.

It is important that anyone interested in this role should enjoy working collaboratively, and have a flexible approach

Closing date: Midday 8 January 2015.

Interview date: To be agreed


email: it-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 (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 10873



Project Officer (JUICE - Image Sensor Scientist)

e2v Centre for Electronic Imaging - Faculty of Science

31,342 - 37,394 p.a.

circulation date : 11/12/2014

closing date : 08/01/2015

Based in Milton Keynes - Temporary contract for 12 months

We are seeking an Image Sensor Scientist to work on the characterisation of a new CMOS image sensor for the JANUS high resolution camera, part of the payload on board the forthcoming JUICE spacecraft by the European Space Agency to study Jupiter and its moons Ganymede, Europa and Callisto. You will join a vibrant team of scientists and engineers at the e2v Centre for Electronic Imaging and will play a key role in the electro-optical and radiation characterisation of the new sensor.

You will have a good understanding of and experience in electro-optical characterisation of image sensors, data acquisition systems and data analysis. A degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. electronic engineering or physics) is required, and a working knowledge of CMOS image sensors, radiation damage effects in semiconductors and analogue electronics is desirable.

You will be based in Milton Keynes, working closely with our industrial collaborators e2v Ltd., and our international partners the European Space Agency (ESA) and the German Space Agency (DLR). Good team working and inter-personal skills will be required, including the ability to travel to attend meetings in the UK and Europe.

Closing date: 8 January 2015
Interview date: To be confirmed

email: science-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 on +44 (0) 1908 858110 or email science-recruitment@open.ac.uk.

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


Please quote reference 10897



Head of Architecture

Information Technology, Based in Milton Keynes

Salary up to 86,545 (inclusive of Market Related Pay supplement, which is subject to review)

circulation date : 16/12/2014

closing date : 16/01/2015

We are seeking a business-focussed, innovative and pragmatic Head of Architecture to join our IT team here at the Open University. This is an exciting opportunity to set and deliver an architecture vision that will lead the University into its next chapter.

This is a challenging time for the Higher Education sector which is seeing significant changes in state funding. The entry of more private providers has also increased the consumer power of fee-paying students, placing a premium on service delivery and cost efficiency. The University is well placed to respond to these challenges and the Architecture team will play a crucial role in enabling the University to adapt and be successful in this changing environment.

The University technology landscape is unique and diverse, from innovative digital content distribution and advanced virtual learning environments to traditional university administration systems. The operation of the University is heavily dependent upon technology requiring robust, enterprise-scale IT systems.

You will be required to play a key role in transforming the IT capability of the University. You will understand the strategic priorities of the University and create an architecture vision to meet them. You will manage a team of Solution and Data Architects as they design the systems to deliver the vision. In addition, you will be responsible for applying appropriate governance to ensure that technology changes move the University towards the vision.

You will be a thought leader with a broad technology background, with excellent stakeholder and management skills. You will have demonstrable experience of managing architecture teams, improving architecture capability, using TOGAF and delivering IT strategy. Your background will include solution and enterprise architecture as well as technology delivery.

Closing date: Midday 16 January 2015

email: IT-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 (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 10955



Financial Accountant

Finance Division

38,511 to 45,954, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 17/12/2014

closing date : 15/01/2015

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.

Following an internal move we are now looking for a CCAB qualified Accountant to produce the University's consolidated Financial Statements and manage the general ledger system.

You will have experience in financial accounting, familiarity with a major accounting package, excellent IT skills and good communication skills are essential. You will have experience in management accounting and systems development are desirable.

Closing date: 15 January 2015

Interview date: W/C 26 January 2015



email: Finance-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 (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 10916



Insight Manager

Marketing

38,511 - 45,954, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 18/12/2014

closing date : 08/01/2015

You will be joining a team based within the Strategic Marketing Services Sub-unit of Marketing; the Insight Manager will be responsible for defining, commissioning, managing and completing high quality market research and data analysis using appropriate methodologies and techniques.

You will be working effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, data sources, and clients you will develop and communicate insights and accurately identify, scale and prioritise opportunities meeting both specific client needs and overarching university-wide strategic objectives on time and to the required standard.

We are looking for someone with substantial experience of leading primary and secondary, research and analysis projects in the public or education sectors. You will be able to demonstrate excellent Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Data analysis, interpersonal, project management and presentation skills and the ability to project manage multiple work streams to time and budget.

You are likely to hold Market Research Society membership or equivalent and will have shown a clear commitment to your own professional development

Closing date: 8 January 2015

Interview date: To be confirmed

email: marketing-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 (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 10731



Project Officer (EUCLID Sensor and Simulation Scientist)

Centre for Electronic Imaging - Faculty of Science

31,342 - 37,394 p.a.

circulation date : 11/12/2014

closing date : 08/01/2015

Based in Milton Keynes - Temporary contract for 36 months

We are seeking an Image Sensor and Simulation Scientist to work on the optimisation of a new CCD image sensor on board the forthcoming EUCLID spacecraft by the European Space Agency and to study the implications of radiation damage on the astronomical measurements that will be made by the mission. Euclid will seek to understand the geometry of dark energy and dark matter by accurately measuring the acceleration of the universe. The Visible Imager (VIS) instrument on EUCLID will use a 600 million pixel camera to measure the shape of distant galaxies to build a map of dark energy and dark matter through measurements of weak gravitational lensing. You will join a vibrant team of scientists and engineers at the Centre for Electronic Imaging (CEI) and will play a key role in the electro-optical and radiation characterisation and optimisation of the new sensor and modelling of the CCD performance with regards to the radiation damage the sensor will receive in orbit. You will act as the interface between the engineering studies of the sensor at the CEI and the astronomical measurements and accuracies required by the weak gravitational lensing measurements of Euclid VIS through our international collaborators.

You will have a good understanding of and experience in electro-optical characterisation of image sensors, data acquisition systems and data analysis, preferably alongside a background in astronomical measurements, preferably regarding gravitational lensing. A degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. electronic engineering or physics) is required, and a working knowledge of CCD image sensors, radiation damage effects in semiconductors and analogue electronics and modelling (both writing bespoke code and using publically available packages such as GEANT4) is desirable. You will be expected to be proficient in either sensors or astronomical measurements, although a working knowledge of both is preferable.

You will be based in Milton Keynes, working closely with our industrial collaborators e2v Ltd., and our international partners the European Space Agency (ESA), Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) and other partners. Good team working and inter-personal skills will be required, including the ability to travel to attend meetings in the UK and Europe.

Closing date: 8 January 2014
Interview date: To be confirmed

email: science-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 on +44 (0) 1908 858110 or email science-recruitment@open.ac.uk.

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


Please quote reference 10898



Research, Evaluation and Information Officer

Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships (CICP), Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 to 37,394 (pro-rata) - 22.2 hours per week - Permanent

circulation date : 08/12/2014

closing date : 08/01/2015

Do you have excellent research skills, an eye for detail and proven analytical and project management skills?

CICP are looking for a Research, Evaluation and Information Officer to support the implementation of the Open University's Widening Access and Success (WAS) Strategy and to contribute to the evaluation of the Centre's Access offer through monitoring and evaluating both institutional trends and dedicated widening participation projects.

CICP is responsible for developing and supporting the delivery of the Open University's Widening Access and Success (WAS) Strategy and contribute to research and scholarship in relation to widening participation, through a small academic community and hosting of the Journal for Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning (WPLL).

You will establish channels to promote and disseminate the Centre's research and scholarship work and it is expected that you will take a proactive role in identifying opportunities to promote the journal to a wider audience from across the UK and internationally.

You will need to have a first degree, or equivalent professional qualification or comparable work experience. You will also have the ability to identify and exploit opportunities to promote the research and scholarship activities of the unit.

For further information please contact Wendy Fowle, Research, Evaluation and Information Manager, CICP (wendy.fowle@open.ac.uk)

Closing date: Midday 8th January 2015

email: CICP-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 (CICP-Recruitment@open.ac.uk).

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


Please quote reference 10868



Enterprise Development Manager (Intellectual Property)

Research, Scholarship and Quality

38,511 - 45,954; Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 04/12/2014

closing date : 01/01/2015

We are looking for a confident and highly motivated Enterprise Development Manager with broad experience in intellectual property management, university technology transfer and exploitation, and external relations management. This is a diverse and challenging role with potential for development for the right candidate. We are seeking someone who can take responsibility for the intellectual property portfolio and identify and assess opportunities for commercial exploitation. The ability to develop key relationships with external collaborative partners is a key feature of the role.

This challenging opportunity will enable you to apply your knowledge and experience, gained in a similar role, to develop and shape the enterprise programme in a growing and expanding research and enterprise department. Of crucial importance to the work performed by the role holder, will be the interactions with external organisations / internal academics and you must be a confident and effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills who will take a lead in promoting enterprise and knowledge exchange activity at The Open University.

You will need to demonstrate initiative and the capability to work independently, but also as part of a team, to drive the enterprise programme forward. This role requires that you have good organisational skills, an aptitude for co-ordinating, analysing and disseminating complex information, and the tenacity and persistence in finding business development solutions.

Closing date: Noon 1 January 2014

Interview date: w/c: 19 January 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 (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 10866



Curriculum Manager - Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed Term Contract to 30 November 2015

31,342 - 37,394

circulation date : 04/12/2014

closing date : 02/01/2015

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 Friday 2 January 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 10906



Executive Assistant to the Chief Information Officer

Chief Information Office, Information Technology

31,342 - 37,394, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 01/12/2014

closing date : 07/01/2015

We are looking to appoint an Executive Assistant to provide the highest level of administrative support for the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Information Technology, The Open University, working closely and collaboratively with senior staff in the information technology and throughout the University to ensure that the CIO is able to carry out his duties as effectively as possible.

The responsibilities you will be dealing with including resolving a wide range of matters, which will often be confidential, or urgent, and exercising sound judgement about the most appropriate course of action, especially in the absence of the CIO. The workload associated with this post is demanding, requiring first class judgement, personal organisation and flexibility, as well as an ability to work to absolute deadlines. You will be efficient in the Microsoft Office package and diary management.

Informal enquiries should be directed to: Paul Lindley-Cox on 01908 654860 email paul.lindley-cox@open.ac.uk

Closing Date: Midday 7 January 2015

email: it-requirement@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 on 01908 653285 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 10910



Systems Support Officer/Developer

Library Services, Based in Milton Keynes

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

circulation date : 28/11/2014

closing date : 06/01/2015

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: 5:00 pm, 6 January 2015.

Interviews will take place on 12 January 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 (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 10790



RESEARCH 

Research Associates in HCI and Ubiquitous Computing

Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

28,695 to 37,394 depending on experience

circulation date : 18/12/2014

closing date : 15/01/2015

Based in Milton Keynes
Fixed term contract to 31 Dec 2016


The Computing and Communications Department at The Open University is looking for 3 Research Associates in HCI or Ubiquitous Computing, to contribute to the smart city project MK:Smart (www.mksmart.org) with a focus on Energy management and behaviour change, Urban mobility and behaviour change and Human-Data Interaction.

These positions are an exciting opportunity to conduct research and create impact in an internationally recognised smart city project in collaboration with leading global companies such as E.On, BT and Tech Mahindra.

You should have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and ideally a track record of relevant publications in HCI or Ubiquitous Computing.

You should have a strong background in experimental research with either a systems or HCI focus. You will be joining an internationally renowned and multidisciplinary team spanning HCI, ubiquitous computing, urban computing, data visualization and data analytics.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and may be addressed to Prof Gerd Kortuem (email: gerd.kortuem@open.ac.uk)

Closing date: noon on Thursday 15 January 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).

Please quote reference 10934



Research Development Senior Officer

Research, Scholarship and Quality

38,511 - 45,954; Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 11/12/2014

closing date : 08/01/2015

The Open University is the UK's largest university with major research strengths across the sciences, technology and the arts, a commitment to world leading innovation in teaching and learning, and a growing range of business partnerships. The University is now seeking an experienced, proactive and forward looking senior research officer who can contribute significantly to achieving our ambitions.

This position is a demanding and exciting opportunity to take forward The Open University's support to its academics for generating external research income. You will be responsible for supporting the research grants and contracts portfolio, working within a central team and alongside research and innovation support staff and academics in our Faculties and Research Institutes. We are looking to recruit a senior officer who is experienced in developing and managing income-bearing contracts. You will lead the EU portfolio, with an emphasis on European research funding (especially Horizon2020) and management of complex contracts. You will have line management responsibility for a Research Support Officer to assist in enhancing our EU funding. This is highly proactive and visible role requiring excellent inter-personal and organisational skills.

This is an existing high-value role within a challenging and dynamic research support function that forms a key element within a range of services that make up the Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Scholarship and Quality. You will be a hands-on manager familiar with the funding landscape and with a flair for providing the right support for generating income opportunities, working with academics to develop business cases, running processes efficiently and effectively, and motivating staff whilst reporting to the Research Development Senior Manager.

Closing date: noon 8 January 2015.

Interview date: 20 January 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 (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 10899



e2v Space Instrumentation Research Fellow

Department of Physical Sciences - Faculty of Science

31,342 - 45,954 p.a.

circulation date : 11/12/2014

closing date : 08/01/2015

Based in Milton Keynes - Temporary contract for 36 months

We seek to appoint an active researcher to work on the development of imaging detectors and sensors, instrumentation and methodologies for a variety of applications with a main focus on contributing to the recently approved European Space Agency space observatory missions; Planetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO) and Advanced Telescope for High Energy Astrophysics (ATHENA). The appointment will be based in the Centre for Electronic Imaging (CEI) within the Department.

You will have a good knowledge and experience of research into imaging detectors for space instruments and you will hold a PhD with post-doctoral experience in a relevant discipline e.g. physics or electronic engineering. The work will benefit from collaboration with e2v Technologies plc, a world-leading supplier of CCD and CMOS imagers.

You will have good team working and inter-personal skills, including a demonstrable ability to drive novel imaging detector R&D, attract grant income and produce quality published outputs. Whilst the current activities of the CEI have a strong background in space science, we would consider applications from individuals from other imaging disciplines such as synchrotron or environmental and Earth observation imaging.

The Fellowship is being offered for 36 months at this stage, but an extension beyond three years will be considered if external / project funding allows nearer the time.

Closing date: 8 January 2015
Interview date: To be confirmed

email: science-recruitment@open.ac 

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 on 01908 858110 or by email science-recruitment@open.ac.uk

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


Please quote reference 10711



Research Assistant - Cloud Computing/Data Science x 2

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), Based in Milton Keynes

28,695 - 30,434

circulation date : 04/12/2014

closing date : 02/01/2015

1 x Temporary contract for 6 months, Ref: 10900
1 x Temporary contract up to 12 months, until 31 January 2016, Ref: 10901


The Open University's Knowledge Media Institute has an opening for two Research Assistants to work on the EC-funded project Europeana Cloud (eCloud), in two emerging areas of Computer Science - Cloud Computing & Data Science.

eCloud is designed to establish a shared cloud-based storage and compute infrastructure for European aggregators. The OU is one of five European partners directly involved in the implementation of the eCloud infrastructure. Other partners include the European Library, Europeana, Poznan Supercomputing & Networking Centre and the Italian National Research Council. Additionally, the team at the OU is tasked with analysing the content stored in eCloud to discover links between semantically related materials.

The OU team also runs an aggregator called CORE (http://core.kmi.open.ac.uk). CORE provides access to millions of Open Access research papers harvested from repositories located across the world. Our goal is to integrate the CORE aggregator with the eCloud infrastructure by the end of the project.

Closing date: noon 2 January 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 on on +44 (0)1908 654774 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 10900 & 10901



SUPPORT STAFF 

Regional Services Assistant

The Open University in the South West, Based in Bristol

18,549 - 20,781 pro rata, Temporary until 31 July 2015, Part Time 18.5 hours' mornings only

circulation date : 18/12/2014

closing date : 02/01/2015

We are seeking a versatile person to join the Regional Services Team in the mornings only, providing services and support to a range of staff, students, external customers and tutors.

Your duties will encompass a range of administrative tasks, including reception, venue audits and degree ceremony.

You will be educated to GCSE level or equivalent and ideally have appropriate experience of working in an educational and/or customer-facing role but training will be given. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be highly competent in the use of IT. You will be enthusiastic, highly motivated and able to work flexibly across a range of duties including reception.

CVs on their own will not be accepted.

Closing date: 12 Noon, 2 January 2015

Interview date: 12 January 2015

email: R03-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 (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 10925



Senior Administration Assistant

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), Based in Milton Keynes

21,391 -24,057, Temporary contract until 31 December 2016

circulation date : 18/12/2014

closing date : 09/01/2015

The Open University's Knowledge Media Institute has an opening for an experienced person to take on the role of Senior Administration Assistant. You will be adaptable to the unique environment and demands of a high-profile research laboratory, which requires a degree of flexibility and initiative to cope with fluctuating workload and non-routine activity.

You will have agreed clear objectives and well-defined guidelines and boundaries within which to work, you will be required to prioritise and schedule tasks and to exercise judgement and initiative in discharging your duties, liaising with the appropriate networks to ensure timely dissemination of information.

Closing date: 9 January 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 KMi Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44 (0)1908 654774 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 10921



PA to Director of Operations (SRF)

Student Recruitment & Fees , Directorate

25,513-30,434, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 10/12/2014

closing date : 06/01/2015

We are seeking to appoint a Personal Assistant to provide comprehensive personal and confidential, secretarial and administrative support to the Director of Operations (SRF). You will be responsible for running the office efficiently and smoothly, ensuring that the Director's time is used to optimal effect. You will also manage the day-to-day activities of the Director's office, dealing with certain tasks without referral to the Director. You will also be managing budgets for consumables, expenses and hospitality.

The workload associated with this post is demanding, requiring first class judgement, personal organisation and flexibility, as well as an ability to work to prioritise appropriately to meet absolute deadlines. You will have experience of working with and meeting the demands of a variety of stakeholders, you will have excellent writing skills and experience of taking minutes, and you will be efficient in the Microsoft Office package and diary management.

Closing Date: 6 January 2015

email: marketing-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 (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 10888



EXECUTIVE 

  none currently available


OTHER 

2015 full-time studentships - Department of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Science, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 15/12/2014

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 late February/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



Lead Practitioners x 2

Mulberry Bear Nursery

16,702 - 18,981

circulation date : 11/12/2014

closing date : 05/01/2015

We are looking to recruit 2 motivated, positive and confident individuals to our senior team who will help in shaping and assisting development in our nursery.
Preferred Level 4 qualification or above; experience of leading a team of staff; sound understanding of child development and relevant knowhow of implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Successful candidates can expect a competitive salary, support in further training along with a vibrant, friendly work place.

Closing date for applications is 5th January 2015.

Interviews will follow soon after closing date.

email: mulberrybear-enquiries@open.ac.uk 

For further details or to apply please contact: by email (on the link above), or telephone 01908 653867



Please quote reference Mulberry Bear



AHRC CHASE PhD Studentships in the Arts and Humanities

Faculty of Arts

circulation date : 30/10/2014

closing date : 14/01/2015

AHRC CHASE PhD Studentships

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to offer Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding through the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE). CHASE is matching AHRC funding of 17m and will be awarding more than 375 AHRC-studentships over a five-year period. Up to 75 studentships are available across the consortium for Autumn 2015 entry.

CHASE AHRC studentships are available to UK and EU residents at the Open University in the Faculty's subject areas. These include:

Art History
Classical Studies
English (including Creative Writing)
History
Music
Philosophy
Religious Studies


Proposals that integrate subject-based or interdisciplinary enquiry in the Arts and Humanities with the latest Digital Humanities methodologies and technologies, or develop new research in this area are welcomed.

Awards for UK residents include fees and stipend, while EU residents are eligible for fees only.

Please see the Faculty's Research Areas and Academic Profiles
for more information about staff research interests and current PhD projects.

Doctoral Study in Arts and Humanities at The Open University

The Faculty of Arts is internationally recognized for innovative research across its subject areas, including the study of literary, philosophical and visual texts and their reception; the historical investigation of policing, science and religion; and the exploration of performance in music and drama. Much work is focused on the United Kingdom (with strong interests in the national histories and cultures of Ireland, Scotland and Wales) but there is also considerable expertise relating to Europe, Africa and the Indian subcontinent.

Several major AHRC- and ESRC-funded projects are based in the Faculty. We have a strong vision for developing successful interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, and a commitment to ensuring that our research informs teaching and exchange with cultural and heritage partners.

Closing date: 14 January 2015


Equal Opportunity is University Policy.

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

Applications are through the standard Open University form in the first instance.
An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.
For hard copies, advice on applying and access details for disabled applicants contact the Research Degrees Team at +44 (0)1908 654882 or research-degrees-office@open.ac.uk.



Please quote reference Studentship 8299



PhD studentship - Investigation of extra-terrestrial construction processes using Additive Manufacturing techniques

Full time - 3 years from 1 April 2015

Approximate stipend of 13,863

circulation date : 17/11/2014

closing date : 09/01/2015

Department of Engineering and Innovation (Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology) and Department of Physical Sciences (Faculty of Science)

This cross-disciplinary research project will focus on investigating and developing innovative methods for extra-terrestrial construction processes using Additive Manufacturing (AM) techniques. You will be registered for a full-time PhD degree at the Open University in Milton Keynes (UK). This work will involve visits to NASA AMES Research Centre (CA, USA) for collaborative work with NASA colleagues. You will be supervised by Dr Sungwoo Lim (E&I, OU) and Dr Mahesh Anand (DPS, OU).

You will have a first class or upper second-class MSc degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, which may include Engineering, Construction or Planetary Science. Any previous experience in using 3D Printing, CNC/robotic programming or lunar simulant would be an advantage.

General information about studying for a research degree with the Open University and how to apply is available from the Research Degrees Prospectus see link below

More information about the project can be found in the web link below under Project Information.

Deadline for applications is 9 January 2015

Equal Opportunity is University Policy.

email: sungwoo.lim@open.ac.uk Dr Sungwoo Lim
email: mahesh.anand@open.ac.uk Dr Mahesh Anand

Please quote reference Studentship 8355



PhD studentships in Space Science

circulation date : 08/12/2014

Thought of doing a PhD in Space Science?

The Centre for Electronic Imaging (CEI) is looking for outstanding graduates who have, or are expecting, a good honours degree in physics, electrical engineering or a related subject to join their team.


The CEI at the Open University campus is able to offer up to 6 fully-funded, full-time PhD studentships to work
on a variety of projects in space instrumentation, from ESA missions (Athena, Euclid and PLATO) to CubeSats and sounding rockets. Scientists from the Department of Physical Sciences at the OU have a long history in developing space instrumentation, including most recently the Ptolemy instrument on Rosetta's Philae lander.

Many of the PhD students in the CEI are also co-sponsored by industry. Our main industrial sponsor, e2v technologies,
has been trusted to design and deliver imaging sensors and sub-systems for over 150 space missions by the world's
largest space agencies, including NASA and ESA. Recently they helped guide Rosetta to comet 67P with e2v sensors
capturing the most amazing images ever taken of a comet and they provided ESA with 106 CCDs for the ESA GAIA
mission's focal plane. These industrial co-sponsored positions are part of the RCUK CASE studentship scheme.

We are looking for students to join our cutting-edge research programmes. Our studentships are designed to give
experience outside a purely academic environment with joint supervision by academics and experienced engineers in
industry. Students completing the PhD training possess transferable skills and the expertise gained leads to
successful careers within industry, research or the space agencies.

If you are interested in doing a PhD in Space Science, get in touch for further information or to register your interest by emailing cei@open.ac.uk

Find out more about the CEI and e2v at www.open.ac.uk/cei and www.e2v.com.

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

email: Science-Research-Degrees@open.ac.uk 

Please quote reference Studentship 8419



Full-time PhD Studentship - "The role of degassing on the distribution of >60 elements during crustal processes and eruption of basaltic melts"

Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems - Faculty of Science

Based in Milton Keynes (The Open University), Three years from October 2015

circulation date : 01/12/2014

closing date : 30/01/2015

Funding information:
This PhD project will be run in collaboration with a NERC funded consortium of international researchers
The studentship is fully funded for 3 years, covering tuition fees (at UK/EU level) and provides a stipend of £13,863 per year.


This project is intended to address one of the most important and yet poorly understood aspects of degassing - quantifying volatile elements beyond the gases. Volcanic eruptions are accompanied by degassing processes, which can release large volumes of hazardous gas species (e.g. SO2, H2S, HF, HCl) and toxic trace volatile metals (e.g., As and Se) into the surrounding environment. Understanding the controls on the emission rate and distribution of these elements within volcanic systems is also a key part of quantifying element cycling into shallow-crustal and surface environments and for predicting the environmental hazards associated with volcanic eruptions. The contents of many of the volatile elements are notoriously difficult to measure in geological samples (e.g., He, Ar, As, Au, Ag, F, Se, In). Hence, the processes controlling the relative proportions of volatile elements that are released from magmas during eruption remain poorly constrained. In turn this affects understanding of several geologically important processes:

- Our ability to derive models to predict future volcanic hazards or to understand the link between past climatic eruptions and mass extinctions.

- In the case of volatile-laden convergent margin magmas, the exsolution of volatiles may take place during crustal differentiation or eruption or both. Magmatic fluids exsolved at depths in the crust are commonly enriched in sulphur-loving chalcophile elements (e.g., Cu, Ag, Se, Au, As, In) and it is these fluids that play a key role in the formation of economically important magmatic-hydrothermal ore deposits, making studies of volatile exsolution of both environmental and economic importance.


This project aims to place constraints on the relative volatility and/or solubility of >60 elements during crustal differentiation, eruption and cooling of silicate melts and the potential changes in partitioning rates with variations in melt composition and eruption style. Producing a comprehensive framework of analyses of the relative behaviour of ~60 elements (with varying volatilities) in both degassed and un-degassed samples from a range in tectonic settings would be a major contribution to our understating of volatile release from volcanoes.

The PhD project will require the student to undertake reasonably strenuous fieldwork and therefore they need to be physically fit. Students should have a strong background in, and enthusiasm for, geochemistry and igneous petrology. The student will join a well-established team of Earth scientists studying geochemical processes at the Open University.

Informal enquiries relating to the project or candidate suitability should be directed to frances.jenner@open.ac.uk or sarah.sherlock@open.ac.uk.

To apply, please send an email/letter together with your CV, a completed application form (see link below) and a personal statement (outlining your suitability for the studentship, what you hope to achieve from the PhD and your research experience to date), to the following mailbox: science-research-degrees@open.ac.uk or by post to the Research Co-ordinator, Science Deanery, K Block, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA.

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 30 January 2015

The interviews will be held during the week of 16 February, 2015.

Equal Opportunity is University Policy.

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

Please quote reference Studentship 8400



PhD Studentships (2015) - Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems

Faculty of Science, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 11/11/2014

closing date : 30/01/2015

The Science Faculty invites applications for full-time studentships; projects are available in the following general areas:

- Anthropogenic Impact and Environmental Sustainability
- Biogeochemistry
- Dynamic Earth

Funding is from a range of sources but is mainly through the UK research councils; sources include the Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA) of which The Open University is one of five university partners. For research council studentships, only UK and EU citizens or those who have ordinarily been resident in the UK throughout the preceding 3 years are eligible for full funding.

The three-year research studentships provide a maintenance grant of £13,863 per year (2014 rate) and all academic fees are covered. For research council studentships there is an additional ~6 months of funding available.

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://www8.open.ac.uk/science/environment-earth-ecosystems/studentships-vacancies

Applications should include:
- a cover letter outlining why the project is of interest and how your skills match those required,
- an academic CV
- contact details of three academic referees
- an Open University application form, downloadable from: http://www.open.ac.uk/science/environment-earth-ecosystems/studentships-vacancies.

Applications should be sent to science-research-degrees@open.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, 30th January 2015

Almost all of our successful applicants have a 1st or 2i honours degree in a relevant science subject and a Masters/MSci/MESci or equivalent experience.

Equal Opportunity is University Policy

email: science-research-degrees@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 8338