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Current Vacancies (External)

ACADEMIC 

Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Education and Language Studies

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary contract for 24 months

£31,342 - £37,394

circulation date : 23/07/2014

closing date : 20/08/2014

The Department of Childhood, Youth and Sport is responsible for modules covering Childhood and Youth Studies, Developmental Psychology and related topics.

Staff within the department have a background in a range of disciplines and are committed to excellence in teaching and research. High levels of publications and grant income are generated within this area.

You will have a higher degree or equivalent professional knowledge in developmental psychology or a related field and be willing to work in an interdisciplinary context. You should have experience of curriculum design and have the ability to contribute to the development of modules by engagement with distance learning, new methods of delivery, and research and scholarship. You will have good writing skills, and will be able to work effectively, flexibly and collaboratively to agreed deadlines.

Closing date: 5.00pm on 20 August 2014

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

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 659313 or by email (link above).


Please quote reference 10363



Lecturer in French, Faculty of Education and Language Studies

Based in Milton Keynes, Part-time 18.5 hours per week

£37,756 - £45,053 pro rata

circulation date : 03/07/2014

closing date : 31/07/2014

The Faculty of Education and Language Studies produces a range of distance learning language courses for all levels of undergraduate study.

You will be working in the team that prepares and manages the materials, support, and delivery of these courses. You will contribute to the planning, writing and updating of courses and other materials in French. Academic work typically includes contributing to the development and maintenance of courses, preparation of assignments and examination papers, monitoring of assessment and contact with students through forums etc.

You will be a language graduate, with a PhD in a relevant discipline, a native or near native competence in French, and have the ability to communicate clearly in English. You must have experience of curriculum development and course design and be prepared to engage in research related to language teaching and learning. You should also have a strong commitment to the use of technology in language learning.

Closing date: 5pm Thursday 31 July 2014

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

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 Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 332247 or by email (link above).


Please quote reference 10225



Senior Lecturer/Reader in Law, The Open University Law School

Based in Milton Keynes

£48,743 - £54,841

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

Are you an accomplished and enthusiastic law academic with demonstrable interest in legal pedagogy and providing courses which open up access to further legal study?

The Open University Law School, in partnership with the University of Law, delivers the largest taught Bachelor of Laws programme in the UK. The Law School is currently expanding its range of undergraduate modules and is offering the opportunity to contribute to the development of its two 60 credit Level 1 undergraduate modules.

You will have good academic qualifications in Law with knowledge of the foundation subjects required for a Qualifying Law Degree, demonstrable interest in legal pedagogy, and an appreciation of current developments in legal education. You will also have either a good research record or evidence of research potential, good administrative skills and experience of working in an environment that opens up access to law would be desirable.

Closing date for applications: Midday on 14 August 2014
Interview date: 10 September 2014

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


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 (link above).

Please quote reference 10340



Lecturer in Operations Management, The Open University Business School

Based in Milton Keynes

£38,511 - £45,954

circulation date : 11/07/2014

closing date : 21/08/2014

As Lecturer in Operations Management you will join the Department of People and Organisations within the Faculty of Business & Law. This role will involve teaching, research and external engagement and working with colleagues within the department to help sustain the School's reputation and profile as a high quality international research and teaching institution.

You will have excellent academic qualifications, a good research record, experience of communicating and engaging effectively with practitioner and academic communities, and the ability to attract external research funding. You will have a broad understanding of current developments in management education and across the subject areas of the department.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday Thursday 21 August 2014
Interviews date: Thursday 25 September 2014

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

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 (link above).



Please quote reference 10341



Staff Tutor (R04), Faculty of Health & Social Care

Based in Birmingham, Part Time - 22.2 hours per week

£38,511 - £45,954 (Pro-Rata)

circulation date : 10/07/2014

closing date : 07/08/2014

This role is central to maintaining high quality services to students. You will be responsible for the management of Associate Lecturers who support students studying modules and qualifications primarily within the portfolio of the Faculty's Health and Social Care department in The OU in the West Midlands.

You will need a good first degree (upper second or higher) or a post-graduate qualification in a subject related to health and/or social care, a professional qualification and/or significant practice experience in health and/or social care and a teaching qualification. You will also need to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of adult learners; the ability to promote the Faculty's modules, programmes and awards to individuals and corporate customers; experience in developing and maintaining local partnerships; good interpersonal, communication, team working and organisational skills and a sound knowledge of current issues related to health and social care.

Attendance at meetings in Milton Keynes and wider travel is an essential part of the role.

Closing date: Midday 7 August 2014

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



email: HSC-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 01908 654235 or by email (link above).


Please quote reference 10386



Lecturer in Creative Writing, Faculty of Arts

Based in Milton Keynes, Permanent full-time post available from 1 October 2014

£37,756 - £45,053

circulation date : 26/06/2014

closing date : 24/07/2014

You will join our team of academics within the Department of English and contribute towards the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of Creative Writing; working in teams responsible for the production of new modules and for the presentation, assessment and quality assurance of existing modules. You will make a positive contribution to the research culture of the Department, and in particular to the work of the Contemporary Cultures of Writing Research Group.

You will have a good honours degree in English or other relevant subject(s) and have a well-established reputation as a creative writer, with a specialism in at least one of the following genres: fiction, life writing, scriptwriting or poetry.

The Faculty has a strong commitment to collective working in teaching and research.

Closing date: noon on 24 July 2014.
Interviews will be held on 8 August 2014.

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


email: Arts-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 on 01908 653370 or by email (link above)



Please quote reference 10300



ACADEMIC RELATED 

Development Team Leader

Information Technology, Based in Milton Keynes

Up to £51,702; Temporary Contract until 30 June 2016

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

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. We are looking for someone who is able to lead a team through a period of transformation which will involve organisational change as well as a change in the software development process. It is important that anyone interested in this role should enjoy working collaboratively through a period of change, have a flexible approach and a keenness to further develop their technical and professional skills.

You will have experience of managing a multidisciplinary development team, preferably from an Agile/Scrum background, in a development environment of VB.NET/C#.NET preferably in the .NET 4 Framework. Highly desirable is experience of developing systems within the technical areas of ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework, JQuery, HTML5 and TFS.

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.

Closing date: Midday 14 August 2014.

Interview date: TBA

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 10427



Project Engineer - Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed-term contract for 1 year

£31,342 to £37,394

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

As Project Engineer you will support the development of the recently established Measurement Services Business Unit (StressMap) based within the new Residual Stress Engineering Facility (RSEF) at The Open University. The Unit is undertaking an expanding scope and volume of specialist residual stress measurements and related structural integrity work for industrial clients.

You will have a good understanding of residual stress, solid mechanics, fracture mechanics and structural integrity, with experience in applying the following residual stress measurement techniques to engineering components: the contour method, X-ray diffraction and neutron diffraction. You will also have expertise in how to optimise contour measurements to minimise plasticity errors and a high level of computer skills including expertise in applying engineering software packages ABAQUS, CODE-ASTER, MATLAB and RCODE.

You will have the ability to network and communicate effectively with managers, scientists, engineers, technicians and support staff in academia and industry, and ideally have experience in business planning and project management skills.

Closing date: noon Thursday 14 August 2014

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

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 10370



Internal Communications Officer

Communications

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

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

Do you have excellent communication and project management skills and enjoy locating, creating and delivering news? If so, this role supporting the delivery of The Open University's internal communications strategy may be for you.

We are looking for a confident and highly motivated individual to support the Internal Communications Manager in developing and implementing a content strategy for our internal communications channels. This will include the creation of regular editorial planning as appropriate for these channels.

You will contribute creative ideas and the latest sector thinking to shape the direction of the projects allocated to you, recommending the right media, channels, production solutions and creative expression to achieve the best results against the brief.

You will have experience of developing and implementing complex internal communications projects, across a wide media mix from magazines, enewsletters, social media campaigns to the production of videos and creation of events. You will also have a proven ability to write clear, engaging copy for different audiences and channels.

Closing date: 14 August 2014


email: comms-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 10400



Channel Manager: LinkedIn Employability

Communications, Based in Milton Keynes

£38,511-£45,954; Temporary two year contract

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

Within this role you will harness the scale of The Open University's student community to raise awareness of and improve the employability of OU students through a dynamic career network.

We know that, of our 200k students and 360k contactable alumni, at least 140k possess a LinkedIn profile. Recent changes to LinkedIn mean that tapping that latent potential is a realistic option.

The expertise of our career-experienced students, our academics and the significant portfolio of free-learning content created at the OU (not least those from our triple accredited business school), mean that you will have access to some of the best tools for the job.

If you have experience of developing social media communities, possess a talent for choosing the right words and appropriate media to explain complex concepts, and excellent project management skills, we look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 14 August 2014

email: comms-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 10399



Quality Assurance Manager, Institute of Educational Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Part-time - 18.5 hours per week

£31,342 - £37,394 pro-rata

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

Do you take pride in providing a high quality customer experience?

...then join us!

The Institute of Educational Technology has a reputation for delivering innovative and engaging learning experiences. We are looking for an excellent communicator, possessing great analytical skills and attention to detail, to contribute to the delivery of innovative services to the Open University and in support of services created as part of UK and international research projects.

You will be responsible for assuring all aspects of quality for institutional developments and service delivery. Collaborating closely with colleagues you will build, develop and manage relationships with stakeholders and project teams to deliver world-class materials across a wide range of media and disciplines, managing integrity and quality through the whole software development life-cycle. You will also work as primary liaison with other units around issues of service quality and technology collaboration.

For an informal discussion contact Will Woods, email: will.woods@open.ac.uk

Closing date: 14 August 2014
Interview date: to be advised

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


email: IET-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 01908 653781 or by email (link above).




Please quote reference 9631



Lead Technical Developer

Information Technology

Up to £45,954; Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

This is an exciting opportunity for you as a skilled individual with experience of successful delivery of solutions on EMC Documentum to become our Lead Developer.

You will be leading and guiding an existing small team in planning and delivering Documentum projects, as well as advising on and implementing strategy. Currently the team are about to undergo a significant upgrade to our Documentum technologies which you will take a lead on.

You will have a solid Documentum technical background and be able to demonstrate the value you have delivered via previous Documentum projects. You will be comfortable as technical lead and be able to manage technical and non-technical stakeholders successfully. You will preferably have experience of working using agile development techniques.

Closing date: midday 14 August 2014.

Interview date: tba.

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 10345



Digital Development Editors, Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS)

Based in Milton Keynes

£31,342 to £37,394

circulation date : 14/07/2014

closing date : 11/08/2014

3 permanent posts
Various temporary contracts to 31 July 2015 (including maternity leave cover) and 31 July 2016


Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS) is the department of The Open University which creates the University's award-winning learning and teaching materials - our OU Anywhere app took two prizes in the Guardian University Awards 2014.

We are looking for talented Digital Development Editors to create even more inspirational learning experiences for the University's 200,000-plus students.

You will be working in multi-skilled creative teams, and with our academic and other partners, to devise, develop and deliver engaging and pedagogically effective digital learning and teaching assets for delivery via the University's virtual online learning environment and new and emerging formats and platforms including Open Learn and FutureLearn.

You may have a background in educational or professional publishing, digital editorial and production, educational technology or instructional design. In any event, you will have strong communication and presentation skills and the ability to build productive partnerships. You will be hands on and able to manage competing priorities and you will be creative while attending to detail and accuracy. You will have excellent digital skills and knowledge of current and emerging technologies. And you will be able to make editorial decisions about the structure and flow of media narratives.

Closing date: 12 midday (noon) - 11 August 2014
Interview dates: Weeks commencing 25 August and 1 September 2014

email: LTS-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 10384



Product and Service Development Manager, Marketing &SRFS

Based in Milton Keynes

£38,511 - £45,954

circulation date : 16/07/2014

closing date : 13/08/2014

Joining a team based within the Strategic Marketing Services Sub-unit of Marketing and SRFS the Product and Service Development Manager will be responsible for supporting the development of new products and services (Modules, Qualifications etc.) in new and existing markets and for evaluating and highlighting further opportunities within existing products.

Working effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, data sources, and research methodologies you will develop insights and accurately identify/prioritise opportunities. You will develop and write detailed product strategy reviews to support the Faculties and the Curriculum and Qualification Office in their decision making.

We are looking for a graduate with substantial experience of structured product development, research and analysis in the public or education sectors. You will be able to demonstrate excellent data analysis, interpersonal, project management and presentation skills and the ability to lead and manage multiple projects to time and budget.

Closing date: Noon 13 August 2014
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 (link above).

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



Please quote reference 10310



Project Officer, Office of PVC Academic

2 year temporary contract, Based in Milton Keynes

£31,342 - £37,394

circulation date : 10/07/2014

closing date : 07/08/2014

As Project Officer you will fully utilise your excellent organisational and communication qualities and skills to coordinate and prioritise a range of activities on an exciting project within the Open University's Study Experience strategic change programme.

You need to be an enthusiastic and highly effective team worker as you will play a key role in the creative problem solving and analysis of issues contributing to and influencing the progress of the Analytics Project.
Working within the project team, you will provide project management support to senior managers in the team. You need to be professional, discrete and act as a key contact for the groups and activities you manage. You will have excellent research, analytical and planning skills with the ability to assimilate information from multiple sources and stakeholders.

Closing date: noon 7 August 2014.
Interview date: 21 and 22 August 2014.

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


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).

Please quote reference 10291



Specialist Team Manager (Software Development and Technical Testing), Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS)

Based in Milton Keynes

£38,511 to £45,954

circulation date : 10/07/2014

closing date : 07/08/2014

Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS) is the department of The Open University which creates the University's award-winning learning and teaching materials - our OU Anywhere app took two prizes in the Guardian University Awards 2014.

We are looking for a talented Team Manager to lead a team of Interactive Media Developers (IMDs) and Technical Testers to create even more inspirational learning experiences for the University's 200,000-plus students.

You will need to be hands on, able to manage competing priorities and have the ability to build productive partnerships. You will have excellent digital skills and knowledge of current and emerging technologies. You will be great at developing people and helping them to meet their potential. You will set high standards for yourself and the wider team, allocating people to projects for a win-win solution.

You will be skilled in delivering continuous improvement of IMD and technical testing production processes, ensuring that knowledge is shared so that team members are multi-skilled and disseminate good practice.

CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

Closing date: 12 Midday (noon), on Thursday 7 August 2014
Interview dates: to be confirmed

email: LTS-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 9801



Lead Analyst, Information Technology

Based in Milton Keynes

Salary up to £51,702

circulation date : 03/07/2014

closing date : 31/07/2014

We are looking for an experienced Systems Analyst to lead our Business Intelligence team within the University's IT Development Department. You will lead a team of 3+ Analysts/Developers who use SAS software to develop and maintain SAS applications to meet emerging business needs, whilst promoting the use of SAS technologies to our users.

This is an exciting time to join the Business Intelligence team. The University is establishing its overarching Analytics Strategy, and this team will be fundamental in delivering the new and improved software and structures vital to the on-going success of the University.

Experience of working with Data Warehouses and SAS is strongly desired and a solid knowledge of structured development methods, including process and data analysis is a pre-requisite. You will enjoy working collaboratively, have strong communication skills and a keenness to develop your professional skills.

Closing date: Midday 31 July 2014. Interview date: tba.

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 (link above).

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


Please quote reference 10265



Head of Architecture, Information Technology

Based in Milton Keynes

Senior Salary band up to £75,000

circulation date : 03/07/2014

closing date : 31/07/2014

We are seeking a business-focussed, innovative and pragmatic Head of Architecture to join the IT team 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 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 31 July 2014.

Interview date: Please Note: The Interviews for this role will take place during September 2014.

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 (link above).

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



Please quote reference 10383



Software Developers in e-Learning, Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS)

Temporary contracts until 31 July 2016, Based in Milton Keynes, Part time hours will be considered

£31,342 - £37,394

circulation date : 03/07/2014

closing date : 31/07/2014

The Open University is a world leader in the use of multiple media in distance education. Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS) is the OU department that develops those media. We are looking to recruit software developers to work with academic colleagues and other LTS specialists (in learning design, editing, graphics, video, etc) to develop web-based activities and materials that deliver and support high quality and engaging distance learning.

You will work as part of a creative team through the full development lifecycle of specification, design, development, documentation, testing, deployment and maintenance. You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and have expertise in modern web development methods and technologies.

You will have a strong desire to learn how to best apply your skills to deliver world-leading online educational activities. A willingness to develop those skills to make best use of emerging technologies in mobile and other areas is essential, as are communication, organisational and problem-solving skills.

Closing date: Midday (12 noon), 31 July 2014
Interviews will take place on 14/15 August 2014

email: LTS-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 10249



Senior Project Manager, Learning and Teaching

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary contract for 12 months

£38,511 - £45,954

circulation date : 03/07/2014

closing date : 31/07/2014

Are you excited by the opportunity to manage a project for the Learning and Teaching portfolio which is of strategic importance to the Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching (PVC LT) and to the University as a whole?

Located within the Office of the PVC LT, you will work as a member of a small team with the responsibility of managing a PVC LT sponsored project. The project aims to explore fully and then implement the actions required to introduce new ways of working, bringing the Learning and Teaching portfolio into alignment with the OU project management methodology including migrating on to Microsoft Project Server. You will be working regularly with senior executives to enable them to realise the objectives of the University.

You will be an experienced project manager with excellent communication, engagement, analytical, planning and organisational skills.

Closing date: noon 31 July 2014.
Interview date: 27 August 2014.

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 10375



Business Analysis Manager

Business Development Unit, Open University Worldwide Ltd

Highly Competitive Salary, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 26/06/2014

closing date : 29/07/2014

We are seeking a Business Analysis Manager to lead and manage a team of 4 business analysts in the development and provision of incisive and insightful business analysis and management information to support and contribute to the development and growth of the Business Development Unit (BDU) and the University's revenue streams.

You will have significant relevant experience of the application of business analysis in a commercial B2C or B2B business and have experience of leading and managing a professional team. Knowledge and experience of the implementation of Salesforce within a commercial environment is required plus knowledge and experience of applying data visualization tools to aid business analysis and decision making is a requirement.

You will have a degree or equivalent qualification in a business, management, marketing or related discipline. Formal training and/or qualifications in programme/project management would also be highly beneficial.

External candidates are also being sourced by an external agency.

Closing date: 29 July 2014

Interview Date: Early August

email: BDU-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 (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 7952



RESEARCH 

Research Associate, Faculty of Health and Social Care

£31,342 - £37,394

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 21/08/2014

Based in Milton Keynes and London (with regular travel to other locations)
Temporary contract until End March 2017



Developing a co-produced, digital, and living archive of learning disability history

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher with proven research and project management skills to work with a diverse team, which includes people with learning disabilities. The project's aim is to develop a prototype digital archive of learning disability history while addressing a number of associated research questions. It involves regular meetings, workshops, and conferences that will take place in London, Milton Keynes and Leeds.

You will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and the Co-Investigators to lead on specific elements of the research process. You will do this in collaboration with a second Research Associate with learning disabilities.

Because of the inclusive and workshop-orientated nature of the project, the Research Associate role will be based across two sites (the Open University in Milton Keynes and the Rix Centre at the University of East London). A willingness to travel is therefore essential.


Closing date: Midday 21 August 2014
Interview date: September 2014 (although may be subject to change)

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

email: HSC-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 (01908 654235) or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10172



Chemist - KTP Associate, Faculty of Science - Department of Life, Health & Chemical Sciences

Based at Ambridge Thermoplastics Ltd, Newton Longville, Milton Keynes

Salary up to £20,374

circulation date : 10/07/2014

closing date : 21/08/2014

This is an exciting 34 month fixed-term post with Ambridge Thermoplastics Ltd, the manufacturer of high quality road marking products in the UK. Ambridge produces specialist paint products and is the largest road marking contractor in the UK.

Employed by The Open University, but based full-time at Ambridge's in Newton Longville near Milton Keynes, this varied role involves working on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project to transform the road marking industry by acting as a change agent to help Ambridge acquire the knowledge and capabilities to develop innovative sustainable products and application methods for efficient highway marking delivery.

You will have a MChem or BSc in Chemistry (2:I or above) and your research project was in synthetic or materials chemistry; you will need to feel equally at home in the laboratory as you are working in the field, alongside road crews and thrive on working in an unorthodox commercial and research environment. You will need a driving licence and be willing to travel between sites across the UK and Europe and have the ability to work, communicate and influence academic and business people.

This role offers an excellent opportunity to accelerate career progression with great training opportunities and valuable commercial experience.

Closing date for applications: Midday, Thursday 21 August 2014.

Interview date: 9 September 2014

Interviews will take place at Ambridge's offices Brook Farm, Drayton Road, Newton Longville, MK17 0BH.

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

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 654765 or by email (link above).


Please quote reference 10385



Research Associate, Faculty of Health & Social Care

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary contract until 31 May 2016

£31,342 - £37,394

circulation date : 10/07/2014

closing date : 31/07/2014

NIHR HTA FUNDED PROJECT ON PRE-CONCEPTION CARE FOR WOMEN WITH PRE-EXISTING TYPE 1 OR TYPE 2 DIABETES

As a Research Associate with excellent oral and written communication skills in Urdu and English, you will be supporting a new research project, led by Dr Sarah Earle of the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University, funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technologies Assessment Programme (NIHR HTA).

The project will explore why women with pre-existing diabetes do, or do not, access pre-conception care and will investigate the views of staff and stakeholders to explore existing and future provision of pre-conception care. This two-year project, undertaken in partnership with the University of Birmingham and Heart of England NHS Trust seeks to make recommendations on how uptake and outcomes might be optimised for all women with diabetes of childbearing age.

You will have proven organisational abilities and an ability to work in a team as well as on your own initiative. You will have some experience of health research, an understanding of women's health issues and be willing to travel between Milton Keynes and Birmingham.


Closing date: 5.00 p.m. 31 July 2014

Interview date: September 2014 - this date may be subject to change

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


email: HSC-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 01908 654235 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10364



Research Associate x 3 - Adaptive Security and Privacy (ASAP), Faculty of Mathematics, Computing & Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Approximate 24 month temporary contracts

£31,342 to £37,394

circulation date : 03/07/2014

closing date : 31/07/2014

As Research Associate you will have the opportunity to carry out world class research on a European Research Council (ERC)-funded project entitled 'Adaptive Security and Privacy' (ASAP) in the Department of Computing and Communications within the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology (www.computing.open.ac.uk).

The overall aim of the research programme (www.asap-project.eu) is to deliver a conceptual framework, and applied techniques and tools to support software engineers in developing adaptive software - adaptive in its functionality and in its ability to protect assets.

The focus will be on supporting the changing security and privacy needs of users, and will centre on both security requirements analysis and design, and security and privacy management at runtime.

You will have a proven track record and potential to conduct research at the highest international level, and you will work in one or more of the following general research areas: software engineering, security and privacy, and/or adaptive systems. Experience of working in any of the following domains is particularly welcome: digital forensics, mobile and ubiquitous computing technologies, such as mobile systems or applications development, life-logging/self-quantifying and user studies especially applied to security/privacy).

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this role before making an application please email Professor Bashar Nuseibeh (info@asap-project.eu).

Closing date: Noon Thursday 31 July 2014

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

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 10326



Lunar Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Faculty of Science - Department of Physical Sciences

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary contract for 24 months

£31,342 - £37,394 p.a.

circulation date : 03/07/2014

closing date : 31/07/2014

This Open University-funded project will involve performing studies of lunar volatiles and evaluating their resource potential in the context of future in-situ resource utilisation (ISRU) applications on the Moon. The bulk of the project will involve laboratory-based investigations of lunar samples and analogue materials.

You will be an experienced researcher familiar with operation and application of micro-beam analytical instruments and techniques including SEM, EPMA, NanoSIMS. You will work across disciplines combining scientific knowledge derived from lunar sample studies to inform and plan a series of experiments to test various lunar ISRU applications.

You will have the opportunity to work with other members of the lunar research team and learn about other on-going research in the Planetary and Space Sciences at the OU.

You will lead the laboratory analytical campaign and will engage fully in developing new measurement protocols as necessary. The project will involve multi-national collaborations with overseas visits, and you will be expected to publish your research findings in high-profile peer-reviewed journals and give presentations at various meetings and conferences, as appropriate.

You will have a PhD in planetary science, earth science or a closely related field with experience in laboratory research involving volatiles (e.g. H, C, N, etc.) and experience in running and using SEM, EPMA and an ion probe. You will be able to communicate research results effectively and be experienced in co-ordinating and co-organising meetings and conferences.

Closing date: Thursday 31 July 2014.
Interview date is to be advised.

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

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 01908 654675 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10325



Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Magnetron Sputtering, Faculty of Science - Department of Physical Sciences

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary contract for 24 months

£31,342 - £37,394 p.a.

circulation date : 03/07/2014

closing date : 31/07/2014

As an experienced post-doctoral engineer or physicist with a background in low temperature plasmas, you will be working on a project relating to magnetron sputtering. You will conduct laboratory experiments to benchmark sophisticated numerical models of magnetron-based coating and you will be directly involved in sourcing validated data for the code.

You will have a PhD or equivalent qualification in the science and engineering of low temperature plasmas, lab skills in electrical diagnostics, optical measurements and vacuum technology with some experience of numerical modelling of plasmas. Good oral and written communication skills and a demonstrable grasp of the relevant research literature are also essential. You will have demonstrated that you can work harmoniously in a team, and that you are able to independently design and undertake experimental enquiries as part of a wider programme.

Closing date: 31 July 2014
Interview date: TBC

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


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 (link above).


Please quote reference 10315



Research Associate - EPSRC Monetize Me, Faculty of Maths, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes

£30,728 - £36,661

circulation date : 19/06/2014

closing date : 31/07/2014

As a Research Associate you will be involved in conducting research into the challenges associated with engineering privacy in the technologies that are used in the emerging area of self-quantification. The research will be carried out as part of the EPSRC-funded Monetize Me project; involving a multi-disciplinary team which spans software engineering, business strategy and privacy.

You will need to have completed a PhD in Software/Requirements Engineering or related discipline by the time you start, and will already have an excellent research profile and potential for continued achievement.
You will have an opportunity to work both independently and as part of a large collaborative, interdisciplinary research team based in the Security and Privacy lab in the Computing and Communications department. You will also work with colleagues in the Open Business School.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Blaine Price (Blaine.Price@open.ac.uk) before applying.

Closing date: Midday 31st July 2014

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

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 +44 (0)1908 654161 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10087



SUPPORT STAFF 

PA to the Director

Learning and Teaching Centre

£21,391- £24,057; Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 24/07/2014

closing date : 21/08/2014

Are you looking to fully utilise your excellent PA, secretarial, administrative and organisational skills? Do you have the qualities and skills needed to provide day-to-day support to the Director, Learning and Teaching Centre, including secretarial support to a part time Academic Director, Learning and Teaching?

We need an experienced PA who manages the interface between the Directors, external agencies and internal staff; and manages their complex schedule of diary appointments co-ordinating the flow of information and briefing material required to support this schedule.

You will have excellent PA and office management skills, and you will be able to demonstrate professionalism, tact and diplomacy in communicating effectively with all areas of the University and with external organisations at a senior level. You will also have an excellent attention to detail in taking and progressing follow-up action and in the accuracy of the presentation of your work. Your high level anticipatory and analytical skills will help prioritise effectively maintaining a flexible approach to your work.

Closing date: noon 21 August 2014.

Interview date: 25 September 2014

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 10413



Assistant, PVC Support

Learning and Teaching Centre

£21,391- £24,057, Temporary contract for 22 months, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 24/07/2014

closing date : 21/08/2014

Are you looking to fully utilise your excellent secretarial and organisational skills? Do you have the qualities and skills needed to provide day-to-day support to the PA to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching?

You will have a high standard of written, verbal communication and IT skills, and you will be able to demonstrate professionalism, tact and diplomacy in communicating effectively with all areas of the University and with external organisations at a senior level. You will need good organisational skills and the ability to work within a team as well as using your own initiative.

You will also have an excellent attention to detail in taking and progressing follow-up action and in the accuracy of the presentation of your work. Your high level anticipatory and analytical skills will help prioritise effectively maintaining a flexible approach to your work.

Closing date: noon 21 August 2014.

Interview date: 25 September 2014.

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 10414



Finance Administrator

Marketing and SRFS

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

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

Are you interested in working with people and budgets?

You will be responsible for preparing various budgetary forecasts and end of year financial accounts for the department, which includes analysis of data trends and variances. This involves working to tight timescales and ensuring a high level of accuracy. You will ensure all records are kept up-to-date, and will attend budgetary meetings providing accurate expenditure and forecasting data.

With experience of working in a finance department, you will have good IT skills, the ability to work with complex confidential data, and excellent organisational skills. You will also be flexible and adaptable to change, have good communication skills, and thrive on providing high-level customer service.

Closing date: 14 August 2014

Interviews: 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 10461



Associate Lecturer Services Assistant

The Open University in London, Based in Camden Town, London

£18,549 - £20,781 per annum - London Weighting Allowance £3803

circulation date : 24/07/2014

closing date : 21/08/2014

Are you a well organised excellent communicator? Do you enjoy being part of a busy team?

We require an adaptable team member to provide administrative support to our community of Associate Lecturers and Academic Staff.

Duties will include: responding quickly and effectively to queries from enquirers; providing administrative support for faculty staff, assisting with the production of timetables; assisting in a range of activities relating to the employment and support of Open University tutors.

You will be an all-round, flexible administrator with experience of complex regulations and procedures. You will have an attention to detail, excellent IT and numeracy skills, the ability to work to deadlines and prioritise tasks.

Closing date: 21 August 2014
Interview dates: 11 and 12 September 2014

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

email: r01-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).


Please quote reference 10366



Technical Author

Information Technology (IT Service Delivery)

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

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

IT Service Quality are a small team, that form part of the IT Service Delivery function at the Open University. We are seeking to appoint a Technical Author to write and maintain guidance materials, and communications articles for products and services delivered by Information Technology.

You will need to fully understand the relevant technologies (e.g. Microsoft Office, Lync, VPN, internal corporate applications), and translate advice and guidance into 'plain English' for end users. You will also work with colleagues to drive improved exploitation of deployed technologies by raising awareness of available tools and functionality and producing guidance using different media, for example video, face-to-face or interactive online content.

You will need to be able to demonstrate excellent written, grammatical, design, and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt and contextualise technical information to non-technical audiences.

Closing date: Midday - 14 August 2014.

Interview date: tba.

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 10355



Senior Learner Support Assistant

Learner Support Services, Student Services, The Open University in the South, Based in Oxford

£21,391 - £24,057, Temporary Contract until 31 July 2015

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a flexible, adaptable and professional approach to work as a member of Learner Support Services supporting our Student Support Teams. You will work in conjunction with the Faculty of Business and Law, and support the University’s transition from its existing structure to the New Academic Year presentation patterns.

If you combine excellent communication skills and all-round office experience this varied and interesting role will stretch you both personally and professionally. Primary duties will include work-flow management across a team of fifteen colleagues, frontline student support by telephone and email, and the planning, co-ordination and delivery of work associated with Examinations and Assessment.

You will possess good organisational skills, the ability to interpret and deal with a wide range of office procedures and regulations, excellent telephone and customer support skills and the ability to multi-task. You will need to demonstrate that you are able to meet operational deadlines, are numerate, have a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. You will be fully conversant with IT packages and management information systems.

CVs will not be considered on their own. Direct applications to the Open University only.

Closing date: 14 August 2014 at 12 noon.

Interview date: 26 August 2014.

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

email: South-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).


Please quote reference 9940



Sound & Vision Assistant, Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS)

Temporary until 31 July 2015, Based in Milton Keynes

£21,391 to £24,057

circulation date : 03/07/2014

closing date : 31/07/2014

The Open University's Sound and Vision unit is responsible for the production of video and audio assets for the Universitys' modules and is at the forefront of developments utilising multiplatforms for the effective delivery of these learning materials.

We are looking for a production assistant to support the Producers and the Studio Manager in the efficient production, processing and delivery of these materials, including co-ordinating with external suppliers and the administration of the unit's production and post-production facilities.

You should have excellent organisational and communication skills, the ability to prioritise work under pressure, team working skills and an attention to detail and accuracy. Demonstrable competance in basic IT systems and GCSE 'C' level or equivalent in English language and maths are also required. Experience of working with creative and/or production teams in the media industry would be an advantage.

Closing date: Midday (12 noon), 31 July 2014.
Interviews will be held on 20 August 2014.

email: LTS-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 10264



Portfolio Support Officer, Strategy Office

Based in Milton Keynes

£25,513 - £30,434

circulation date : 10/07/2014

closing date : 07/08/2014

Do you have excellent organisational, ICT and interpersonal skills and would enjoy working closely with the University's Strategic Priorities? If so, this role supporting the management, reporting and communication of the University's portfolio may be for you.

You will support the Strategic Priority programmes and projects, including:

1. Supporting the assurance of those programmes and projects through the coordination and analysis of programme/project management information.
2. Acting as system administrator and 'super-user' for our project management tool.
3. Maintaining and developing materials in support of the OU Project Management Methodology (OUPM), and promoting its use with stakeholders.
4. Providing support and guidance to enquirers on a range of project management issues.

You should have experience of working in a programme or project management environment, ideally with an appropriate qualification. You should have experience in managing information and data, strong ICT skills (including Sharepoint), and the ability to use technology to enhance working practices. You should also have a proven ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, to work with stakeholders across a range of areas and levels, and to demonstrate a flexible and constructive approach.


Closing date: noon 7 August 2014.
Interview date: 26 August 2014.

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 10284



Accounting Assistant, Finance Division

Based in Milton Keynes

£25,513 - £30,434

circulation date : 03/07/2014

closing date : 31/07/2014

The position of Accounting Assistant is within a team providing financial and management accounting support to the academic Units of the University. You will work closely with one or more Unit Accountants to provide dedicated support to budget holders. You will assist in the provision of accurate and timely financial reporting, advice on financial plans and business appraisals for new activity. You will also contribute to the general financial work of the office.

You will have relevant finance related work experience, including costing and budget monitoring. In addition you will have excellent communication and organisational skills. You will also have excellent IT skills and be competent in creating and using complex Excel spreadsheets. You will be required to work with minimal supervision; the ability to manage a varied work load and work to deadlines is essential. You will be at least at the intermediate level of AAT (or equivalent).

Closing date: 31 July 2014
Interview date: Week commencing: 11 August 2014.

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 (link above).

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


Please quote reference 10353



AL Services Assistant

Student Services, The Open University, Based in Belfast

£18,185 - £20,374 (pro rata), Part-Time 18.5 hours per week

circulation date : 03/07/2014

closing date : 31/07/2014

Working as part of the integrated UK-wide Associate Lecturer Services team, you will provide a range of services to Associate Lecturers and, indirectly, to students. This will involve the implementation of administrative procedures and processes as well as regular communication via telephone, letter, email and other electronic formats.

We are seeking a highly motivated and versatile person. You will be comfortable with technology, possess excellent communication and organisational skills and be able to demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy in your work. You will have well developed customer service skills and experience of an educational based environment. You will have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and the ability to make effective use of a wide range of OU IT applications.

Closing date: 12 Noon 31 July 2014.

Interview date: Week commencing 11 August 2014.

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

email: Ireland-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).


Please quote reference 10271



EXECUTIVE 

  none currently available


OTHER 

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH OPEN DAY - CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN EDUCATION AND EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Milton Keynes 29 October 2014 10am - 3pm

circulation date : 14/07/2014

closing date : 29/10/2014

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS DOCUMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO THIS ROLE.

You are warmly invited to the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET) Open Day at on 29 October 2014, where you can find out about our full range of higher degree courses and our current research themes.

Our Open Day is an opportunity to meet CREET students and supervisors. You can discuss your research interests, see our research facilities and hear about some of our current research projects.

Research within CREET is grouped into clusters reflecting our main interests:
- Childhood studies
- Education Futures (including higher education)
- Language and literacies
- Technology-enhanced learning

We hope to offer a small number of partly or fully funded studentships, covering some or all of the cost in terms of fees and maintenance for our three or four year PhD programme. To find out more about our PhD programme please go to http://www.open.ac.uk/creet/main/postgraduate.

We also offer a Professional Doctorate in Education. To find out about this part-time research degree, please go to the Doctorate in Education website http://www.open.ac.uk/creet/main/postgraduate/doctorate-education .

At our Open Day you will receive advice about completing your application form and if you decide to attend one of the afternoon workshops you will find out more about writing a research proposal.

To register for a place on our Open Day or find out more about our postgraduate programme, email CREET-student-enquiries@open.ac.uk or telephone Anne Foward on 01908 655364.

email: CREET-student-enquiries@open.ac.uk 

Please quote reference 7994



PhD studentship - Clinical Health Informatics and Privacy Management, Department of Computing and Communications (Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology)

Based in Milton Keynes, Full time - 3 years from 1 October 2014

Approximate stipend of £13,726

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 01/09/2014

Life-logging and self-quantifying technologies are no longer the realm of elite athletes and expensive medical equipment - ordinary healthy people can now use inexpensive non-invasive equipment to automatically monitor many aspects of their lives. Collecting and sharing this data with medical clinicians and others can have huge benefits for an individual and society but it also poses risk.

Are you an upcoming PhD student interested in working at the intersections of self-quantification, health informatics and privacy management? In this studentship you will have the opportunity to work both with clinicians and patients in Milton Keynes Hospital building and testing applications in field studies examining the effect of these technologies on patient outcomes. You will contribute to the literature on privacy requirements and interfaces for self-quantifying applications, and to medical literature in a range of disciplines.

You will be highly motivated with some evidence of aptitude for doing research. You should have (or expect to obtain) at least the equivalent of a UK 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in Computer Science or related engineering discipline.

General information about studying for a research degree with the Open University and how to apply is available from the Research Degrees Prospectus at:
www.open.ac.uk/research-degrees
Specific advice on writing a research proposal is available here:
http://www.computing.open.ac.uk/research-degrees

For more information, interested applicants should contact Blaine Price (Blaine.Price@open.ac.uk) or Prof Bashar Nuseibeh (Bashar.Nuseibeh@open.ac.uk).

Closing date for applications is 1 September 2014.

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

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 7989



PhD studentships - Adaptive Security and Privacy, Department of Computing and Communications (Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology)

Based in Milton Keynes, Full time - 3 years from 1 October 2014

Approximate stipend of £13,726

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 01/09/2014

We have exciting opportunities for up to 4 PhD studentships to carry out world class research on a European Research Council (ERC)-funded project entitled 'Adaptive Security and Privacy' (ASAP) in the Department of Computing and Communications, Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology (www.computing.open.ac.uk). The overall aim of the research programme (www.asap-project.eu) is to deliver a conceptual framework, and applied techniques and tools to support software engineers in developing adaptive software - adaptive in its functionality and in its ability to protect assets.

The focus will be on supporting the changing security and privacy needs of users, and will centre on both security requirements analysis and design, and security and privacy management at runtime. We are particularly interested in topics in the following general research areas:
- software engineering
- security and privacy
- adaptive systems
- digital forensics
- mobile and ubiquitous computing technologies
- privacy aspects of life-logging/self-quantifying/medical informatics

You will be highly motivated with some evidence of aptitude for doing research. You should have (or expect to obtain) at least the equivalent of a UK 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in Computer Science or related engineering discipline.

General information about studying for a research degree with the Open University and how to apply formally is available from the Research Degrees Prospectus at:
www.open.ac.uk/research-degrees
Specific advice on writing a research proposal is available at:
www.computing.open.ac.uk/research-degrees

For more information, interested applicants should contact Prof Bashar Nuseibeh (Bashar.Nuseibeh@open.ac.uk) with a CV and short description of research interests.

Closing date for applications is 1 September 2014.

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

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 Studentship 7988



2014 full-time studentships, Department of Physical Sciences; Faculty of Science

Based in Milton Keynes

Closing date: Ongoing

circulation date : 23/12/2013

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 / Cosmochemistry / Detector Technologies

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 £13,726 per year (2013 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 2014 with the first round of interviews taking place in late February/early March 2014.

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

For general postgraduate admission enquiries in the Department of Physical Sciences or if you would like to apply then please send an up to date CV including names of referees, 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

Equal opportunity is University policy.

Please quote reference 7528