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Current Vacancies (External)

ACADEMIC 

Lecturer in Criminology - Faculty of Social Sciences (Department of Social Policy & Criminology)

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary 24 month contract

31,342 - 37,394

circulation date : 23/10/2014

closing date : 20/11/2014

You will play a key role in the Department of Social Policy and Criminology, where you will build on your proven experience in teaching and research in critical Criminology, working collaboratively in team contexts, and promoting the values of The Open University.

A vital aspect of the post will be to help develop our curriculum, teaching and research in critical Criminology and make significant contributions to consolidating and extending our successes in this field in the UK and beyond. We have a highly successful and expanding undergraduate teaching programme in Criminology, with ongoing developments also at postgraduate level. We place a strong emphasis on innovative curricula spanning Social Policy and Criminology.

You will have an established research record in critical Criminology, which complements and extends the concerns of the Department and Faculty, and you will be expected to contribute to research, grant-getting, publications and public engagement activities as a member of one or more of the Faculty's research centres.

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Professor Steve Tombs on +44 (0)1908 655150 or email
steve.tombs@open.ac.uk

Closing date: noon Thursday, 20 November 2014
Interview date: Tuesday, 09 December 2014


email: SocSci-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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


Please quote reference 10632



Lecturer in English Language Teaching (English for Academic Purposes) - Faculty of Education and Language Studies

Based in Milton Keynes

38,511 - 45,954

circulation date : 20/10/2014

closing date : 10/11/2014

As Lecturer in English Language Teaching (ELT) you will join the OpenELT team at a time when we are embarking on a number of new English for Academic Purposes collaborations within several faculty programmes.

You will be joining a small team working on the development and production of distance learning modules, packs and external projects in Academic Literacy, English for Academic and Specific Purposes (EAP and ESP) and English Language Teaching.

You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant area and have experience in curriculum development, project management and online learning and teaching. You will have research experience in one or more of these areas. You should show an ability to support academic colleagues in other faculties in the development of EAP interventions for learners, and undertake staff development activities for non-specialist staff across the University in the areas of EAP and language support.

Closing date: noon on Monday 10 November 2014

email: FELS-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Staffing Team on 01908 332247 or by email (link above).

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

Please quote reference 10686



Regional Manager - The Open University Law School

Based in Oxford, Full time - Temporary Contract ends 6 January 2017

38,511 - 45,954

circulation date : 16/10/2014

closing date : 13/11/2014

The Open University is the world's leading distance learning institution. The Open University Law School is currently expanding its undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and is seeking to recruit a Regional Manager, willing and able to make a significant contribution to the Student Experience.

As Regional Manager your role is diverse and challenging; you will provide advice and support to students, have management responsibility for Associate Lecturers, and take a lead role in the design and development of targeted learner and learning interventions. You will also contribute to module/programme development.

You will work with colleagues in Student Support Team Host Location where you are based, the University's other Student Support Teams, Nation colleagues as well as with colleagues based in the Law School at Milton Keynes.

You will need a Law Degree or CPE or Graduate Diploma in Law with a successful record of managing people, an understanding and experience of the pedagogy underlying distance teaching and learning, and demonstrable experience of using technologies to support online learners. You will need to be flexible, resilient and a team player, and to be computer literate. Experience of teaching law is desirable.

Closing date for applications: Midday on 13 November 2014
Interview date: 12 December 2014


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).

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



Please quote reference 10446



Chair in Social Sciences - Faculty of Social Sciences

Based in Milton Keynes

72,837 - 95,396 per annum

circulation date : 09/10/2014

closing date : 06/11/2014

The Faculty of Social Sciences has strong ambitions to further grow its Research profile. To this end, we are seeking to appoint a leading Professor to enhance one of our existing research strengths in any of the following discipline areas:

Sociology
Human Geography
Politics and International Studies
Social Policy
Criminology
Psychology
Economics

You will have an already impressive record of publications and high impact research, including an exceptional research grant record. You will have proven skills in academic leadership and management roles, including successful research leadership and team building. This will be an exciting opportunity to lead and grow your research area by joining a University committed to research and its wider social mission.

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Professor Kevin Hetherington, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences on +44 (0)1908 654464 email Kevin.Hetherington@open.ac.uk

Closing date: noon on Thursday 6 November 2014
Interview date: early December 2014

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



email: SocSci-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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



Please quote reference 10687



ACADEMIC RELATED 

Senior Faculty Manager - Faculty of Arts

Based in Belfast National Centre, 18.5 hours per week available immediately

38,511 - 45,954 pa pro-rata

circulation date : 23/10/2014

closing date : 13/11/2014

You will work with the Arts Staff Tutor carrying out the academic administration relating to the delivery of the Arts Faculty's modules in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and to the support of students studying on these modules. You will also share responsibility for the management of Arts associate lecturer staff across Ireland.

Duties will include: recruitment, staff development and monitoring of part-time associate lecturer staff; liaison with part-time associate lecturer staff; the organisation of tutorials and day schools; responding to queries from staff and students; and the provision of management information and administrative support to the Arts Staff Tutor.

You should be a graduate with significant experience of administration and of teaching in higher or adult education. You should also possess appropriate IT skills.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 13 November 2014
Interview date: Friday 12 December 2014

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, Donna Elstob on 01908 653370 or by email (link above).

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


Please quote reference 10704



Learning & OD Consultant

Human Resources, Learning & Organisational Development, Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 to 37,394

circulation date : 22/10/2014

closing date : 12/11/2014

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Learning and Organisational Development team, which provides a high quality learning and development service across the University.

As part of the team, you will be responsible for learning and development provision ensuring that needs are accurately diagnosed and addressed in line with unit and wider strategic priorities. You will develop an understanding of the requirements and constraints of our customers and contribute to the design, planning and delivery of development solutions.

You will work collaboratively across the function and with colleagues across HR to support effective relationship building with internal customers and ensure a cohesive and comprehensive development provision. You will proactively seek opportunities to support the wider function and ensure its success.

You will have a broad experience of working to support learning and development provision and have excellent interpersonal, relationship building and communication skills.

Closing date: Noon 12 November 2014.

email: Human-Resources-Opportunities@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 652959 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 10630



Interim Project Managers

Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS), Based in Milton Keynes

38,511-45,954; Temporary contract until 31 July 2015

circulation date : 22/10/2014

closing date : 12/11/2014

Do you have an excellent track record of managing complex projects and programmes and building successful relationships with clients? Would you enjoy working with fellow Project Managers and Software Developers to develop and deliver tools and services to support teaching and learning within the Open University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)?

You will manage the development, production and delivery of a portfolio of projects and programmes for the VLE, from early planning through to the finished product. You will work closely with faculty, technical and support staff on specifications, product development, delivery and implementation to quality, time and budget targets.

You will need to have effective project management, scheduling, communication and team leadership skills, a solid background in learning systems development and maintenance, and confidence in working in a fast-paced environment.

Closing date: Midday, 12 November 2014

Interview dates: 26 and 27 November 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 (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 10692



Head of Planning and Resources - Faculty of Education and Language Studies

Based in Milton Keynes

48,743 - 54,841

circulation date : 16/10/2014

closing date : 06/11/2014

Are you an experienced staff manager with strong financial awareness, who would enjoy working in a complex and intellectually challenging environment? Are you looking for a role that will develop, challenge and stretch you every day?

The Open University staff are passionate and committed to the organisation’s mission, and this pivotal role is key to harnessing such passion in the interests of the long-term sustainability of the University and its strategic objectives. This is an exciting opportunity to support the Dean in the strategic leadership of one of seven academic Faculties, ensuring the quality of operational support. You will lead the staffing, financial and communication functions of the Faculty, ensuring strong communications and relationships with other units, including support areas for University senior management.

Closing date: 6 November 2014 at 12 noon

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).

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


Please quote reference 10735



Executive Assistant to the Chief Information Officer

Chief Information Office, Information Technology

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

circulation date : 09/10/2014

closing date : 30/10/2014

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 30 October 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 (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 10688



Head of Architecture

Information Technology, Based in Milton Keynes

Salary up to 75,345

circulation date : 16/10/2014

closing date : 06/11/2014

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 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 6 November 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 (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 10747



Policy and Public Affairs Manager - The Open University in Ireland

Based in Belfast, Fixed Term Appointment for Nine Months

38,511 - 45,954

circulation date : 13/10/2014

closing date : 27/10/2014

This is a fixed term appointment to cover the work of the current post holder, who has been seconded to a high profile role at our main campus in Milton Keynes. This is an exciting opportunity to work with The Open University; the UK and Ireland's largest university. We are seeking a policy and public affairs professional to deliver our work programme in engagement with the Northern Ireland Assembly and other key external stakeholders, based in our Belfast headquarters.

Working with the Director, Ireland, you will be responsible for delivering the University's policy and public affairs activities in both Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland, including; raising awareness of the Open University's work and contribution to society in both jurisdictions. Key duties will include:
- Co-ordinating communications with key stakeholders, including government bodies, elected representatives and the media on both sides of the border.
- Monitoring, researching, consulting and contributing to matters of public policy in the higher education sector and preparing responses to consultations by government and other bodies.
- Planning and delivering profile-raising public events.

Closing date for applications is Noon, Monday 27 October 2014.
Interviews will be held on 30th October 2014


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).

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

Please quote reference 10716



Channel Manager (CRM)

Open University Worldwide Ltd Part of the Business Development Unit

Highly Competitive Salary, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 09/10/2014

closing date : 07/11/2014

The Open University has ambitious plans to grow the number of students and associated revenues from international markets.

This management role is critical to the success of the University's international ambitions. The position will provide immense challenge and variety that will suit an ambitious self-starter with strong multi-channel experience.

You will need to have strong relationship or stakeholder management skills coupled with a successful track record of influencing change with the ability to adopt a flexible approach.

You will also need to be able to demonstrate experience of achieving commercial objectives through the development of complex CRM strategies and the commissioning of associated business requirements.

You will also need strong interpretation, communication, negotiation & Influencing skills, and to be able to present effectively.

Closing date will be midday on 7 November 2014, with interviews planned for w/c 17 November.

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 8254



Channel Manager (Contact Centre)

Open University Worldwide Ltd Part of the Business Development Unit

Highly Competitive Salary, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 09/10/2014

closing date : 07/11/2014

The Open University has ambitious plans to grow the number of students and associated revenues from international markets.

This management role is critical to the success of the University's international ambitions. The position will provide immense challenge and variety that will suit an ambitious self-starter with strong multi-channel experience

To contribute to this strategic plan Open University Worldwide Ltd (part of The Business Development Unit) are looking for an experienced Channel Manager to manage the international multi-channel contact centre operations.

You will need to have strong relationship or stakeholder management skills coupled with a successful track record of influencing change with the ability to adopt a flexible approach.

You will need experience of successfully achieving commercial objectives through the development and delivery of outsourced multi-channel contact centre operations.

You will also need to demonstrate evidence of strong business analysis, communication and negotiation skills including the ability to present effectively, influencing key decision making forums and the ability to identify, develop and nurture key stakeholder relationships.

Closing date will be midday on 7 November 2014, with interviews planned for week commencing 17 November.

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 8253



Student Services Manager (Offender Learning Co-ordination)

Offender learning, Widening Access and Success, Student Services

31,342-37,394 pro-rata, Part-time 18:50 per week, To be based in either Milton Keynes or Bristol

circulation date : 09/10/2014

closing date : 30/10/2014

We are looking for a Student Services Manager to co-ordinate the delivery of OU modules, qualifications and on-course support to students in prisons and secure units.

You will contribute to the management of relationships with education staff within prisons and secure units in the areas covered by the OU in the South, South West and East of England. You will deliver Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) to promote student retention, progression and satisfaction amongst our Offender Learners.

This is a specialist guidance role working flexibly across the Offender Learning teams.

You will have great organisational and time management skills co-ordinating and prioritising a range of activities as well as being an enthusiastic and effective manager with a proven commitment to widening access.

Closing date: 30 October 2014.

Interview date: week commencing 10 November 2014.

email: SS-TLS-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 10698



Campaign Evaluation Manager x 2

Marketing & SRFS

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

circulation date : 10/10/2014

closing date : 31/10/2014

The purpose of this role is to understand, evaluate, report on and improve the effectiveness of our Student recruitment marketing activities. You will provide the analytical focus required to maximise the effectiveness & efficiency of million pound investments across the full media mix including email, direct mail etc. You will ensure that insight and measurement is at the heart of all data planning and marketing activities, and make clear recommendations that enable the business to optimise activity and performance.

You will be responsible for developing, agreeing, executing and evaluating a robust data selection and extract plan for Student Engagement and Conversion direct marketing and email activity on an on-going basis. You will plan and manage an effective schedule of work for your team that meets the needs of internal and external customers (eg Marketing Communications, CRM agency) and take a proactive approach to planning and delivery.

Evidence of strong influencing, negotiating and interpersonal skills, including the ability to present effectively and influence decision makers and stakeholders, is a must. You will also possess strong SAS skills and an analytical approach to problem solving. Team management experience is preferred but not essential.

Closing date: Noon 31 October 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 (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 10720



Campaign Analyst - Digital

Marketing & SRFS

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

circulation date : 10/10/2014

closing date : 31/10/2014

The purpose of this role is to provide analytical expertise to aid the understanding, evaluation and improve the effectiveness of our marketing investment. You will provide the analytical detail to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of million pound investments across digital channels such as display, email and pay per click.

You will be responsible for the development and production of regular campaign performance evaluation reports and regular monitoring of campaigns to support their optimisation. You will execute data selections/extracts/ targeting that best meet business objectives as required.

You will proactively plan and manage your personal schedule of work in order to meet the needs of internal and external customers (e.g. Marketing Communications, CRM agency) and take a proactive approach to planning and delivery.

Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to present effectively and build strong relationships with decision makers and stakeholders, is a must. Advanced SAS, Microsoft Access & Excel skills are also essential. An understanding of online campaign management and attribution modelling would be an advantage.

Closing date: Noon 31 October 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 (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 10721



Campaign Planning Analyst

Marketing and SRFS

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

circulation date : 10/10/2014

closing date : 31/10/2014

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The purpose of this role is to provide analytical expertise to aid the understanding, evaluation and improve the effectiveness of our marketing investment. The role holder will provide the analytical detail to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of million pound investments across channels such as email, direct mail, phone etc.

You will be responsible for the development and production of regular campaign performance evaluation reports and regular monitoring of campaigns to support their optimisation. You will execute data selections/extracts/ targeting that best meet campaign and business objectives while demonstrating understanding of the campaign context.

You will proactively plan and manage your personal schedule of work in order to meet the needs of internal and external customers (e.g. Marketing Comms, CRM agency) and take a proactive approach to planning and delivery.

Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to present effectively and build strong relationships with decision makers and stakeholders, is a must. Advanced SAS, Microsoft Access and Excel skills are also essential.

Closing date: Noon 31 October 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 (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 10722



Events & Catering Manager

Estates

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

circulation date : 09/10/2014

closing date : 30/10/2014

Estates are responsible for the management and development of the University premises in Milton Keynes and its National and Regional centres. The Events & Catering Team is part of Operations, which encompasses a range of front line customer service activities.

You will be responsible for the Events & Catering functions, liaising with internal and external event organisers and coordinating arrangements for meetings, conferences and events. You will also have responsibility for management of the University's outsourced catering contract including budgetary management and control, so operational knowledge is essential in this area.

A good standard of education, ideally to degree level (or equivalent) or NVQ level 4 with a recognised hospitality qualification and relevant experience are required. You will be a good communicator with excellent planning and organisational skills, strong customer focus and commitment to achieving high standards of service delivery.

If you wish to apply and have the skill and experience we are looking for we would like to hear from you.

Closing date: 30 October 2014.

Interview date: To be confirmed

email: Estates-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 655511 (24 hour answering service) 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 10571



Senior Strategy Manager

Strategy Office, Based in Milton Keynes

48,743 to 54,841

circulation date : 09/10/2014

closing date : 30/10/2014

This is a rare opportunity for a seasoned strategist to join one of the UK's most respected national institutions and the market leader in distance higher education, whose mission is to give educational opportunity and social justice to all.

With the revolution in UK higher education funding and rising global competition, the Open University is facing several major challenges and opportunities. You will be joining a new strategy team to advance the University's objectives in the UK and abroad, working at the vanguard of developments in this highly dynamic sector.

Closing Date: Noon, 30 October 2014

First Interview Dates: Week commencing 17 November 2014

Second Interview Dates: Week commencing 1 December 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 10618



Analyst/Developer, Information Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary until 31st August 2015

Salary up to 37,394

circulation date : 02/10/2014

closing date : 23/10/2014

We are looking for an experienced Analyst/Developer to join our Corporate Systems team within the University's IT Development Department to support and enhance existing business applications and work on business change projects.

We need to strengthen our team to both introduce new systems and continue to support the existing estate of primarily in-house systems. While this will entail a significant amount of in-house development, we are increasing the use of off-the-shelf software, so experience of package configuration and support would also be useful.

A good knowledge of structured development methods, including process and data analysis, is also a prerequisite. You should also enjoy working collaboratively; have a flexible approach and a keenness to develop your professional skills.


Closing date: Midday 23 October 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 10695



Buyer - Procurement Department, Finance Division

Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 - 37,394

circulation date : 02/10/2014

closing date : 10/11/2014

The Open University is looking for a Procurement Professional with a background in Public Sector Procurement to join our centralised Procurement Department. The role involves the management of supply and service contracts and taking a lead role in the tendering process. An individual who is flexible and responsive to change, who is self-motivated, has good negotiation and communication skills and is able to drive forward projects would be ideally suited to this position.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, be CIPS qualified (MCIPS) or in the final stages of obtaining this accreditation and have purchasing experience, ideally gained in the Public Sector, HE environment or a large complex multi-site organisation. Working knowledge of public sector procurement procedures, including EU procurement directives and relevant legislation is essential, together with experience of tendering and contract management.

For an informal chat regarding the post please contact Janet Lawson on Milton Keynes +44 (0)1908 652036 or e-mail j.m.lawson@open.ac.uk.


Closing Date: 4pm 23 October 2014
Interview Date: 10 November 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 10642



RESEARCH 

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Plasma Science - Faculty of Science (Department of Physical Sciences)

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary contract for 24 months

31,342 - 37,394

circulation date : 02/10/2014

closing date : 30/10/2014

As a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Plasma Science you will contribute to "Single Nanometre Manufacturing"; a multi-institution research project funded by the European Union (FP7). The overall aim is to develop industry-relevant manufacturing techniques that will enable the fabrication of integrated circuits containing features with size in the region of 1-5 nm. The Open University's role in the project is to develop understanding of internal plasma processes in pulsed low-pressure discharge systems and to use this understanding to enable the extraction of high-energy ion and neutral beams.

You should have a track record of research in plasma science and engineering, in particular with the types of radio-frequency discharges used for low-pressure plasma processing of semiconductors. You should be familiar with the experimental techniques used in low-pressure vacuum systems and the types of measurement methods routinely used to study these plasmas. You should have published papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented the results of your research at international conferences. Experience with numerical modelling platforms used for simulation of technological plasmas would be an advantage.

Closing date: 30 October 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 653485 or by email (link above).


Please quote reference 10444



Research Assistant/Associate, Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary contract until 31st May 2016

28,695 - 37,394

circulation date : 25/09/2014

closing date : 23/10/2014

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have recently come to the fore through high profile providers such as Udacity, Coursera, edX and the OU's own FutureLearn. According to some commentators this new initiative will radically change the higher education landscape through the provision of high quality freely available educational materials. The FORGE project will apply technologies related to rich interactive eBooks, social networking learning platforms and Linked Data to turn large scale Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) facilities into a learning resource.

The weSPOT project aims at propagating a scientific inquiry approach for science learning and teaching in combination with current curricula and teaching practices. It lowers the threshold for linking everyday life with science teaching in schools through technology. weSPOT supports the meaningful contextualization of scientific concepts by relating them to personal curiosity, experiences, and reasoning founded on a theoretically sound and technology supported personal inquiry approach.

Closing date: 23 October 2014.

email: kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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


Please quote reference 10673



Research Associate (EPSRC - Monetize Me) - Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed term contract to 31 May 2017

31,342 to 37,394 depending on experience

circulation date : 25/09/2014

closing date : 23/10/2014

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 the self-quantification. The research will be carried out as part of the EPSRC funded Monetize Me project, which involves a multi-disciplinary team that 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, as well as working with colleagues in the Open Business School.

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

Closing date: noon on Thursday 23 October 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 10681



SUPPORT STAFF 

Deanery Assistant - Research and Business (Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology)

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed term contract to 31 May 2015

21,391 - 24,057

circulation date : 23/10/2014

closing date : 06/11/2014

We are looking for an experienced and confident individual to support senior managers and administrators in the Research and Business Support Team in the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology.

You should have a good standard of general education, including a GCSE (or equivalent) in English, with previous office experience in a support role, good numeracy skills and good IT experience. You will be able to work independently as well as part of a team; have a customer focussed approach to work and pay attention to detail. You will also possess excellent communications skills, the ability to prioritise workloads and have a positive attitude towards change.

If you enjoy working in a responsible role using your excellent organisational skills to support a diverse range of duties, including events and visits, then this may be the job for you.

Closing date for applications: noon on Thursday 6 November 2014

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 10691



Personal Assistant to the Dean - Faculty of Business and Law

Based in Milton Keynes

25,513 - 30,434

circulation date : 23/10/2014

closing date : 06/11/2014

We are seeking an experienced Personal Assistant to support the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law.
This role forms part of the Dean's office and is crucial in ensuring the daily business of the Dean is handled efficiently, working with other parts of the Faculty and wider University.

Proven communication, administrative and organisational skills are required. You will need to build extensive knowledge of the organisation and understand the aims and objectives of the Faculty. You will handle critical and complex information so discretion and confidentiality are essential, as well as a desire to deliver excellent service. Inter-personal skills with experience of building good working relationships and dealing with people at all levels is required.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 6 November 2014
Interview date: 1st December 2014


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 note CVs only will not be accepted.

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



Please quote reference 10741



Accounts Payable Supervisor

Finance Division

25,513-30,434; Temporary Contract for 6 Months, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 23/10/2014

closing date : 06/11/2014

We are looking for an experienced Accounts Payable Supervisor to support a busy team during a large change programme. You will be able to demonstrate your recent, relevant accounting experience across a range of duties and roles. You should have experience of using a computerised purchase/sales ledger and posses excellent IT skills. You will be particularly competent in the use of Excel.

In addition to relevant finance related work experience, you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You will also have Line Management/Supervisory experience. An individual who is flexible and responsive to change, who is self-motivated and customer focussed would be ideally suited to this position.

If you are interested in a new challenge and an opportunity to broaden your skills, this is an excellent opportunity to join a busy and professional team.

Closing date: 6 Nov 2014.

Interviews: Week commencing: 17 November 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 Di Cook, the Recruitment Co-ordinator on + 44 (0)1908 652042 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 10138



Associate Lecturer Services Assistant

The Open University in Wales, Based in Cardiff

18,549 - 20,781, Temporary Contract until 30 April 2015

circulation date : 16/10/2014

closing date : 30/10/2014


We are looking to recruit a dynamic, self-motivated and innovative individual to the post of Associate Lecturer Services Assistant. You will provide administrative support to members of the Open University's academic/administrative staff on a team basis with other Assistants both in Cardiff and across the UK. You will be responsible for dealing with general queries from Associate Lecturers and students, providing information and advice, whilst supporting the Staff Tutors of several faculties. You will also provide support for Associate Lecturer staff development events and conferences.

You will have relevant work experience within a large complex organisation and a good standard of general education possessing a minimum qualification of GCSE/GCE O level grade 'C' (or equivalent e.g. NVQ level 2, BTEC) in a range of subjects including English and Mathematics. You will be pro-active, flexible and helpful team player, with strong organisational and communication skills and be highly IT literate with proven competence in the use of Microsoft Office and other databases.

Closing date: 12 noon on 30th October 2014 Interview date to be advised.


For detailed information and how to apply go to www.open.ac.uk/employment, or email Wales-Recruitment@open.ac.uk or write to The Open University in Wales, 18 Custom House Street, Cardiff, CF10 1AP quoting the relevant reference number.

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


Cynorthwydd Gwasanaethau Darlithwyr Cyswllt



Y Brifysgol Agored yng Nghymru
£18,549 - £20,781

Lleolir yng Nghaerdydd

Contract Dros Dro tan 30 Ebrill 2015

Rydym yn chwilio am unigolyn dynamig, hunan-gymhellol ac arloesol i lenwi'r swydd Cynorthwyydd Gwasanaethau Darlithwyr Cyswllt. Byddwch yn darparu cymorth gweinyddol i aelodau o staff academaidd/gweinyddol y Brifysgol Agored fel rhan o dîm gyda Chynorthwywyr eraill yng Nghaerdydd a ledled y DU. Byddwch yn gyfrifol am ymdrin ag ymholiadau cyffredinol gan Ddarlithwyr Cyswllt a myfyrwyr, gan ddarparu gwybodaeth a chyngor tra'n cynorthwyo Tiwtoriaid Staff mewn sawl cyfadran. Byddwch hefyd yn darparu cymorth mewn perthynas â digwyddiadau a chynadleddau datblygu staff ar gyfer Darlithwyr Cyswllt.



Bydd gennych brofiad gwaith perthnasol mewn sefydliad mawr a chymhleth ynghyd â safon dda o addysg gyffredinol gan gynnwys o leiaf TGAU/TAG lefel O gradd 'C' (e.e. NVQ lefel 2, BTEC) neu gyfwerth mewn amrywiaeth o bynciau gan gynnwys Saesneg a Mathemateg. Byddwch yn unigolyn rhagweithiol a hyblyg sy'n gweithio'n dda mewn tîm, gyda sgiliau trefnu a chyfathrebu cadarn a sgiliau TG gwych, ynghyd â phrofiad o ddefnyddio Microsoft Office a chronfeydd data eraill.



Dyddiad cau: Hanner dydd ar 30 Hydref 2014. Dyddiad y cyfweliad i'w drefnu.

I gael gwybodaeth fanwl a manylion am sut i wneud cais, ewch i www.open.ac.uk/employment, neu e-bostiwch Wales-Recruitment@open.ac.uk neu ysgrifennwch at Y Brifysgol Agored yng Nghymru, 18 Heol y Tollty, Caerdydd, CF10 1AP gan ddyfynnu'r rhif cyfeirnod perthnasol.



Rydym yn hyrwyddo amrywiaeth mewn cyflogaeth ac yn croesawu ceisiadau o bob rhan o'r gymuned.

email: Wales-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

Please quote reference 10665



Senior Associate Lecturer Services Assistant

Associate Lecturer Services, The Open University in Nottingham

21,391 - 24,057, Based in Nottingham

circulation date : 15/10/2014

closing date : 30/10/2014

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, enthusiastic and highly motivated person.

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

This interesting and challenging post includes working closely with Staff Tutors and tutors as a member of the Associate Lecturer Services team. In addition there will be occasional contact with external stakeholders including venue providers.

Closing date: 12 noon on 30 October 2014.

Interview date: week commencing 17 November 2014.

email: R05-Applications@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 10678



Senior HR Administrator, Human Resources

Based in Milton Keynes

25,513 - 30,434

circulation date : 10/10/2014

closing date : 24/10/2014

You will be part of a small team providing human resources (HR) support to managers and staff. You will work closely with colleagues, both in HR and across the University, on a wide variety of tasks including advising on issues related to employment, recruitment and selection, job grading, health and sickness management and case work support.

Ideally you will have experience in interpreting policies and procedures and providing advice and guidance as well as having some knowledge of UK employment legislation. You will be an excellent communicator, and will be able to demonstrate initiative and a flexible approach to work with a strong commitment to customer service, equal opportunities and diversity.

Closing date: 24 October 2014.

email: Human-Resources-Opportunities@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 10286



Department Secretary - Department of Computing and Communications (Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology)

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed Term Contract to cover maternity leave

21,391 to 24,057

circulation date : 09/10/2014

closing date : 23/10/2014

You will have excellent all round secretarial and clerical skills and will join our friendly team of departmental secretaries who provide support to the members of the Department of Computing and Communications, in the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology.

You will have proven secretarial experience, excellent organisational, communication and IT skills. You will have a pro-active approach to your work, and enjoy supporting a diverse range of duties.

You will need to be an effective team player; and be flexible and responsive to new initiatives. The secretarial and clerical team work in a very supportive environment and full training will be provided.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 23 October 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 10663



Senior Learner Support Assistants x2 - Learner Support Services (Student Services)

Temporary contracts until 31 July 2015, Based in Oxford

21,391 - 24,057

circulation date : 09/10/2014

closing date : 23/10/2014

Ref: 10712 (Examinations and Assessment)
Ref: 10713 (General)


We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with a flexible, adaptable and professional approach to work as members 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.

Primary duties will include work-flow management across a team of fifteen colleagues, frontline student support by telephone and email, with one post focussing on the planning, co-ordination and delivery of work associated with Examinations and Assessment.

You will be working in a stimulating environment to deliver targeted information and advice in relation to all aspects of on course study support, and course choice. You will be expected to work closely with faculty staff and other University departments in order to provide continuous educational support to our students, and will act as a point of referral to other members of the Learner Support team.

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.

Closing date: Thursday 23 October 2014 at noon.
Interview date: Tuesday 4 November 2014.


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

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 10712 or 10713



EXECUTIVE 

  none currently available


OTHER 

Two PhD studentships to start in January 2015 - Faculty of Science (Department of Life Health and Chemical Sciences)

Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 06/10/2014

closing date : 24/10/2014

These three-year research studentships are fully funded by the Biomedical Research Network at The Open University and provide a maintenance grant of £13,863 per year (2014 rate) - all academic fees (at UK/EU level) are covered.

Full-time PhD Studentship in Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) - Ref: 8217
This project will be supervised by Dr Cheryl Hawkes

Project description: Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is a condition characterized by the accumulation of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides in the walls of blood vessels of brain. CAA occurs in both the elderly and Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain and is associated with hypoperfusion and dementia. However, the mechanisms that underlie the development of CAA are still unknown. Aβ is removed from the brain in part by draining along cerebrovascular basement membranes that provide support for endothelial and smooth muscle cells. The driving force for this clearance pathway is thought to be generated by arterial pulsations. These pulsations are driven in part by stimulation from cholinergic, noradrenergic and serotonergic neurons that synapse onto smooth muscle cells of cerebral arterioles and arteries. Cholinergic and noradrenergic neurons are particularly vulnerable to early death in AD. This study will test the hypothesis that loss of cholinergic neurons in the AD brain leads to impaired vascular tone, reduces the amplitude of the arterial pulsations and diminishes the efficiency of the perivascular system to eliminate Aβ, leading to Aβ accumulation as CAA. Using a combination of in vivo and in vitro techniques, including stereotaxic surgery, fMRI imaging and confocal microscopy, the student will assess the efficiency of perivascular drainage of Aβ and the degree of CAA severity following cholinergic denervation and determine the effectiveness of novel pharmacologic treatments in attenuating the development of CAA.

You should have the following qualifications: A 1st or 2:1 undergraduate degree in neuroscience, biomedical sciences, cell biology or a related discipline and/or second degree with a related Masters. As this project has a strong collaborative nature, it is important that you are enthusiastic, have good communication skills and are flexible in your approach to working.

Informal enquiries relating to the project or candidate suitability should be directed to cheryl.hawkes@open.ac.uk.

Full-time PhD Studentship in Biochemical basis of congenital disorders of glycosylation - Ref: 8218
This project will be supervised by Dr Sarah Allman

Project description: Structurally complex carbohydrates decorate the surface of biological molecules. They modulate and control numerous cellular processes, such as recognition events, cell-cell signalling and pathways inextricably linked with correct protein folding, trafficking and targeting. As a result, perturbations and defects in the pathways by which these carbohydrates are constructed, processed and degraded can have multiple and complex downstream effects. Conditions resulting from defects in the biosynthesis of glycoproteins and glycolipids manifest with wide-ranging clinical phenotypes and often result in severe and multi-system disease. Patients may present with multiple and diverse pathologies including cardiac myopathies, neurological disorders and myasthenic syndromes resulting from compromised neuromuscular transmission.

This project seeks to establish cellular models of the pathophysiology of disorders resulting from defects in carbohydrate processing. Using a variety of bioanalytical, imaging and cell biology techniques, the student will investigate the underlying biochemistry of glycosylation disorders; with emphasis on how defined impairments in carbohydrate processing pathways manifest clinically.

You should have the following qualifications: Good undergraduate degree in biochemistry, chemistry, biomedical sciences or a related discipline, with an interest in cell biology, the fundamental biochemistry of biological processes and translational medicine. As this project has a strong interdisciplinary focus, it is important that you are enthusiastic, have good communication skills and are flexible in your approach to working.

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

Please send an email/letter together with your CV, a completed application form (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 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: Friday 24 October 2014
Shortlisting: week commencing 27 October 2014
Interviews: week commencing 10 November 2014

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


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 Research Co-ordinator by email (link above).



Please quote reference 8217 or 8218



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

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



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