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Research Associates in Smart City Research (Digital Learning and Data Skills), Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed-term contact ending 31 December 2016

£28,132 - £36,661 per annum depending on experience

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 15/05/2014

Ref: 10056 RA (Digital Learning and Data Skills)

This is one of several research positions associated with MK:SMART which is a £16M Smart City Big Data project in Milton Keynes, led by the Open University, that brings together local and national industry partners with citizens and community groups to tackle key urban challenges through targeted innovations in smart energy, intelligent transport, citizen engagement and education (www.mksmart.org).

Central to the project is the creation of an urban data platform which will curate vast amounts of data from specially deployed energy, transport and water sensors, satellite sources, social and economic datasets, and crowd sourced data from social media or mobile apps. The platform and data will help to develop demonstrations that bring measurable benefits to Milton Keynes citizens, the local economy and the business community.

We are recruiting Research Assistant/Associates in the following areas: Data Science (Open Energy Data); Energy Informatics (Dynamic Demand Response); Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics; Digital Learning with Data Skills; Citizen Innovation and User-Centred Design.

The positions are available immediately.

Please also see:
Ref: 10053 RA (Data Science - Open Energy Data)
Ref: 10054 RA (Energy Informatics - Dynamic Demand Response)
Ref: 10055 RA (Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics)
Ref: 10057 RA (Citizen Innovation and User-Centred Design)


If you would like to discuss the particulars of these roles before making an application please contact Professor Gerd Kortuem by email at Gerd.Kortuem@open.ac.uk.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 15 May 2015

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 10056



Research Associates in Smart City Research (Citizen Innovation and User-Centred Design), Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed-term contact ending 31 December 2016

£28,132 - £36,661 per annum depending on experience

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 15/05/2014

Ref: 10057 RA (Citizen Innovation and User-Centred Design)

This is one of several research positions associated with MK:SMART which is a £16M Smart City Big Data project in Milton Keynes, led by the Open University, that brings together local and national industry partners with citizens and community groups to tackle key urban challenges through targeted innovations in smart energy, intelligent transport, citizen engagement and education (www.mksmart.org).

Central to the project is the creation of an urban data platform which will curate vast amounts of data from specially deployed energy, transport and water sensors, satellite sources, social and economic datasets, and crowd sourced data from social media or mobile apps. The platform and data will help to develop demonstrations that bring measurable benefits to Milton Keynes citizens, the local economy and the business community.

We are recruiting Research Assistant/Associates in the following areas: Data Science (Open Energy Data); Energy Informatics (Dynamic Demand Response); Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics; Digital Learning with Data Skills; Citizen Innovation and User-Centred Design.

The positions are available immediately.

Please also see:
Ref: 10053 RA (Data Science - Open Energy Data)
Ref: 10054 RA (Energy Informatics - Dynamic Demand Response)
Ref: 10055 RA (Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics)
Ref: 10056 RA (Digital Learning and Data Skills)


If you would like to discuss the particulars of these roles before making an application please contact Professor Gerd Kortuem by email at Gerd.Kortuem@open.ac.uk.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 15 May 2015

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 10057



Research Associates in Smart City Research (Data Science – Open Energy Data), Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed-term contact ending 31 December 2016

£28,132 - £36,661 per annum depending on experience

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 15/05/2014

Ref: 10053 RA (Data Science – Open Energy Data)

This is one of several research positions associated with MK:SMART which is a £16M Smart City Big Data project in Milton Keynes, led by the Open University, that brings together local and national industry partners with citizens and community groups to tackle key urban challenges through targeted innovations in smart energy, intelligent transport, citizen engagement and education (www.mksmart.org).

Central to the project is the creation of an urban data platform which will curate vast amounts of data from specially deployed energy, transport and water sensors, satellite sources, social and economic datasets, and crowd sourced data from social media or mobile apps. The platform and data will help to develop demonstrations that bring measurable benefits to Milton Keynes citizens, the local economy and the business community.

We are recruiting Research Assistant/Associates in the following areas: Data Science (Open Energy Data); Energy Informatics (Dynamic Demand Response); Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics; Digital Learning with Data Skills; Citizen Innovation and User-Centred Design.

The positions are available immediately.

Please also see:
Ref: 10054 RA (Energy Informatics – Dynamic Demand Response)
Ref: 10055 RA (Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics)
Ref: 10056 RA (Digital Learning and Data Skills)
Ref: 10057 RA (Citizen Innovation and User-Centred Design)


If you would like to discuss the particulars of these roles before making an application please contact Professor Gerd Kortuem by email at Gerd.Kortuem@open.ac.uk.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 15 May 2015

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 10053



Research Associates in Smart City Research (Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics), Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed-term contact ending 31 December 2016

£28,132 - £36,661 per annum depending on experience

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 15/05/2014

Ref: 10055 RA (Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics)

This is one of several research positions associated with MK:SMART which is a £16M Smart City Big Data project in Milton Keynes, led by the Open University, that brings together local and national industry partners with citizens and community groups to tackle key urban challenges through targeted innovations in smart energy, intelligent transport, citizen engagement and education (www.mksmart.org).

Central to the project is the creation of an urban data platform which will curate vast amounts of data from specially deployed energy, transport and water sensors, satellite sources, social and economic datasets, and crowd sourced data from social media or mobile apps. The platform and data will help to develop demonstrations that bring measurable benefits to Milton Keynes citizens, the local economy and the business community.

We are recruiting Research Assistant/Associates in the following areas: Data Science (Open Energy Data); Energy Informatics (Dynamic Demand Response); Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics; Digital Learning with Data Skills; Citizen Innovation and User-Centred Design.

The positions are available immediately.

Please also see:
Ref: 10053 RA (Data Science - Open Energy Data)
Ref: 10054 RA (Energy Informatics – Dynamic Demand Response)
Ref: 10056 RA (Digital Learning and Data Skills)
Ref: 10057 RA (Citizen Innovation and User-Centred Design)


If you would like to discuss the particulars of these roles before making an application please contact Professor Gerd Kortuem by email at Gerd.Kortuem@open.ac.uk.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 15 May 2015

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 10055



Research Associates in Smart City Research (Energy Informatics – Dynamic Demand Response), Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed-term contact ending 31 December 2016

£28,132 - £36,661 per annum depending on experience

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 15/05/2014

Ref: 10054 RA (Energy Informatics – Dynamic Demand Response)

This is one of several research positions associated with MK:SMART, which is a £16M Smart City Big Data project in Milton Keynes, led by the Open University, that brings together local and national industry partners with citizens and community groups to tackle key urban challenges through targeted innovations in smart energy, intelligent transport, citizen engagement and education (www.mksmart.org).

Central to the project is the creation of an urban data platform which will curate vast amounts of data from specially deployed energy, transport and water sensors, satellite sources, social and economic datasets, and crowd sourced data from social media or mobile apps. The platform and data will help to develop demonstrations that bring measurable benefits to Milton Keynes citizens, the local economy and the business community.

We are recruiting Research Assistant/Associates in the following areas: Data Science (Open Energy Data); Energy Informatics (Dynamic Demand Response); Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics; Digital Learning with Data Skills; Citizen Innovation and User-Centred Design.

The positions are available immediately.

Please also see:
Ref: 10053 RA (Data Science – Open Energy Data)
Ref: 10055 RA (Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics)
Ref: 10056 RA (Digital Learning and Data Skills)
Ref: 10057 RA (Citizen Innovation and User-Centred Design)


If you would like to discuss the particulars of these roles before making an application please contact Professor Gerd Kortuem by email at Gerd.Kortuem@open.ac.uk.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 15 May 2015

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 10054



Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Health), Faculty of Health & Social Care

Based in Milton Keynes

£37,756 - £53,765 (AC3/AC4)

circulation date : 27/03/2014

closing date : 24/04/2014

We are seeking to appoint two Lecturers/Senior Lecturers in Health to contribute to the work of our Health and Social Care Programme. You will work in a dynamic team committed to designing contemporary and flexible distance learning that makes a difference to the experience of people working in this area, and your research will contribute to the leading-edge reputation of our teaching.

You should have a relevant first degree, a PhD or equivalent qualification, and a sound understanding of the needs of practitioners in the field of health care. This will be reflected in your experience of working or teaching in the areas of health policy and planning, public health, including the health of citizens and populations, and/or the role of technology and the built environment in addressing the future health needs of communities.

For detailed information call Pat Bird on 01908 654235 or e-mail HSC-Recruitment@open.ac.ukquoting the reference number.

Closing date: Midday 24 April 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 9786



Staff Tutor, Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Cardiff

£33,562 - £45,053 per annum

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 08/05/2014

Tiwtor Staff

Y Gyfadran Mathemateg, Cyfrifiadura a Thechnoleg
Cyflog £33,562 - £45,053 y flwyddyn
Cyf: 10005
Lleolir yng Nghaerdydd


As a Staff Tutor you will be responsible for providing support for Associate Lecturers and students on Mathematics and Statistics modules within the Mathematics, Computing and Technology Faculty. You will also contribute to the presentation and production of modules in the Mathematics and Statistics Department and undertake scholarship and/or research.

You will have a good honours degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics or Statistics or a closely related field, and will be able to support students and Associate Lecturers in one or more of the following subjects: Applied Mathematics, Statistics or Mathematics Education. You will also have a sound understanding of the needs of adult learners and experience of supporting/managing people who facilitate their learning at a distance. Good communication, administrative and organisational skills are also essential.
It is likely that some evening/weekend work will be required in this role and you will occasionally be expected to travel within Wales and the south of England, to Nottingham and to Milton Keynes.

The Department provides a friendly and flexible working environment and is proud to support the London Mathematical Society's Good Practice Scheme: Advancing women's careers in university mathematical sciences departments.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 8 May 2014.

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



Fel Tiwtor Staff, byddwch yn gyfrifol am ddarparu cymorth i Ddarlithwyr Cyswllt a myfyrwyr sy'n dilyn modiwlau Mathemateg ac Ystadegau yn y gyfadran Mathemateg, Cyfrifiadura a Thechnoleg. Byddwch hefyd yn cyfrannu at gyflwyno a chynhyrchu modiwlau yn yr Adran Fathemateg ac Ystadegau ac yn ymgymryd ag ysgoloriaeth a/neu waith ymchwil.

Bydd gennych radd anrhydedd dda (neu gymhwyster cyfatebol) mewn Mathemateg neu Ystadegau, neu faes perthnasol agos, a byddwch yn gallu cynorthwyo myfyrwyr a Darlithwyr Cyswllt mewn un neu fwy o'r meysydd canlynol: Mathemateg Gymhwysol, Ystadegau neu Addysg Mathemateg. Bydd gennych hefyd ddealltwriaeth gadarn o anghenion dysgwyr sy'n oedolion a phrofiad o gefnogi/rheoli pobl sy'n hwyluso eu dysgu o bell. Mae sgiliau cyfathrebu, gweinyddol a threfniadol da hefyd yn hanfodol.
Mae'n debyg y bydd angen gwneud rhywfaint o waith gyda'r nos/ dros y penwythnos yn y rôl hon a bydd disgwyl i chi deithio ar draws Cymru a de Lloegr, i Nottingham a Milton Keynes, yn achlysurol.

Mae'r Adran yn darparu amgylchedd gweithio hyblyg a chyfeillgar ac mae'n falch o gefnogi Cynllun Arfer Da Cymdeithas Fathemategol Llundain: Advancing women's careers in university mathematical sciences departments.

Dyddiad cau: hanner dydd, ddydd Iau 8 Mai 2014.

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




email: MCT-Staffing@open.ac.uk 

For detailed information on how to apply please refer to the Further Particulars, or email MCT-Staffing@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

Am wybodaeth fanwl am sut i wneud cais, edrychwch ar y Manylion Pellach, neu anfonwch e-bost i MCT-Staffing@open.ac.uk gan ddyfynnu'r rhif cyfeirnod.


Please quote reference 10005



Staff Tutor, Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in The Midlands or the South of England

£33,562 - £45,053 per annum

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 08/05/2014

As a Staff Tutor you will be responsible for providing support for Associate Lecturers and students on Mathematics and Statistics modules within the Mathematics, Computing and Technology Faculty. You will also contribute to the presentation and production of modules in the Mathematics and Statistics Department and undertake scholarship and/or research.

You will have a good honours degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics or Statistics or a closely related field, and will be able to support students and Associate Lecturers in one or more of the following subjects: Applied Mathematics, Statistics or Mathematics Education. You will also have a sound understanding of the needs of adult learners and experience of supporting/managing people who facilitate their learning at a distance. Good communication, administrative and organisational skills are also essential.

It is likely that some evening/weekend work will be required in this role and you will occasionally be expected to travel within The Midlands, the south of England, to Nottingham and to Milton Keynes.

The Department provides a friendly and flexible working environment and is proud to support the London Mathematical Society's Good Practice Scheme: Advancing women's careers in university mathematical sciences departments.

Closing date: noon Thursday 8 May 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 10003



Lecturer in Law, The Open University Law School

Based in Milton Keynes

£33,230- £44,607

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 08/05/2014

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

The Open University is the world's leading distance learning institution. The Law School is currently expanding its undergraduate programme and is offering the opportunity to contribute to the development of modules at all levels.

You will have good academic qualifications in Law, demonstrate an interest in legal pedagogy, good administrative skills, and have an appreciation of current developments in legal education. You will have a good research record or evidence of research potential with knowledge of the foundation subjects required for a Qualifying Law Degree and the ability to teach Land Law.

Closing date for applications: midday on 8 May 2014
Interview date: 27 May 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 9859



Professor in Advanced Materials Engineering (Department of Engineering and Innovation), Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes

Salary negotiable in the professorial range, minimum £61,581 to £86,155 and above

circulation date : 27/03/2014

closing date : 24/04/2014

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

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational Professor in Advanced Materials Engineering to help lead our Materials and Energy research communities over the next decade and beyond within the Department of Engineering and Innovation.

You will have an international reputation in your field, a clear research vision, an ability to generate income and a track record of delivering high quality research. You will be a creative teacher, communicator and inspiring leader.

The post is based at the Materials Research Laboratories of the OU's campus at Milton Keynes.

Closing date: 24 April 2014

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor John Bouchard on +44 (0)7884 261484 or by e-mail to john.bouchard@open.ac.uk

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 9746



ACADEMIC RELATED 

Developer

Information Technology

£30,728 - £36,661, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 27/03/2014

closing date : 24/04/2014

We are looking for a versatile business-focused web developer to work on business change projects in the Development section of the IT department. We are looking for people who enjoy working collaboratively, have a flexible approach and a keenness to further develop their technical and professional skills.

Our development platform is the Microsoft.NET framework and you will have excellent web development skills in ASP.NET(VB.NET and/or C#). You will also have solid experience of developing web based systems using the .NET 4 Framework using technologies such as Team Foundation Server in a Continuous Integration environment. Experience of ASP.NET MVC is also desirable.

Experience of web services and SOA would be an advantage. A good knowledge of structured methods, such as Agile, Scrum or other iterative models for software development is also desirable; the very least an ability to work flexibly within a framework is essential.

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 such as SQLServer.


Closing date: Midday 24 April 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 9991



Assistant Accountant, Finance Division

Based in Milton Keynes

£30,728 - £36,661

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 08/05/2014

The Accounting Services section of Finance Division is responsible for providing accounting information and support to the University’s budget holders and University managers, and for preparing the annual consolidated financial statements.

We are looking for an Assistant Accountant to support the production of the University’s financial statements and provide financial support and advice to the University’s children’s centre including the production of financial statements. In addition, the Assistant Accountant will support the production of various reports to senior managers and external agencies.

You should have relevant finance related work experience and good communication and organisational skills. You should 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 should be at least a part qualified accountant with one of the major accounting bodies.

Closing date: 4pm 8 May 2014.
Interview date: 21 May 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 10067



Information Analyst

Information Office, Based in Milton Keynes

£28,132 - £36,661 (Depending on qualifications and experience), Temporary Contract for 24 months

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 08/05/2014

We are looking for someone to join our small team of information analysts who provide data and analysis to inform strategic and operational planning, decision making and external reporting requirements.

You will support the production of the University’s statistical returns to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and the funding councils. You will play a key role in producing the returns, manipulate and analyse data, write regular and ad-hoc reports and coordinate statutory student surveys. You will also provide technical support and advice, liaising with internal colleagues and external agencies.

You will have a degree (or equivalent) with a strong mathematics and/or statistics component and experience of data manipulation using SAS, SPSS or a similar analytical tool. You will be flexible and adaptable, a good communicator and enjoy working as part of a team and on your own initiative.

Closing date: noon 8 May 2014.

Interview date: w/c: 19 or 26 May 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 10115



Early Stage Researcher (ESR), Marie Curie Initial Training Network, Department of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Science

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary 36 month contract, preferred start by 31 May 2014

£28,685 per annum, plus allowances

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 01/05/2014

We seek an energetic post-graduate researcher with research interests at the interface between physical chemistry and biophysics to gain an improved understanding of the molecular mechanisms in radiation induced damage. The project will include a study in electron interactions with biomolecules and in particular experimental studies of dissociative electron attachment to biomolecules and electron damage induced by irradiation of DNA samples (including when doped with nanoparticles). This project will by suitable for early career researchers who wish to gain a good understanding of atomic and molecular physics with applications to biophysics and radiation chemistry. There will be an opportunity to visit several other laboratories in Europe and attend transdisciplinary training courses.

The appointment is offered in the context of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ARGENT) which brings together world-leading researchers who are developing hadron and NP-enhanced therapies, united by the common purpose of optimising radiotherapy by understanding and exploiting nanoscale processes induced by radiation. It is a multidisciplinary research and training programme including Physics: explaining the delivery of radiation and the physical interactions of the radiation; Chemistry: describing the chemical processes induced by the physical interactions and providing the methodology for tailoring of nanoscale agents to specific functions; Biology: elucidating the effects of chemical changes on the cells, organs and patient, assaying for damage and delivery of nanomaterials; and Medicine: integrating developments into clinical cancer therapy facilities. You will be one of 13 ESRs and will be expected to spend part of your time in partner laboratories in training and joint research projects.

Eligible applicants for this Fellowship (equivalent to a PhD studentship) must be in possession of an excellent Masters degree in one of the following fields; atomic and molecular physics, physical chemistry, chemical physics, biophysics, biochemistry or a related area. It is required that the degree has been acquired not more than 4 years earlier to the envisaged starting date. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree that would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the host country. Applicants should have good knowledge of English, as the successful candidate will be asked to submit project reports in English.

The appointment is made in the context of the regulations of Marie Curie Initial Training Networks and transnational mobility is a key element of eligibility. Researchers may be either EU citizens or from outside the EU (subject to relevant immigration formalities), but applications will only be accepted from candidates who have spent less than 12 months in the UK within the last three years from the start date of employment. Furthermore, candidates who will have already completed a PhD by the start date of employment are not eligible.

Closing date: 1 May 2014

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 659 108 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10109



Scrum Master, Information Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary Contract to 31 July 2015

£37,756 - £45,053

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 08/05/2014

We are looking for a versatile business-focused Scrum Master to work on business change projects in the Development section of the IT department. We are looking for people who enjoy working collaboratively, have a flexible approach and a keenness to further develop their technical and professional skills.

You will have excellent Agile/Scrum experience in a web development environment of ASP.NET MVC and C# on the .NET 4 Framework. Experience of ASP.NET, Entity Framework, JQuery, HTML5 and TFS is highly desirable.

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 8 May 2014.
Interview date: To be arranged

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 10038



Head of Analysis, IT Programmes, Information Technology

Based in Milton Keynes

Salary: up to £58,739

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 01/05/2014

We are looking for a Head of Analysis to work within our IT Programmes team at the Open University. This is an exciting opportunity, offering the chance to play a key role in ensuring that IT systems meet the needs of our business partners, and to drive the changes that will ensure our Analysis team continues to play a critical role as we transform the IT Programmes and IT Development functions.

IT Programmes work closely with business partners throughout the University to deliver the IT system solutions to support strategic business change programmes. Our Analysts liaise with product owners to understand change requirements, and support IT Architects and Project Managers to shape the solutions and projects to deliver new and updated IT systems that meet business needs and are well-placed to adapt to future change. Analysts also work very closely with the IT Development team who manage the software delivery within strategic programmes and projects.

You will have a comprehensive background in managing large, modern IT Analysis teams of up to 30 staff, using both Agile and Waterfall methods within a matrix managed environment. You will be able to provide demonstrable evidence of improving and transforming team capability in previous roles. You will have responsibility for the utilisation, skills and development of staff within the team and must be able to demonstrate leadership and management skills, along with strong stakeholder management ability and be able to operate and influence effectively at Director and Board level.

Closing date Midday 1st May 2014. Interview date: To be agreed.

email: IT-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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



Please quote reference 101018



Lead Developer, SharePoint, Content & Collaboration Development Team

Based in Milton Keynes

£37,756 - £45,053

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 08/05/2014

This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled individual with experience of successful delivery of business solutions on Microsoft SharePoint. We are keen to unlock additional potential from SharePoint and are looking to widen the scope of our implementation to deliver additional business value to the University, and as the successful candidate you will be critical in helping us reach our aims.

You will be working with an existing small team, taking the lead on planning and delivering SharePoint projects, as well as advising on and implementing SharePoint strategy. You will also have experience of developing technical staff through inspiration and guidance.

You’ll have a solid SharePoint technical background and be able to demonstrate the value you have delivered via SharePoint previously. You should be comfortable as technical lead and be able to manage technical and non-technical stakeholders successfully. You’ll have experience of working in agile and waterfall situations.

Closing date: Midday 8 May 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 9942



Deputy Director (Validation and Accreditation), Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships (CICP)

Based in Milton Keynes

£47,787 - £53,375

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 01/05/2014

The Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships (CICP) is responsible for providing Open University institutional approval for a large number of institutions in the UK and worldwide and validation of their academic programmes.

We are looking for an individual to lead the University's activity on the delivery of validated OU awards and implementation of the University's accreditation of prior learning scheme. You will lead a team of Senior Managers and Quality & Partnerships Managers, overseeing the Centre's partnership portfolio, arrangements for quality assurance and continuous improvement.

You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) with experience of working in a Higher Education environment. You will have good knowledge of the Further Education sector, experience of managing quality assurance, and knowledge of the challenges, risks and opportunities of collaborative provision. You will have excellent inter-personal and communication skills in order to influence, advise and support a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

This role involves travel within the UK and overseas.

If you would like to discuss the position please contact Dr Liz Marr, Director, CICP (CICP-Director@open.ac.uk)

Closing date: Midday 1 May 2014

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


email: CICP-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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

Please quote reference 10073



Data Migration Developer, Information Technology

Based in Milton Keynes

Salary: Up to £40,046

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 01/05/2014

We are looking for a versatile business-focused data migration developer to work on business change projects in the Development section of the IT department. We are looking for people who enjoy working collaboratively, have a flexible approach and a keenness to further develop their technical and professional skills.

We are in the process of introducing a number of major new systems, and need to develop a number of ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) processes to move data from the old systems that are being decommissioned onto new platforms. Some of these new systems will be designed and built in house, and other will be commercial COTS packages. We expect to develop the ETL processes in C running on Linux.

Our standard development platform is the Microsoft .NET framework, so experience of this toolset would be an advantage.

Experience of web services and SOA would be an advantage. A good knowledge of structured methods, such as Agile or other iterative models for software development is also desirable; the very least an ability to work flexibly within a framework is essential.

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 such as SQLServer and/or Ingres.

Closing date: Midday 1 May 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 9993



Service Transition Manager, Information Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary contract for 18 months

£37,756 - £45,053

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 01/05/2014

We are seeking an experienced Service Transition Manager to work within our Acceptance into Service team. This role is focused on ensuring that all operational requirements (including documentation and training) are delivered for new IT services and systems prior to their launch. The work involves defining, agreeing and managing the delivery of service acceptance criterion.

You will need to demonstrate an in-depth experience of working in a Service Transition / Service Introduction role - aligned to ITIL best-practices and following project management methodologies such as PRINCE2 or Agile. This experience will be backed up with a formal qualification in ITIL (Foundation certificate as a minimum).

A key aspect of the role will be dealing with a number of different stakeholders - so excellent communication, negotiation and customer service skills are a must; as is the ability to identify and manage conflicts and risks.

You will have a broad ranging knowledge of modern technologies used in a corporate environment, and will be able to work in their own initiative in order to prioritise and manage their own workloads.
You will have excellent organisational skills, and an extensive experience of using Microsoft applications.

Formal project management qualifications (eg. PRINCE2 / PMI and/or Agile) would be advantageous.

Closing date: Midday 1st May 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 10075



Marketing Manager, Open University Worldwide Ltd, Part of the Business Development Unit (BDU)

Based in Milton Keynes

Salary: Competitive

circulation date : 03/04/2014

closing date : 01/05/2014

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

To help the University achieve this strategy we are seeking a Marketing Manager who will be
responsible for creating a marketing plan to support business development priorities. In addition they will proactively provide ideas, advice and guidance to the business development team on campaign execution and monitor, and evaluate and report on on-line and off-line activities against agreed campaign targets and budgets

You will work with colleagues in the BDU to scope and identify education and training opportuni-ties for the corporate sector, and identify appropriate channels to market.

You will also manage a team who provide the market research function for the BDU and for faculties, and who also provide sales collateral and campaign management for the BDU.

You will need to be educated to first degree or equivalent qualifications or experience in a marketing environment.

Closing date: midday on 1st May 2014

Interview Date: Expected: towards end of May 2014

email: BDU-Staffing@open.ac.uk 

For detailed information and how to apply call the BDU Re-cruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 858774 or e-mail BDU-Staffing@open.ac.uk quoting the refer-ence number

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


Please quote reference 7750



RESEARCH 

  none currently available


SUPPORT STAFF 

Accounting Assistant, Finance Division

Based in Milton Keynes

£25,013 - £29,837

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 01/05/2014

The Accounting Services section of Finance Division is responsible for providing accounting information and support to the University’s budget holders and University managers, and for preparing the annual consolidated financial statements.

We are looking for an Accounting Assistant to work with a specialist team of accountants to support the production of: the financial statements for our subsidiary companies; University returns to funding bodies; and, the University’s quarterly management reports. You will also contribute to the general financial work of the office.

You should have relevant finance related work experience and good communication and organisational skills. You should 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 should be at least at the intermediate level of AAT (or equivalent).

Closing date: 4pm 1 May 2014. Interview date: 19 May 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 10068



Department Secretary, Faculty of Social Sciences

Based in Milton Keynes. Permanent, 17.5 hours per week, Tuesday to Friday (working afternoons)

£20,972- £23,585 pro rata

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 01/05/2014

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Faculty of Social Sciences providing administrative and secretarial support to academics, research staff and postgraduate students within the Psychology and Sociology Departments.

You will work flexibly under the direction of the Support Manager to ensure there is efficient and effective cover across the two departments. You will have strong secretarial/office skills, good attention to detail and the ability to take responsibility for tasks, meeting deadlines and solving problems as they arise.

You will be a confident communicator, as well as being organised, able to work methodically, with good budgetary and IT abilities. Having a pro-active approach to work, a professional and collegiate manner and enjoying a diverse range of duties is also essential.

Closing date: noon Thursday 01 May 2014
Interview date: Monday 19 May 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 10098



AL Services Assistant

Student Services, The Open University in the North West, Based in Manchester

£18,185 – £20,374

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 24/04/2014

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 24 April, 2014.

Interview date: week commencing 12 May.

Previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply.

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

email: R08-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 10048



Curriculum Assistant, Faculty of Education and Language Studies

Based in Milton Keynes, 18.5 hours per week, 18-month fixed-term contract

£20,972 - £23,585

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 01/05/2014

We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable person to provide secretarial and administrative support to academic staff and curriculum managers to ensure that module materials are produced to high quality standards, often to tight deadlines. You will also be a main contact point for University staff and students in the Language Studies Programme and Department of Languages.

You will be organised and able to work on your own initiative, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and have a good understanding of any one of the following languages: French/German/Spanish or Italian. You will be confident in using electronic communication methods and committed to providing a high quality service to customers. Flexibility and a willingness to adapt to the changing needs of the team are also important criteria for this role.

Closing date: 1 May 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 9953



Student Services Assistant (Learner Support)

The Open University in Scotland, Based in Edinburgh

£18,185 - £20,374

circulation date : 11/04/2014

closing date : 25/04/2014

Working in the Open University in Scotland involves helping a wide range of people with their educational ambitions. We are currently seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, enthusiastic and highly motivated person for the above position.

You will be based in the Learner Support Team which consists of 15 staff and deals with a wide range of student support matters such as student retention, proactive student support, student records, student references, support for students with disabilities and offender learners, as well as arrangements for examinations.

This is a modern, friendly office with stimulating work in a rapidly changing environment.

You will have good IT skills, possess excellent communication and organisational skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

Closing date for completed applications: Friday 25 April 2014.

Interviews will be held week beginning 12 May 2014 candidates will be contacted via email for confirmation of invite to interview).

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

email: R11-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 by calling the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 0131 226 3851 or by email (link above).


Please quote reference 10042



Marketing Assistant

Student Services, The Open University in the West Midlands, Based in Birmingham

£20,972 - £23,585 (pro rata), Part-time 18.5 hours per week

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 24/04/2014

This is an exciting opportunity to work with The Open University, the UK’s largest university, helping to organise, implement and monitor a range of marketing activities.

Working with the Marketing Manager, you will be part of the England marketing team delivering local and regional projects that raise the profile of the OU and help it to meet demanding recruitment targets.

You will have excellent communication and organisational skills, an ability to work to deadlines and manage demands on your time. You will be highly motivated, have plenty of initiative and an eye for detail.

You will have proven experience of working in a marketing role and be educated to A level standard (or equivalent). A willingness to undertake some travel and to work occasional unsociable hours is required.

Closing date: 24 April 2014 at 12 noon.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on 22 May 2014.

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

email: R04-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 10021



Systems Operator

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)

£20,972 - £23,585, Temporary contract until 31 December 2016, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 27/03/2014

closing date : 23/04/2014

The OU recently launched the MK:SMART Project which includes local and national partners in a significant Smart City, Big Data initiative. MK:SMART will develop innovative ways of supporting the significant forecast growth in Milton Keynes through the curation of the data that drives the city's key transport, water and energy infrastructure. The challenges of supporting growth without outstripping the capacity of the infrastructure, whilst meeting challenging carbon reduction targets, are very real. MK:SMART will provide key demonstrations of how we can meet these challenges with business and citizens alike.

Central to the project is the creation of a state-of-the-art 'MK Data Hub' which will curate vast amounts of data from specially deployed energy, transport and water sensors, satellite sources, social and economic datasets, and crowd sourced data from social media or specialised applications.

We are therefore looking for a Systems Operator to support the KMi Systems & Development Manager.

Closing date: 23 April 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 KMi Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44 (0)1908 654774 or by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

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


Please quote reference 10027



EXECUTIVE 

Head of International Student Acquisition, Open University Worldwide Ltd, Part of the Business Development Unit

Based in Milton Keynes

Salary Band: Highly Competitive

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 30/04/2014

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

As part of the Open University Worldwide (OUW), the Head of International Student Acquisition will be accountable for achieving B2C prospect generation, prospect conversion, student registration and revenue targets.

You will own the B2C marketing strategy and execute the B2C operational marketing plan in target international markets. And you will provide commercial and marketing insights that grow OUW’s B2C business through robust and successful marketing campaigns that aim to secure new customer contracts and build long term customer relationships.
You will manage a small team and ensure that performance is measured accurately, and that targets are met. You will manage and review KPIs to ensure that variations from plan are alerted early and that appropriate remedial actions are recommended and actioned in a timely fashion.
You will be responsible for ensuring that the international marketing operating model is optimised to be agile and with the appropriate risk management controls in place.

You will manage marketing forecasts and complex budgets to ensure maximum return on investment. And you will control marketing spend and risk in line with budgetary expectations and regulations.

Recruitment: External applicants are also being sourced by an outside agency

Closing date: midday on 30th April 2014.
Interview date: During May (date yet to be agreed)

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 (link above).

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


Please quote reference 7768



OTHER 

Home on the Rails: The design, fitting and decoration of train interiors in Britain, c.1920-1955 - AHRC PhD Studentship

in collaboration with The National Railway Museum (Science Museum Group) and The Open University

Stipend rate: £13,863

circulation date : 03/04/2014

closing date : 24/04/2014

AHRC PhD Studentship in collaboration with The National Railway Museum (Science Museum Group) and The Open University

Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded PhD at The Open University: “Home on the Rails: The design, fitting and decoration of train interiors in Britain, c.1920-1955”. This is offered under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership programme. The partner institutions are The National Railway Museum (NRM, member of the Science Museum Group) and the Open University (OU).

The studentship will be supervised by Dr Clare Taylor and Dr Susie West of the Faculty of Arts at the OU and Anthony Coulls and Ed Bartholomew of the NRM.

This full-time studentship, which is funded for three years at standard AHRC rates, will begin on 1 October 2014. Please note that this is subject to AHRC eligibility rules.

The Studentship
This project is an opportunity to examine the connections between the design, fitting out and choice of decoration in train interiors in Britain, c.1920-1955 and the shifting concept of home.

Carriages played a key role in the movement of passengers over short, intermediate and long distances around Britain, and needed to combine durability with accommodating familiar domestic activities. Although much has been written on train exteriors from the standpoint of railway history, little attention has been paid to the construction of ideas of home in this transient context, nor to the design making process and networks which underpinned carriage design.

Accordingly the collaborative PhD might address the following research questions:
Firstly, it could examine the nature of domesticity within the railway carriage, and the extent to which their layout, fittings and decoration enabled social interaction to be mediated by domestic norms, or subverted barriers of class and gender. Secondly, it could consider the nature of the decision-making process in the train interior, testing claims that furnishings were often the result of choices by individuals based on gender, technological knowledge or their hierarchy in the company. This could also involve investigating the networks used by different companies to design and supply goods such as decorative textiles, flatware, glass and ceramics. Thirdly, the project offers opportunities to consider how far these networks reflected wider concerns to improve standards of design and public taste and the role of public exhibitions as part this discourse. In particular it might examine the tensions between interiors designed in historicist styles, rooted in the domestic, and experiments in the design of modernist spaces.

There is flexibility to shape the study according to individual interests.

The award pays fees up to the value of the full time home/EU rate for PhD degrees as well as a stipend at research council rates. In 14-15 the stipend rate is £13,863. EU students are not eligible to receive a stipend. Please see the AHRC Training Grant Funding Guide for more information on eligibility.

In addition, the student will receive an additional £550/year from AHRC to cover collaboration costs, and up to £1,000 a year from NRM (SMG) and an equivalent amount from OU towards research expenses.

How to Apply
Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in an Arts and Humanities subject, and will need to satisfy AHRC eligibility requirements including Masters-level advanced research training or equivalent.

Interested applicants should submit via email a full curriculum vitae, a sample of academic writing (3,000 words maximum), a 500-word letter outlining their qualification for the studentship, and the names and contact details of two academic referees to Research-Degrees-Arts@open.ac.uk by Thursday 24 April 2014. All documents should be submitted in either a MS Word or PDF format. Please ensure the subject line of your email appears as ‘surname, first name - NRM/Open University studentship.’


Equal Opportunity is University Policy.

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

Interviews are scheduled to be held in Oxford on 16 May 2014. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete an Open University application form, which can be found here.

For practical advice on the applications procedure, contact the Research Degrees Team (research-degrees-arts@open.ac.uk) or 01908 654882).

For discussion of the academic content of studentship, please contact Dr Clare Taylor (clare.taylor@open.ac.uk).


Please quote reference 7742



Postgraduate Research Funding; Faculty of Social Sciences

Based in Milton Keynes Campus

circulation date : 13/03/2014

closing date : 30/04/2014

Full-time studentship £13,590 per annum Ref: RD/SS/18
Full-time or part-time fee waivers Ref: RD/SS/19


The Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for one full-time PhD studentship for three years and up to two full-time (three years) or part-time (six years) PhD fee waivers commencing October 2014.

The Faculty has a thriving research culture and is engaged in world-class, critical and agenda setting research in fields such as human geography, culture, citizenship, identities, governance, criminology and international development and innovation. We are committed to the enhancement and development of this culture as a priority in our mission. Our research is supported by a number of University Research Centres of Excellence as well as by our six academic departments.

Further details of our PhD programme and information on how to apply can be found on the following site http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/research/students/index.php

Applicants should have at least a 2:1 in their first degree, a relevant masters degree and be interested in conducting research at a doctorate level in one of the following broad research areas…

• Changing cultures and environments
• Citizenship and critical policy analysis
• Cultural economy, markets and finance
• Identities, subjectivities and the psycho-social

Applicants must normally reside in the UK for the duration of the full-time studentship.

Closing date Wednesday 30th April at 5 pm.

email: Socsci-phd-applications@open.ac.uk Sally O'Brien

For detailed information and how to apply go to http://www3.open.ac.uk/employment/, or email the Research Co-ordinator Sally O'Brien at the address provided, quoting the reference number RD/SS/18 or RD/SS/19 (please mark clearly which funding scheme you are applying for, although one application to both schemes is permissible).

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

Please quote reference RD/SS/18 or RD/SS/19



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