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Current vacancies in the Department

Luc Hoffmann Institute Fellows' Coordinator (Fixed Term)

Salary: £28,695-£37,394.

Salary: £28,695 - £37,395

Length of appointment: 24 months (The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance)

This new role is an opportunity to develop and manage the Luc Hoffmann Institute Fellows Programme (http://luchoffmanninstitute.org/fellows/), an international, co-mentored post-doctoral fellowship program dedicated to increasing conservation science leadership capacity around the world. The post will be based at the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI) in Cambridge, UK (http://research-institute.conservation.cam.ac.uk/), and the postholder will work closely with the Luc Hoffmann Institute team based at WWF International, Gland, Switzerland.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to help deliver, develop and grow this exciting programme. The fellows programme will consist of 10 to 14 international fellows, each working within their own co-mentoring relationships, based within academic partners institutions and at WWF offices around the world. The Fellows Coordinator is the glue for this international conservation science leadership programme, and he/she will be responsible for building this programme to its full potential. Specific responsibilities will include working with the Luc Hoffmann Institute team to develop and support the implementation of training programme, selection and recruitment of follows, organizing and managing fellow orientation, group research and networking, communications, and developing a robust alumni program for the Luc Hoffmann Institute Fellows programme. In addition, she/he would work with the fellows, Luc Hoffmann Institute staff, and the academic and WWF mentors to build professional development opportunities for the fellows, recognizing the many paths our fellows may take upon completion of the Luc Hoffmann Institute Fellows programme.

Candidates should have a postgraduate degree, or equivalent, with a preference for those who have specialised in areas related to sustainable development and/or biodiversity conservation. Those without postgraduate qualifications will be considered if there is relevant work experience.

We are looking for a candidate with exceptional networking, interpersonal and communication skills, who has experience in developing and/or implementing capacity building and training programmes, within or external to academia, and in developing partnerships, managing multidisciplinary teams and managing remote teams. Applicants should have experience in research, analysis and synthesis directly related to conservation, environmental science and environmental policy, and demonstrated experience in Science to Policy / Science to Practice Interface work, or related work in Science Communications or Science leadership. Experience with blogging, social media and other science communication are desirable.

The postholder will require excellent organisational and prioritisation skills, with attention to detail. They should have an ability to work in a multicultural, interdisciplinary environment, and an ability and enthusiasm for on-deadline, short timeline tasks. Fluency in English is essential, and knowledge of other languages is desirable. Applicants must be committed to WWF's values, which are to be: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

Interviews for this post will be held in Cambridge, in mid-September 2015.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button on the University's jobs site page. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference LC06651 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Salary: £24,775-£28,695.

The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Department of Geography is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral Research Assistant to work with Prof. Bob Bennett, Principal Investigator for a new research project, "Drivers of Entrepreneurship and small business", mainly covering 1851-1911 with some extension to modern data.

Applications are invited from individuals who have some experience of and interest in manipulating, standardising and encoding information extracted from large datasets, have some prior knowledge of historical records or other typically inconsistent datasets, and ideally also have experience of small business, individual or household data sets. An interest in historic census data and Victorian Britain would be an advantage.

Applicants must have received a first or Masters degree using data analysis or statistics in any social or applied science preferably with experience of large databases and manipulation of data; an ability to think algorithmically would be an advantage. We are seeking logical, methodically-minded applicants with potential who can work closely with others but who also follow their own initiative.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Bob Bennett at rjb7@cam.ac.uk or to Gill Newton who will be overseeing the data management of the project ghn22@cam.ac.uk

This project is funded by the ESRC in the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, and based at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, with co-applicants based at the Departments of History at Cambridge and at University of Essex.

Interviews for short-listed applicants are expected to take place between 10-11 September. A test of required skills may take place with the interview.

Appointment of the successful candidate will begin 1 November 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button on the University's jobs site page. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference LC06419 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Salary: £28,695-£37,394.

The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Department of Geography is seeking to appoint two post-doctoral Research Associates to work with Prof. Bob Bennett, Principal Investigator for a new research project, "Drivers of Entrepreneurship and small business", mainly covering 1851-1911 with some extension to modern data.

Applications are invited from individuals who have expertise in the preparation and analysis of large data sets and ideally also with experience of research in small business, individual or household analysis, or statistical methods. This role involves substantial 'data wrangling' and an ability to think logically and consistently when working with messy, textual as well as numeric data variables is important. The experience of working with historic census data is highly desirable and an interest in historical and Victorian Britain would be an advantage.

Applicants must have received a PhD with strong aspects of quantitative analysis in business studies, economic history, statistics or a related subject. This project will provide outstanding potential for understanding business development over 1851-1911 and the relationships to modern entrepreneurship patterns. We are seeking applicants with a matching outstanding research potential who can work closely with others but who also follow their own initiative.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Bob Bennett at rjb7@cam.ac.uk or to Gill Newton who will be overseeing the data management of the project ghn22@cam.ac.uk

This project is funded by the ESRC in the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, and based at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, with co-applicants based at the Departments of History at Cambridge and at University of Essex.

Interviews for short-listed applicants are expected to take place between 10-11 September.

Appointment of the successful candidate will begin 1 November 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button on the University's jobs site page. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference LC06418 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Salary: £28,695-£37,394.

The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Department of Geography, is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral Research Associate to work with Prof. Bob Bennett, Principal Investigator for a new research project, "Drivers of Entrepreneurship and small business", mainly covering 1851-1911 with some extension to modern data.

Applications are invited from individuals who have expertise in the advanced statistical analysis of large datasets, have previously worked with historical records or other typically inconsistent datasets, and ideally also have experience of research on small business. The experience of working with historic census data is desirable and an interest in historical and Victorian Britain would be an advantage. Applicants must have received a PhD in business studies, economics, statistics, quantitative economic history, or a related subject. This project will provide outstanding potential for understanding business development over 1851-1911 and the relationships to modern entrepreneurship patterns. We are seeking applicants with a matching outstanding research potential who can work closely with others but who also follow their own initiative.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Bob Bennett at rjb7@cam.ac.uk or to Gill Newton who will be overseeing the data management of the project ghn22@cam.ac.uk

This project is funded by the ESRC in the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, and based at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, with co-applicants based at the Departments of History at Cambridge and at University of Essex.

Interviews for short-listed applicants are expected to take place between 10-11 September.

Appointment of the successful candidate will begin 1 November 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button on the University's jobs site page. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference LC06417 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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