University of Bradford
a funded position is available to work in the area of metal nanocrystals and microscopy in the research group of prof. nicolas p. e. barry within the school of chemistry at the university of bradford. the project is focused on the understanding of the nucleation and growth of nanocrystals. we have recently developed a methodology that allows the observation in real space and in real time of the formation of nanocrystals. taking advantage of the imaging and synthetic capabilities of modern transmission electron microscopes (tem), metallic wrapped particles are irradiated with a powerful electron beam. upon irradiation, the wrapped particles decompose to form a surface with individual metal atoms hopping and jumping on top of this surface. these single atoms migrate, meet each other on the surface, and assemble into small aggregates of 2 to 20 atoms. when these aggregates reach a critical size, they crystallise to form nanocrystals on the surface. this methodology has so far allowed the imaging and the capture of the nucleation of precious metal nanocrystals. the aim of this research project is to build on this discovery to understand better the mechanisms by which these events happen. this will allow us to learn how to precisely control the formation of the nanocrystals (rate of formation, sizes, structures) and to use their resulting properties to, in a long-term future, achieve the applications for which such nanomaterials are believed to have an immense potential. the successful candidate will be responsible for the fabrication and analysis of nanocrystals, with a specific focus on determining their rates of formation, their sizes and structures. applicants should possess or be close to obtaining a phd in physics, materials science, chemistry or engineering. previous experience in the field of imaging of nanocrystals will be an advantage. candidates are expected to demonstrate great interpersonal skills and collaborative teamwork. the anticipated start date for the position is the 1 july 2021. you will also have excellent people skills and be able to collaborate with/teach other group members. in addition to a high level of practical skills you will be able to operate and maintain equipment relevant to your work and to train others in doing so. informal enquiries: prof. nicolas barry: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
critical mission solutions your mission is our mission. we're invested in you and your success. everything we do - whether aerospace, defense, intelligence, information technology, cybersecurity, nuclear, automotive, or telecommunications - is more than just a project. it's our challenge as human beings, too. that's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships. it's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow. your impact: at jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. with $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 52,000, jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector. visit jacobs.com and connect with jacobs on linkedin, twitter, facebook and instagram. critical mission solutions your mission is our mission. we're invested in you and your success. everything we do - whether aerospace, defense, intelligence, information technology, cybersecurity, nuclear, automotive, or telecommunications - is more than just a project. it's our challenge as human beings, too. that's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships. it's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow. the team at harwell has led the field of research and assessment work related to the safe disposal of radioactive waste, for over 30 years. the team has a wide breath of both national and internationally respected expertise to provide consultancy, modelling and laboratory studies to underpin the science, technology and engineering to allow the safe disposal of radioactive waste. an important aspect of our activities is the delivery of mathematical modelling to a range of customers. you will be involved in delivering an exciting and diverse range of desk-based consultancy projects undertaken for our customers in the uk and overseas. the key responsibilities of this role are listed below. application of tools to solve a range of coupled mathematical problems. you will take a supporting role in delivering scientific consultancy using these tools. you will take a supporting role in the development of bespoke software tools to our key customers contribute to the production of concise and well-written technical reports and presentation of results to customers. an ability to contribute to broader activities in the team. the role requires an understanding of the underlying requirements of our customers, and how we can meet those requirements. support in the production of successful, competitive proposals. here’s what you’ll need: a phd in mathematics, physics or related subject. the suitable candidate will have a proven track record in, and experience of, mathematical modelling. it would desirable the candidate must have a proven track record of team working. it is desirable the suitable candidate has a working understanding of geological disposal of radioactive waste. the candidate must have a proven ability to develop or apply a range of software tools used for coupled modelling (e.g. comsol multiphysics) at jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go ‘beyondzero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do. we are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as stem, wise (women in science & engineering) and stonewall. we are also disability confident committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. when you join jacobs you will have access to a wide range of global networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values. to find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com successful candidates will be asked to complete a baseline personnel security standard pre-employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: identity, right to work; employment/education history and criminal record. if you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected. jacobs is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all. at jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. with $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.
University of Bristol
bristol, south west england
the rolewe have an exciting new opportunity for a talented researcher to join the cruk integrative cancer epidemiology programme (icep) on a project entitled “towards improved causal evidence and enhanced prediction of cancer risk and survival” at the university of bristol to work on smoking cessation in relation to cancer risk and progression.the postholder will be responsible for designing, planning, executing and disseminating mendelian randomization analyses to: i) evaluate the effects of nicotine and non-nicotine constituents of smoking on cancer incidence and cancer progression, and ii) evaluate the effect of stopping smoking on cancer progression. they will also conduct work integrating dna methylation to investigate the potential health effects of e-cigarette use and for predicting future risk of cancer.the postholder will have access to considerable resources, including large-scale epidemiological and molecular datasets, and advanced methodological approaches developed in bristol, as well as the opportunity to link with co-investigators and research colleagues as our overseas partner institutions.the successful applicant will be based within the icep team and the mrc ieu within the bristol medical school, at the university of bristol. they will also have strong links with the tobacco and alcohol research group (targ) within the school of psychological science at the university of bristol.what will you be doing?• conducting mendelian randomization studies to evaluate the causal role of nicotine and non-nicotine constituents of smoking on both cancer risk and progression• conducting mendelian randomization studies to evaluate the effect of stopping smoking on cancer progression• evaluating the causal role of dna methylation in relation to cancer risk, using mendelian randomization approaches adapted to molecular datasets• coordinating the design and implementation of a study to assess dna methylation signatures in relation to e-cigarette behaviour and constituents• developing dna methylation predictors of future cancer risk• performing epigenome-wide association studies of e-cigarette behaviour• feeding-forward findings for designing and evaluating interventionsas well as working with the team to contribute ideas, including enhancements to the technical and methodological aspects of the study, participating in workshops and dissemination activities and supporting supervision of students.you should apply if• a strong track record in smoking and e-cigarette research• experience in the implementation of multiple epidemiological approaches, including the application of mendelian randomization• strong quantitative research skills, including the use of statistical packages such as r• experience in running research studies, including participant recruitment and primary data collection• experience in the analysis of molecular data (e.g. epigenetic, transcriptomic)• a phd or equivalent research experience in epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics or cancer researchwe strongly encourage interested applicants to make informal enquiries to dr rebecca richmond; email@example.com will be held on friday 22nd january 2021. additional informationcontract type: open ended with funding until 30/09/2022work pattern: full timegrade: i/jsalary: grade i - £33,797 - £38,017 per annumgrade j - £38,017 – £42,792 per annumschool/unit: bristol medical schoolthis advert will close at 23:59 gmt on tuesday 05th january 2021.we welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the lgbt+ and bame communities, to join us. « return to the search results
University of Bristol
bristol, south west england
the rolethe role is based within the research group of professor tony davis in the school of chemistry, and is part of a collaborative programme involving prof. d. n. sheppard (uob physiology and pharmacology) and prof. p. a. gale (university of sydney, australia)what will you be doing?working on an mrc funded project ”anion carriers for channel replacement therapy”. the aim is to demonstrate the potential of transmembrane anion carriers as treatments for channelopathy conditions such as cystic fibrosis. the research will involve the design and synthesis of anion carriers for biological testing, as well as studies towards a comprehensive understanding of their mechanism of action.you should apply ifyou have a phd in chemistry with expertise in organic synthesis and measurement aspects of supramolecular chemistry. experience working with bilayer membranes (e.g. vesicles) would be an advantage. we welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the lgbt+ and bame communities, to join us. « return to the search results
Natural History Museum
kensington and chelsea
details: location: kensington and chelsea, london category: research scientific salary: up to £38037 per annum contract type: contract contract hours: full time telephone: 0207 942 5000 senior bioinformatician the natural history museum is both a world-leading science research centre and the most visited natural history museum in europe. with a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity's needs with those of the natural world. the museum's 300 scientists continue to represent one of the largest groups in the world studying and enabling research into every aspect of the natural world. their science is contributing critical data to help the global fight to save the future of the planet from the major threats of climate change and biodiversity loss through to finding solutions such as the sustainable extraction of natural resources. we are at a pivotal moment in our history as we launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world's leading visitor attractions, the nhm has ambitious plans leading up to the 150 anniversary of the opening of the waterhouse building in 2031, making this a truly exciting time to be part of the nhm team. about the role you will be studying the genetic variation in the world's most widely grown crop, bread wheat! grown from canada to argentina in the americas, and from iberia to japan in eurasia, covering a variety of day lengths as well as near artic (canada & siberia) to near desert (north africa) conditions, bread wheat is hexaploid, which is thought to be critical in its ability to adapt (genetically) to so many environments. it is now possible to assemble multiple wheat genomes, and the nhm has 10 assembled wheat genomes of key varieties in the uk and global wheat program (cimmyt), and a sequenced set of ancestral wheats rich in novel diversity to understand wheat genetic complexity. we are part of a uk (bbsrc funded) program, and the international 10+ genome project (part of the wheat initiative). as a part of this you will primarily be leading the data analysis within nhm, with an focus on publication ready figures and datasets as well as any software development and testing. about you you will be an experienced bioinformatician, with the proven bioinformatics skills to develop and run your own pipelines, harden them for huge volumes of data and deploy them on modern high-performance hardware. a demonstrable record (code repository, tool publications, citations etc.) of developing scientific programs is desirable, as is familiarity with containerisation. as well as a familiarity with wheat genomics is desirable. expertise with python, scipy, cython, or c++ is essential, r (web development, desirable). experience with sequencing data, and genetics is essential. a track strong publication record, and strong scientific writing skills are essential. closing: 9am on wednesday 16 december interviews held: w/c 4 jan to apply, please visit https://careers.nhm.ac.uk/ and upload your cv with a covering letter, which clearly outlines how you meet our person specification.
King's College London
job description this post is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team undertaking the first detailed study to assess the views of mental health service users and staff regarding the use of body worn cameras (bwcs) in acute inpatient mental health settings. the postholder will work in a larger team to conduct semi-structured interviews with a range of stakeholders to explore and compare the experiences of introducing, employing and being subject to use of the technology, as well as the perceptions, motivations, expectations and/or concerns of those where it may or may not be implemented in the future. the post-holder will be responsible for the recruitment of participants and conducting interviews with service users and staff on mental health inpatient wards across four mental health trusts in england. most work will be conducted remotely but may require some face-to-face work. alongside ward-based recruitment, the postholder will also be responsible for supporting the rolling recruitment via social media for service users who have been discharged from mental health services to explore these voices and their experiences and insights into the use of bwcs in these ward settings. the post holder will also have the opportunity to contribute to the analysis and dissemination of results, including contributing the writing of academic papers and future grants. this is a full-time post and will be offered on fixed-term contract for 7 months. key responsibilities key objectives: to coordinate delivery of the project objectives and facilitate effective communication and collaboration between stakeholders. to implement recruitment of service users who have been an inpatient on an acute mental health inpatient ward for adults of a working age (18+) within the previous twelve months for participation in interviews. to conduct semi-structured interviews to explore participants' perspectives on use of bwcs on inpatient settings to establish and maintain good working relationships with multiple stakeholders. conduct qualitative analysis and assist in the interpretation of results. to assist and/or lead writing up of project reports and papers for publication in collaboration with other team members. to present project progress and results at internal/external meetings/seminars/conferences. to ensure project documentation is organised and maintained to a good standard. to ensure ethics and governance standards are adhered to. communication & networking: communicate and collaborative effectively with team members and stakeholders. establish and maintain good working relationships with clinical services. collaborate with others in writing for publication. present to a wide range of audiences at seminars, conferences and meetings. alert to needs of service users and sensitive working within mental health settings. decision making, planning and problem solving: contribute to the planning of research proposals and papers for publication. contribute to collaborative decision making with colleagues. prioritise and manage own workload to meet deadlines. attend and contribute to departmental meetings and seminars. team work: form excellent working relations with stakeholders and colleagues at all levels. collaborate with team members on data analysis and writing for publication. attend and contribute to team meetings. actively participate as a member of the department, undertaking general tasks to support team activities. the above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post. skills, knowledge, and experience essential criteria first degree in relevant discipline, i.e. nursing, psychology or social science or relevant research experience in the area of mental health strong skills in qualitative research methods ability to confidently use ms excel, ms word, spss and qsr nvivo, and willing to learn other software tools as required. ability to follow an agreed plan of work, but to also work independently under your own direction. undertaking research and/or working in relevant clinical environments and an understanding of the issues faced caring for service users/patients with complex health and social care needs. experience of participant recruitment excellent communication and social/interpersonal skills and the ability to engage with busy clinicians and service users. experience of consulting and collaborating with mental health service users, and ideally of co-producing research. willingness to undertake occasional flexible working hours able and willing to travel as required. desirable criteria have been involved in writing research reports and/or peer reviewed publications a good understanding of the ethical and research governance requirements for health services research. clinical or lived experience of inpatient mental health services understanding of ethics and governance processes, confidentially and gdpr regulations have a co-operative working style and be able to work assertively and with sensitivity. proactive and able to use initiative further information we strongly encourage those with lived experience of inpatient mental health settings to apply to this role. this post is subject to disclosure and barring service and occupational health clearance. this advertisement does not meet the requirements for a certificate of sponsorship under home office regulations and therefore the university will not be able to offer sponsorship for this role.
University of Bristol
bristol, south west england
the rolethe perivoli africa research centre (parc) is seeking to recruit a 1.0 fte research associate to support a parc-aphrc-unfpa-sida co-funded project on ‘regional mechanisms and national policy change in africa’.what will you be doing?based at the school for policy studies / school of sociology, politics and international studies and perivoli africa research centre (parc) and spending periods of time at the african population and health research center (aphrc) in nairobi, you will work with co-pis professor isabella aboderin (university of bristol), and dr. claudious chikozho (aphrc), to develop research that aims to generate a coherent body of empirical evidence and theoretical perspectives to advance:a) the effectiveness of research and civil society partnerships and engagement with continental, regional and national level policy mechanisms to yield positive action and change at local levels; andb) global and africa-specific scientific debates on public policy processes and governance and political economy of care, srhr and wash.this position will involve, among other roles:1) investigating key factors and dynamics that have so far constrained the translation into national policy and programming of key continental or (sub)regional policy frameworks and commitments collectively articulated by african governments on: the sexual and reproductive health and rights (srhr) of young people and women and the provisioning of long-term care (ltc) for older adults.2) identifying approaches and evidence needed to promote such domestication across substantive areasyou should apply ifyou have excellent written and verbal communication in english, the ability to collaborate, work as a team and seek advice when needed, and to engage in writing and face-to-face with academics, external partners, and public audiences.a phd in a field relevant to the research project, either completed or pending post-viva corrections. experience in doctoral-level research in a relevant research area/discipline, expertise in long-term care, srhr, or wash, expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods, the ability to engage in and contribute to interdisciplinary academic working, to manage administrative tasks for the project, meet deadlines, manage competing priorities and solve problems.prior experience of research and stakeholder engagement in sub-saharan africa is desirable, as is experience in managing project budgets, and a record of research publications appropriate for your career stage.we particularly encourage applications from african researchers in africa or her diaspora.additional informationcontract type: open ended with fixed funding for 2 yearswork pattern: full timegrade: isalary: £33,797 - £38,017 per annumschool: school for policy studies. for informal enquiries please contact professor isabella aboderin, chair in africa research and partnerships, director parc and professor of erontology firstname.lastname@example.org advert will close at 23:59 gmt on sunday 17 january 2021.we welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the lgbt+ and bame communities, to join us. « return to the search results
University of Bristol
bristol, south west england
the rolethe perivoli africa research centre (parc) is seeking to recruit a 1.0 fte research associate to support a willliam and flora hewlett foundation funded project on ‘care systems, economies and harnessing africa’s demographic transition'. a first 3-year phase of the programme will run from january 2021 – january 2024.what will you be doing?based at the school for policy studies and perivoli africa research centre (parc) and spending substantial periods of time at the african population and health research center (aphrc) in nairobi, you will work with co-pis professor isabella aboderin (university of bristol), dr. catherine kyobutungi (aphrc) and professor ito peng (university of toronto), to help inform the development of transformative care systems and economies for africa, as part of the continent’s endeavour to harness its demographic transition and forge a robust post covid-19 future.this position will involve, among other roles:(1) generating a coherent body of empirical evidence, theoretical perspectives, and macroeconomic tools to clarify the case and directions for investments in the provisioning of, and social infrastructure for early child care (ecc) and long-term care (ltc) for older adults in the study countries and africa more broadly.(2) bringing together relevant i) policy actors to drive the use of findings and tools in national and regional policy debates and agenda setting and ii) a constituency of african and international scholars invested in building on the evidence to advance global scientific debates. you should apply ifyou have excellent written and verbal communication in english, the ability to collaborate, work as a team and seek advice when needed, and to engage in writing and face-to-face with academics, external partners, and public audiences.a phd in a field relevant to the research project, either completed or pending post-viva corrections. experience in doctoral-level research in a relevant research area/discipline, expertise in ageing and/or care studies, expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods, the ability to engage in and contribute to interdisciplinary academic working, to manage administrative tasks for the project, meet deadlines, manage competing priorities and solve problems.prior experience of research and stakeholder engagement in sub-saharan africa is desirable, as is experience in managing project budgets, a record of research publications appropriate for your career stage, and a working knowledge of french.we particularly encourage applications from african researchers in africa or her diaspora.additional informationcontract type: open ended with fixed funding for 2 yearswork pattern: full timegrade: isalary: £33,797 - £38,017 per annumschool/unit: school for policy studiesthis advert will close at 23:59 gmt on sunday 17 january 2020.we welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the lgbt+ and bame communities, to join us. « return to the search results
NHS National Services Scotland
an exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and experienced specialist biomedical scientist in blood sciences (specialising as quality lead) to join us to work within our multi-site laboratory network in the highlands of scotland which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. the laboratories are accredited to iso15189 by ukas as a 3-site blood sciences service and we are looking to strengthen our existing network and then to integrate a fourth highland site. you will be expected to work with support workers and senior staff members as well as clinicians and management as a quality lead bms whilst ensuring the day to day provision of a safe, effective and efficient blood science service across the network. participation in the cross-departmental (blood sciences/microbiology/cellular pathology) quality leads group is expected to drive quality innovation across the whole nhsh area laboratories network. you will be supported by experienced quality management and clinical teams, along with dedicated support staff in a forward-thinking blood sciences department. the post is located at raigmore hospital, inverness but travel to the other sites will be required to fulfil the post. applications will be considered from candidates from a multidisciplinary background that can demonstrate an appropriate skill in quality management. sound knowledge of blood transfusion would be desirable for the post as there are blood banking facilities in two of the three accredited sites (and in the fourth site projected to join the network) but not essential. the post holder would be expected to manage quality indicators (e.g. iqc/eqa review), progress quality improvement plans, be responsible for error/incident management, change management and validation and verification for all sites and participate in inter-laboratory collaborative working with the quality team. on-site accommodation may be available depending on availability. a relocation package may also be available. for informal enquiries or to arrange a visit to the department: mr. zeshan mahmood - telephoneor email video clips of the highlands can be found here: highlands in the winter https://video/157219617 north coast 500 https://265350317 sutherland in the summer https://171073606 please do not upload a cv as this will not be used for short listing purposes. your internet browser may not connect to job train, an alternative to try is google chrome. for help to complete an application on job train please click on this link -accessibility-statement/
responsibilitiessenior catastrophe research analystwe’re hiring!aon are currently recruiting a senior catastrophe research analyst to join our team in london. about aonheadquartered in london, aon plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.aon is an equal opportunities employer. aon's recruitment and selection policy ensures the best possible skill mix of colleagues and the highest quality candidates are appointed using objective job-related criteria.reinsurance solutionsreinsurance solutions, a division of aon plc, is the world’s leading reinsurance intermediary and full-service capital advisor. we empower our clients to better understand, manage and transfer risk through innovative solutions and personalised access to all forms of global reinsurance capital across treaty, facultative and capital markets. as a trusted advocate, we deliver local reach to the world’s markets, an unparalleled investment in innovative analytics, including catastrophe management, actuarial and rating agency advisory. through our professionals’ expertise and experience, we advise clients in making optimal capital choices that will empower results and improve operational effectiveness for their business. with more than 80 offices in 50 countries, our worldwide client base has access to the broadest portfolio of integrated capital solutions and services.about the roleyour impact as a senior catastrophe research analyst: work with experienced model evaluation team members from across the globe.be responsible for clearly defined natural catastrophe research projects that will have meaningful commercial impact to clients.evaluating models against independent views of risk and develop bespoke model adjustments.present findings to technical experts within our client’s research teams and senior leadership in english with additional languages a plus.gain exposure to a wide range of insurance and reinsurance clients.responsibility for working in accordance with the aon uk limited risk management framework, and compliance with the aon uk limited policies, including participation in the management of risks (including completion of mandatory training) that may adversely affect the business, interests or reputation of any group company. about youyour knowledge and expertise: technical expertise: have experience in evaluating or developing catastrophe models in the re/insurance industry and a proficiency with variety of programming languages such as sql, python and r to allow for efficient interrogation of data through the evaluation process.industry partnership building: utilising relationships to stay up to date with changing views on hazards and having access to other data sources to develop a view of risk that is independent.strong presentation skills: the ability to distil down the technical evaluation work into key points that are easily communicated to clients.education: phd or masters in physical sciences preferably meteorology. salary and benefits