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Student Counsellor - Fixed term to 31 May 2017

Student Counsellor - Fixed term to 31 May 2017

£32,004 - £38,183 per annum

We are looking to recruit a qualified Counsellor/ Therapist to work in Liverpool John Moores University’s Counselling Service.  The Counselling Service is a free, accessible and professional service which supports and fosters the well-being of students and staff to enable them to achieve their full academic and personal potential.

You will work within a team, and provide brief models of counselling support for a range of issues, in particular, complex clients with mental health and wellbeing issues. You will be required to take responsibility for specific areas of group work development as agreed with the counselling service manager.  Able to develop work with under-represented and protected characteristic students with-in a Higher Education environment.  An awareness of and interest in the Higher Education context, is also required.

You will be expected to clinically supervise student counsellors, and/or associate post qualified counsellors, and have a recognised clinical supervision qualification or evidence of working towards.

You should be a graduate or equivalent, and have (or be very close to) BACP or UKCP accreditation.  A minimum of three years post qualifying experience of counselling is required. Registered individual membership of the BACP or an equivalent body is essential, as well as experience of providing counselling/ therapy in an HE or organisational setting.

The post holder will be required to work 5 days per week (Monday to Friday), and flexible to work one evening per week as agreed with Counselling Service Manager.

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Admin Vacancy Type: Other Vacancies
Closing Date:03/01/2017
Ref No:1731

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Programme Leader in Education Studies

Programme Leader in Education Studies

£49,772 – £55,998

The Faculty of Education, Health and Community has a long standing and international reputation for providing a range of successful high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and a burgeoning research profile. Within this, the subject area for Education and Early Childhood Studies includes a suite of three Education Studies programmes and an Early Childhood Studies programme at undergraduate level, alongside a growing provision at postgraduate level. The School of Education is committed to the development of an innovative and current academic portfolio and is seeking to appoint a Programme Leader with Line management responsibilities for the Education Studies programmes who has the drive to manage the high quality operation and future development of this area.

As Programme Leader for Education Studies you will have responsibility for the operational leadership of the programmes and the line-management of the staff team that work within them.  Your teaching, research and/or scholarly activity will contribute to the broad research portfolio and a number of successful interdisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Education and Early Childhood studies subject group in the School of Education.

Informal enquiries may be made to Fran Tracy, Subject Head, Education and Early Childhood Studies, tel: 0151 231 5451 or email: f.e.tracy@ljmu.ac.uk

Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Academic Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:04/01/2017
Ref No:1729

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International Admissions Officer

International Admissions Officer

£26,052 - £31,076 

As part of the University’s ambitious international strategy, LJMU is looking to further strengthen its international reputation and to continually enhance the support it provides to students from across the world.

To help achieve our ambitions we are looking to expand our International Admissions resource by recruiting an experienced and enthusiastic full time International Admissions Officer.  Working as part of a professional Admissions team you will be responsible for efficiently processing and making timely decisions on international applications as well as providing support and guidance to international students and third parties.

Educated to degree level, you will have knowledge and experience of international admissions, ideally gained from working in higher education admissions.

This role requires excellent customer service skills, cultural awareness and sensitivity.  The ability to communicate effectively and positively to a wide range of internal and external contacts is essential as well as attention to detail and accuracy. A flexible approach to working hours, with participation in some weekend recruitment events and longer working hours at peak recruitment periods, is essential. 

This is an opportunity to join the International Admissions team at an important stage in its development and to help drive forward the University’s global strategy.

 

Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Admin Vacancy Type: Other Vacancies
Closing Date:14/12/2016
Ref No:1728

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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Mechatronic Engineering

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Mechatronic Engineering

£39,324 - £48,327 per annum

The Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer with a PhD degree and specialism in the area of mechatronic engineering.

You should be able to demonstrate research strength in autonomous systems (aircraft, vehicles etc.), and have a commitment to multi-disciplinary collaborative research. You will hold a PhD in mechatronics or a similar discipline. Duties will include developing and maintaining an active and internationally recognised research program, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and advising graduate and undergraduate students.

You must have excellent communication skills and commitment to both teaching and research and will be expected to apply for CEng status within 3-years of joining the University.

Informal enquiries may be made to Head of Department Professor Ian Jenkinson, email: i.d.jenkinson@ljmu.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Academic Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:09/01/2017
Ref No:1723

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Professor of Public Health Policy/Public Health Practice

Professor of Public Health Policy/Public Health Practice

£61,375 - £99,548   

The Public Health Institute at LJMU are seeking to appoint a Professor with a strong portfolio of research and scholarly activity in Public Health Policy or Practice. Whilst we are flexible in the precise research focus of the successful candidate, we are looking to appoint someone who in addition to a profile commensurate with a strong REF submission is able to demonstrate research activity or practical experience in development of public health policy, guidelines, or standards.

Overall, you will be expected to develop and lead world-class research through income generation, high-quality publications, networking and impact. To mentor and facilitate the activity of other researchers and ensure that LJMU is a recognised centre of excellence for public health. To apply specific academic expertise and experience from the field of public health to the current portfolio of research at the Institute.

Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Academic Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:02/01/2017
Ref No:1725

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Research Assistant in Law (0.1fte) - 4 months fixed term

Research Assistant in Law (0.1fte) 4 months fixed term

£21,220 - £25,298 pro rata per annum

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant to help with a Law project for four months. The role involves working in close collaboration with Dr Alison Lui and researchers based in the School of Law on a project which seeks to examine the ethical, legal and technical challenges arising from the use of artificial intelligence in financial services.

This is a cutting edge topic involving cross-disciplinary research.  The successful applicant will be expected to assist with the design and delivery of the project, contribute towards researching the above topic as well as organising dissemination events at stakeholder organisations.

 

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Part Time
Job Type: Research Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:13/01/2017
Ref No:1721

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Post Doctoral Researcher in Cardiovascular Physiology and Excercise

Post Doctoral Researcher in Cardiovascular Physiology and Exercise - 3 months fixed term

£26,052 per annum

Working in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences you will collect cardiovascular and thermoregulatory data in a clinical population and assist in conducting an exercise training intervention as part of a pilot study.  You should have a PhD, experience of conducting exercise physiology research studies and have a publication track record.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Helen Jones, tel 0151 904 6270, email:   h.jones1@ljmu.ac.uk

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Research Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:11/12/2016
Ref No:1718

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Research Student Support Assistant - 18 months fixed term

Research Student Support Assistant

18 months fixed term

£18,412 - £20,624 per annum

To support the processes owned by the Graduate School and provide comprehensive clerical and administrative support to postgraduate research students, research student supervisors and external examiners. 

You will be educated to A level standard or equivalent with experience and understanding of student information systems and processes with at least 2 years substantial administrative experience in a student-facing environment.

The post requires excellent IT, communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people at all levels in a diplomatic manner.  You must be able to work independently under minimal supervision or as part of a team as required and be comfortable handling high volume repetitive work.  Flexibility and the ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines will be a key requirement.

 

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Admin Vacancy Type: Other Vacancies
Closing Date:19/12/2016
Ref No:1714

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Senior Public Health Researcher - fixed term to 31 July 2017

Senior Public Health Researcher 

Fixed term until 31st July 2017 in the first instance  

£32,004 - £38,183 per annum

The Public Health Institute is seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to initiate, develop, implement and manage public health research projects focusing on violence, alcohol and nightlife health, in partnership with researchers across LJMU and externally. Working with the Reader in Behavioural Epidemiology, the post holder will be responsible for supporting existing international and European research projects and undertaking day-to-day management of research projects and staff. A key part of the role will be developing and managing relationships with external stakeholders at a local, national and international level, including initiating and/or supporting the development of research bids. The post will involve some travel to project areas (including across Europe), therefore the ability and willingness to travel is essential.

 

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Research Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:09/12/2016
Ref No:1716

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Project Support Officer - maternity cover, approx.12 months

Project Support Officer – Approximately 12 months (Maternity cover)

£26,052 - £31,076 per annum

Liverpool John Moores University is one of the world’s Top 100 Universities under 50 Years Old.  We are proud of our estate which incorporates many award winning buildings.  The University has just started on a new phase of their ongoing development strategy and is seeking a highly experienced Project Support Officer to cover up to 12 months maternity cover.

You will provide support with regard to a range of large capital development projects across a diverse estate portfolio and in developing, analysing and implementing the University’s Strategic Property Development Programme.  You will be responsible for assisting with the co-ordination and completion of projects to include setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, managing supply chain partners and summarising progress of the project.  You will also be responsible for monitoring and reporting anticipated/possible deviations from programme and informing the appropriate teams. You will play a key role in liaising with LJMU building users in collection, analysis and presentation of data including the development of user specifications.

You will demonstrate considerable experience in project management and ideally be qualified to Prince 2 level.  High level of IT skills is essential, particularly in project planning and software applications.  Experience in developing, implementing and auditing risk management and public sector funding is also required and knowledge and experience in the management of funding grants. Experience of interacting with a range of clients, professional consultants, and suppliers is required.

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Admin Vacancy Type: Other Vacancies
Closing Date:09/01/2017
Ref No:1712


Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Network Security or Network Forensics

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Network Security or Network Forensics

£39,324 - £48,327

The Department of Computer Science has an international reputation in Computer Forensics, Networking, and Security research and we are looking to strengthen these areas with a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer post in Network Security or Network Forensics.

This post will involve the normal range of duties in teaching and curriculum development, research and enterprise activities, and administrative responsibilities. You should have a good first degree in computing or related subject, and hold a PhD, or being close to completing one. You should have a good track record of research and scholarly activity. You should have some experience of teaching in Higher Education and be able to demonstrate a clear vision of how current research will influence curriculum development in the School’s areas of strength.

Further details of the research within the School are available at the School website:   https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/faculties/faculty-of-engineering-and-technology/department-of-computer-science

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr David England on 0151-231-2104 or by e-mail: d.england@ljmu.ac.uk

 

Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Academic Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:21/12/2016
Ref No:1708

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Research Fellow in Virtual Fencing - 24 months fixed term

Research Fellow in Virtual Fencing - 24 months fixed term

£32,004 – £38,183 per annum

The research team within the Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies were recently awarded a project to reduce the impact of poisons used in agriculture through the use of laser systems. The project (LIFE15 ENV/UK/000386 - LIFE Laser Fence) is financed by the European Commission under the LIFE programme.  The novel environmentally and animal friendly approach to pest control is aimed at increasing biodiversity, productivity and improving the capacity of the EC to mandate the reduction of poison use.

The Research Fellow will work closely with a multidisciplinary team within the University, as well as across Europe, to take a leading role in the development and testing of a novel laser system produced by our partners. This will include being responsible for experimental design, implementation, data collection and interpretation, as well as technical reporting to the European Commission.

The ideal candidate should be happy to work within a team and be self-motivated to meet project deliverables and milestones. A willingness/ability to travel is also essential due to the nature of the work, with test sites being based across the UK and Europe.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Alex Mason email: A.Mason1@ljmu.ac.uk

 

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Research Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:21/12/2016
Ref No:1707

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Casual Sports Coach

Casual Sports Coach

£10.26 per Hour

Based within the Faculty of Education, Health and Community at I M Marsh Campus there are a variety of coaching opportunities, both on and off campus. Programmes include Junior Coaching on campus, which is a year round programme, and partnership programmes off campus, currently with the school sports partnerships and Liverpool sports development

We require staff currently for the following programmes;

  • After school multi sport clubs.
  • Sports Activity Days (June/July)
  • Holiday Camp Coaches
  • Marsh Sports in house Junior Coaching programme
  • Weekend Birthday Party Play organiser

It is essential that you possess a good underpinning knowledge of all sports with previous coaching experience with children. There is a minimum standard of coaching awards, which varies depending upon the location of your work.  A minimum of one level 2 Sports Award is required for off campus work: A minimum of 3 Sports Coaching Awards or studying on a degree Sports programme. Where sports specific coaches are required, in particular, Trampolining and Soccer, a Governing Body Award in the sport will also be essential.  Excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to providing quality coaching to young people are also essential along with the ability to work flexibly under pressure.

Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS, Medical Clearance, and two references prior to commencing work.

 

 

 

 

 

Contract Type: Casual Hours: Zero Hours
Job Type: Admin Vacancy Type: Other Vacancies
Closing Date:11/12/2016
Ref No:1706

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Quality Support Assistant - 21 hours per week (0.6fte)

 

 

Quality Support Assistant - 21 hours per week (0.6 fte)

£21,220 - £25,298 pro rata per annum

Vacancy Reference: 1701

We are seeking a highly effective administrator to provide administrative support for Academic Quality Services within Academic Registry in a timely and efficient manner. 

Duties will include assisting in the documentation of processes and protocols for University quality management; to assemble and despatch documentation required for specified internal and external quality management processes; support preparation for external quality assessment and audit; process budgetary payments; maintain up to date records and databases.

A positive approach with excellent interpersonal/ communication skills along with good organisational abilities and attention to detail are essential requirements for the post. You should be capable of working with a minimum of supervision, prioritising your workload and working to agreed deadlines as required. You should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.

You should be qualified to HND level or have an equivalent professional qualification. Candidates who lack formal qualifications but can offer significant relevant experience may also be considered.  Previous experience of working in Higher Education administration is desirable but not essential.

Informal enquiries can be made to Liz McGough, Academic Registrar, email: e.m.mcgough@ljmu.ac.uk

Interviews for this post are to take place on Thursday 22nd December 2016.

 

Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Part Time
Job Type: Admin Vacancy Type: Other Vacancies
Closing Date:11/12/2016
Ref No:1701

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Research Assistant in Software Development (0.4fte) - 6 months fixed term

Research Assistant in software development for CASPER project (0.4fte) - 6 months fixed term

£26,052 - £31,076 pro rata per annum

The Department of Applied Mathematics at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to contribute to delivery of a prototype software application (CASPER) to assist practitioners in searching for missing and vulnerable persons. You will be expected to take the lead in designing and implementing software solutions to enhance the capability of specialist software that forms part of the CASPER project, an ongoing collaboration with University of Liverpool.

The project aims are to improve understanding of the behavioural and spatial characteristics of missing and vulnerable persons and using this knowledge to develop the CASPER software for use by practitioners with operational responsibilities.

It will be the Research Assistant’s responsibility to design and deliver the CASPER software application. This will involve software development, including: requirements analysis, design, implementation and testing.  You will also be required to incorporate a requirements document, design models, test plans and user manual.

Informal enquires may be made to Dr Ian Jarman, email: i.h.jarman@ljmu.ac.uk

 

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Part Time
Job Type: Research Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:11/12/2016
Ref No:1697

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Advanced Practitioner in Policing Studies (0.5fte)

Advanced Practitioner in Policing Studies (0.5fte)

£32,004 - £38,183 per annum pro rata

The Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies is seeking to appoint a dynamic academic with a proven track record relating to teaching. The post requires broad contributions to the academic work of the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies linking policy and practice related teaching in the field of policing.   

You will be able to evidence teaching excellence and be able to contribute to our expanding policing portfolio. We are committed to improving the employability of our graduates and seek to appoint an academic who can further enhance our work in this area. You should have a good first degree in a discipline or area of study that clearly links to policing or criminal justice and this should be coupled with an appropriate level of teaching experience at degree level. Relevant experience of policing in England and Wales is essential as is a commitment to teaching excellence.

Informal enquires may be made to the Policing Studies Programme Leader - Steve Moss Tel: 0151 231 5079/5939   e-mail: s.j.moss@ljmu.ac.uk

 

Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Part Time
Job Type: Academic Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:11/12/2016
Ref No:1695


Post Doctoral Research Assistant in Computational Toxicology (fixed term)

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant - 12 months fixed term

Development of Computational Approaches for Predicting Toxicity  

£26,052 - £31,076 per annum

A twelve month fixed term post-doctoral assistant position (with possibility of extension to 31 October 2018) is available in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences. The position will involve the development and assessment of computer-based models to predict toxicity. The models may be used to aid overall risk assessment of these compounds and will include the use of chemical grouping and read-across approaches, (Quantitative) Structure-Activity Relationships (Q)SARs, as well as general modelling of chemistry and toxicology.

You should have, or be expecting soon to obtain, a Ph.D. with a strong background in any chemoinformatic, chemical, biochemical, toxicological or computational science, or a related field.

Liverpool John Moores University is internationally recognised for its work in in silico toxicology. The successful applicant will be expected to integrate with other research being undertaken in this and related areas.

Informal enquiries may be made to Mark Cronin, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, email: m.t.cronin@ljmu.ac.uk ,  Telephone. 0151 231 2402.

 

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Research Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:11/12/2016
Ref No:1694

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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering

£39,324 - £48,327

We are looking for a Chartered Civil Engineer who is either a member or is in the process of applying to the Institution of Civil Engineers or any other Professional institution. A PhD in a Civil Engineering or a related discipline within Civil Engineering is essential.

You should be able to teach within your specialisation and any other Civil Engineering discipline, conduct research to a high level in these topics and publish in reputable journals the results from such research. You should also be able to supervise students both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and be prepared to help other staff with any duties as specified by the Head of Department and/or the Programme Leader.

Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Academic Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:11/12/2016
Ref No:1692

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Research Fellow - Faculty of Engineering & Technology -12 months fixed term

Research Fellow in Operations Research/Optimisation/Computational Intelligence for Transport/Logistics

12 months fixed term

£32,004 - £38,183 per annum

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow position to work on a Newton Fund project funded by the British Council. The project aims at using combinatorial optimisation and computational intelligence techniques to analyse multimodal transport in maritime logistics, with a special focus on the environment of an ASEAN country, to improve performance and access.  You will join the Liverpool LOgistics, Offshore and Marine (LOOM) Research Institute. The work is interdisciplinary and ideally requires a blend of skills across computing science, operational research, and computational intelligence.

The required qualification and experience is a PhD or near PhD completion in Computing, Engineering or Mathematics or other relevant areas with a focus on operational research or computational intelligence, and a proportionate publication record. You should have strong programming skills and experience in working with combinatorial problems. Experience in working with ASEAN partners, preferably Vietnam, and experience in a Newton project would be advantageous.

The research fellow should show strong motivation for independent research, the ability to communicate with other team members, and the will to assist with preparing future grant proposals.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Trung Thanh Nguyen, LOOM research institute, Liverpool John Moores University. Email: t.t.nguyen@ljmu.ac.uk

 

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Research Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:11/12/2016
Ref No:1691

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