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Please see the lists below for the current vacancies. If you require further information on staff vacancies, please contact the HR Manger: For further information on research studentships, please contact the secretary to the Director of Graduate Studies:

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Research Studentships


Please see the postgraduate section of the website for a full list of projects currently available.

Projects listed below carry their own funding (subject to contract with the sponsor), so finance in the form of a stipend and payment of fees is available to the successful candidate. However, eligibility for funding is in some cases restricted by the applicant's country of legal residence: below and in the detailed description of funded projects we use the term 'citizen' in respect of this country.

3 funded projects available at present.

***The Effect of Microstructure on Strength and Fracture Resistance of Nuclear Graphite
( James Marrow, David Nowell (Engineering))

*Putting spins into carbon nanostructures
( Dr L. Bogani and Professor G. A. D. Briggs)

Flash Sintering of Non-Oxide Ceramics for Armour
( R I Todd, R Livesey (Dstl))

New projects are added from time-to-time, so please review the list regularly.

Please see the postgraduate section of the website for a full list of projects currently available.

Academic and Research Staff

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Administrative and Technical Staff Jobs

Support Job

Finance Assistant (maternity cover)
Grade 4: £21,220 to £24,565 per annum

We are seeking a Finance Assistant to cover a maternity period for a fixed-term of 12 months. You will join the busy and friendly Materials finance team, who provide an excellent service to our department. A start date of 1 August or earlier would be preferred. As a key point of contact for the team you will respond to enquiries and provide advice, referring to the Finance Officer where necessary. Duties will include preparing invoices for payment, setting up purchase orders and using the Oracle Financial system. You will maintain good working relationships with key suppliers and the University's central finance office, and ensure all financial transactions are carried out in accordance with financial regulations.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 29 June 2017.

You will be educated to GCSE standard or equivalent and have experience of financial administration, including use of a financial system. You will have strong IT skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and databases. You will also need good organisational skills and strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to interact with staff at all levels.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 129257 ). To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

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