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CDT Coordinator and Senior Teaching Associate (Fixed Term)

The EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Computational Methods for Materials Science (CMMS) seeks an outstanding individual for the position of CDT Coordinator and Senior Teaching Associate. The Centre trains graduate students in interdisciplinary research in computational modelling and scientific computing, with significant involvement in business innovation and exploitation. The first year of the CDT is a materials modelling option within the MPhil in Scientific Computing. The CDT operates across the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Engineering, Materials Science and Physics. It is based at the Maxwell Centre, Cavendish Laboratory in West Cambridge and is currently administrated by the Department of Physics.

The role holder is responsible for the planning, development, delivery and management of all aspects of the CMMS CDT and MPhil degree course, in consultation with the CDT Director, Co-Director and Management Committee. The role holder is also expected to deliver teaching on specific modules of the MPhil course which might fall within the role holder's area of expertise. The role holder will also undertake some of the examining and assessment duties on the MPhil course.

The role holder is also responsible for maintaining oversight on student progress during the MPhil as well as during the PhD phase of the programme, and taking appropriate action where needed. An additional component of the role is assisting with the overall management of the centre and coordinating all industrial and other external interactions of the CDT. The role holder is also expected to be actively involved in fundraising activities from research council, industry, and other sources. The role is focused on teaching and training, rather than research, but possibilities for maintaining research focus include overseeing written assignments and external consultancy. Applicants must have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in the area of computational modelling of materials (including fluids or condensed phase matter) and proven track record of industrial interaction. They must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, ability to deal with a range of people at all levels and ability to work effectively within a team as well as independently.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. 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 send informal enquiries to the CDT Director (Prof James Elliott or the MPhil course Director (Dr Nikos Nikiforakis

Please quote reference KA14156 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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