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  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Ornithological Migration

    Code: (FS0433)

    The Humber Estuary is rich in bird life and is a site of international importance for migratory wildfowl and waders. However, it is also a highly dynamic and industrialised landscape, and thus presents a mix of risks, challenges and benefits to the birds that use it. Conversely, the presence of resident and migratory birds along the estuary raises issues for industrial development and, potentially, human and livestock health. We are building a vibrant research community with an explicit focus on bird ecology and behaviour in order to answer pure and applied questions regarding the use of the landscape by birds and interactions with human interests. We require a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) to lead our programme of engagement with regional, national and international ornithological stakeholders. 

    The PDRA will be responsible for delivering a project to investigate how bird migration is evaluated in the UK. In particular, focussing on the following aspects:

    • In collaboration with regional, national and international partners to develop and use an automated-telemetry network (Motus) in East Yorkshire and throughout the UK.
    • To quantify bird migration in and out of the UK using weather radar and acoustic monitoring.

    The work programme will be based in the Department of Biological and Marine Sciences, including fieldwork along the Humber, principally on the Spurn peninsula, and with the potential for work throughout the country and the rest of Europe. The PDRA will be line-managed by the Head of Department.

    The Department of Biological and Marine Sciences, University of Hull, has a strong tradition of high quality research and teaching. Our Zoology Programme was ranked 5th for overall student satisfaction in the 2018 NSS, and our research impact was ranked 3rd in England in our REF2014 unit of assessment. Our team teach and research in a wide range of specialist areas, including wildlife conservation and management, insect ecology, behavioural ecology, evolutionary and environmental genomics and marine ecology and conservation.  Biologists at Hull have access to a wide range of laboratory and analytical equipment and field sites, including eDNA and genomics facilities, Middledyke conservation area, the University botanic gardens and glasshouses, the Spurn peninsula, Humberhead Peatlands NNR, temperate and tropical aquaria, with excellent technical support, and we have close relations with the nearby ‘The Deep’ aquarium.  Further details are at: 

    To discuss this post informally, please contact Dr Alastair Ward

    Closing Date: 11 Aug 2019
    Category: Academic

    Closing Date: 11 Aug 2019

  • Transition and Retention Tutor

    Code: (SS0117)

    The University of Hull consists of four faculties delivering learning, teaching and research across a broad range of areas, admitting students from a variety of backgrounds. The university is committed to ensuring that all students, irrespective of their diverse backgrounds, are able to integrate and participate in all aspects of University life, which enables them to make the most of their own opportunities and choices.

    The Student Services Directorate is seeking to appoint four Transition and Retention Tutors to provide high-quality teaching, learning and skills support for foundation year students. The tutors will specifically support the transition, progression and retention of students accessing degree programmes via the foundation year, to ensure that all students have a positive experience at each step in their University career.

    The post holders will be based in the Student Services Directorate but will work closely with academic areas and the new Teaching Excellence Academy. Each post holder will work primarily with students from one faculty to support a diverse range of students across the foundation year and particular those students who may be at risk of non-completion. The tutor team will work together closely to share experience and best practice towards enhancing outcomes across foundation year cohorts. 

    The main focus of the role will be to provide a distinct and highly visible point of contact for foundation year students within their allocated faculty, and to liaise with academic staff and professional support services to ensure that all students feel fully supported.  The role will have a broad remit; providing a first point of contact for a range of academic and pastoral issues, answering them when possible, offering support, guidance and acting as a referral service, which includes organising skills-based activities to encourage students to participate fully in University life.  

    The post holders will contribute towards improving student transition and retention for foundation year students individually and collectively, and increase the likelihood of student success in graduating and gaining employment in their chosen career.  As motivated self-starters, the post holders will be capable of working independently and committed to working collaboratively with a broad range of colleagues and stakeholders across the allocated Faculty and wider University. They will be flexible, adapting the academic and pastoral support they offer to the needs of the students in this evolving role, and work with closely with programme directors and the rest of the teaching teams in a supportive, engaging, and collaborative working environment, that is focused entirely on doing the very best for all students. 

    For further information with regard to the post, please contact either Dr Angela Gardiner, Director of Student Services via email 

    Closing Date: 01 Aug 2019
    Category: Academic

    Closing Date: 01 Aug 2019

  • Research Development and Innovation Project Leader (KTP Associate)

    Code: (FS0432)

    Fixed term, full time position for 28 months, with the possibility of a permanent position thereafter.

    Photocentric Ltd is a specialist chemical manufacturer of a wide variety of photopolymers that can harden in visible light curing technologies and we have received the Queen’s Award for Innovation. We have applied our innovations to craft and office stamps, flexographic printing and 3D printing. We commercialized the first LCD screen-based 3D printer and manufacture the Liquid Crystal range of 3D printers.

    We offer an exciting opportunity to work on the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project ‘3D printing of functional light curable resins and low adhesion coatings. This ambitious 28 month project is concerned with innovations in 3D printing technology, both in the development of novel, multifunctional photocurable resins and in the creation of anti-stick coatings to enhance stereolithographic printing processes.

    The project is funded by Innovate UK and Photocentric through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry. This KTP is part of a national, Government-supported initiative which provides graduates with fast-track career opportunities through work on challenging projects (for more information please visit

    You will be employed by the University of Hull as a Knowledge Transfer Associate whilst being based at Photocentric, Peterborough. You will be fully supported by an Academic Supervisor (Dr Jia Min Chin) and a Company Supervisor (Dr Sarah Karmel). In this role, you will be offered an exciting career with the autonomy to develop and manage cutting-edge research in photopolymers, additives and coatings within Photocentric. You will be fully involved in these projects and the decisions around them. We offer an open research environment and collaborative possibilities with external partners and expect that you will fully take advantage of this environment through your creativity, problem-solving capabilities, and drive. You will also be given the opportunity to be involved in the creation of innovative, market-leading materials, which is expected to deliver significant economic and environmental benefits for Photocentric, and top-tier research publications for the university.

    Within this role, you will also receive up to £5,000 for training and development to boost your expertise and skills for a successful career in academia or industry alike.

    There is a potential opportunity for permanent employment with Photocentric after successful completion of the KTP project.

    We expect the successful candidate to have: 

    • A BSc or MSc Degree (2:1 or above) in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Material Science or related subject and relevant industrial work experience
    • Or you have recently completed a PhD Degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Material Science or a related subject 
    • Experience in an R&D environment within the polymer, adhesive, surface coatings or composite materials is desirable
    • An innovative mind with proven creative success;
    • Capability to work independently in an R&D environment, taking charge of and leading the development of successful products 
    • Experience of organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, photopolymerization, formulation chemistry is an advantage 

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities of the post

      • Development and characterization of functional, photocurable resins for 3D printing.
      • Identifying the technological performance of developed resins.
      • Development of anti-stick coatings to enhance 3D printing process performance.
      • Engagement with other employees for technology development.
      • Delivering to defined targets within defined timescales.
      • Knowledge transfer between University of Hull and Photocentric Ltd.
      • Preparation and presentation of progress reports at Local Management Committee meetings.
      • Undertaking generic training aspects of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme

    Please note that interviews will take place in Peterborough

    Closing Date: 24 Jul 2019
    Category: Academic

    Closing Date: 24 Jul 2019

  • Hull York Medical School Deputy Dean

    Code: (HY0286)

    Hull York Medical School has a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting, contemporary schools. Since it was established in 2003, it has been inspiring doctors and academic leaders of the future with the research, skills and knowledge they need to look at things differently and advance improvements in healthcare around the world.  The Medical School has helped develop excellent and sustainable research teams in strategic areas, generating important findings and translating these into benefits for society.  We are currently undergoing the biggest transformation in our history, having been awarded an increase of almost 70% in medical student places in the 2017 competition for the expansion of medical student places, resulting in significant new investment in academic posts.

    We are now seeking an inspirational leader to join our Leadership Team and help shape the development of the next phase of our School. The appointee will influence the strategy of the School, including teaching and research strategies, as well as leading changes in medical and health care science and practice. They will support the Dean with the current transformation agenda and, in areas of expertise, lead part of that agenda, while assisting with the recruitment of our expanded Faculty and deputising effectively and consistently for the Dean. They will lead their own portfolio of activity, which will include academic faculty development and cross-School leadership. The Deputy Dean will work across our campuses in Hull and York and engage with the leadership teams of both Universities, while developing the culture of the Medical School so that staff across all functions and all levels of seniority are respected, trusted and where people’s contribution is recognised and valued. If the appointee is clinically active, they will hold an Honorary NHS contract of up to two sessions weekly and will maintain their clinical professional development and revalidation.

    The successful candidate will have a significant track record of senior leadership in an academic and clinical setting. They will be an acknowledged international expert in their research discipline, with a substantial publication record in leading peer-reviewed journals and significant and sustained success in accessing research grants. With proven experience of managing complex and diverse workforce groups and their performance to achieve strategic outcomes, the successful candidate will be values-based with a public service ethos. They will have a proven ability to lead and create a working environment that is stimulating, collegial, empowering and which promotes diversity and inclusivity.

    How to Apply:

    Enquiries or applications can be made, in confidence, to Mary Comer at

    Applications should not be made directly to the University of Hull.

    Closing Date: 16 Aug 2019
    Category: Academic

    Closing Date: 16 Aug 2019

  • Lecturer in Big Data and Business Analytics

    Code: (BL0067)

    The Hull University Business School develops people and practices for a fast-changing and interconnected world. The school is an international community which, to echo our vision and mission, behaves with friendliness, openness, responsibility, and integrity.

    The School is home to a vibrant and vigorous research community, which creates and disseminates internationally influential business, economics and management research. We are committed to pursuing research that is multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, trans-disciplinary and user-relevant. This distinctive research is central to the activities of the School and informs and enlivens all areas of our activity, including our learning and teaching.

    In order to build on our significant achievements to date, the school is recruiting to strengthen its staffing base. We offer an attractive suite of programmes at all levels Bachelors, MSc, MBA, and Doctoral, which provide students with an enriched learning experience supported by research-led teaching. The School is located in outstanding premises that combine refurbished listed and newly built buildings, encompassing state-of-the-art facilities for staff and over 3,000 students, and has accreditations from the AACSB and AMBA. The post holder will join the Logistics and Management Systems Subject Group, which offers specialised BSc, MSc, Degree Apprenticeship courses in the area of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The post is based in Hull.

    Hull University Business School is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Big Data and Business Analytics who will be expected to teach in the areas of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and relevant disciplines (big data, business analytics, decision marking for managers) at the undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA levels. The Business School has an established Centre for Systems Studies (CSS) and a Logistics Institute (LI). The CSS and the LI map broadly to the Logistics and Management Systems subject group and strong applications for the post will come from candidates whose teaching is relevant to Logistics and Supply Chain area. Candidates should hold a higher degree in a relevant subject area or a closely related discipline or equivalent qualifications and/or experience within the subject specialism.

    For informal enquiries please contact Prof. Nishikant Mishra, Subject Group Head Logistics and Management Systems subject group, Faculty of Business, Law and Politic ( or Dr Claire Hookham, Deputy Director, Hull University Business School (

    Closing Date: 01 Aug 2019
    Category: Academic

    Closing Date: 01 Aug 2019

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Operational/Admin support/Manual/Specialist

  • Research Administrator

    Code: (HS0257)

    We have an opportunity to join a new high-impact research office being established in the Faculty of Health Sciences as a Research Administrator. The Faculty was formed in 2017 and our research interests span biomedical, applied health, clinical specialities and health technology. The Faculty has recently established an Institute for Clinical and Applied Health Research, accompanied by a major investment in academic & clinical academic staff, the establishment of strong methods and research support infrastructure and occupation of the brand new Allam Medical Building.

    This is a brand new post and as a Research Administrator you will join a small, high impact research office who have the responsibility to support the Faculty’s research ambitions. You will work closely with principal investigators and research administrators in the faculty to support proposal, pre-award and post-award activities, performance monitoring, research ethics and other research-focussed activities and projects. You will liaise with the University Research & Enterprise Directorate, Finance Directorate, research administrators and NHS partners, including the R&D Department in the Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. The role holder will also provide support to the PGR lifecycle from enquiry management to graduation, delivering an excellent and seamless administrative and support experience for Faculty of Health Sciences PGR students. 

    We would be particularly interested in receiving applications from people with experience working in Postgraduate Research Student administration.

    Please note that there are two positions available, one part-time and one full time. Please can you indicate in your additional information section which post you are applying for. 

    This is a superb opportunity to develop your career in a vibrant Faculty. For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Newsome Faculty Business Manager ( or Belen Rebollo-Garcia, Faculty Research Manager ( ). For information about us, please visit

    Closing Date: 03 Aug 2019
    Category: Operational/Admin Support/Manual/Specialist

    Closing Date: 03 Aug 2019

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  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant

    Code: (HS0256)

    Following the successful award of a commercial grant, the Department of Biomedical Sciences wishes to appoint a PDRA to work on a project testing novel immune reagents against biopsied tumour tissue in microfluidic devices. Applications are sought from outstanding individuals with research interests in cancer immunotherapy, translational medicine and/or novel therapeutic platform technologies. The post will be based at the Daisy Laboratories, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull.  The successful applicant will be expected to work closely with University, NHS and company staff.

    In REF 2014, Biomedical sciences staff made a major contribution to UoA3 Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy the University’s leading submission and the successful applicant will be expected to contribute fully to the REF 2021 submission.

    For informal enquiries please contact either Dr Victoria Green ( or Prof John Greenman (




    Closing Date: 25 Jul 2019
    Category: Researchers

    Closing Date: 25 Jul 2019

  • Research Fellow in Low Carbon Heating Systems – Heat Pump Study

    Code: (FS0430)

    The Department of Engineering at the University of Hull is one of the largest departments within the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The department has a long history of excellence in research and in the application of research to address real world problems. The challenges facing the world are complex and require a multidisciplinary approach. As a general engineering department, we are able to bring together a wide range of expertise, experience and facilities to solving such problems. The ‘Energy Technologies Research Unit (ETRU)’ is one of the most dynamic teams within the University and has achieved tremendous successes over the past six years. We’re now trying to make engineering systems more energy efficient, greener in their effect on the environment and safe, robust and sustainable in operation. The Department of Engineering is seeking for a research fellow who will work on a BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) funded project to develop a novel low carbon heating system for UK public buildings, with particular focus on the heat pump development and project management. This system is expected to have around 50% higher system performance factor (SPFH14), 10% lower capital cost, and 20% lower operational cost compared to existing solar assisted heat pump systems of the same capacity, while the associated fossil fuel saving and carbon emission reduction rate of the proposed system will be 15% higher than existing ones. The job context will include computer modelling, prototype design, construction and testing, real site demonstration, as well as economic and environmental performance analysis. Furthermore, the preparation of technical reports, organisation of meetings, and liaison of relevant personnel internally and externally are also part of the works involved. From the internal side, the researcher will work with a few research fellows and a technician to complete the planned works as required. 

    The researcher will be provided with the work programme and will complete various tasks as outlined in the schedule. The researcher will attend the regular meetings with the supervisors to identify and resolve problems arising, and prepare technical reports as part of the workload. The researcher will also be encouraged to publish papers in refereed journals and international conferences.  

    You need to have a PhD degree in Building Services Engineering, Mechanical or Renewable Energy Engineering, with excellent experience in proposal writing and research application, project management and researcher supervision, laboratory work, as well as computer modeling skill. You are expected to have good communications skills in English. Knowledge in thermo-fluid, heat pump, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, as well as mechanical engineering is also important to this post.   

    This post is available immediately and offered until September 2021 on fixed-term basis.

    Informal enquiries about this role may be addressed to Professor Xudong Zhao,

    For information about the Faculty, please visit:-

    Closing Date: 26 Jul 2019
    Category: Researchers

    Closing Date: 26 Jul 2019

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