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Research Finance Coordinator (74647-0220)
Full time, permanent position.
The Department of Computer Science is looking to appoint a Research Finance Coordinator. This role provides administrative assistance for the research function in the Department, primarily the financial management of research grants and contracts, and support grant investigators.
You will be educated to A-Level standard or equivalent and will have excellent communication and organisational skills. You will be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a small, but busy, team.
A high degree of numeracy and confidence with figures is essential as well as good IT skills and knowledge of Excel and Word. Proven financial budgetary management skills, including previous experience of a financial software package such as SAP, would be an advantage, as would an understanding of the significance of research to the University.
You will be a highly motivated, committed, effective and supportive team member and be able to work flexibly, quickly and accurately to tight deadlines. Project management qualifications and/or experience would be valuable.
To provide administrative assistance for the research function in Computer Science primarily financial management of research grants and contacts and support for grant investigators, in close liaison with Research & Impact Services (RIS) and Research Finance.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Liaise with Research Finance contracts regarding new grant and contract codes, project/budget memos and general queries. Set-up research files for new grants and contracts and ensure they are kept up-to-date including grant or contract agreement, amendments (dates, budget etc.), correspondence, purchasing records and timesheets as necessary. Archive appropriate documents for grants and contracts that have ended.
2. Manage financial accounts for research grants and contracts accurately and in accordance with the funders’ terms and conditions, advising Principal Investigators and the Departmental Administrator as appropriate. Liaise with funders as necessary. Use OPeRA and SAP for purchasing and payment of invoices on research grants and contracts and for downloading appropriate financial reports, checking expenditure to ensure availability of budget. Make credit card purchases as appropriate e.g. conference fees. Process travel expense claims. Arrange staff salary recharges.
3. Review all transactions and reconcile spend on research grants (via line item reports), investigating and resolving anomalies. Process journals as necessary. Distribute research grant and contract statements on a monthly basis, and ad hoc as required, to Principal Investigators, and answer queries arising.
4. Prepare budgetary forecasts on individual grants as necessary. Understand the implications of FEC with a view to maximising cost recovery. Contribute to five-year planning in terms of forecasting overall research grant income and expenditure.
5. Assist the Resources Manager in HR matters relating to research staff and postgraduate students with a view to timely production of appropriate forms e.g. leaver’s forms, request to amend forms, requests to appoint on a casual contract etc. and the related budgetary implications. To be involved as necessary in the recruitment process of research staff on research grants and contracts e.g. chasing up references, and arranging maintenance stipend and fees payments for postgraduate research students. Keeping appropriate records.
6. For EC grants, ensure timesheets are completed and signed, forwarding copies to RSS and keeping originals on file.
7. Liaise with RIS contracts in pre-award regarding new grant and contract applications or grant transfers to monitor progress through the system. Regularly check status of grant proposals held on Ideate and ‘chase’ as necessary.
8. Day-to-day supervision of the Research Finance Assistant.
9. Act as Secretary to the Research Strategy Committee, consulting with the Committee Chair with respect to the Agenda, preparing committee papers, recording minutes of meetings and chasing up actions arising. Provide administrative support for future REF activities/preparations.
10. Project management of conferences and workshops held in the Department including providing administrative support and budgetary management.
11. Any other research-related activities deemed necessary by the Head of Department, the Department Administrator and the Resources Manager.
Research Fellow (102760-0220)
Fixed Term Contract for 1 year + option for an extension for up to 2 additional years. 36.5 hours per week.
A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the area of quantum computing is available. The start date can be negotiated for the successful candidate. The position is available in connection with a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship of Dr Tom Gur on the foundation of classical and quantum verifiable computing. The primary focus in this research area is to study the power and limitations of quantum algorithms and protocols. The main objective of the post is to pursue cutting-edge research in this area.
You will need to have a strong background in theoretical computer science, with a specialisation in quantum computing. You will need to have (or expect to obtain shortly) a PhD in the relevant area. You should provide with your application form a CV, including a list of publications and the names and contact details of three references, and a research statement.
You will be formally based in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick, and you will be associated with the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/dimap) and the Division of Theory and Foundations at the University of Warwick. For further information, please contact Dr Tom Gur (https://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/~tomgur/).
To undertake cutting-edge research in quantum computing.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Conducting high-quality research in quantum computing, and publishing results in leading international conferences and journals.
2. Attending and presenting research findings and papers at top conferences in theoretical computer science.
3. Assisting in the organisation of research meetings/workshops in the areas relevant to the project.
4. Contributing fully to the research activities (including the seminars and workshops and visitor programme) in the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP) and the Division of Theory and Foundations in the Department of Computer Science.
The duties and responsibilities are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. You will be required to be flexible in your duties.
Teaching Fellow (100861-0220)
Full time, fixed term contract for 24 months.
Enthusiastic and innovative individuals are sought to make a major contribution to teaching and administration within the Department across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will hold a PhD or equivalent in Computer Science or a related discipline. You will have experience teaching a range of topics in Computer Science within higher education, delivering engaging sessions that stimulate students and spark their imaginations.
This is an opportunity to join one of the UK’s most successful Computer Science departments at an exciting time as we seek to expand our undergraduate and postgraduate provision and deliver a leading and innovative Computer Science curriculum.
Applications will be considered on their merits. As the Department is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion among its staff and students, candidates of underrepresented genders or ethnicities are especially encouraged. Requests for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be considered.
In addition to a completed application form, candidates should submit a cover letter, outlining merits and most significant achievements, as well as a teaching statement.
Informal enquires can be addressed to the Head of Department, Professor Ranko Lazic (R.S.Lazic@warwick.ac.uk).
Applicants invited for an interview will need to ensure that each of their three referees emails a letter of recommendation to the Departmental Secretary, Sharon Howard (S.L.Howard@warwick.ac.uk). It is expected that interviews will take place in April 2020.
Start date: 01 September, or as soon as possible thereafter
You will undertake teaching, administration and other activities to support the Department of Computer Science. In particular, you will make a significant contribution to the teaching, development and organisation of the Department’s undergraduate and taught postgraduate degree courses.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Research and Scholarship
1. To maintain a broad knowledge of up-to-date subject, professional and pedagogic research and scholarship to ensure that the taught course portfolio is attractive and relevant, and that teaching meets the standards expected within a research-led University.
2. If and as required, contribute to the identification and acquisition of sources of funding to support scholarly and teaching activities.
3. To deliver lectures, seminars, tutorials and other classes as appropriate in support of the required teaching, and to develop and supervise laboratory work at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
4. To challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.
5. To supervise undergraduate and postgraduate project work.
6. To set, mark and assess coursework and examinations and provide timely feedback to students.
7. To ensure that student feedback on teaching is sought through questionnaires and other sources and to respond constructively to such feedback.
8. To undertake academic duties required to sustain the delivery of high-quality teaching, and to comply with University and departmental teaching quality assurance standards and procedures.
Administration and Other Activities
12. To undertake such specific departmental administrative roles and course management functions as may be reasonably required by the Head of Department.
13. To participate in and develop internal and external networks, for example concerned with student recruitment, the securement of student placements and internships, outreach work, or to build relationships for future activities.
14. To attend departmental meetings and to participate in other committees and working groups within the Department, the Faculty and the University.
15. To act as a personal tutor.
16. To be responsible for the pastoral care of students within a specified area.
17. To engage in continuous professional development.
18. To undertake external commitments, which maintain and enhance the reputation of the Department and the University.
The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. The post-holder will be required to be flexible in their duties.