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Job Opportunity: Events manager

December 3, 2015

THE FARADAY INSTITUTE, CAMBRIDGE MARKETING AND EVENTS MANAGER FP3/7   The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion (www.faraday-institute.org) is looking for a dynamic and

THE FARADAY INSTITUTE, CAMBRIDGE

MARKETING AND EVENTS MANAGER

FP3/7

 

The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion (www.faraday-institute.org) is looking for a dynamic and proactive individual to be responsible for the events management of the Institute. You will be responsible for ensuring the efficient planning, organisation and running of the Institute’s courses, seminars, lectures and other events, as well as assisting with the production and maintenance of promotional material. The successful candidate will have relevant experience in events management and must be in agreement with the ethos and aims of The Faraday Institute. The position is for 20 hours per week and the salary will be pro rata from £24,458-£26,746 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefits.

 

For full details of the post please see the job description available here or visit

https://www.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/vacancies.

 

Applications, quoting Position FP3/7, should include a CV naming three referees, together with a covering letter summarising the relevance of the applicant’s background and experience for this position. Applications (preferably by e-mail) should be sent to: The Faraday Institute Administrator, Mrs Rachel Simonson, Edmund’s College, Cambridge, CB3 0BN, UK [faraday.administrator@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk] by 6 January 2016.

 

IN MEMORIAM: Prof. Peter Clarke

November 9, 2015

It is with great regret that we announce the death of Prof. Peter Clarke, a member of our Advisory Board,

It is with great regret that we announce the death of Prof. Peter Clarke, a member of our Advisory Board, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Prof. Clarke has made multiple contributions to the work of the Institute over the past years, for which we are extremely grateful. Prof. Clarke's Faraday Paper Number 17 is available for free down-load from this web-site. 

Job Opportunity

October 27, 2015

Senior Research Associate, Transcending the Dimensions Ref: FP3/6 The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, based at St Edmund’s College, has a

Senior Research Associate, Transcending the Dimensions
Ref: FP3/6

The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, based at St Edmund’s College, has a Research Associate position available for a three year research project entitled ‘Transcending the Dimensions’, under the direction of Prof. Russell Cowburn FRS of the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.
The successful candidate will have a Doctoral degree in a relevant area of scholarship and a proven track record of conducting and analysing experimental nanotechnology research, particularly within the area of nanomagnetism. The applicant must be in agreement with the ethos and aims of The Faraday Institute. The salary will be in the range of £38,514 up to £48,789 (full time equivalent) depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefits.
Applications quoting position FP3/6 should include an academic CV, naming three referees, together with a covering letter summarising the relevance of the applicant’s background and experience for this position. Applications (preferably by e-mail) should be sent to: The Faraday Institute Administrator, Mrs Rachel Simonson, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, CB3 0BN, UK [rs682@cam.ac.uk] by Friday 13 November 2015. It is envisaged that interviews will be held  before the end of November. For further details about the project please contact Professor Russell Cowburn [rpc12@cam.ac.uk]

Job Advert

August 21, 2015

Research Associate, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Project "The Impact of advances in robotics and AI technology on human identity and self

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Research Associate, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Project
"The Impact of advances in robotics and AI technology on human identity and self understanding"
Ref: FP3/5
Job Advertisement

The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion is looking is looking to recruit a full time Research Associate to work on a three-year research project entitled ‘The Impact of advances in robotics and AI technology on human identity and self understanding' (see Project Summary). The Research Associate will take up post as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will have a Doctorate or Masters in a relevant subject and a demonstrable expertise and interest in the requirements of the job as specified in the job description. The starting salary will be in the range £28,661 to £31,330 per annum depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefits. This is a three year fixed term appointment.

A detailed job description and Project Summary may be requested from Mrs Rachel Simonson, the Faraday Institute Administrator (faraday.administrator@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk). Applications quoting position FP3/5 should include an academic CV naming three academic referees, together with a covering letter detailing the relevance of the applicant’s background and experience for this position. Applications (preferably by e-mail) should be sent to the Faraday Institute Administrator by the closing date of 28 Spetember 2015. Interviews are expected to be held on 21  October and the appointment will be made as soon as possible thereafter.

 

Job Advert

August 20, 2015

Research Associate, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Project (Ref FP3/5) 36 month fixed term contract

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Research Associate, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Project (Ref FP3/5)

36 month fixed term contract

Job Opportunity: Researcher in Education (LASAR)

June 30, 2015

The LASAR (Learning about Science and Religion) Project is a research and outreach project that seeks to discover and extend

The LASAR (Learning about Science and Religion) Project is a research and outreach project that seeks to discover and extend school students' reasoning about 'big questions' that bridge science and religion. The Project is seeking a Researcher to help design and carry out data gathering in schools and at events organised on our campus with teachers and children.

For details see http://www.reading.ac.uk/about/jobs/about-job- details.aspx?vacancy_id=5390378qbi

Application closes 15th July 2015
Contact LASAR Principal Investigator Dr Berry Billingsley
b.billingsley@reading.ac.uk 

VHI Conference: Patents on Life: Through the Lenses of Law, Religious Faith and Social Justice

June 18, 2015

Patents on Life: Through the Lenses of Law, Religious Faith and Social Justice 4-5 September 2015, Hosted by the Von Hügel Institute, St.

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Patents on Life: Through the Lenses of Law, Religious Faith and Social Justice

4-5 September 2015, Hosted by the Von Hügel Institute, St. Edmund's College, University of Cambridge

Sponsored by the Von Hügel Institute and the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota (USA)

Venue: Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, CB3 0DF

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Conference theme: Patents are monopoly ownerships for commercial exploitation and can also apply to living matter, from genes to plants and seeds, microorganisms to animals. 

  • Should control of living matter be in the hands of private corporations? 
  • Are patents on seeds defensible in developing countries? 
  • Should information on the human genome be privatised? 
  • Who should decide when a patent should be forbidden on grounds of immorality?

This unique interdisciplinary conference will address these and other related ethical questions, and features top Vatican officials, academics, lawyers, industry professionals, theologians and representatives of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Speakers include: 

  • H.E. Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United Nations in Geneva
  • The Hon Mr Justice Richard Arnold, Judge of the High Court of England and Wales
  • Mons. Osvaldo Neves de Almeida, Vatican Head of Intellectual Property
  • Stephen Colecchi, Director of the Office of International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Dr Michael Kock, Head of Global IP, Syngenta
  • Prof David Albert Jones, Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Oxford
  • ...and many more (for the full list, see our website)

Who should attend? Lawyers and patent attorneys,* theologians, bioethicists, social and political scientists, environmentalists, life scientists and students of law, religion and social justice.

*This event is accredited with 11 hours CPD by the Law Society and the Bar Standards Board

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Registration, Fees and Accommodation:

Standard fee: £250 (inc. refreshments, lunches and gala dinner) | student: £160 (gala dinner not included)

Overnight accommodation for those needing it is available on Thursday and Friday nights at Murray Edwards College.

BOOK HERE: http://www.vhi.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/patents-conference-2015

IN MEMORIAM: Dr Jack Templeton

May 19, 2015

The Faraday Institute greatly regrets to announce the death of Dr Jack Templeton, President and Chairman of the John

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The Faraday Institute greatly regrets to announce the death of Dr Jack Templeton, President and Chairman of the John Templeton Foundation, on Saturday May 16th. The John Templeton Foundation awarded the very first grant that helped to launch The Faraday Institute in January 2006. We are enormously grateful to Dr Templeton for his active support of our work.  More details about his life and achievements may be found in the Press Release above.

Job Opportunity - Coordinator for Templeton World Charity Foundation projects and themes

April 14, 2015

Coordinator for Templeton World Charity Foundation Projects and Themes Department of Materials, Parks Road, Oxford Grade 8: £38,511 - £45,954 p.a. We have

Coordinator for Templeton World Charity Foundation Projects and Themes
Department of Materials, Parks Road, Oxford
Grade 8: £38,511 - £45,954 p.a.


We have a vacancy for a high level coordinator with a degree and a doctorate in the natural sciences, or such fields as theology, philosophy, or the social sciences, together with knowledge and experience of funding agencies and grant making processes. The person appointed will work with Professor Briggs in a team led by Dr Bonnie Poon Zahl to formulate funding strategies and to develop proposals from researchers around the world for grants from Templeton World Charity Foundation (TWCF), in the general area of new spiritual information through science.

The largest core funding area of TWCF is research, education and other outreaches about basic understanding of ultimate reality governing the universe and humanity’s place in it, and the application of these discoveries to bring about widened meaning and purpose. In addition, TWCF supports research and programmes in other areas including individual freedom and free markets, genius and genetics, voluntary family planning, and character virtue development.

Although the core of the work will be performed in Oxford, there may be requirements to travel to meetings anywhere in the world, including Nassau in the Bahamas, either alone or with Professor Briggs or others. An essential skill is writing to a high standard based on analysis of complex documents. The post is funded through a contract between TWCF and the University of Oxford, and is fixed-term from 1 July 2015, for appointment until 30 June 2020.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 6 May 2015 with interviews currently planned for 28 May 2015.
Contact Person :      Mrs R Bradford     Vacancy ID :      117863
Closing Date :      06-May-2015
Contact Email :      rebecca.bradford@materials.ox.ac.uk

Congratulations to Christians in Science

March 26, 2015

Congratulations to Christians in Science who

Congratulations to Christians in Science who have been awarded a grant from Templeton Religion Trust to ‘equip and support the next generation of Christians in science’. For more details about the project including a job vacancy see their website: www.cis.org.uk.

Job Opportunity - Research Associate

January 26, 2015

Research Associate, Faraday Institute, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge Ref: FP3/2  The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion is looking to recruit

Research Associate, Faraday Institute, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge
Ref: FP3/2

 The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion is looking to recruit a full time post-doctoral Research Associate based at The Faraday Institute in Cambridge to work on a three-year research project entitled ‘Science and Scripture in Christianity and Islam’, full details of which are in the Project Summary (available from the Administrator, see below). The project will commence on 1st March and the Research Associate will take up post as soon as possible after that date. The role will include conducting literature reviews and social scientific fieldwork among Christian and Muslim scientists, coordinating academic workshops and public dissemination events, producing high quality academic publications and resources for scientists, and ensuring the smooth running of the project.

 

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in a relevant subject and a demonstrable expertise and interest in the requirements of the job as specified in the job description. The starting salary will be in the range £28,168 to £30,791 per annum depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefits including contributory pension scheme. This is a three year fixed term appointment. St Edmund’s College values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

 

More information including a detailed job description and Project Summary may be obtained from Mrs Rachel Simonson, the Faraday Institute Administrator, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, CB3 0BN (faraday.administrator@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk). Applications (preferably by e-mail) quoting position FP3/2 should include an academic CV naming three academic referees, together with a covering letter detailing the relevance of the applicant’s background and experience for this position. Applications should be sent to the Faraday Institute Administrator by the closing date of 28th February 2015. Interviews are expected to be held during the first two weeks of March and the appointment will be made as soon as possible thereafter.