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Academic and Engineering Job Opportunities for the week ending 24 August

Ladies and gentlemen,

In his inaugural address on January 20, 1961 a great president once said, "If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich." What he did not say however was the specific ways those who are poor can be helped. Nor did he qualify the criteria for classifying some as "rich". Sometimes you could be rich in potential but cash poor.

After my MSc with a distinction at the University of Surrey I received a phone call from some recruitment agency asking me to come for a job interview in central London. I already had a job but out of interest went to see how such things work. First thing I noticed was that while I was dressed formally a lot of the other people came dress normally. When it was my turn to go in to what I thought was an interview room, I met two gentlemen who essentially wanted me to pay £3000.00 for some training over 3 - 6 months afterwhich I could get a job in IT or so.

I was livid and barely cont…

Academic and Engineering Job Opportunities for the week ending 9 August

Here are the opportunities across international research insitutitions and universities. Good luck in your job search.

Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Materials Engineering Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment University of The Witwatersrand Programme Support Tutors Faculty of Science and Engineering Manchester Metropolitan University Research Associate for the BioEnergy Group Engineering Design & Mathematics University of the West of England, Bristol Research Associate / Senior Research Associate Maximising capacity in high-speed terabit/s WDM optical transmission systems and networks (3 posts) UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering University College London Research Assistant School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Queen's University Belfast Research Assist…