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THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
CAVE HILL CAMPUS
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following posts at The
University of the West Indies, Barbados.
Research Manager (Chronic Disease Research Centre - CDRC)
This is a full-time, senior administrative position available for 3 years in the first instance.
Applicants for this post should possess a Masters degree in Public Health or Research
Administration, and demonstrate a proven track record in the following:
• Project Management, capable of delivering projects on time, within budget and of high
• Management of projects that require an integrated change control process;
• Development and management of effective and efficient quality control processes.
The post-holder should have extensive experience in developing standards for the
operation of a health research facility. The CDRC operates many grant-funded projects, and
the post-holder should have experience in managing multiple projects, ensuring timelines
and deliverables are met. It would be highly desirable for the postholder to have a proven
experience of managing health surveillance systems. Knowledge of the administrative
regulations governing the University of the West Indies would be an advantage.
The successful applicant will be expected to assume duties by February 1, 2017 or as
soon as possible thereafter.
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
The successful applicant should have a completed PhD in Mathematics, excellent
communication skills in English, a good knowledge of WeBWorK, Sage or another CAS, and
proficiency in Python would be a bonus.
Candidates should have a proven research track record, and outstanding research potential
at a level of international excellence. While preference will be given to candidates working
in Applied Combinatorics and/or Discrete Optimization, they should also have a mathematical
outlook that enhances, bridges and complements the research areas of our small discipline
of mathematics which currently comprises of biostatistics and estimation theory, ring theory
and algebraic lattices, multivariate regression and correlation analysis, and aperiodic tilings
and fractal & discrete geometry. Applicants with an interest in interdisciplinary and
experimental approaches to mathematics would be at a distinct advantage.
He/she would be expected to teach across the wide range of undergraduate courses as well
as teach dedicated courses for and supervise MPhil and PhD students in Mathematics. In
addition, the successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active program of
research and will contribute to the general work of the discipline of mathematics, the
department and The University.
The successful applicant will be expected to assume duties by August 1, 2017 or as soon
as possible thereafter.
Detailed applications (two copies) giving full particulars of qualifications, experience and biodata
and three (3) signed up-to-date referee reports should be sent as soon as possible to
The Assistant Registrar (Human Resources), The University of the West Indies, P.O. Box
64, Bridgetown, Barbados. Fax (246) 417-0330; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If
your first and higher degrees were obtained from different Universities, please provide a referee
report from each University and one referee should be a member of your present organization.
A Job Application Pack is available from our website: www.cavehill.uwi.edu/hr/careers.aspx.
The closing date for completed applications (Application Form, CV, referee reports and
degree transcripts) is December 2, 2016
DOHA---South African 400-metre gold medalist
Wayde van Niekerk and women's tennis champion
Monica Puig received global awards yesterday for
their performances at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Van Niekerk won for best male athlete of the games
and Puig for best female athlete in the Association
of National Olympic Committees awards.
Van Niekerk, running in lane 8, won the 400 in
a world-record time of 43.03 seconds, breaking
Michael Johnson's 17-year-old mark of 43.18. Puig
beat Angelique Kerber in the women's tennis final
to win Puerto Rico's first ever Olympic gold medal.
The two picked up their awards at a ceremony
yesterday in connection with the ANOC general
assembly in Doha.
The men's team award went to Fiji's gold-medal
winning rugby sevens team, with the female prize
going to Britain's winning field hockey team.
Brazil's Rafaela Silva, who grew up in a Rio slum
and won a gold medal in judo at the games, took the
award for most inspirational performance.
The British Olympic Association was honoured as
the most successful national Olympic committee
after finishing second in the medals table behind the
United States with 67 medals, its most ever on foreign
soil. Britain, which won 65 medals at the 2012 London
Olympics, became the first country to win more
medals at an Olympics immediately after hosting
'Breakthrough' awards were given to countries
which won their first ever Olympic medal or first
ever gold medal in Rio---Bahrain, Ivory Coast, Fiji,
Jordan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Tajikistan and Viet-
LONDON---After going through another second-
set letdown, Dominic Thiem put things right and
gave himself a chance to reach the semifinals at
the ATP finals.
The eighth-seeded Austrian, who is making his
debut at the season-ending tournament, held on to
beat Gael Monfils 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 yesterday, making
him 1-1 in the round robin.
In his opening match on Sunday, Thiem lost to
Novak Djokovic after winning the first set. In the
second set of that match, he was blanked 6-0.
"I tried to avoid the mistake I did in the first match,
to drop a little bit. Didn't really happen that good,"
Thiem said. "But I was trying to stay tough in the
He got some help this time, though.
Although Monfils improved in the second set, win-
ning all three of his break points to force a decider,
his service game never really got going. In the final
game of the match, the Frenchman gave it away with
three of his five double-faults.
"It was a tough one," said Monfils, who is still
recovering from a rib injury that forced him out of
the Paris Masters at the end of last month. "I think
I didn't play a great match, but I gave everything I
Because of his injury, Monfils said he may pull out
of his final match against Djokovic---ven though he
still has a slim chance of reaching the semifinals.
Thiem is in a better position to qualify, but will
need to beat Milos Raonic on Thursday.
Thiem finally comes
good at ATP finals
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