The Henry Royce Institute is the UK’s home for Advanced Materials research, innovation and commercialisation. With its hub at The University of Manchester, the Institute has spokes at eight partner institutions. The £235m Institute will allow the UK to grow its world-leading research and innovation base in Advanced Materials science, an area which is fundamental to all industrial sectors and the national economy. It is also a crucial element of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative which aims to boost economic growth in the North of England and balance the UK economy.
A key deliverable of The Royce is the training of the next generation of scientists and engineers in the broad area of Advanced Materials. In this regard there is good synergy with the EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) that provide a cohort-based learning environment for PhD students. We are looking to recruit a CDT Development & Coordination Manager to establish relationships between relevant industry and academic partners, as well as with government and funding agencies, to develop activities that will add value to current CDTs in the Advanced Materials area and help to establish a national cohort of Advanced Materials PhD students. You will also build a framework that will support and benefit CDTs being proposed by the Partners within Advanced Materials and work alongside those developing CDT bids for 2019.
You will have practical experience of working with or on University PhD/CDT or other post-doctoral training programmes, and of successfully instigating, co-ordinating and writing large complex research projects. We are seeking a highly motivated and high achieving individual with an ability to work on their own initiative and without close supervision in managing several projects at the same time. A PhD or equivalent professional experience in a relevant Engineering or Science subject is required.
In the first instance, the post is fixed-term for 2 years in line with the timescale for new CDT bids.
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.
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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Elizabeth Gardner (Head of Operations, Henry Royce Institute)
Tel: 0161 275 4499
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date