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Advanced Materials Research Manager

Are you an experienced and ambitious research manager and engagement professional looking to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities? Are you confident and outgoing, and keen to help progress a leading advanced materials research centre through excellent engagement with academic members and external partners? 

As Research Manager, you will provide professional support to the Director of the Bragg Centre for Materials Research and the Centre’s research and innovation team to ensure engagement with, and effective promotion of, the Centre from those both within and beyond the University of Leeds. Your role will be vital in engaging the Centre’s 200 members and external partners, and to build on the Centre’s reputation as a place in which to conduct world-leading science and engineering. You will work closely with the Henry Royce Institute of Advanced Materials, of which Leeds is a founding member, as well as supporting a small number of large strategic research programmes in the University such as the EPSRC HyperTerahertz project. 

The role will embrace substantive management, engagement, reporting and administrative functions, and necessitate interactions with a wide range of stakeholders across and beyond the University of Leeds including senior academics and early career researchers, industrial partners, marketing and communications, facility managers and technical staff, research and innovation professionals, and professional support staff. The role will also include engagement with external stakeholders including our partners in the Royce Institute and on research programmes, industry, and international collaborators. 

You will be supported in your role by a Centre Administrator, who you will line manage.

As Research Manager, you will have significant professional, service and project management experience, and be able effectively to represent and promote the Centre and allied research programmes and communicate their strengths. Management and/or administrative experience in a Higher Education institution, or equivalent, is desirable, along with strong leadership skills and the ability to develop and implement new processes to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Centre. You will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be able to show initiative and creativity, and have the ability to deal diplomatically and effectively with a range of stakeholders both internal and external to the University.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Mike Daw, Senior Research & Innovation Development Manager, Bragg Centre & Royce at Leeds
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2346
Email: m.j.daw@leeds.ac.uk 

Professor Edmund Linfield, Professor of Terahertz Electronics and Director of the Bragg Centre for Materials Research, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2015
Email: e.h.linfield@leeds.ac.uk

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  EPS Faculty Offices
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 30 May 2022 (Grant funding))
Release Date:  Thursday 18 June 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 12 July 2020
Interview Date:  Wednesday 29 July 2020
Reference:  EPSFO1016
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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