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Part-Time NRFIS Senior Project Manager

We are seeking a NRFIS Senior Project Manager to support excellent research at the University of Cambridge through the development and implementation of programmes and policies for the National Research Centre for Infrastructure Sensing (NRFIS).

The University has received funding for NRFIS as one of the EPSRC funded state-of-the-art new research facilities to be created at 11 universities as part of the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC). UKCRIC will be established at 14 universities to conduct world-leading research through a network of experimental facilities and urban laboratories. NRFIS will be housed in the new Civil Engineering Building that is due to open in Spring 2019.

This role, which is based at the Department of Engineering's main site, has been created to develop an integrative agenda for research to be undertaken in the new facility. This will allow early preparation of grant submissions so that, as the facility comes into use in early 2019, there is already momentum and progress being made in relevant research. The role includes liaison with senior academic colleagues in the Research Facility, and relevant centres, consortia and other cross-disciplinary research partners at Cambridge, to develop a robust strategy for collaborative and leading edge research in infrastructure sensing. The role-holder will be expected to act with a high level of independence and to work proactively and on their own initiative.

You will have a first degree in a relevant subject and be able to demonstrate a specialised knowledge of research management. The role requires the ability to draft complex documents and present complex scientific and financial data, and the successful candidate will require excellent IT and organisational skills. Previous administrative or project management experience in a similar environment is essential, together with experience of writing scientific reports.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 29 June 2017. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office at the Department of Engineering (, 01223 332615).

Please quote reference NM12480 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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