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Senior Research Manager (Fixed Term)

Applicants are invited to apply for Senior Scientific Research Manager in the area of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) research. The scope of the role is to work with the academics across those working on AMR in the Department of Medicine. The remit of Senior Scientific Manager is to support and develop the research strategy by increasing the number and quality of research grant applications and reducing the administrative burden associated with the initiation and continuation of funded research projects, as well as contributing to internal and external initiatives and responsibilities.

The successful candidate will have a postgraduate degree (or equivalent) or relevant extensive experience in an academic setting, combined with a track record of planning and delivering scientific research programmes, seminars and networking activities and experience of project management as well as experience of drafting large and complex budgets would also be desirable.

The role holder will be expected to build and sustain relationships with all the academics in the research area, in order to understand and support their strategic priorities whilst concurrently providing high quality support to individuals, including developing research applications, meeting all the requirements of the funding authority, getting the relevant information and permissions from those in the Department and ensuring that a fully costed proposal is put forward. The role holder will be expected to liaise with the relevant teams of the Department of Medicine, Clinical School of Medicine and externally with international collaborators.

The successful candidate will be expected to be able to prioritise and work to deadlines. You must also be able to work well independently and in a team and have a positive, proactive approach to effectively plan and coordinate events. You will have inter-personal and communications skills, in order to build internal and external working relationships and networks.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Stephen Baker (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2022 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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 a covering letter and CV 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.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing date for applications is the 24th November 2017, with interview dates yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference RC13812 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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