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Senior Project Manager (Fixed Term)


UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Cambridge, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The mission of the UK DRI at the University of Cambridge, led by Professor Giovanna Mallucci, is to create a collaborative, inter-disciplinary Centre, combining world-leading expertise unique to Cambridge from chemistry, biophysics and structural biology with internationally leading research in the cell biology of neurodegeneration. This environment will enable creative and innovative approaches to the study of neurodegenerative disease and drive a gear change in our scientific understanding. Our focus is on understanding the processes involved in the earliest stages of neurodegenerative disease in order to deliver therapeutic targets with the greatest potential to prevent dementia.

Applications are invited for a project manager who will report to, and work under the direction of, Professor Giovanna Mallucci, Associate Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Cambridge. The post-holder will work with Professor Mallucci to ensure the effective execution and running of the UK DRI projects and sub-projects on a day-to-day basis to enable key milestones to be met. This will involve liaison with a wide range of internal scientific and administrative staff, external bodies such as collaborating research partners, laboratories, institutions and Universities and provision of regular reports (financial and progress) to UK DRI central administration. The post-holder is also responsible for managing certain day to day aspects of the work of the research groups, particularly budgetary management and ensuring compliance with training and other regulatory approvals, organising appraisals and they will be responsible for organising induction and assist with the development of group members. This will include setting an example in the effective use of resources including scientific material, ensuring correct training in use of equipment and that individuals take responsibility for the use of communal facilities. Effective and proactive interaction with a wide range of staff, students and others will be required to ensure the smooth running of the UK DRI research group in Cambridge.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 August 2022 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.

Closing date: 22nd February 2018

Interview date: 2nd March 2018

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 e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference ZE14747 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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