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MBE Programme Co-ordinator

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology wished to recruit a Programme Co-ordinator to provide administrative support to the MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise (MBE) Academic Director in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and to facilitate the smooth running of the MBE programme.

The MBE Programme Coordinator will work closely with the MBE Academic Director and the MBE students, and liaise daily with the programme lecturers (over 100 external speakers), the majority of whom work in industry, as well as bioscience, technology, enterprise and other relevant stakeholders in the University ecosystem and industry. The successful candidate will be involved in the administrative side of student enquiries and selection of candidates. The coordinator will also be required to support lecturers to access materials and upload presentations on a daily basis.

The one-year MBE Programme is designed for a cohort of 25 students and receives over 150 applications each year. The MBE is an intensive taught postgraduate course consisting of lectures, course work, group and individual assessments, an industry consultancy project, an internship in a company and business plan development for the students' own ventures. Students come from diverse backgrounds ranging from life sciences to financial services and are highly sought after by industry following the course, typically securing senior executive positions in industry. The MBE has received extremely good feedback, both from MBE students but also on the PTES survey.

The MBE Programme Coordinator will be a member of a team of programme and admissions coordinators in the Department, each of whom has primary responsibility to support a particular programme or programmes of study. Given the intensive nature of the course from October to June, support to other programmes is extremely limited but will be accommodated where possible and at the discretion of the MBE Academic Director.

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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Cara Bootman, HR Administrator, by email at

Please quote reference NQ14792 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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