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Programme Manager for the Faraday Degradation Project

We are looking to recruit an experienced Programme Manager for this newly created and exciting position. The Degradation Project is one of the 4 fast start projects funded as part of the of the UK's Faraday Institution. It comprises 20 academics in 9 UK Universities and works closely with multiple industry partners. The aim of the project is to study in depth the mechanisms behind the degradation of lithium ion batteries and how to best mitigate against them in a bid to extend their lifetime.

The Programme Manager is responsible for managing the £12.5 M Fast Start FI Degradation project and has responsibility for the day to day management, long term financial planning, coordinating with partner universities, setting up meetings, and writing reports. They will also help implement the scientific goals of the project, working closely with PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. They will be responsible for monitoring its successes and issues, act as a representative of the project in external events, attend bimonthly review meetings, and will be responsible for coordinating outreach and dissemination activities to industry and the general public.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a science discipline within Physical Sciences and Technology and a PhD knowledge in field of batteries and energy technologies, ideally with relevant research experience. They will be experienced at developing effective relationships with external agencies and internal staff plus developing and implementing systems and procedures. Coupled with having first class analytical skills and proven negotiating and problem-solving skills, the successful candidate must also have excellent interpersonal skills with a proven track record of communicating with people at all levels.

  • The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2021 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.

For informal queries please contact Emma Graham ( or Oliver Pecher (

Please quote reference MA18062 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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