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Research Manager (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a new and exciting role in the joint administration team supporting both the Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI) and the University Department of Haematology.

The CSCI is a world-leading centre for stem cell research with the mission to transform human health through a deep understanding of stem cell biology. The Institute is core-funded by the Wellcome and the Medical Research Council, spans three University Schools (Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine and Physical Sciences) and heads an Interdisciplinary Research Centre involving two additional Schools (Technology and Humanities and Social Sciences).

The Department of Haematology is an internationally renowned biomedical research Department with a particular focus on blood cell formation, blood cancers and thrombosis. It also provides education to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and contributes to clinical activities in haematology. Approximately 60% of haematology research groups are part of CSCI. The CSCI has recently relocated to the purpose-built new Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre (JCBC) on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Administration for both Institute and Department is supported via a single team based in the JCBC.

The delivery of international research excellence and impact is one of the main drivers for the CSCI and Haematology. Together their research grant portfolio is large, complex and valued at over £150M with an annual spend of more than £25M. The Research Manager will work closely with both the academic lead for Research Culture and Integrity and the Business and Operations Manager to deliver both practical and strategic aspects of managing research activity in a world-leading academic research environment.

The position provides an opportunity to influence the effective management and coordination of the research portfolio whilst playing an instrumental role in devising and optimising processes. The post holder will also act as Deputy to the Business and Operations Manager and will be a key member of the executive team for the CSCI and Haematology. Close liaison with multiple Schools as well as the Central university administration and multiple key external partners will be required.

For more information about this role, please contact Anthea Stanley (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2022 in the first instance.

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

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The closing date for applications is Sunday 15th December 2019 with interviews taking place Friday 24th January 2020.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. 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 RA21507 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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