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Group Manager (Fixed Term)

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The Scherman research group is based in the Department of Chemistry and is focused on supramolecular self-assembly in water. The group manager will be an integral member of the research team acting as coordinator for a large and exciting interdisciplinary research effort, which comprises of 25-30 post-doctoral researchers, graduate students, and visitors and help Professor Scherman coordinate its extensive research activities across a number of centres within the University.

S/he will develop and provide support mechanisms, which enable and promote collaboration with external organisations and foster new relationships with external research partners both in academia and industry. S/he will also have oversight of the medium to long-term research strategy within the group. In addition, the role holder will provide research, personnel and financial advice to Professor Scherman (including the development of appraisal and performance management). Duties will include contributing directly to the research activities of the group.

The successful candidate will be educated to PhD level in Chemistry or a field related to the research activities in the group and have experience in research coordination or group administration. Excellent communicational skills, the ability to relate well to a wide range of people and high degree of literacy with experience of independently writing clear and concise documents is essential. Furthermore, the ability to make independent decisions in a dynamic and fast-moving environment and take effective action is highly desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years 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 your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For informal queries please contact Prof. Oren Scherman, 01223 334370

Please quote reference MA08210 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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