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Coordinator, Precision Health Strategic Research Initiative (Fixed Term)

The Precision Health Strategic Research Initiative (PHI) aims to enable research in precision health across the University of Cambridge that will be instrumental in the transition to preventative medicine. Precision health is a new era of medicine, shifting the paradigm of medicine from a focus on patients that present with disease towards prevention of disease in healthy individuals. PHI is a new University initiative that will draw together expertise across and beyond the University to accelerate research and innovation in precision health. The PHI Coordinator will work closely with the PHI Co-Chairs, Prof. Sarah Bohndiek (Physics / CRUK CI) and Prof. Andrew Flewitt (Engineering) and will be engaged in developing the strategy of the initiative.

The key responsibilities of the role holder are:

Convening the community
- Work closely with the Chairs of the initiative, the Steering Group and the broader Advisory Group, to help develop a strategy for the Initiative and its' long term sustainability. They will then plan and deliver the implementation of the strategy.
- Organise, manage and deliver activities for the Precision Health Strategic Research Initiative, including events, funding proposals and communications.
- Develop and maintain a community website, Teams site and social medial presence.
- Take an active role in communicating the activities of the initiative, including the creation of internal and external promotional materials.

Building and maintaining local, national and international partnerships
- Help steer the over-arching aim of the initiative in ensuring Cambridge establishes a world-leading position in precision health.
- Develop and manage relationships with stakeholders within and outside the University, including academics across multiple departments, representatives from industry partners and University Offices as well as take on an active role in communicating and promoting the activities of the initiative both to members of the Initiative and the general public. - Build networks with companies, funding agencies, policy makers, academics and other organisations, both nationally and internationally.
- Respond to queries from those seeking research partners at Cambridge, and work with other University offices where appropriate. Coordinate the drafting and reviewing of large complex proposals for funding where appropriate.

Managing and attracting funding
- Manage the budget of the initiative allocated to events and communications. - Obtain funding for activities via sponsorship, donations and small grants.
- Develop long-term funding streams for the initiative, including philanthropy and grant funding.

The role is office based but with opportunity for flexible working. Some travel to other sites within and beyond the University may be needed. Applications will be reviewed in early February and interviews are expected to take place on February 17th or 18th. The successful candidate should be available to start from 1st March 2022 or shortly thereafter.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

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