PATROLS Senior Project Manager

Swansea University - Swansea University Medical School

£48,327 to £55,998 per annum pro-rata if part time together with USS pension benefits, if required.

The normal expectation is that the successful applicant will be appointed to the minimum of the scale with annual increments on 1 October each year subject to completing six months service .

APM Grade 10.

This is a fixed term position until 31 March 2021.

Interviews are expected to be conducted within 10 days of advert closure.

Main Purpose of the Post

This post is for a Senior Project Manager to join the In Vitro Toxicology research group at Swansea University Medical School. The post is funded by the European Commission as part of the H2020 project ‘Physiologically Anchored Tools for Realistic nanOmateriaL hazard aSsessment’ PATROLS . It is fixed-term position for 42 months from the start of the project estimated to be 1st October 2017 .

PATROLS is a €12.7million project aimed at establishing and standardizing the next generation of advanced safety assessment tools for improved prediction of the adverse effects caused by chronic engineered nanomaterials ENM exposure in human and environmental systems. The project includes 27 partners throughout Europe and internationally, including collaborators from academia, industry and the regulatory sectors. It will focus on delivering: 1 physiologically representative multi-cellular in vitro 3D lung, gastrointestinal tract and liver models; 2 cross-species models integrating human and environmental safety testing; 3 innovative ecotoxicity bioassays in several organisms across a food chain; 4 robust in silico models for dosimetry, interspecies toxicity extrapolation and hazard prediction.

The successful candidate will lead in maintaining effective coordination between partners, efficient communication with the European Commission and proactive dissemination of project findings. The project manager will perform tasks related to all stages of the project management cycle including preparation of grant agreements, monitoring and ensuring timely completion of all Deliverables and Milestones, preparation of technical and financial reports, and organisation of network events / conferences. The project manager will work closely with the project coordinator and science steering committee to ensure a successful and well organised project.

The individuals recruited to this post will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have significant project management experience. They will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent organisational skills including proven experience of setting and achieving milestones. They will have the ability to develop strong working relationships with the project partners and have experience in using digital media, for example developing web content, and social media.

In April 2016 the Medical School became the first department within the University to achieve an Equality Challenge Unit ECU Athena SWAN Charter Silver Award, demonstrating the Schools commitment to equality and diversity:

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Prof Shareen H Doak, at or Dr Martin Clift at

This post will close at 11.00pm 23rd August 2017

Applicants will find full job details together with the online application link:

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and particularly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

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