Institute Manager - Medicine Discovery Institute

Cardiff University

The newly-established Medicines Discovery Institute represents a major investment in translational science by Cardiff University. The goal of the Institute is to translate world-leading research on scientific understanding of disease mechanisms into innovative therapeutic approaches.  Our vision is to play a leading role in discovering new medicines in areas of high unmet need, with a particular emphasis on, but not exclusive to, neuroscience and mental health.  We are creating a vibrant community of researchers across both academic and biotech sectors engaged in major research programmes which build off the unique strengths of Cardiff University and work collaboratively with other universities and companies across Wales and internationally.

Building off investment from both the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government’s Sêr Cymru scheme and Cardiff University, we will recruit a number of key academic, research and operational roles to work alongside the current and future grant & industry funded staff.  This recruitment will take place over 2017-2018

The Centre Manager will oversee all aspects of the management and administration of the Medicines Discovery Institute, reporting directly to the Institute Director(s) and the School of Biosciences School Manager / College Registrar. You will be a member of the Institute Management Team which will be responsible for advising the Directors in regard to research and business strategy and allocation of running costs, technical, and other core resources. You will be responsible for managing all administrative/technical support staff employed in the Centre Institute and will assist in shaping the development of the Institute.  Additionally, the role will build external interfaces with industry, charity, patient group and funder sectors and will develop a strong internal and external communication policy and presence.  This role will involve liaising with academic staff as well as staff in a variety of School, College and University’s support services and with representatives of external organisations. 

This post will have line manger responsibility for a bilingual (Welsh-English) Administrative Assistant support post, which is also currently being advertised, and as such existing Welsh language skills or a willingness to learn Welsh are preferred. There may be additional line manager duties as the Institute expands. 

For informal inquiries, please contact Professor Simon Ward WardS10@cardiff.ac.uk  and Professor John Atack AtackJ@cardiff.ac.uk

This post is full time and fixed term for 5 years.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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