CMAC Funding Manager (99462)

University of Strathclyde - Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

FTE : 1.0 (35 hours/week)
Term : Fixed (12 months)
Closing date : 17/12/2017

The University of Strathclyde is home to the Centre for Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation (CMAC). The CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub will address the urgent need to translate new molecules into high-value products through rapid predictive development pathways and integrated continuous manufacturing systems, enabling more personalised, responsive and flexible product provision through digitalised supply chains. Building on the significant success of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation (CMAC CIM), and informed by extensive engagement with national and global industry, end-users, technology providers, international academic programmes and regulatory agencies, the industry-academic team has co-created an ambitious CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub Vision.

The shared vision, scope, and programme for CMAC has been developed through close collaboration with industry. The continued support from industry partners has been at the core of CMAC’s success. GSK, AZ, Bayer, Lilly, Novartis, Roche and Takeda having seats on the Board along with a Tier 2 member representing 17 technology companies. The Industry Technical Committee provide co-ordinated and sustained mentoring, direction and support for CMAC’s research, training, and outreach programmes. Each Tier 1 partner has ran or is running a number of proprietary projects applicable to their own portfolio. As an example of collaboration CMAC helped create a new consortium, Project Remedies, a £23m Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative led by GSK and comprising 22 partners (including 11 SME’s) aimed at reconfiguring the manufacturing supply chain for medicines on a global scale.

Applications are invited from candidates seeking a challenging role to work as part of a small, dynamic team integrating closely with the academic leadership of the partner universities and the industrial Members. Based in the University, and reporting to the CMAC Industry Director, you will be responsible for the development of grant income to the Centre, identifying relevant opportunities and sources of investment. You will have an honours degree in a Science/Engineering subject with knowledge of the Higher Education funding landscape and experience in applying for grants. Due to the nature of CMAC, you will require to be very flexible in the duties undertaken.

Formal interviews for this post will be held in January 2018.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Craig Johnston, Industry Director (

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