Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) Manager

Cardiff University - School of Physics & Astronomy

The Science Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science Manager

Cardiff University leads an STFC funded Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Data Intensive Science with academic partners at the Universities of Bristol and Swansea. The specialist training in data intensive science provided by the CDT will allow students to address scientific questions across particle physics, gravitational physics and astronomy whilst also developing a training ground for the next generation of data scientists that are required by both industry and academia.  Strong links with local and national industrial partners will ensure students make a real contribution during their six-month industrial placements, and are well placed for future careers in data-intensive science, either in academia or industry. The first cohort of 15 students began their training in October 2017.  

Based at the School of Physics & Astronomy, the CDT Manager will support the CDT Director in the day-to-day running of the CDT, including interacting with University partner student offices; the recruitment, selection, registration and induction processes for PhD students; industrial placement selection processes; training delivery and cohort-building activities and budget monitoring. The CDT Manager will establish a small network of administrative contacts (Registry; Finance; Departmental) within the CDT partners, to facilitate operation across the consortium.

The CDT manager will be a member of the Management Board and will interact with the External Advisory Board.

Please submit with your completed application form your full CV and a statement of research interests and career goals (2 pages max) addressing the criteria in the person specifications.

More information about the posts may be obtained by contacting Professor Stephen Fairhurst
(FairhurstS@cardiff.ac.uk)

For further details about working in Cardiff University please contact: Miss Glesni Lloyd (Lloydgw@cardiff.ac.uk)

This role is part-time (17.5 hour per week spread across a minimum of 3 days a week) and fixed term for 3 years.

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum, pro-rata for hours worked (Grade 6)

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

Cardiff University and the School of Physics and Astronomy are committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds. We strongly welcome female applicants and those from any ethnic minority group, as they are underrepresented in our School. The School of Physics & Astronomy has a Juno Practitioner accreditation that recognises good employment practice and a commitment to develop the careers of women working in science. The University is committed to ensuring that we sustain a positive working environment for all staff to flourish and achieve. As part of this commitment, the University has developed a flexible and responsive framework of procedures to support staff in managing their work and personal commitments wherever possible. Applications are welcome from individuals who wish to work part-time or full time

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