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Research Coordinator/ Impact Champion (SynBio-Inspired Nanomaterials Manufacturing - SynBIM)

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Engineering - Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £31,302 to £39,609 per annum (pro-rata), Grade 7
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th September 2018
Closes: 27th September 2018
Job Ref: UOS020356
 

Contract Type: Fixed-term for 2 years to start as soon as possible
Working Pattern: Part-time, 30% FTE

Chemical and Biological Engineering is a thriving department within the University’s Faculty of Engineering, comprising 34 academic staff, 41 research staff and technicians, 11 support staff and over 500 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Department has a vibrant research and teaching culture spanning particle science and technology/ nanotechnology, new energy technologies, the environment and applications of post-genomics bioscience for biotechnology and bioprocessing applications.

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Department of Chemistry are seeking to recruit a Research Coordinator/Impact Champion (30% FTE, 2 years) to work on an exciting multidisciplinary EPSRC-funded SynBIM project. The SynBIM project aims to create transformative knowledge and toolsets needed to enable larger-scale manufacturing of tunable nanomaterials using an eco-friendly “green” Synthetic Biology (SynBio) approach. This project team consists of 5 investigators from three universities, who will be supervising in total four PDRAs and three PhD students. Other project partners include six companies, two universities from the USA and a UK national network. The job role involves coordinating between various partners and research activities in order to ensure smooth operation as well as leading impact related activities such as exploring commercial outlets and public engagement.

To be considered for this role, you will have a PhD in physical science or engineering, or equivalent professional experience. You will have experience of performing research and working with researchers. Experience of co-ordinating research and impact activities for large teams/at department level is required. You will have experience with exploring and developing commercial outlets for research outcomes. The ability to develop and deliver public engagement/outreach activities will be desirable. You will have an ability to write reports and you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences. You will have an ability to work autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

   
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