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CDT Education and Liaison Manager

Imperial College London - Department of Chemistry

Location: London
Salary: £38,006 to £46,627 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th January 2020
Closes: 31st January 2020
Job Ref: NAT00622

Job Summary

The aim of the Institute of Chemical Biology (ICB) EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Chemical Biology: Innovation for the Life Sciences, one of the longest standing CDTs in the UK, is to train postgraduate students in the art of multidisciplinary Chemical Biology research, giving them the exciting opportunity to develop the next generation of molecular tools and technologies for making, measuring, modelling and manipulating molecular interactions in biological systems. Students on the programme apply these advances to tackle key biological/biomedical problems and clinical/industrial challenges. In addition, students gain experience of industry 4.0 technologies such as 3-D printing, machine learning and robotics with a view to increasing the impact of Chemical Biology research.  This is a skill set which is in great demand from industry and addresses the future needs of employers in the pharmaceutical, biomedical, healthcare, personal care, biotech, agri-science and SME sectors.

We are looking for an CDT Education and Liaison Manager who will design and co-deliver an exciting new suite of professional and transferable skills courses aimed at giving PhD students in the CDT hands-on experience of industry 4.0 technologies and how these can impact upon research in the life and broader molecular sciences. The skills learnt through these programmes will support the research activities of the students along with their entrepreneurial/start-up endeavours which the CDT Fellow would also support.

Delivery of these programmes would involve the CDT Education and Liaison Manager working closely with both the CDT Management Team and the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace (ICAH).

The CDT Education and Liaison Manager will also lead on the implementation and delivery of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) strategy across the ICB CDT.

Duties and responsibilities

We are looking to recruit a passionate addition to our ICB CDT management team and the ICAH Hackspace fellows, who will play a crucial role in:


  • Being responsible for the design and delivery of a bespoke assessed training programme, HackEDU, an openware programme where students, through hands-on micro-courses (1-3 days each) are designed to give students experience of industry 4.0 technologies contextualising their impact in the molecular sciences. These include rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing, electronics, robotics, laser cutting, microfluidics, microcontrollers), software engineering/modelling (Python/Machine Learning, Matlab, Fusion 360, clustering methods) and biohacking (protein engineering, proteomics, metabolomic assays)
  • developing short project-based course materials for postgraduates and then lead on the implementation, delivery and assessment
  • providing ongoing support for the CDT students with respect to prototyping and project development (research and entrepreneurship activities)
  • design, oversight and delivery of a micro-MBA training course in business and entrepreneurship
  • leading on delivery/implementation of the CDT EDI strategy

Essential requirements

Ideally you should have direct experience of scientific research and a graduate scientific degree or equivalent, preferably in physical/life sciences.

Further Information

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Dr Natalia Goehring

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