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Director of Marine Research Plymouth

University of Plymouth - School of Biological and Marine Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Location: Plymouth
Salary: Competitive Salary, Professorial / Senior Manager Scale
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th January 2022
Closes: 9th February 2022
Job Ref: A8358

With the UK’s largest cluster of marine researchers, unique natural assets, unrivalled scientific facilities, leading-edge autonomous marine technologies and National Marine Park, Plymouth is at the heart of international scientific and societal advances in fields including climate change, marine pollution, ecosystem monitoring and prediction, and marine tech and innovation.

Recognised globally in terms of publications, impact and influence - and training the greatest number of students in this field - the city’s three world-leading scientific institutions: the University of Plymouth, the Marine Biological Association and Plymouth Marine Laboratory collectively formed Marine Research Plymouth (MRP), a partnership to harness the full scientific and technological capabilities of Britain’s ‘Ocean City’.

Marine Research Plymouth seeks to harness all of this and ensure Plymouth is the go-to destination in the UK, and one of the leading centres globally, for marine-related research.  It will ensure Plymouth is even better-placed to attract further funding for initiatives that can advance knowledge and understanding of the oceans while encouraging joint investment in research appointments and supporting the sharing of capabilities, equipment and facilities

You could be part of this unique opportunity, as Director, you will help to enable achievements and innovations to go further and will cement Plymouth and the South West as the leading marine research location.  You will be responsible for the connection between industry and the partnership to drive Plymouth forward.

You will have a leading research profile in a relevant area of marine research and be familiar with the research and innovation landscape.  Able to effectively utilise strong national and international relationships you will support Marine Research Plymouth to achieve its academic, research and innovation strategic goals.  You will be an experienced negotiator and will have proven collaboration skills.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement/CV.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Professor Jerry Roberts (DVC Research and Enterprise - University of Plymouth) by email at jerry.roberts@plymouth.ac.uk.

Closing Date:         12 Midnight, Wednesday 9th February 2022

Interviews are likely to take place in late February/early March and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

This is a permanent contract working 18.5 hours per week, consideration will be given to a variation on this pattern.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages 

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups at the University of Plymouth, such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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