Back to search results
Header Image

Head of Academic Training

Wellcome Sanger Institute

The Head of Academic Training is a new and exciting role at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. At our world-leading genomics research and training organisation, this is a key and high profile position, sitting in the Director’s Office and reporting to the Institute Director.

The Institute’s Postgraduate programme is a large and important cohort with ~80 students and ~140 Postdoctoral fellows.

About the role:

As Head of Academic Training you will be responsible for developing the Institute’s strategy for its Postgraduate and Postdoctoral training programmes, for their operational delivery, and for line management of the administrative staff that support the programmes (currently an Administrator, Senior Administrator and a Programme Manager).

Developing future scientific leaders in genomics is one of the key elements of the Institute’s Impact Framework, and you will have a strong passion for mentoring and training the next generation of scientific leaders and, where necessary, providing pastoral care. You will have previous experience in academia, ideally having held a research group leader role, with significant experience of directly supervising and mentoring your own Graduate students and Postdoctoral fellows.

About the you:

You will need strong emotional intelligence, excellent communication skills, the ability to clearly present ideas and solutions, develop and successfully introduce new initiatives, be organised, a self-starter, and able to work under pressure with multiple competing demands. You will be responsible for the programme budget and will need experience of forecasting and managing budgets. 

Essential Skills

  • Strong desire to mentor and train the next-generation of scientific leaders
  • Independent scientific group leader experience in an academic research setting
  • Direct experience of managing postgraduate training activities in an HEI or other academic research organization 
  • Good understanding of the best practices in postgraduate training and mentorship
  • Excellent scientific writing skills and demonstrable experience of writing strategic documents (such as grants, reports, policies, guidelines) 
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to clearly present ideas and solutions both verbally and in writing 
  • Experience of developing and introducing new initiatives 
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to balance conflicting priorities 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Pragmatic and creative approach to problem-solving 
  • Able to work effectively under pressure, with high level of resilience and emotional intelligence 
  • A clear understanding of issues of confidentiality  

Other information

See job description for full profile of job accountabilities. 

Closing date for applications: 12th June

Location: Cambridge, Hinxton
Salary: £70,000 Grade PSG Band 4 (final salary to based on skills and experience)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th May 2022
Closes: 12th June 2022
Job Ref: 84819
 
   
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Show all jobs for Wellcome Sanger Institute …
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):

Location(s):

Job tools
 

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Ok Ok

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Account Verification Missing

In order to create multiple job alerts, you must first verify your email address to complete your account creation

Request verification email Request verification email

jobs.ac.uk Account Required

In order to create multiple alerts, you must create a jobs.ac.uk jobseeker account

Create Account Create Account

Alert Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your account is currently blocked. Please login to unblock your account.

Email Address Blocked

We received a delivery failure message when attempting to send you an email and therefore your email address has been blocked. You will not receive job alerts until your email address is unblocked. To do so, please choose from one of the two options below.

Max Alerts Reached

A maximum of 5 Job Alerts can be created against your account. Please remove an existing alert in order to create this new Job Alert

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your alert was not created at this time. Please try again.

Ok Ok

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

 
 

Browser Upgrade Recommended

jobs.ac.uk has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing jobs.ac.uk on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge