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Cambridge Graphene Centre Senior Project Manager

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering, Cambridge Graphene Centre

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £38,592 to £51,805
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2022
Closes: 9th January 2023
Job Ref: NM34202

The mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) is to investigate the science and technology of graphene and related materials. The CGC also hosts the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Graphene Technology, and the Layered Materials Research Foundry (LMRF), as well as the Quantum and Advanced Materials technologies for a Sustainable Society (QAMSS) Strategic Research Initiative (SRI). The CDT works closely with industry to ensure that successful students are properly equipped to follow careers in both industry and academia. The LMRF provides wafer-scale integration of Layered Materials (LMs) on up to 8" substrates, and silicon photonics multi-project wafers, in collaboration with CORNERSTONE at the University of Southampton.

We are seeking a Project Manager to join the CGC operations team at West Cambridge. The role holder will work closely with the CGC Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer to ensure that the CGC research commitments and contracts are effectively planned, monitored and delivered. The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • developing and implementing the project management for research to be undertaken in the CGC to allow for early preparation of grant submissions and ensure timely progress in the research, meeting all the key performance indicators and reporting deadlines. This will include attending and organizing all project meetings, all working groups and calls, ensuring the attendance of all the relevant CGC members, and ensuring that agenda points are well prepared in advance of any meetings.  
  • developing a project management strategy for the collaborations between the CGC and its project partners;
  • liaising with key stakeholders to develop a strategy for collaborative and leading edge research in technology of graphene and related materials.

The successful applicant will hold a degree in a relevant science or engineering field and a PhD or equivalent experience. The role-holder will need to have a proven track record in managing research projects, in particular EU and nationally funded projects, as well as industrial projects, together with experience of managing or participating in collaborative research programmes. Previous administrative or project management experience in a similar environment is required. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to interact and build relationships with people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, are essential, as are excellent IT skills and experience of writing scientific reports, organizing complex diaries for multiple people and institutions, producing contents for web pages, use of project management tools, including X5, EMDESK, the participant portal, etc. Frequent travel, even at short notice and over the weekends will be required.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University. 

The closing date for applications is Monday 9 January 2023. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office at the Department of Engineering (hroffice@eng.cam.ac.uk, 01223 332615), Dr Luigi Occhipinti (technology@graphene.cam.ac.uk) or Prof. Andrea C. Ferrari (acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk)

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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