|Salary:||£28,762 to £34,308 per annum (pro-rata) (Grade 6) - Due to funding limitations it is unlikely an appointment will be made above £31,411|
|Placed On:||9th February 2023|
|Closes:||22nd February 2023|
Do you want to be part of an exciting team project? Do you want to empower scientists to do cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research? Are you passionate about project management, positive research culture, science communication and EDI?
The project officer will be responsible for project coordinating and overseeing the day-to-day running of the programme as well as its future development, including coordinating collaborative working, and helping with future funding applications. For example, this will include (i) organising meetings/reporting and facilitating research; (ii) co-ordinating external advocacy (e.g. with the advisory board) and public engagement activities; (iii) ensuring effective utilisation of resources, budget updates and that data storage systems are in place.
This position is ideally suited to a highly organised and motivated individual with a background in the biomedical sciences who wishes to develop their career in research programme management. Given that the project involves close collaboration between academics at 3 universities, a scientific advisory board and ~16 researchers, the post holder must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a comprehensive understanding of issues relating to carrying out collaborative research. You should have a degree level qualification in science, engineering, business or project management. You should also have a track record in the management of similar academic projects, with demonstrable project management skills, including strong analytical, creative and problem-solving skills.
We are passionate about fostering a supportive, responsible, and inclusive research culture. Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are central to how the team operates, and the team will play active roles in EDI activities across the 3 universities. Development opportunities for a range of career avenues (e.g. CV writing workshops, presentation training, meet industrial representatives) will be available. Mentoring will be provided and tailored to your career goals.
The ‘Ribo-Code’ BBSRC sLoLa project is a multi-institution, multi-speciality consortium with the common purpose of “unlocking the secrets of specialised ribosomes across eukaryotes”. These are compositionally distinct ribosomes that translate specific mRNAs. Our findings have the potential to impact our understanding of several human diseases, including ribosomopathies, cancers and viral infection, and enable the modulation ribosome translation in future medical, agricultural and biotechnological applications.
This position represents a unique opportunity to be involved in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary project. Working as part of a team of 7 postdocs, 5 PhD students, 3 research technicians, 2 data scientists and 8 group leaders, across 3 universities (Leeds, Nottingham and Sheffield), you will have the opportunity to develop excellent skills in communication, teamwork and collaboration. We are passionate about fostering a supportive, responsible, and inclusive research culture. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are central to how the team operates.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Dr. Julie Aspden, Director of RiboCode BBSRC sLoLa
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9607
Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Working time: 50% - we are open to discussing flexible working arrangements
Contract type: Fixed term (3 years - due to external funding)
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