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Lecturer (Teaching) Senior Outreach and Public Engagement Manager

UCL - Biochemical Engineering

Location: London
Salary: £51,474 to £60,521 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th December 2023
Closes: 31st December 2023
Job Ref: B04-04550

About us

This position is a key part of the Vaccines Manufacturing Hub for LMIC (Vax-Hub Global) led by UCL Biochemical Engineering and the University of Oxford with academic and industrial partners. Vax-Hub Global is funded by the DHSC as part of the UK Vaccine Network, a UK Aid programme to develop vaccines for diseases with epidemic potential in LMICs, with co-funding from the EPSRC to leverage impact for the UK. It builds on the success of the DHSC-funded Vax-Hub 1, which played a critical role in making the UK the global centre for vaccine discovery, development and manufacture. Its research underpinned the development of the ChAdOx-1 nCoV-19 vaccine, subsequently licensed to AstraZeneca, with benefit to over 180 countries. Vax-Hub Global’s vision is to deliver flexible, easily transferable multi-product platforms and simplified engineering solutions that enable the development of low cost, effective and globally deployable vaccines to low and middle income countries.

About the role

The postholder will be responsible for the design, delivery and monitoring of the Hub’s outreach and public engagement programme. They will act as an ambassador for the Hub and forge collaborations to sustain trust in vaccines and to build resilience against misinformation. They will deliver outreach and public engagement materials to stakeholders on vaccines and biochemical engineering. They will support colleagues working in vaccine manufacturing research with downstream processing and analytical skills. They will take the lead in delivery of modules on vaccine manufacturing and downstream processing operations as part of our UG/PGT programmes.

About you

You will hold a PhD in Bio/Chemical Engineering or a related discipline and have experience of supporting researchers in downstream processing and analytical operations. You will be experienced in the development and delivery of teaching material and in leading programmes related to outreach and public engagement. You will have experience of building and managing effective stakeholder relationships and have excellent communication and project management skills. Informal enquiries: Professor Micheletti.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:

• 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)
• Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme
• Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)
• Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
• Immigration loan
• Relocation scheme for certain posts
• On-Site nursery
• On-site gym
• Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
• Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service
• Discounted medical insurance 

Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women. You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion/.

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