Project Manager

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
21 Aug 2018
24 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Cambridge Graphene Centre Senior Project Manager

Department/Location: Cambridge Graphene Centre

Salary: £35,550-£47,722

Reference: NM16522

Closing date: 24 September 2018

The Mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) is to investigate the science and technology of graphene and related materials. This engineering innovation centre allows partners to meet and establish joint industrial-academic activities to promote innovative and adventurous research with an emphasis on applications. At present there are around 120 people in the CGC.  The CGC also hosts the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Graphene Technology. The CDT works closely with industry to ensure that successful students are properly equipped to follow careers in both industry and academia.

We seek a Senior 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, 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.

The closing date for applications Monday 24 September 2018. 

Please quote reference NM16522 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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