Programme Manager, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in BioDesign Engineering

Job summary

We are seeking to recruit a Programme Manager to oversee the day-to-day running of the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT) in BioDesign Engineering. The CDT aims to train the next generation of leaders at the interface of biology, engineering and data science. All students will undertake the MRes in Systems and Synthetic Biology at Imperial College in their first year, followed by a 3-year PhD registration in their host institution. The...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00439
  • Date posted 24 April 2019
  • Closing date 20 May 2019

Job description

Job summary

We are seeking to recruit a Programme Manager to oversee the day-to-day running of the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT) in BioDesign Engineering.

The CDT aims to train the next generation of leaders at the interface of biology, engineering and data science. All students will undertake the MRes in Systems and Synthetic Biology at Imperial College in their first year, followed by a 3-year PhD registration in their host institution. The CDT aims to deliver at least 60 well-rounded graduate students through 5 cohort intakes starting from October 2019.

More information on the CDT can be found via the following link:

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/synthetic-biology/cdt-biodesign-engineering/

Duties and responsibilities

This role offers a unique opportunity to play a pivotal part in shaping and defining the details of this new and important training programme. As CDT Programme Manager, your duties will include management of the budget/accounts; negotiating and managing industrial contracts; facilitating interaction amongst and between students and academic staff; scheduling student training programmes; event management; providing support to students. 

Essential requirements


  • Have a good understanding of financial and operational systems in an academic environment

  • Have knowledge of legislation, policies and current issues relevant to and affecting the Higher Education sector


In addition, the successful candidate should have:



  • Have experience of monitoring budgets and reporting on expenditure

  • Have experience of event management, including organising conferences/workshops

  • Have experience of website content design and maintenance



  • Possess a wide range of skills and aptitudes including excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Have excellent organisation and project management skills; the ability to plan and prioritise workloads and to meet multiple fixed deadlines

Further information

This role is fixed term for 5 years, with the possibility of further extension.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact Dr Geoff Baldwin (g.baldwin@imperial.ac.uk)

If you experience any technical issues when applying online please email: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference NAT00439

 

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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

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