Centre Manager - AI4HEALTH CDT

Job summary

Applications are invited for the post of Manager of the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare (AI4HEALTH CDT).  The ideal candidate will have an interest in research management and a commitment to supporting high quality research and student experience.  In collaboration with clinicians, technology companies and patient organisations, the newly-funded AI4HEALTH CDT will focus on making healthcare...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG00805
  • Date posted 9 April 2019
  • Closing date 9 May 2019

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for the post of Manager of the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare (AI4HEALTH CDT).  The ideal candidate will have an interest in research management and a commitment to supporting high quality research and student experience.  In collaboration with clinicians, technology companies and patient organisations, the newly-funded AI4HEALTH CDT will focus on making healthcare provision more efficient and effective.  The Centre Manager will play a key role in defining and implementing the strategy for the Centre and developing its profile both internally and externally – this includes growing the Centre beyond a pure training provision entity towards a research and training institute that establish an AI for Healthcare ecosystem in the College.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be involved in managing the activities of the AI4HEALTH CDT, including working closely with the CDT Director and the CDT Management Board, its academic supervisors, its students, and relevant departmental and College bodies. The Centre Manager will be responsible for delivering the strategy of the CDT and smooth running of the CDT’s PhD training programme, in particular coordinating training programme admissions, the various professional skills and other training activities for students and the training programme assessments both on a long-term and on a day-to-day basis.

You will also be responsible for coordinating the CDT’s public engagement and outreach programme, and for liaison with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and supporting corporate/industry partners. 

The Centre Manager will be based in the Department of Computing and work under the overall direction of the CDT Director but should expect to address opportunities and issues that may arise, including additional tasks requested by the Director. You would be expected to show significant initiative and work with considerable autonomy.

You will be responsible for the professional, efficient and smooth delivery of the Centre, working with other relevant teams across Imperial College, and ensuring a high-quality experience for the research students on the programme.

Essential requirements

Applicants will be educated to degree level or equivalent with significant professional and relevant international experience.  In addition to having a strong ‘can-do’ attitude, they will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and build effective working relationships with people operating at different levels across the organisation.  Other key requirements for the post include:

  • Strong organisational skills, including the ability to plan ahead, set priorities (both own and for other staff) and work to deadlines.
  • Experience of monitoring budgets and reporting on expenditure
  • Professional experience of preparing research grant costing and processes including pre-award, post-award, funder application systems and financial processes
  • Extensive experience with research student admissions and staff recruitment
  • Experience of providing pastoral care to students
  • Co-development of research student programmes with academics and their successive management
  • Co-creation of professional training for students with diverse educational background
  • The ability to create and update web pages and social media and to produce promotional materials would be desirable

Further information

This role is full-time and fixed-funded.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact Dr Aldo Faisal: a.faisal@imperial.ac.uk

Should you have any queries about the recruitment process, please contact:  margaret.hall@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

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.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • 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.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.