Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Centre Manager

Job summary

Applications are invited to run a prestigious Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Centre which seeks to accelerate the transformation of scientific research using AI. This will be based in I-X Imperial’s new Flagship AI campus. The Eric and Wendy Schmidt Centre for AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellows, a program of Schmidt Futures will support over 110 years of independent and original research by fellows using AI to advance Science. The...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG02343
  • Date posted 27 October 2022
  • Closing date 27 November 2022

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited to run a prestigious Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Centre which seeks to accelerate the transformation of scientific research using AI. This will be based in I-X Imperial’s new Flagship AI campus. The Eric and Wendy Schmidt Centre for AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellows, a program of Schmidt Futures will support over 110 years of independent and original research by fellows using AI to advance Science. The grant lasts 6 years with over twenty fellows hosted in any year. The fellowship resource will be used to seek matching funding from college, national and international partners. The Centre will have a pro-social orientation with an emphasis on kindness and ways in which the advantage it creates can in turn create opportunities in local schools and for researchers in Lower and Middle Income countries. The Centre manager has an essential role in realising these outcomes in a role which combines managing and administering the fellowship programme and Centre with co-ordination of funding stakeholders and strategy.

Duties and responsibilities

The Key responsibilities are: 1) To manage and administer the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Centre for AI in Science; 2) To organise and administer the recruitment, induction, training, events and travel of the Fellows; 3) To lead on financial reporting, and co-leading research reporting, to Schmidt Futures, the funder; 4) To collaborate with the Director in securing matching funding for fellows and coordinating this matching with Imperial, National and International partners; 5) To act as a key point of contact for the Centre, demonstrating an assured and informative approach to staff as well as to people from outside the College, including visitors.

Essential requirements

The essential requirements for this post include a postgraduate degree, significant experience in the higher education sector, significant experience in developing and managing financial and other resources and Proven strategic leadership skills, including the ability to develop operational plans and realise their execution.

Further information

Further information about I-X can be found at: https://ix.imperial.ac.uk/

This is a full time fixed-term 6-year role based in I-X in Imperial’s White City Campus.

If you have any queries about the post, please contact Alex Gibbs, Imperial-X Operations Manager - ix-contact@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.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

  • Respect              
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence          
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

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

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender reassignment, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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