Job reference: SAE-023828
Salary: £45,585-£56,021 per annum depending on experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Science and Engineering
Location: Manchester
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Department of Computer Science
Hours Per Week: Full Time (1 FTE)
Closing date: 10/12/2023
Contract Duration: Fixed Term for 24 Months
School/Directorate: School of Engineering

Job Description

Applications are invited for the above post to focus on community and training leadership across a range of projects and products in the eScience Lab team (

The successful applicant will work with product owners, project managers and software architects to understand training, community and content needs and schedule activities accordingly based on team and project priorities.

The role is varied, interesting and allows for great impact working with many research consortia and with high profile products and individuals across Europe (especially in the life science space).  This role will develop you as an individual while being productive. The environment is fast paced and the potential for growth is equally impressive for the right individual.

Furthermore, you will build relationships with UK Universities, European Programmes of work (e.g. the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), FAIR initiatives) and the ELIXIR Research infrastructure.

Candidates will require a good BSc (Hons) in a life science or computing subject (or equivalent experience) and a PhD in life science or computing-related subject (or equivalent experience), as well as the required background of leadership experience in the software/digital, data or computational area and event management. It will be desirable to have had participation or a leadership role in life science, research software or the data space. Being an effective communicator, excellent listener, having good judgement and a can-do attitude are a must for the post holder.

The post is being recruited at Grade 7 where the post holder will lead on tasks. We are interested in what you can bring to the table in terms of your ideas, passion, intelligence and energy. 

The role is based at the Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester. The university is rated 28th best in the world on the QS index and 2nd in the world for impact against the UN sustainable development goals.

Manchester as a city has a rich industrial history and a thriving contemporary art and food scene. The city is a hub of cultural diversity, boasting a diverse range of cuisines, arts, and music. Manchester is world famous for its iconic football clubs and has stunning architecture, picturesque parks, and a wealth of entertainment options. With its excellent transport links, Manchester serves as a gateway to explore the stunning landscapes of the surrounding countryside (Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Wales). Living and working in Manchester has rich possibilities for worldly and otherworldly pursuits.

Please see the Job Description for the essential and desirable criteria for this role.
The post is available immediately and is tenable until 31st December 2025.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Carole Goble


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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