Job reference: SAE-024781
Salary: £45,585-£56,021 per annum depending on experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Science and Engineering
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Department of Computer Science
Hours Per Week: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/08/2024
Contract Duration: Fixed Term for 60 months
School/Directorate: School of Engineering

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic Programme Manager to take up an exciting role working with principal investigator, Professor Alejandro Frangi, to develop and deliver a world-leading research portfolio. Prof Frangi’s chair is a cross-faculty appointment across the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, that builds on the award of a Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies together with significant internal investment, and forms part of an ambitious plan to establish Manchester as an internationally leading Centre for computational medicine research and innovation.

The successful candidate will play a major role in developing and shaping the portfolio, working closely with the Director to grow the Centre and plan and deliver an exciting programme of activities, including leading key science translational activity and development of use cases in the Centre’s key domains, partnership development, bid writing, resource management, impact and public engagement strategies.   You will have a strategic mindset and a track record of building and leading collaborative relationships and professional networks, expertise in a domain ideally related to medical image analysis and modelling with an emphasis on machine learning (phenomenological models) and computational physiology (mechanistic models) and, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experience in managing high-performing teams, and demonstrable ability to support the preparation and management of large, complex grant proposals to take up the role of Programme Manager for the portfolio of grants under Prof Alejandro Frangi.

The successful applicant will work synergistically with existing university functions and activities to maximise benefits, including working closely with the Business Engagement and Knowledge Exchange functions on activities involving industry.

We are committed to creating a fully inclusive and flexible culture, one where everyone can realise their potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. We believe that if we can positively diversify our staff, we will be able to collaborate more effectively and create a more productive environment. If you think you will be a good fit for this role we look forward to hearing from you!

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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Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Denise Faulkner / Alex Frangi

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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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