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Research Development Officer (AI Centre Manager)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-020649

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 16/01/2023

Salary: £34,308-£42,155 per annum depending on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: FSE Faculty Office - General

Hours Per Week: Full time

Contract Duration: Starting as soon as possible for the duration of 5 years in the first instance.

School / Directorate: Faculty Office - Science and Engineering

The University of Manchester is seeking to appoint an individual with a track record of experience in managing complex projects and operations, building and developing of networks, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills to take up the role of Research Development Officer (AI Centre Manager).

The University of Manchester is making a strategic investment in fundamental AI research, to complement its existing strengths in AI applications across several prominent research fields in the University, which give high-profile application and collaboration opportunities for the outcomes of fundamental AI research. The University is one of the most active partners of the national Alan Turing Institute, hosts 27 Turing Fellows and Fellows of the European Laboratory of Learning and Intelligent Systems ELLIS, in the new ELLIS Unit Manchester. The University has recently launched a Centre for AI Fundamentals and has already started recruiting academics to be part of it.​​​​​​​

The Research Development Officer (AI Centre Manager) will manage the activities of the newly established AI Centre for AI Fundamentals. This will include contributing to the development and implementation of the Centre’s strategies, raising its profile, and coordinating programmes focussed on delivering its objectives including income generation from research activities.

The post holder will also act as coordinator for the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS), facilitating ELLIS’ activities and ensuring ELLIS Manchester adds value both to the University and the wider ELLIS network.

This role will be based within the Research Development and Innovation team in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The team consists of the Faculty’s Business Engagement, Research Development and Impact, and Internationalisation teams.

We aim to interview in early January 2023.

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

Blended working arrangements may be considered

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

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Shaden Jaradat, Faculty Research Development and Innovation Manager


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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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