ELIXIR is seeking an experienced project and people manager to lead our project management unit within the dynamic and international team at the ELIXIR Hub in Hinxton, UK. The ELIXIR Hub is located at EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Genome Campus, and has excellent facilities in an attractive campus environment in the Cambridgeshire countryside with transport provided to nearby Cambridge and Saffron Walden.
As head of project management, you will lead and develop a team of senior project managers and administrative support to ensure that ELIXIR effectively manages its portfolio of external grants. The Project Management unit also leads the overall implementation of good project management practice within ELIXIR. The PMU is responsible for interfacing and effectively collaborating with EMBL grants and administration functions to ensure budgeting and reporting processes are effective and efficient. As part of the ELIXIR Hub you will collaborate closely with technical coordinators and external relations functions at the ELIXIR Hub as well as with colleagues at our 21 ELIXIR Nodes throughout Europe.
It is expected that you will actively contribute to the development of good project management practice and build strong project management capabilities within the ELIXIR Hub and wider ELIXIR organisation. As required you will contribute to the development and submission of large, multidisciplinary, and multi-collaborative grant proposals to a wide range of funding agencies and organizations, including both public and private external entities. As appropriate you will also take on project management responsibility for projects in our portfolio.
You will require solid knowledge and understanding of European research infrastructures, research programmes, principally Horizon 2020, and a solid background in the life sciences. Excellent coordination and project management skills, strong people leadership and experience of negotiating, managing and reporting EC research projects are critical to the success of the role.
In order to provide effective support, you will need to stay abreast of the development of ELIXIR as well as related organisations and initiatives and may from time to time have to attend meetings outside normal working hours and undertake international travel. You will have a passionate interest in the continuous improvement of good project management practice and are expected to stay abreast of key scientific developments within the scope of ELIXIR