Senior Research Associate (Research Director - Synthetic Portabolomics)

Organization
Newcastle University
Job Location
School of Computing Science
8th floor, Claremont Tower
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE1 7RU
United Kingdom
Salary
£38,896 to £41,255 per annum with progression to £46,414
Job Description

You will act as Research Director to the EPSRC project Synthetic Portabolomics, supporting the PI in the delivery of the project objectives including (but not limited to) coordinate and carry out its management activities including all reporting activities, e.g. to EPSRC, stakeholders, REF related, UKRC related (e.g. research fish), etc.

You will also be lead in the execution and further development of Pathways to Impact plan and carry out translational research activities. In addition, the post holder will work closely with Prof. Krasnogor in (a) the exploration, dissemination and exploitation of IP generated by EP/N031962/1 and, more generally, the Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex Systems (ICOS) research group and (b) the conception, design and implementation of funding opportunities for ICOS from UKRC, Innovate UK, H2020, etc. 

 

 Main Duties and Responsibilities 

1. To act as Research Director to the EPSRC project Synthetic Portabolomics (EP/N031962/1) supporting the PI in the delivery of the project objectives. 

2. To coordinate and carry out the management activities related to EP/N031962/1 including organizing and fulfilling all reporting activities, e.g. to EPSRC, stakeholders, REF related, UKRI related (e.g. research fish), etc. 

3. To lead the Portabolomics team in translational research activities (TRA) related to project EP/N031962/1 Pathways to Impact plan and in the writing of papers related to TRA . 

4. To work closely with the PI in the exploration, dissemination and exploitation of IP generated by EP/N031962/1 and, more generally, from the research done at the Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex Systems (ICOS) research group. 

5. To work closely with the PI in the execution of research for the conception, design and implementation of funding opportunities for ICOS from UKRC, Innovate UK, H2020, etc. 

6. To support the PI in managing the activities of the Centre for Synthetic Biology and the Bioexploitation (CSBB) and to lead the internal processes of securing a state-of-the-art, sustainable, new physical location for CSBB. 

 

This post is fixed term for two years.

Requirements

Person Specification 

Knowledge (inc. qualifications) 

Essential 

 PhD in Life Sciences, Information Technology, Engineering or Business.

 First class undergraduate degree or Master degree in either Life Sciences, (e.g., Synthetic Biology, Medical Science, Biological Sciences or Biotechnology, etc), Information Technology (e.g. Computing Science, Software Engineering, Computing Engineering, Electronics, etc) or in Business (e.g. management sciences, etc) 

 Demonstrable experience managing and delivering projects of an interdisciplinary nature. 

 Demonstrable experience in the management of knowledge transfer activities. 

 Demonstrable experience and understanding of the UK and EU strategy and policy in Life Science, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. 

 Demonstrable experience in scientific and technological international relations. 

 

Desirable 

 Familiarity with scientific and technological strategy and policy beyond the EU (e.g. USA, Japan, China, Israel, etc) 

 Publication record. 

 Funding record. 

 Familiarity with the UK’s (and EU’s) synthetic biology and / or Information Technology start-up sector. 

 

Skills (professional, technical, managerial, practical) 

Essential 

1. Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills. 

2. Proven ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team and excellent efficiency/time management skills. 

3. Proven ability to develop academic, industrial and policy networks 

4. Ability to plan and conduct high quality work with: 

 Proven ability to work at the interface of multiple disciplines (e.g. Computer Science, Biology, Medicine) and multiple sectors (academia, industry, policy making. 

 Demonstrable experience of leading and implementing complex national and international projects 

 Demonstrable experience in the funding, commercialization, networking, training as well as societal and legal aspects of emerging technologies (e.g. synthetic biology, machine intelligence, etc) 

 

Desirable 

 Team player attitude to work 

 Goal oriented 

 

Experience and Achievements (paid or unpaid) 

Essential 

 Work to deadline 

 Work both independently and as part of a team 

 Timely reporting 

 

 

About Our Organization

The School of Computer Science is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Bronze Award in 2015 in addition to the University’s Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we welcome all candidates to apply for this post. The University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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