Manager for Researcher Training and Development

Ningbo, China
13 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

University of Nottingham Ningbo China is seeking to recruit a Manager for Researcher Training and Development in Graduate School.

Your Responsibility

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Deliver a series of training sessions/workshops to sizeable, mixed interest groups or groups with diverse levels of understanding of the subject matter; may have responsibility for a programme of skills-based training;
  • Be familiar with updates of the University of Nottingham Quality Manual requirements as well as broader researcher training frameworks, and make informed adjustments and updates to the provision of researcher training programmes at UNNC;
  • Design and develop a comprehensive suite of researcher training programmes that meet the needs of postgraduate research students and early career researchers and supervisors at UNNC in accordance with Quality Manual requirements and in reference to the researcher training programmes available at the University of Nottingham UK and the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus;
  • Analyse and interpret data using various techniques; identify trends, test solutions, source additional related information where appropriate, and report progress through briefings or formal reports.  

About You

  • Ph.D. from an overseas university or Sino-Foreign University, where the postgraduate research education system is similar to the UK system;
  • Excellent communication, writing, and speaking skills in English;
  • Experience in developing and delivering training workshops to postgraduate research students and early career researchers;
  • Familiar with the difference among different postgraduate education and training systems in different countries, e.g., UK/US/China, etc.;
  • Experience of working in the higher education environment or training experience in the industry.

About Us

Join a unique British University in China. The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Located in Ningbo, this award-winning campus offering a UK-style education has grown to establish a student body of over 8,000 in just 17 years.

At UNNC Graduate School, you are joining our community of world-class scholars, outstanding students, and aspiring early career researchers. We aim to cultivate future leaders through our innovative and rigorous research training and provide excellent learning support and research experience through our modern libraries, labs, and training centers. UNNC started its Ph.D. since 2010, and with over ten years' development, we now have over 700 PhDs in three faculties. Around 80% of PhDs are from the world top 100 universities, and over 70% of students are scholarship holders. Graduate School now has 12 Doctoral Training Programme partners, 6 of them are research Institutes under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 5 of them are top Universities in China and 1 industry partner.

Your Remuneration, Benefits and Support

You will initially be offered a fixed-term contract of 3 years with a probation of 6 months with University of Nottingham Ningbo China with effect from February 2022 or as soon as thereafter. We offer an international highly competitive salary package and a range of benefits and entitlements, including employment support allowance to support your rental and home flight needs, international private medical insurances, first arrival, repatriation allowance, and paid annual leave. 

How to Apply

Applicants should apply via our online application system before 8 February 2022, at:

Only online applications made at ( ) will be accepted. Referees will be contacted prior to the interview, and interviews will take place in Ningbo China.


Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy may be addressed to Evelyn Lin, Director of Graduate School at email: If you are unable to apply online please contact the Human Resources Office, Tel: 86 574 88181454 Ext. 8006. 

Equality and Diversity

University of Nottingham Ningbo China is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable, and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff. We intend to ensure that job applicants and staff are treated solely based on their merits, abilities, and potential, regardless of gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, age*, socio-economic background, disability, religious or political beliefs, trade union membership, family circumstances, sexual orientation or other irrelevant distinction.