UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Research Project Manager – Quantum Engineering Technology Lab 

Location
Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
Posted
25 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Aug 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Research Project Manager – Quantum Engineering Technology Lab 

Job number   SUPP103380 
School of Physics 
Fixed term contract staff 
Full time 
Salary  £36,001 – £40,523 
Closing date for applications   15-Aug-2017 
 
We are looking to appoint a Research Project Manager to support a number of major research grants in the Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP) at the University of Bristol. CQP is the research stream of the multi-disciplinary Quantum Engineering Technology Labs (QETLabs). The grants are related to the development of Quantum Information Technologies, an area of strategic priority for the University.
 
Since its inception in 2007, the Centre has grown to include over 100 staff and students, including 7 academic research leaders (spanning Physics and Electrical & Electronic Engineering) and has established itself as a world leader for research into quantum physics and photonic quantum technologies.  The successful candidate will work closely with the QETLabs Centre Manager as part of the operations team supporting the QETLabs Director and other academic research leaders across the group.
 
The role involves working closely with academics and researchers, providing effective day-to-day project management of the Centre’s major research grants within CQP’s multimillion pound portfolio, which currently totals c. £45M. These projects are collaborative in nature with partners in the UK and abroad.
 
Preferably with substantial experience in a science or engineering environment, the successful candidate will have strong project management skills with the capability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at various levels. CQP exists within a fast changing environment and effective management and co-ordination of these grants will at times be  challenging, requiring regular monitoring and updating of project plans, organising people involved and taking daily decisions. 
 
This is an exciting and stretching role which requires effective communication skills, a flexible and adaptable approach, resilience, and the ability to think quickly whilst making effective decisions. Based in the Nanoscience and Quantum Information Building, within the School of Physics, the post is offered as a 24-month contract in the first instance. Internal secondments would be welcome but please discuss this with your line manager before applying.
 
For more information, please direct informal enquiries to Dr Belinda Sharpe, belinda.sharpe@bristol.ac.uk
 
The closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 15th August 2017.
 
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.