Research Project Manager - Life & Health Sciences

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£32,548 to £38,833 per annum
13 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Project Manager
Life & Health Sciences
Salary:    £32,548 to £38,833 per annum (pro-rata) 
Grade:    Grade 08
Contract Type:    Fixed Term (until 30 April 2021)
Basis:   Part Time (0.4 FTE) 
Closing Date:    23.59 hours BST on Thursday 12 April 2018
Interview Date:    To be confirmed 
Reference:    R180107

We are looking for a skilled Research Project Manager with a positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills to work on an innovative research project that has been funded through the ERA CoBioTech call, on which Aston is the lead partner.

This multidisciplinary, intersectoral project is entitled “MEmbrane Modulation for BiopRocess enhANcEment (MeMBrane)”. The project focusses on altering components of the cell membrane in various microbial systems to improve the efficiency and sustainability of biotechnological processes. MeMBrane involves a network of 7 partners and 2 subcontractors across Europe. The role, based at Aston University, will involve providing project management to the MeMBrane project in consultation with the Project Coordinator, Dr Alan Goddard. This will include assisting the project partners, maintaining the project records (including financial records) and web site, reporting to funders, organization of consortium meetings and other events as well as providing general support to the Project Coordinator.

The ideal candidate will have a first degree, ideally in a relevant scientific field as an understanding of the underpinning science would be beneficial. In addition, they should have experience of coordinating multi-partner intersectoral projects. An ability to interact well with academic and industrial partners both in UK and overseas is important, as are a flexible approach to working hours and willingness to travel abroad.
The post is available for a period of three years. 

For further information please contact Dr Alan Goddard (

Further Details:    Job Details

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