Research Project Manager
We are looking for an experienced and effective project manager to support an exciting project within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bristol.
The EPSRC funded project ‘New Enzymatically Produced Interpenetrating Starch-Cellulose Gels’ led by Professor Steve Eichhorn is a multi-institutional project, involving the Universities of Bristol, Bath and East Anglia, which aims to enable the production of interpenetrating network (IPN) gels with the end aim of using them in the food and home care industries. The project will develop processes to produce these gels, and the characterisation of their mechanical and physical properties. Industrial input will guide development of the gels, targeting key industrial applications.
We are looking for a proactive, self-motivated and well-organised project manager who has excellent communication skills and who can build effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels of seniority, including from other organisations. You must be comfortable delivering high quality work with little guidance and be able to show initiative in identifying and implementing ways of adding additional value to the project.
You will be responsible for the overall management of the project, including contractual and financial matters, and ensuring work packages progress and milestones are met to time. You will prepare reports to meet the funding body’s requirements and design and deliver materials and events to promote the project and to disseminate the outcomes to relevant stakeholders. You will also support the lead academic in managing the project team, and in identifying and developing opportunities for future grants and projects.
You will be managed by the Faculty of Engineering’s Industrial Liaison Office, which will connect you to a support network of around 30 project managers and other professional staff in similar roles.
This a part time (30%) role offered on an open-ended contract with funding available for up to 2 years. Specific work patterns are open to negotiation.
Informal enquiries about this position can be made to Prof Steve Eichhorn (S.j.Eichhorn@bristol.ac.uk) or Dr Katharine Blackwell (Katharine.Blackwell@bristolac.uk), who manages the Industrial Liaison Office.
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