Major Research Initiative Manager

Leeds, West Yorkshire (GB)
Attractive Salary and Package
17 May 2018
22 Jun 2018
Contract Type

The University of Leeds is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK and we are renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research. The breadth and depth of our research excellence ensures the research we do has real impact.

Our strategic plan sets out a clear vision to increase the volume, quality and impact of our research. One of our key strengths is the ability to work effectively across academic disciplines to deliver significant impact and game-changing initiatives. In order to ensure we deliver on new and bold ideas, we wish to recruit two Major Research Initiative Managers who will focus on cross-institutional research opportunities that require a high degree of collaboration with industry partners. Working with the University’s academic community and the research and innovation support network this new team will help identify these game changing opportunities and put programmes in place to ensure we deliver on them.

Managing the delivery of programmes in complex cross-functional environments within multi-disciplinary teams, candidates will be capable negotiators and be able to articulate propositions to demanding stakeholders, influencing thinking at the most senior levels. You will be adept at developing business cases and ensure that there is clear organisation and senior accountability for the delivery of academically led research initiatives. 

These exciting new roles represent a step change in how we organise and engage industry in major research, for more information please click "Apply". For a confidential discussion contact Ed Pritchard (07980 817 927), Carolyn Coates (07825 871 944) or Elliott Rae (07584 078 534).

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 22 June.

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