|Quadram Institute Bioscience
The Quadram Institute is at the forefront of a new interface between food science, gut biology and health, developing solutions to worldwide challenges in food-related disease and human health.
We are engaged in fundamental and translational food and health research, alongside clinical studies, endoscopy and industry, working together to become a leading international hub for food and health research, combining scientific excellence and clinical expertise, delivering impacts on patient care and accelerating innovation.
In preparation for the full opening of the Quadram Institute in 2018, the Institute of Food Research transitioned into Quadram Institute Bioscience on April 28th 2017.
|Job Title||Institute Strategic Programme Manager|
|Closing Date||30 Apr 2018|
|Starting Salary||£39,150 - £47,850|
|Hours per week
|Expected/Ideal Start Date
||31 May 2018|
Job share or part time hours considered.
|Main purpose of the job
||To work closely with the Microbes in the Food Chain Institute Strategic Programme (ISP) Leader to monitor progress on completing the ISP research objectives according to deadlines and within budget. This includes coordinating the efforts of ISP Research Leaders based within the QIB and outside the institute at other institutes and universities to deliver ISP objectives according to plan. The role will include monitoring progress on completing the ISP research objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.|
The postholder will organise the ISP reporting cycle, regular research meetings and coordinate and collate reports to BSSRC and /or QIB Management as required. The postholder will also coordinate meetings of the ISP's Scientific Advisory Board and plan the preparation and submission of the ISPs 5 yearly funding proposal to BBSRC.
||Microbes in the Food Chain|
||Microbes in the Food Chain ISP|
||Quadram Institute Bioscience currently has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the team as Institute Strategic Programme Manager. |
Microbes in the food chain are a major global challenge to human health and the economy, through foodborne infections and through their contribution to the problem of antimicrobial resistance.
Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), based within the new Quadram Institute opening in Summer 2018, is looking to reduce the problems caused by microbes in the food chain by delivering an enhanced understanding of the ecology, evolution and survival strategies of pathogens in the food chain, including the drivers of antimicrobial resistance, to improve human health.
Working in partnership with other BBSRC-supported institutes, we will harness the latest genomic technologies to track the emergence, evolution and spread of foodborne pathogens in the food chain.
QIB wishes to appoint a part-time Manager (22.5 hours per week) for its Institute Strategic Research Programme (ISP) “Microbes in the Food Chain”. The post-holder will work closely with the ISP Leader, Professor John Wain to monitor the delivery of the ISP’s research objectives according to deadlines and within budget. This includes coordinating the efforts of ISP Research Leaders based within the QIB and outside the institute at other institutes and universities. The role will include monitoring progress and overseeing quality control throughout its life cycle. There are two other ISPs in QIB and each has its own Programme Manager. Managers are expected to coordinate work and share best-practice.
The ISP comprises about 10 Research Leaders and their groups (some to be appointed) based within the institute itself. There are close links to some group leaders based at institutes and universities across the UK. Some travel to partner organisations may be required.
The ideal candidate:
The ideal candidate will have a biological sciences background with experience of project or programme-level management. Ideally, they will have an understanding of research funding and practice in the UK. Formal qualification in management or project management or a MBA would be desirable. Where the appointee has no such formal qualification QIB will support training and development for an otherwise suitable candidate to acquire appropriate qualification.
The post-holder will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to work autonomously within a supportive environment.
Salary on appointment will be within the range £39,150 to £47,850 pro rata per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a permanent, part time post (22.5 hours per week).
For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site https://jobs.quadram.ac.uk or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or email@example.com quoting reference 1003446.
We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sectors of society. The Institute supports equality of opportunity within the workplace and expects all employees to share and display these values. To support our commitment, we have a range of family, faith and diversity friendly working arrangements to help all staff achieve excellence in their area of work.
As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.
About the Quadram Institute:
The Quadram Institute is a new interdisciplinary research institute at the forefront of a new era in food and health research. It brings together clinical and non-clinical scientists in a new state-of-the-art building due for completion in 2018. It is based on the Norwich Research Park, one of the largest centres of life sciences in Europe, and home of the John Innes Centre, The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, The Earlham Institute and the University of East Anglia. (https://quadram.ac.uk/).
||The postholder will work closely with the MFC ISP Leader and MFC Scientific Administrators. Daily contact with Research Leaders and Support staff in the ISP and in external partner organisations. Regular contact with Director of Science Operations and other ISP Managers. Liaison where required with Communications and Business Development Offices. Regular contact with staff at BBSRC Head Office|
|Main Activities & Responsibilities||Percentage|
|Coordinate and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.||30|
|Manage and monitor programme expectations with team members and other stakeholders|
Track project and programme milestones and deliverables
Plan and schedule programme timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
|Build, develop, and grow any internal relationships (e.g. Finance, Human Resources and Communications teams) vital to the success of the ISP||15|
|Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the programme team, analyse results, and troubleshoot problem areas||10|
|Plan and schedule programme timelines and milestones using appropriate tools||10|
|Maintain and oversee ISP risk register, and mitigate or address risks where needed||5|
|Monitor budget expenditures on ISP projects in conjunction with the Director of Science Operations and Finance department, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary|
Monitor spend of HEI partners within ISP budget to ensure appropriate use of ISP funds
|As agreed with line manager, any other duties commensurate with the nature of the post||
|Education & Qualifications||Requirement||Importance|
|Bachelors degree, or equivalent, in a science discipline||Essential|
|Qualification in project or programme management||Desirable||
|Specialist Knowledge & Skills||Requirement||Importance|
|Programme planning tools and experience of managing projects or preferably, research programmes||Essential|
|Ability to interpret, synthesise and summarise programme relevant information from scientists||Essential|
|Proficient in using Microsoft Office; Word, Outlook and Excel||Essential|
|Ability to read and understand financial reports||Desirable|
|Understanding of research funding and reporting procedures and practices||Desirable||
|A science background with experience of programme management||Essential|
|Experience of writing/coordinating reports||Essential||
|Interpersonal & Communication Skills||Requirement||Importance|
|Must be capable of working with staff at all levels and be excellent communicator in person and in writing||Essential|
|Ability to work autonomously in a supportive environment ||Essential|
|Ability to prioritise and plan work with the ISP lead ||Essential|
|Ability to engage with stake holders ||Essential|
|Excellent time management and organisational skills||Essential||
|Occasional flexibility during busy periods ||Essential|
|Promotes equality and values diversity||Essential|
|Willingness to embrace the expected values and behaviours of all staff at the Institute, ensuring it is a great place to work||Essential||