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Project Manager – Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform

Posted by , on 18 May 2015

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Department/Location: Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge

Salary: £38,511-£48,743

Reference: PS05620

Closing date: 14 June 2015

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 31 January 2018 in the first instance.

Three UK Research Councils; Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Medical Research Council have invested £25m in research and equipment to develop the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (UKRMP The Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform (PSCP) is one of five UKRMP Hubs formed to tackle critical challenges in developing regenerative treatments from laboratory discoveries. PSCP brings together researchers from several institutions to develop the processes for taking pluripotent stem cells and their derivatives from laboratory research to the manufacture of safe, consistent and effective products suitable for clinical applications.

PSCP now has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager with experience in management and administration at the interface between academia and industry.

We are looking for a proactive and motivated individual to manage the PSCP portfolio according to industry best practice; determining and delivering to agreed scope, quality, budget and deadlines. The Project Manager will manage a number of projects concurrently and will maintain accurate project plans, work schedules, issue and risk logs to enable projects to be delivered successfully. You will coordinate regular meetings at the different partner sites. You will develop summary documents and reports, will organise meetings and will lead the daily administration of the project. You will be a confident and articulate communicator who delivers information concisely and effectively. You will have the experience and interpersonal skills to build effective relationships with funders and a range of stakeholders including industry and regulators.

Experience of finance management, budgeting, and administration in a research-led environment is essential. Experience of leading, or working as part of, a management team with accountability for group and individual performance is highly desirable.

You will be educated to at least degree level and have a further qualification (MSc, PhD or MBA).

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for all applications is Sunday 14th June 2015.

Please upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application to supplement your application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Informal enquiries about the post are also welcome via email on

Interviews will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 1st July 2015. If you have not been invited for interview by 24th June 2015, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS05620 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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