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Research Strategy and Communication Manager

Posted by , on 22 December 2016

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

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

Salary: £34,956-£46,924

Reference: PS11055

Closing date: 22 January 2017

Applications are invited for the position of Research Strategy and Communication Manager to provide high level scientific research and communication support for the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI). The Institute will work closely with the Department of Haematology as both prepare to move together into a new purpose-built institute on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in 2018. The Stem Cell Institute and Department of Haematology are both led by Professor Tony Green. This is an exciting time and the post-holder will have an opportunity to help shape the transition to our new building.

The CSCI is a world-leading centre of excellence for stem cell research with 29 group leaders, 28 affiliated group leaders and active grants totalling >£100 million. Key responsibilities will include: coordination of CSCI research strategy and group leader recruitment; identification of funding opportunities and preparation of strategic grant applications; communication of CSCI research (including coordination of website and social media); scientific writing; and overseeing CSCI local, national and international events including workshops, retreats and symposia. The post holder will play a key role in coordinating our work as one of four University Interdisciplinary Research Centres and will work closely with the Institute Director and Lead Administrator.

Applicants should have a PhD together with substantial post-doctoral experience in relevant areas of molecular and cellular biology, together with good scientific writing skills. Experience in communications would be desirable. Applicants should possess excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills, together with the ability to prioritise a busy and varied workload. The post holder will work closely with the Lead Administrator at SCI to successfully execute the transition to the new building, liaising with the other Institutes to be housed in the building to create seamless administrative and technical support. Once in the new building it is therefore possible that some duties of this post may change so adaptability and flexibility are essential.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2022 in the first instance.

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 22 January 2017.

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.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 01 February 2017.

Louise Balshaw (CSCI Lead Administrator) is responsible for the recruitment for this post and can be contacted at

Please quote reference PS11055 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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