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Research Portfolio Managers (six roles)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Salary £30,056 per annum + benefits
Open - ended
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the main UK Government agency for funding research and training in Engineering and the Physical Sciences, investing approximately £850 million a year.
Due to the continued growth of Government investment in science and engineering research, EPSRC have a number of new Portfolio Manager positions available for inspiring scientists with a STEM background.
As an EPSRC Portfolio Manager, you would work with the Engineering and Physical Sciences research community to achieve EPSRC’s aim to put the UK at the forefront of International Research.
You will be responsible for one of EPSRC’s many portfolios, from mathematics to materials science, from information technology to energy, from university relationships to research infrastructure.
Your role will be varied, building relationships with universities and industry, managing our decision making process to ensure we fund research of the highest quality, planning and implementing community events to foster new, innovative, research programmes.
You will help to develop and structure ideas for future activities in a strongly team based organisation as well as working with other Government Departments and other Research Councils.
This role will broaden your skills by giving you the opportunity to manage your own projects and activities. Travel in the UK is an important part of the role.
The right candidates will have a STEM background. We will consider high calibre graduates and post graduates who can demonstrate the potential to succeed, ideally with experience in a science or engineering related field or holding a PhD. The most important aspect is that you are a creative thinker, an excellent communicator and have the ability to effectively manage your time.
Full job description and person specification is available through our job board http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc242628_7506.aspx.
EPSRC are offering you a benefits package which includes a generous pension, 30 days annual leave plus privilege days and bank holidays, flexible working hours, a corporate leisure card, cycle to work scheme and private health screening.
How to apply
Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services; to apply please visit our job board at http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc242628_7506.aspx and submit your CV detailing your educational and professional background and a covering letter outlining how your experience meets the criteria described within this advertisement, coupled with your reasons for applying to EPSRC. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867000. Please quote the reference number IRC242628.
Please note: Candidates must have the right to work in the UK, EPSRC does not hold a sponsorship licence.
Closing date for this vacancy is 15th October 2017
Assessment Centres will be held during the week commencing 27th November 2017
For more information on EPSRC; visit: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk