Research Portfolio Manager

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
14 Dec 2018
28 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Portfolio Manager



£30,357 per annum + benefits

Full time/Part Time (over 0.6 of full time)

Open ended

About Us

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

The recruiting partner is the engineering and physical sciences research council. The engineering and physical sciences research Council (EPSRC) is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government.

Our portfolio covers a vast range of fields from healthcare technologies to structural engineering, manufacturing to mathematics, advanced materials to chemistry. The research we fund has impact across all sectors. It provides a platform for future UK prosperity by contributing to a healthy, connected, resilient, productive nation.

About you

As an EPSRC Portfolio Manager, you will 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 Councils within UKRI.

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 (and those with equivalent experience) 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.

What we offer

We recognise and value employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please click 'visit website'. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 11th January 2019.

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