UKRMP Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform is now hiring for an Executive Manager

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 support development of the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (UKRMP The Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform (PSCP) is one of five Hubs funded by the UKRMP to tackle critical challenges in developing new regenerative treatments from discoveries made in the laboratory. PSCP brings together researchers from several institutions to develop the processes needed to take pluripotent stem cells from laboratory-based research to the commercial manufacture of safe, effective and reproducible products for use in regenerative medicine.

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PSCP now has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager who has held a management role in a complex environment and has a proven track record in business/ bioindustry whilst empathising with academic ethos.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to manage projects effectively 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 and will coordinate regular meetings at the different partner sites. The successful applicant will be commercially astute, intellectually agile with excellent communication skills. You will be educated to at least degree level and have a further qualification (MSc, PhD or MBA). You will be able to demonstrate your ability to build effective relationships with funders, engage with experts worldwide, develop summary documents and reports, organise meetings and associated administration, and deliver effective work related communication.

Hands on experience of budgeting, funding applications and administration in a research- led environment would be highly advantageous as would experience of working as part of a senior management team with budgetary responsibility and accountability for group and individual performance.

The role-holder will be a confident and articulate communicator and will possess a highly collaborative and inspirational leadership style with a track record of managing and developing multi-disciplinary teams as well as building relationships with external partners.

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, please click on the 'Apply' button at the bottom of the following webpage; This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for all applications is the Sunday 26th April 2015.

Informal enquiries about the post are also welcome via email on

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 Monday 11th May 2015. If you have not been invited for interview by 7th May 2015, you have not been successful on this occasion.

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

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Curtis Asante

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