OCMS Deputy Director

Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 10: £54,765 - £63,463 p.a.

The Oxford Centre for Microbiome Studies (OCMS) is a recently launched research facility located within the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (KIR). The OCMS Deputy Director is a unique and exciting role to manage and direct the daily affairs of the Centre and work with the OCMS scientific team to lead the strategic management team responsible for developing the strategic vision and direction of the Centre. You will be based in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford.


You will be highly motivated professional with proven track record in microbiome research and considerable experience in setting up new collaborations both nationally and internationally. You will build and lead an internationally recognised, high profile collaborative research program in the area of microbiome science. You will be responsible for training and co-supervise postdoctoral fellows and DPhil students, as well as disseminate research findings through presentations at high-profile conferences, and regular research articles and reviews in prestigious journals. You will take responsibility for operational management of the OCMS to support and facilitate OCMS’s activities and outputs including, maintaining oversight of the process of negotiation of deliverables, work plans, staffing, budgets, contracts and other agreements as necessary.


You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil with significant post-qualification research experience, recognise international authority within a field of microbiome research and provide evidence of an established of an established publication record in international journals. You will be an excellent communicator, both written and oral, with the ability to engage a diverse range of audiences and have experience of managing complex research projects and associated staff. Scientific knowledge and expertise in bioinformatics and metagenomics is desirable as it experience of leading research programs, including setting the strategic direction.


Owing to the nature of the research at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, this job will require the following additional security pre-employment checks: a satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service check; University security screening (e.g. identity checks).


This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 5 years.


You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application


The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Friday 14 June 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-140376

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