The Earlham Institute

Programme Manager (Earth Biogenome Project)

The Earlham Institute

Norwich, United Kingdom

Programme Manager (Earth Biogenome Project)

The Earlham Institute is looking for three motivated people to join the new Darwin Tree of Life Programme that aims to sequence the genomes of 66,000 known species of animals, plants, protozoa and fungi in the UK. This is part of a global effort to sequence the genomes of 1.5 million species on Earth.

Work at the Earlham Institute will focus on analysing genomes to further our understanding of evolutionary processes that drive biodiversity in populations and ecosystems. We are also involved in applying genomics to the conservation and management of valuable ecosystems and to the sustainable use of biodiversity for public good.

All three roles will be based at the Earlham Institute on the Norwich Research Park where they will join a diverse community of scientists with expertise in genomics, biology, evolution, bioinformatics, computing and biotechnology.”

One of these roles is for a highly skilled Programme Manager to support the Institute’s involvement in the Earth Biogenome Project a global, collaborative initiative which aims to sequence the genomes of all species of life on Earth in the next 10-20 years.

Initial responsibilities will include managing our delivery to the Darwin Tree of Life Project, an ambitious plan to sequence all eukaryotic species in the UK and the Institute’s “fruits of the tree” projects.

The role:

The role will be key in the application for further funding to expand our engagement in these UK and global projects. This is a diverse, vital role and an excellent opportunity for someone seeking to move away from the bench into full time project management or seeking to move to project management in this exciting area of research.

This varied and dynamic role will involve providing high quality project management for activities in the Research Faculty Office in all aspects of implementing the Institute research strategy, taking responsibility for spearheading new activities.

The ideal candidate:

To be considered for this post, applicants must possess a PhD in a relevant scientific field. Candidates should have excellent experience of managing complex research programmes/projects and a working knowledge of project management productivity tools. Financial management experience is desirable.

Candidates should have prior experience of working in an academic environment and have a good track record of scientific writing. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to draft scientific documents is essential for this post. Candidates should be resilient, adaptable, organised and able to work well as part of a team.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £39,150 to £47,850 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full time post for a contract of 2 years.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site http://jobs.earlham.ac.uk/ or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or nbi.recruitment@nbi.ac.uk quoting reference 1003698.

We welcome applications from candidates seeking job share, part time or alternative working patterns.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

The closing date for applications will be 1 July 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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