Cambridge University: Impact Facilitator [Temporary Cover] (Secondment)


CD: 14 December 2018

The University of Cambridge is seeking a highly motivated Impact Facilitator to join the Bioscience Impact Team within the Research Operations Office. The successful candidate will manage an exciting and diverse portfolio of activities to encourage, initiate and support research impact across the School of the Biological Sciences, delivering to a consistent standard of excellence.

The role require managing a range of internal and external relationships, taking ownership of internal funding schemes, keeping to tight deadlines and working effectively with a broad group of stakeholders.

The Bioscience Impact Team works closely with academics and other research staff across all departments and institutes of the School of the Biological Sciences to maximise the non-academic impact achieved from their research. This involves acquiring and administering impact-specific funding, such as BBSRC Impact Acceleration Accounts, assisting with industry relationships, navigating translational funding options, providing relevant training to young researchers, and organising relevant events to enable impactful outcomes.

In order to achieve the objectives of the role, you will need a proactive and creative approach with the ability to build strong relationships and networks. Understanding of current trends in the biological sciences sector is essential, as well as the ability to spot and develop potential new opportunities.

You will have a degree in a relevant subject with a Ph.D. or equivalent experience, as well as experience of research and project management, preferably in an industry or University context. Excellent organisational and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Experience in the area of agritech and food security is desirable, as is an understanding of university grants administration.

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