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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Knowledge Exchange Manager to help set up and develop the new Connected Centres Network (CCN) for the UK mathematical sciences.

The Isaac Newton Institute (INI) at the University of Cambridge is a national and international visitor research centre running programmes on selected themes across the whole of the mathematical sciences, with applications in a very wide range of societal, scientific and technological areas. It has no involvement with teaching or examinations but attracts over 2000 leading scientists per year, both from the UK and from overseas, to interact on research over extended periods. Researchers are invited personally to participate in the research programmes and/or the workshops which form part of the Institute's activities.

This role will work in partnership with the Isaac Newton Institute (INI), Newton Gateway to Mathematics and the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) to develop links between the mathematics that takes place at the partner institutes, and external partners and stakeholders, including those from industry and commerce, policy makers and research funding bodies including the Research Councils. The postholder will need to undertake technical exploration and development in support of various existing and new activities. They will also help to initiate and maintain connections between mathematical scientists and potential users of mathematics.

A key purpose of this role is to help scale up mathematical sciences KE activity in the UK, fostering the experience of the mathematical sciences national infrastructure and being inclusive of researchers, practitioners, end-users, and professionals.

Specifically, the role will involve:

  • Building a diverse portfolio of activities which will involve scientific and technical exploration and analysis of various areas and potential projects;
  • Undertaking effective translation and communication to disseminate scientific details and information to a broad audience;
  • Communicating with new and existing partners to build this CCN network;
  • Analysis and development of information to inform the various activities, such as event web text and programmes of talks, reports, articles, web and social media;
  • Project management of some activities and work streams, including programmes of work, events, reports, case studies, articles.

Applicants will need to have a first degree in the mathematical or other physical sciences discipline. They should have experience in, or demonstrable potential for, undertaking knowledge exchange across scientific areas in academia and industry and be able to communicate complex information to a diverse audience. Project management experience (preferably in a research related role) and experience in managing a budget and a small team is also desirable. The post holder will need excellent interpersonal skills with ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2025 in the first instance.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to the INI Director, Professor Ulrike Tillmann or Jane Leeks, Newton Gateway Manager via email.

Please quote reference LN30494 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. The closing date is 10th April 2022.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information can be seen here.