skip to content


Responding to the demands of the mathematical community as expressed in the 2018 Bond Review and the subsequent 2021 Green Paper, A Knowledge Exchange Connected Centres Network for the Mathematical Sciences, the Isaac Newton Institute (INI) - with the support of the International Centre for the Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) and agreement of the Council of the Mathematical Sciences (CMS) - is setting up a Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Mathematical Sciences
For more background see the CMS webpage.

Building on the long UK tradition and recent initiatives for knowledge exchange in the mathematical sciences, the new hub will connect mathematicians, scientists and people from industry interested and working in knowledge exchange.
A full-time manager, Rachael Harris, has already been appointed, and we are now looking for a Scientific Lead for the new hub to work closely with her and to chair the Executive Committee.
In consultation with the Director of the INI, the scientific lead together with the manager will:

  1. set up a governance and management structure for the network in consultation with the INI and other stakeholders;
  2. establish a project plan with achievable objectives;
  3. establish both formally and informally the interface with key stakeholders in the space of mathematical sciences knowledge exchange including the Newton Gateway (and wider INI), ICMS, Innovate UK KTN and the Heilbronn Institute; mathematics department; and industry;  
  4. advocate externally for the network’s sustainability and growth;
  5. seek broad agreement on a structure for governance and delivery of the UK European Study Groups with Industry (ESGI) and a series of smaller virtual and physical such study groups;
  6. establish smooth pathways and points of contact for stakeholders to engage with the mathematical sciences community, at a local and national level;  
  7. start to build a pathway towards delivering the grander ambitions set out in the 2021 green paper, A Knowledge Exchange Connected Centres Network for the Mathematical Sciences.  

We envisage this role will require a commitment of one or two days a week (0.2 – 0.4 FTE).  Funds are available for the successful candidate(s) to be bought out, pro rata, of their existing duties, or paid via a consultancy arrangement. An initial commitment of at least one year is expected.
Individuals interested in this position should write with their covering letter and CV to by 12 September 2022.