ECI Scientific Projects Manager (Fixed Term)

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

Are you a strategic-thinking scientist looking for a new challenge? Do you want to come to work each day knowing that you are playing your part in ground-breaking cancer research? Join us in the Department of Oncology, based at the UK's only Institute dedicated to Early Cancer. We're eagerly searching for an ''Early Cancer Institute (ECI) Scientific Projects Manager'' - someone who can work collaboratively to develop and drive implementation of our science strategy.

As ECI Scientific Projects Manager you will work with Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald and the senior ECI team to develop strategy, manage budgets and write proposals/grant applications. You will line manage a programme manager and the ECI research governance and integrity coordinator. You will develop the core facility strategy for the ECI and work with colleagues to ensure successful implementation.

Deputising for the ECI Director as needed, you will be a pro-active individual, self-motivated and solution-focused. You will demonstrate excellent project and people management skills, with the ability to build relationships across organisations.

You will be a strategic-thinker and have excellent written and oral communication skills. Previous experience of working in a cancer-related scientific environment would be highly advantageous.

In return we offer a competitive package and the opportunity to work in a stimulating environment supporting early cancer research. Further information about the ECI can be found here:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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The closing date for applications is: 2nd January 2024

The interview date for the role is: 11th January 2024

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RD39512 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

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