Research Partnerships and HP3 Hub Lead

The Research Partnerships and HP3 Hub Lead will play a key role in developing our vision for a plant and microbial research and innovation hub at the Norwich Research Park and provide high level support for establishing key strategic research partnerships.

About the role

The John Innes Centre and its partner, The Sainsbury Laboratory, have been granted over £300million in capital funding from Government to establish new facilities and a world-leading hub for UK plant and microbial research and innovation on the Norwich Research Park. The hub will act as a catalyst for new initiatives, helping forge new scientific collaborations, partnerships and networks, to advance ground-breaking discovery research and deliver high scientific, societal, and economic impact.

The Research Partnerships and HP3 Hub Lead will play a key role in developing the vision for the hub with the Norwich Research Park partners and the wider plant and microbial sector and provide high level support for engaging with the scientific community to establish key strategic research partnerships.

The ideal candidate

Candidates should have a degree in a relevant science area or equivalent experience and broad scientific awareness across subjects and disciplines relevant to the work of JIC. They should have a detailed understanding of the research environment in the UK and internationally and previous experience of effectively working with external academic stakeholders. They should have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to engage positively with others.

Additional information

Please note, this post does not meet UKVI requirements to provide visa sponsorship.

This role is fixed term for 18 months, with the possibility of extension beyond this.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450814 or quoting reference 1004668.

We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity. As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. We are proud to hold a prestigious Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of our inclusive culture, commitment and good practices towards advancing of gender equality. We offer an exciting, stimulating, diverse research environment and actively promote a family friendly workplace. The Institute is also a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No. 223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

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