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[Closes 28 Feb 2017] Senior Research Data Manager, SYNBIOCHEM Centre for Synthetic Biology, University of Manchester

The University of Manchester received major funding in 2014 for its Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SYNBIOCHEM) as a UK/European Centre of Excellence for the Synthetic Biology of fine and speciality chemicals production. Located in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, the Centre is at the forefront of international developments in the emerging science of Synthetic Biology.
Closing Date : 28/02/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 24 months
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering 
School/Directorate : School of Chemistry
Division : 
Hours Per week : Full-time (part time considered
Salary : £31,076 to £48,327 per annum depending on appointment
Location : Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB)
Job Reference : S&E-09421


In addition to major investment in capital equipment (including five state-of-the-art Mass Specs), we recruited a team of Senior Experimental Officers to deliver the SYNBIOCHEM technology platforms. As part of this team, SYNBIOCHEM now wishes to recruit a skilled dedicated [Senior] Research Data Manager (SRDM) with the expertise and experience to further guide the development and adoption of our leading edge data management systems that currently support the Centre’s multidisciplinary scientific discovery and implementation pipeline and multiple science programmes.  For this pivotal role we require someone with the necessary expertise and experience to capture requirements and liaise with users and specialists in the Centre to develop, support, guide and standardise the adoption and development of the Centre’s Data Catalogues, Laboratory Information Management Systems, Electronic Lab Notebooks and Sample Formation Tracking systems. For this exciting opportunity, a strong ethos for team-based working and the ability to communicate comfortably with both computational specialists and non-computational research scientists will be essential for success. Appointments will be made at SRDM grade 7 or considered at a Research Data Manager level (Grade 6) for candidates with the clear potential to reach the SRDM grade but without the body of experience required.


This post is available from 1 March 2017 for 24 months.


The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit.


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from recruitment agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Professor Nigel Scrutton, Director of the MIB and SYNBIOCHEM
Dr Rosalind Le Feuvre, Director of Operations SYNBIOCHEM


Further particulars:


S&E-09421 Senior Research Data Manager SYNBIOCHEM Centre for Synthetic Biology FPs v2


Full information and the opportunity to apply can be found here on the University of Manchester website.


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The Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative provides a hub for anyone interested in Synthetic Biology at the University of Cambridge, as well as commercial partners and external collaborators.