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About the role

The Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB) is one of five flagship research institutes recently established by the University of Leicester. LISCB hosts 22 active research groups and brings together internationally renowned research using structural biology, chemical biology and single molecule methods to investigate major challenges in fundamental biological processes into a single world-leading unit.

Since it was established in August 2016, LISCB has received significant investment from the University and more than £12million in external funding. This includes a major investment in a state-of-the-art cryo-electron microscopy facility and significant upgrades to the NMR facility.

We are looking to recruit a Research Institute Manager to further develop the scientific direction and impact of the LISCB, working closely with the Institute Director and other senior staff. The successful candidate will develop and maintain the strategic scientific vision of the Institute and establish the Institute’s long-term sustainability. They will also engage in events and activities to promote the LISCB’s national and international profile and reputation.

About you

The successful applicant will have extensive research experience, hold a PhD in a relevant scientific discipline and have a broad understanding of the areas of research encompassed by the Institute i.e. structural and chemical biology and single-molecule research. They will also have substantial supervisory and/or management experience.

Additional information

The University of Leicester is committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. Our strength is built on the talent of our scholars, drawn to us by a mutual passion for discovery. We seek to embed an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit into our research culture, and to create an environment in which both disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinarity thrive.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance and an online portal that offers a range of lifestyle benefits and discounts. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Prof John Schwabe on tel: +44 (0)116 229 7030/email: js336@le.ac.uk or Karen Monger, Departmental Manager, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology on tel: +44 (0)116 229 7095/email: mailto:km13@le.ac.uk.
We anticipate that interviews will take place w/c 03 December 2018.