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Below is an advert for a job currently being advertised at Newcastle University. It is the sort of role that experienced researchers wanting to move away from research, but perhaps wanting to utilise their sector knowledge and broader skills would find interesting.
It requires a high level of organisational and management skills but many researchers will have developed these by taking on responsibility for running a lab and staff management. It is a good example of a job in the university sector, with an open ended contract, that values your research experience but allows you to take on a different set of responsibilities from academic research.
To find out more about jobs like this use – keep your search criteria as open as possible – you are doing research after all!
Institute Manager, Institute of Human Genetics, Newcastle University
Salary:  Up to £38,951, rising to £43,840
Closing Date: 18 November 2010
Based in the Institute of Human Genetics at the International Centre for Life, your role will be to provide a comprehensive professional support service to the Institute Director in order to meet the objectives of the Institute. The main responsibilities are to implement and maintain efficient support structures within the Institute, contribute to Institute strategic planning, manage the Institute budget, provide management information, support research funding applications and provide project management support. You should be educated to degree level or equivalent and have significant recent administrative experience in a management role within a higher education establishment or other large organisation. Experience in managing staff and budget/project management is essential as is the need for excellent interpersonal and communication skills across a variety of media. It is desirable that you would also have experience of HE research environment and issues related to funding agencies and their operation, health and safety requirements and legislation and NHS/University interaction and the role of clinical academics. Informal enquires about the post may be made to the Director of the Institute, Professor Patrick Chinnery, who may be contacted through his PA, Lynn Reed ( ).Information about the Institute may be found at

Interviews to be held on 10th December 2010

Job Ref: A784A (IHG)

Further job details available here.

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