Research and Business Development Manager

University of Birmingham - School of Biosciences

Part Time: 80%

Fixed term for 3 years

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £39,993 to £47,722. With potential progression once in post to £53,690 a year.

Since the Institute of Microbiology and Infection (IMI) was established in 2012, it has delivered significant benefit to the University of Birmingham, including increasing grant capture to £10m per annum, development and delivery of a MSc Microbiology and Infection, and an overall increase in research performance by recruiting individuals with independent fellowships and stimulating internal and external research collaboration.

The IMI secured additional investment from the University’s Dynamic Investment Fund (DIF) to build on its success and specifically to further increase its (i) research outputs, (ii) reputational impact, (iii) global reach, (iv) level of grant capture, (v) income from teaching, (vi) interactions with clinical colleagues, and (vii) interactions with industry.

The Research & Business Development Manager (BDM) will lead on development within the cross-College IMI - Institute of Microbiology and Infection (IMI).

This post holder will:

  • Support the IMI Director in the fulfilment of their responsibilities, mapping and, where necessary, developing clear structures and procedures in line with the overall cross-College structures and priorities to ensure compliance with all University of Birmingham management requirements.
  • Working for the Director of Operations and with other School Operational Managers to ensure effective structures for administrative management and support across the Institutes and College.
  • Have responsibility for delivering a high level professional management service to the Institute Director and staff, providing advice, support and guidance across a range of processes and ensuring effective local delivery of activity by relevant professional services staff.
  • Have oversight of the investment of the cross-College IMI, report on progress made against its aims and objectives, and ensure that maximum value is delivered for its stakeholders.
  • Play a key role in the external promotion of the IMI and in stimulating and supporting internal collaboration and research activities.

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