Head of ELIXIR-UK Co-ordination Office

Salary range:

£60,480 - £74,500

Post No.


Contract length:

44 months

Opening date:

25 January 2017

Closing date:

23 February 2017

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An exciting position has arisen for a Head of the ELIXIR-UK Co-ordination office to join the Earlham Institute (EI) in Norwich, UK.   

The successful post holder will play a pivotal leadership role within ELIXIR-UK, which is a nationally distributed network of activities with a European dimension (http://www.elixir-uk.org). The main purpose of this role will be to strategically develop, oversee and manage the ELIXIR-UK activities at EI and participate in senior management of the Node.

Candidates are expected to have a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant subject area, knowledge of ELIXIR and ELIKIR-UK, knowledge of genomics, bioinformatics/computational science and be able to demonstrate knowledge of Research Council strategy and processes. Experience of formulating a science strategy, leadership and management skills and success in large scale project management and delivery are also essential.

The Earlham Institute is a vibrant, contemporary research institute. We host one of the largest computing hardware facilities dedicated to life science research in Europe and our aim is to ensure that biological science in the UK has access to a skill base in genomics and bioinformatics to deliver programmes leading to improved food security, advances in industrial biotechnology and improved human health and wellbeing.

At EI, we offer competitive salaries, an excellent defined contribution pension scheme, life assurance and tailored learning and development opportunities to support career development.

Salary on appointment will be within the range £60,480 to £74,500 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This post is a fixed term contract until November 2020.

For further information and details on how to apply, please visit our web site http://jobs.earlham.ac.uk/ or contact Human Resources, Norwich BioScience Institutes Partnership, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK, 01603 450149, quoting reference 1003182. 

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. The Earlham Institute is also proud to hold a Bronze Award from Athena SWAN.

The closing date for applications will be 23rd February 2017.

Main purpose of job.

Strategically oversee and manage ELIXIR-UK activities at the Earlham Institute. Strategically develop, oversee and manage the activities of the UK node of ELIXIR, which is a nationally distributed network of activities with a European dimension, and participate in senior management of the Node.

This post will play a pivotal leadership role within ELIXIR-UK particularly to:

  1. Engage with, and publicise the ELIXIR-UK mission and objectives to the UK scientific community and other stakeholders. 
  2. Increase and accelerate the participation and support for ELIXIR within the UK via communication with a wide range of stakeholders. 
  3. Increase the resources contributed to ELIXIR.