Tools and Technology Platform Manager (UK DRI)

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Closing Date
9 Feb 2020
£57,279 - £62,283 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
UK DRI Headquarters, UCL, London, WC1E 6BT
Five years in the first instance.

About the job

Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century.

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative supporting research to fill this gap.

The UK DRI Headquarters team is based at UCL yet works across all six of the UK DRI host institutions. Collectively the HQ team is responsible for making the distributed UK DRI community function as a single institute, with a shared culture of intensely collaborative research.

It’s critical to us that our researchers have access to the right technology when they need it, but also that we minimise the time they need to spend on equipment maintenance, upgrades and training. To support this aim the UK DRI is hiring a Tools & Technology Platform Manager to establish technology platforms and research tools across the UK DRI to ensure that our researchers not only have access to cutting-edge equipment and tools, but also to the science and technology experts who will help them get the maximum benefit from these resources.

The Tools & Technology Platform Manager will lead on the identification, implementation and use of tools and platforms across the national UK DRI community, evaluating the current technological service provision, identifying critical technology needs, leading on the purchase and installation of core tools and equipment and recruitment of specialist scientists and technologies to staff core facilities or run core equipment.

Although the role will be mainly based in the UK DRI HQ it will involve regular travel across the UK to the UK DRI centres and occasionally to other research facilities.

Person criteria

You’ll have an up-to-date understanding of biomedical neuroscience and the associated experimental tools, equipment and techniques, coupled with a keen interest in research technology and demonstrable horizon scanning skills in this area. An interest in the mission and research of the UK DRI is essential and you’ll have a good understanding of the experimental needs of a research active institute. You’ll have previous experience of engaging with researchers and developing and implementing systems and procedures. Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills are critical for this role.

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