EPSRC is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing over £850 million a year in a broad range of subjects from mathematics to manufacturing, from AI to advanced materials, and information and communications technology (ICT) to structural engineering.
EPSRCs vision is to deliver the world-leading engineering and physical sciences (EPS) research and skills base needed for a sustainable and prosperous UK. We create insights, transformative technologies and impactful outcomes for the economy, environment, and society delivering against national and global priorities, and securing industry co-investment to boost R&D spend beyond 2.4% of GDP.
As an EPSRC Portfolio Manager, you will work with the Engineering and Physical Sciences research community to achieve EPSRCs aim to put the UK at the forefront of international research.
Your role will be varied, building relationships with universities and industry, managing our decision-making processes and policy development activities to ensure we fund research of the highest quality, and planning and implementing community events to foster new, innovative, research programmes.
You will help to develop and structure ideas for future activities in a strongly team-based organisation as well as working with other Government Departments and other Councils within UKRI.
This role will broaden your skills by giving you the opportunity to manage your own projects and activities. Travel in the UK will be required in most roles.
Your responsibilities will include:
We will consider high calibre graduates and postgraduates with a research background (or those with equivalent education, training, or professional development) who can demonstrate the potential to succeed. You will be a creative thinker who can work effectively independently and with colleagues, be an excellent communicator and manage your time effectively.
What we offer:
You will be given responsibility for one of EPSRCs portfolios and will help develop ideas for future activities in a strongly team-based organisation as well as working with other Government Departments and Councils within UKRI. This role will broaden your skills by giving you the opportunity to manage your own projects and activities. Interaction with stakeholders especially in universities is important part of the role.
The roles being advertised are initial roles and we actively encourage interaction across teams and portfolio managers are encouraged to take on new opportunities within EPSRC to broaden their knowledge and experience.
We recognise and value employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.
Shortlisting (S) & Interview (I) Criteria:
Assessment of the following essential skills will be made via shortlisting, networking with a senior leader within EPSRC and an interview which will include a presentation:
For further information please contact Katie Blaney (EPSRC Head of Mathematical Sciences) who is leading this recruitment .
How to Apply:
Further Information About the Process:
About the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC)
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC) is a partner organisation within UKRI, providing essential research and skills for all sectors of the economy, and through this aims to enhance long-term societal well-being and prosperity.
EPSRC is the main UK government agency for funding this research and training in engineering and the physical sciences. They invest over £850 million a year in a broad range of subjects from mathematics to materials science and from information technology to structural engineering.
Please see the following links for further details:
Organisation – https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/about/organisationofepsrc/
Facts about EPSRC – https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/about/facts/
About EPSRC – https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/about/
About UK Research Innovation (UKRI)
UKRI is an organisation that brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, Research England and Innovate UK. Together, we build an independent organisation with a strong voice and vision ensuring the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.
Supporting some of the worlds most exciting and challenging research projects, we develop and operate some of the most remarkable scientific facilities in the world. We are pushing the frontiers of human knowledge through fundamental research and delivering benefits for UK society and the economy through world-class research, skills and business-led innovation.
More information can be found at www.ukri.org.
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