Research Translation Manager (Bridge Manager)
This is an exciting opportunity for an outward-looking and experienced post-doctoral researcher or analyst looking to move beyond the classic academic track. The successful candidate will work with the Bridge Director to shape the development of our innovative Hughes Hall Bridge Initiative. The Bridge supports our researchers as they translate their academic work into ‘real world’ impact. At a time of great global challenges, academics more than ever before are creating insights that can provide solutions to these challenges. Yet the route to impact is opaque and the barriers significant. The Bridge will support them on this journey, providing advice, training and, most importantly, links to commercial organisations, policy-makers and other practitioners who can bring the research to life. We call this set of activities “research translation”.
This is a new role, which will support a growing team delivering a key element of the College’s longterm vision. As such, the post-holder will have some flexibility in defining the role, in order to make the most effective use of their skills and experience. The post encompasses a variety of activities and ways of working: these will range from strategic analysis of a range of research, technology and business issues; planning and delivering engagements with senior college members, University officials and stakeholders outside Cambridge; developing communications that support The Bridge’s priorities; and confidently representing The Bridge and Hughes Hall at internal and external meetings.
This role will appeal to those with a strong track record in research, or a similar intellectuallychallenging environment, who are looking to develop their career with a greater emphasis on impact and engagement with a wider range of partners, including those from business, the professions, public policy and many others. As part of a small start-up team, the post-holder will need to show considerable flexibility, as all those involved in establishing The Bridge tackle a wide variety of challenges and tasks that are continually evolving.
Job Title Research Translation Manager, The Bridge, Hughes Hall
Location Hughes Hall, Cambridge CB1 2EW
Reporting to Director of Research Translation (Bridge Director)
Contract Type Fixed Term: 3 years
Probation Period Six months
Salary Range £26,243 - £32,236 pa, depending on qualifications, skills and experience
Hours of Work Full-time: 37.5 hours per week Consideration will be given to those wishing to apply to work part-time, or who propose job-sharing arrangements
Annual Leave Annual paid leave of 25 days plus public holidays. Pro rata for part-time staff members
Pension Eligibility The College offers membership of a contributory pension scheme. (subject to eligibility)
Hughes Hall is the oldest of the University of Cambridge’s six ‘graduate colleges’. It was established during the Victorian golden age of Cambridge college foundations with a pioneering purpose to provide postgraduate training for women teachers. Today the College accepts male and female students for all subjects taught in the University. Our vision for Hughes Hall is to be a recognized leader in the University of Cambridge by 2050: a pioneering college for the third millennium. We are dynamic in our approach, developing a unique global impact at the cutting-edge of the academic, professional and commercial worlds.
To find out more about the role and application process, please go to https://www.hughes.cam.ac.uk/about-us/positions-available/
The closing date for applications is Monday 10th December at 9am.