Interview Date: W/C 3rd August 2020
BBSRC is currently seeking to recruit a Senior Portfolio Manager-International to join our Research Strategy and Programmes, International Relations Unit. Our aim is to ensure that the UK remains a world leader in the biosciences, and that academic research, industrial R&D and the UK economy benefit from the increasing scientific activity across the globe. We promote international links at the policy level and between researchers, and we work in collaboration with Councils in UKRI and other UK stakeholders in many of our international activities.
You will liaise directly with a wide range of key stakeholders in the UK and overseas to manage strategic partnerships across research-intensive countries; ensure UKRI-BBSRC’s representation in international programmes; and foster new opportunities for international engagement that meet UKRI-BBSRC’s priorities.
We particularly welcome interest from applicants who have both a breadth of understanding of bioscience and knowledge/experience relevant to international research collaboration. We also welcome interest from applicants with bioscience-relevant expertise and experience that may extend into biomedical, chemical, engineering, environmental, physical, social or economic research, and/or with research user perspectives from industry or policy.
Main job activities
Preparation of UKRI-BBSRC missions to key strategic partners overseas and production of briefing materials on BBSRC International activity to BBSRC Executive plus other stakeholders
UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at www.ukri.org.
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) invests in world-class bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public. Our aim is to further scientific knowledge, to promote economic growth, wealth and job creation and to improve quality of life in the UK and beyond.
Funded by Government, we support research and training in universities and strategically funded institutes. BBSRC research and the people we fund are helping society to meet major challenges, including food security, green energy and healthier, longer lives. Our investments underpin important UK economic sectors, such as farming, food, industrial biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.
For more information about BBSRC, our science and our impact see: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk
For more information about BBSRC strategically funded institutes see:http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/institutes
Shortlisting Criteria (S) Interview Criteria (I) or both (S&I)
UKRI supports research in areas that include animal health, agriculture and food security, and bioscience for health which includes research on animals, genetic modification and stem cell research. Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.
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