University of Cambridge

Department of Physics

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This role will provide high-level support to the Cambridge Big Data Strategic Research Initiative led by the Initiative’s Chair, Professor Paul Alexander.

The post-holder will work closely with the Chair, research them champions and Steering Committee and others to support the development and implementation of the Initiative’s objectives. This will include: supporting the overall development of the Initiative; creating and nurturing links with industry, research councils, policy think tanks, NGOs and other universities, nationally and internationally; developing further collaborative opportunities; facilitating and coordinating large and complex multi-disciplinary bids for funding; articulating the research undertaken by the Initiative and developing a communication strategy to raise the profile of Cambridge Big Data internally and externally.

You will have a higher degree in a relevant discipline and have extensive experience in a research related role within a higher education, industry, charity or government environment. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communications ability. You will be highly motivated with good organisation skills and be comfortable working to tight deadlines with minimum supervision.
This role will involve substantial liaison work and offer an excellent opportunity for someone in a variety of research fields facing Big Data challenges (including science, technology, humanities and social sciences, economics and policy) wishing to develop a career involving industrial/government/NGO energy policy and/or industrial-university relationships.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

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