The Biomass Biorefinery Network (BBNet) is a BBSRC-funded Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. These networks were established to encourage collaboration between academic researchers and business at all levels, in order to find new approaches through excellent research to tackle challenges and help deliver key benefits in industrial biotechnology and bioenergy. BBNet was established in 2019 and has over 1100 members drawn from academia, industry and other organisations.
BBNet is directed by Professor Neil Bruce and is based in the Department of Biology. BBNet’s specific aims are to:
Promote discovery, development and application of new and improved processes for the conversion of non-food biomass into sustainable biofuels, biochemicals and biomaterial.
Facilitate partnership and knowledge transfer between UK academia and industry.
Provide inspirational leadership to the industrial biotechnology community in the UK and internationally.
The role is full time (37 hours per week) and hours can be worked flexibly, and is offered at a grade 7 project management role. There will be some travel to meetings in the UK.
The role of this Network Manager is to develop and deliver BBNet's portfolio of activities specifically connected to funding awards and strategic projects. You will make a positive contribution to the success of BBNet by managing all aspects of the BBNet funding – these are funds which BBNet awards for proof of concept research projects, business interaction vouchers and other schemes such as scale-up funding. This includes designing and promoting funding calls, ensuring the different review processes are adhered to, monitoring progress, checking final reports and tracking projects for impact.
In addition you will be responsible for BBNet events planning and delivery. You will work with the BBNet Executive Group and Management Board to determine priorities.
Interview date: 8 November 2023
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