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High Value Biorenewables Network Co-ordinator

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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32,817 - 34,804 a year (reduced pro-rata)
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Role Description

The High Value Biorenewables Network (HVB) is a Phase II BBSRC Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBB). NIBB 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.

HVB is directed by Professor Ian Graham and is based in the Department of Biology. HVB specific aims are to:

-  Promote discovery, development and application of high value, low volume bio-based chemicals, tools and platform technologies

-  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 part time (up to 22 hours per week) and hours can be worked flexibly. There is some required travel to meetings in the UK.  

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

The role of Network Co-ordinator is to contribute to the development and delivery of HVB's portfolio of activities. You will make a positive contribution to the success of the HVB Network by delivering high quality, research-based activities for the membership. Your main duties will include: managing recruitment to the Network, developing workshop programmes, working with an administrator to organise events, researching new areas of interest for HVB and preparing reports, updating the website and working with the Network Manager to deliver a robust funding award programme for research and training activities.

You will be educated to degree level and a relevant PhD is desirable. You should have experience of project management within an academic research context. In addition to a broad understanding of biological sciences, you will have excellent data analysis and research skills. You will need excellent communication skills and be able to write confidently for a range of audiences such as policy makers, industrialists and scientists. You will be able to prioritise your own workload to meet deadlines. A positive and resilient manner is essential. Experience of updating websites and working with databases is required.

Interview date: Tuesday, 25 February

For informal enquiries: please contact Dr Caroline Calvert by email at

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