The HQ team supports and connects all centres that make up the UK DRI, with resource in finance, science strategy, communications, HR and tech transfer.
The UK DRI HQ team is recruiting a Tools & Technology Platform Manager to lead on the identification, implementation and use of tools and platforms across the UK DRI and its six host institutions. It’s critical to us that our researchers have access to the right technology when they need it, but also that we minimise the time they need to spend on equipment maintenance, upgrades and training. To support this aim, the Tools & Technology Platform Manager will establish technology platforms and research tools across the UK DRI to ensure that our researchers not only have access to cutting-edge equipment and tools, but also to the science and technology experts who will help them get the maximum benefit from these resources. You will evaluate the current technological service provision, identify critical technology needs, lead on the purchase and installation of core tools and equipment and recruit specialist scientists and technologies to staff core facilities or run core equipment. Although the role will be mainly based in the UK DRI HQ it will involve regular travel across the UK to the UK DRI centres and occasionally to other research facilities. You’ll have an up-to-date understanding of biomedical neuroscience and the associated experimental tools, equipment and techniques, coupled with a keen interest in research technology and demonstrable horizon scanning skills in this area. You’ll have a good understanding of the experimental needs of a research active institute and previous experience of engaging with researchers and developing and implementing systems and procedures. Ref: 1857229, Closing date: 9 FebruaryApply to centre