DISCnet Centre for Doctoral Training Manager Ref: 9690

School/department: Research and Enterprise, Doctoral School
Hours: 0.5 FTE, with part-time hours considered up to that maximum. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 30 September 2028
Reference: 9690
Salary: starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  03 February 2023
Closing date:  02 March 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

DISCnet is a Science and Technology Facilities Council-funded Centre for Doctoral Training, providing a platform upon which we can train a new generation of postgraduate data intensive scientists. Our vision is to form a sustainable Centre of innovative education, training and research.

As the DISCnet Centre Manager you will make a significant contribution by supporting the DISCnet management group to achieve its objectives and targets relating to training and employability for postgraduate researchers in data science.

You will project manage and take a lead role in the central operations of DISCnet to ensure the establishment and operation of an intellectually rigorous and world-leading research training environment. Primary activities will include the project management of the DISCnet consortium, management of the placement scheme, oversight of finances, operational management of training and events, and liaison with external partners and funders.

This is a hybrid role, with the expectation of at least half of the weekly working hours to be spent on Sussex campus.

Please contact Seb Oliver (CDT lead; S.Oliver@sussex.ac.uk) and Susanna Broom (Head of the Doctoral School; s.broom@sussex.ac.uk) for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification 9690 [PDF 105.46KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to profservicesrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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