Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Training Programme Manager

EMBL-EBI UK, Hinxton, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 02 Dec 2012

The department are seeking a Training Programme Manager to join the Training Team at the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

EMBL-EBI is Europe's leading provider of information services to biological researchers in academia and industry. An important part of this service is its highly regarded training programme, which offers on-site, off-site and online training to life scientists world-wide and contributes significantly to EMBL’s overall course and conference offering.

Training is a core part of EMBL-EBI’s mission, and the success of the training programme depends on the post-holder being able to work effectively with others throughout and beyond EMBL-EBI, supporting them to deliver excellent training and to feed back the needs of users to developers. Reporting to the Head of Training, and supported by a team of scientific, technical and administrative staff, the post-holder will be operationally responsible for the training programme. S/he will deliver a training programme that is scientifically balanced and engaging, reflects the full spectrum of services offered by EMBL-EBI, and evolves in parallel with users’ needs. S/he will ensure that courses are organised and delivered to the highest possible standard and that opportunities to enhance the programme through strategic collaboration with others, throughout EMBL and beyond, are embraced. To fulfil this role effectively, the post-holder will be expected to familiarise him- or herself with EMBL-EBI’s major resources and tools, keep up to date with current trends in the molecular life sciences, and understand how life scientists use bioinformatics resources and tools to solve research problems. S/he will also be expected to keep up with the latest learning methodologies and their application to professional development.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in molecular life sciences and some postdoctoral experience. S/he will have at least two years’ experience in designing and running courses for molecular life scientists. S/he will have a thorough understanding of the principles behind adult learning and will be capable of coaching others to deliver high quality training. An effective project manager with previous supervisory or line management experience, s/he will ideally have applied successfully for grants. S/he will have worked in an international environment, either within academia or in a commercial setting.

In addition to being self-motivated and able to work under his or her own initiative, the ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills and will be a good team player who is used to working effectively to tight deadlines. S/he will have a strong service ethic and a professional attitude to internal and external clients. Willingness to travel internationally is essential.

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Additional Information

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation.

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

Note that special visa requirements apply to employees from non EU countries working at EMBL-EBI in the UK. The period of work does not apply for the Highly Skilled Migrants Programme.