The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre is looking for a leader to oversee implementation of technology strategy and business development for the Sustainable Polymers & Composites Group.

You will be responsible for leading a team to hit financial and programme delivery targets for the group, developing and managing multiple-work streams of activity, managing significant project resources and mitigating major risks and issues. You will establish a UK wide and global reputation for the group, establishing key research and industrial partnerships and securing funds to advance the technology strategy and deliver impact for the industrial sector in NI and beyond.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  • Honours degree, equivalent or higher qualification in Manufacturing, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Significant evidence of leading R&D teams in sustainable composites, including motivating and developing a collaborative team to meet financial and programme delivery targets across multiple work streams.
  • Significant and relevant experience in a leadership role within composites research and innovation that has delivered demonstrable industry impact.
  • Recent and relevant proven track record in developing successful industry and academic stakeholder relationships and delivering high quality, on time, and within budget project outcomes for a range of complex and innovative projects.
  • Strong and evidenced understanding of business development principles and practices.
  • Strong track record in securing or contributing successfully to multi-million (+£1m) R&D funding applications from local, national and international bodies.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the ‘Candidate Information’ link below.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality. 

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/.

Candidate Information

Further information for international applicants