We are looking to appoint an Industry Manager for this exciting new role. The position is based at the SCHEMA Hub, Department of Chemistry, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TA. SCHEMA’s mission is to deliver a step change in sustainable chemical manufacturing in the UK.

The Sustainable Chemicals and Materials Manufacturing Hub (SCHEMA) is a multi- partner, multi-disciplinary programme convening researchers from across the UK with a large consortium of commercial, technology translation and civic partners. SCHEMA’s vision is to establish the new science and engineering for the manufacture of sustainable chemicals and materials using processes that operate with sustainable raw materials from waste, air and water, and are powered by renewable electricity delivering UK supply chain resilience and manufacturing sector interconnectivity from chemicals to polymers.

The successful candidate will lead SCHEMA’s engagement with industry, promoting SCHEMA and its research to industrial users. This will include expanding SCHEMA’s partnerships, identifying new funding opportunities, developing and ensuring the execution of new research and commercialisation projects and growing a sustainable pipeline of industry funding.

Reporting to the SCHEMA Director, Prof Charlotte Williams FRS, you will be part of the core Hub management team. You will work closely with the administrative and communications team within the Department of Chemistry and engage with academic researchers and teams in other Oxford departments, the central University and in other SCHEMA partner universities (Bath, Cambridge, Cardiff, Liverpool and York) to ensure the delivery of SCHEMA’s industry engagement and business development activities.

The successful candidate will be required to hold a relevant science or engineering degree or an equivalent professional qualification. Knowledge of chemical process manufacturing including the scientific, engineering, regulatory and business challenges faced by SCHEMA industry partners is essential. You will have proven experience of managing the strategic and operational delivery of multi partner projects, along with experience of securing external funding for knowledge exchange, research and/or innovation activities.

This position is a full time, fixed term contract until 31 December 2027 in the first instance.

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Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. **Certificates, references and research papers should not be provided at this stage.**

Only applications received before midday (UK time) on Tuesday 16 July 2024 can be considered. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 23 July 2024.

The University of Oxford is a Bronze Athena SWAN holder and the Department of Chemistry is a Silver award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.