Project Manager – Task Force on Global Metrics and Technical Standards for the Bioeconomy

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Job Summary

This post offers a truly exciting opportunity to be the Project Manager of a global task force focused on determining the engineering biology metrics and technical standards needed to accelerate the global bioeconomy.

The project has key partners in the US (EBRC, NIST) as well as in Singapore at NUS and will involve extensive external stakeholder engagement with the international synthetic biology/engineering biology industry including start-ups and SMEs, policymakers, regulators, national measurement labs and bioindustry trade bodies and associations. These external engagements will feed into the organisation and coordination of three physical workshops in the US, EU and Asia with a fourth workshop bringing together all stakeholders to map a way forward.

The post would suit an ambitious, enthusiastic person with strong program/project management skills, who is passionate about engineering biology and the future bioeconomy and the transition to a more sustainable future and is keen to play an international role.

Duties and responsibilities

You will oversee and coordinate the management of the project through regular meetings with partners and associated stakeholders and direct international stakeholder engagement. You will contribute to the organization of workshops and lead on the delivery of workshop reports. You will ensure good communication to the project funders and project partners and direct and lead the production, revision, and dissemination of a strategic roadmap including identifying technical contributors and reviewers and overseeing the work of the science writer.

Essential requirements

The task force project manager will have:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification/experience and knowledge of synthetic biology/engineering biology
  • Demonstrated success in a similar project
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in appropriate events management, including organising large and small project meetings and events, drafting agendas and taking minutes
  • Communications experience including producing marketing, social media and website material
  • Experience of coordinating complex funding bids and/or reports that involve multiple stakeholders
  • Proven ability to prioritise, plan ahead and manage a high volume of work to meet deadlines, to and ensure that the operation runs in an efficient and timely manner
  • Ability to work collaboratively and productively with colleagues and multiple stakeholders in different geographical locations

Further Information

This is a full time, fixed term position for up to 15 months. You will be based at South Kensington Campus.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: India Hook-Barnard (EBRC; or Paul Freemont (Imperial College; )