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Opportunity: Part-time Training Outreach Manager -- ELIXIR-UK, MRC Functional Genomics Unit @ University of Oxford -- Oxford, UK
Submitted by Dr Vivienne Collins; posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2013
We are looking for a talented part-time Training Outreach Manager for ELIXIR-UK, the UK-based node of ELIXIR.

ELIXIR-UK is taking a pan-European lead in training research and computer scientists in statistics, biology and computing. Its mission is to plug the current skills gap in biological data management, analysis and interpretation. Coordinated by the University of Oxford and linking to Universities and Institutes across the UK, ELIXIR-UK adopts a multi-agency approach to meeting the training needs of postdoctoral and mid-career scientists in academia and industry by leveraging internationally-recognised UK expertise in the biomedical, bioscience and environmental sectors (

The Training Outreach Manager will be responsible for identifying training approaches that are appropriate across Europe in order to address training priorities by liaising with all the stakeholders in ELIXIR-UK, including the Research Councils, industry and other organisations. S/he will engage with other ELIXIR nodes across Europe, in order to share best practice in training and new training opportunities. The postholder will be responsible for continually evaluating strategies for training delivery and training needs across European institutions.

Educated to degree level in a biological/computational discipline, the Training Outreach Manager will have experience of working on international, multi-partner projects. Excellent communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively, and a willingness to travel will also be required.

This 0.6 FTE position is available from January 2014 and is funded by the BBSRC/MRC and NERC for 36 months.

The MRC Functional Genomics Unit (FGU) at the University of Oxford is a strategic alliance between the MRC and the University of Oxford. The FGU is embedded within the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics and, from 1 July 2013 became a fully integrated University Unit.

The FGU offers excellent computational and laboratory facilities in the recently-opened Henry Wellcome Building of Gene Function. Additional information about the Unit can be found at

University grade 7: GBP 29,541 - GBP 36,298 with a discretionary range to GBP 39,649 (pro rata: 1% pay award pending)

For further details and to apply for the post, please visit: [link]

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 3 January 2014.

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