University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Partner Liaison Manager

United Kingdom

Closing soon

Partner Liaison Manager

Department of Chemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford

The Department of Chemistry is looking to recruit a full-time Partner Liaison Manager to work jointly for the ‘Inorganic Materials for Advanced Manufacturing' (IMAT) and ‘Chemical Synthesis for a Healthy Planet' (CSHP) programmes. These EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) aim to train the next generation of synthetic chemists and materials scientists. The role will be based in central Oxford, and the post is fixed-term, until September 2032.

The Partner Liaison Manager will be the primary link between the CDTs and their industrial partners and will work closely with the CDT Directors and Programme Managers. The post holder will play a critical role in building and maintaining the network of partners, and ensuring all parties obtain the maximum benefit from these collaborations. Full details of the role are outlined in the job description.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in working very closely with industry. They should have research experience at an appropriate level (e.g. PhD) in a relevant field, to enable appropriate engagement with the science/research conducted within the CDTs. They should have impeccable communication skills, including report writing and presentations. They will be highly organised, able to work independently, and have excellent interpersonal skills. The postholder should also be able to manage stakeholder relationships.

Applications for the vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application. This vacancy will close at midday on Friday 31 May.

The Department of Chemistry is committed to equality and valuing diversity and welcomes applications from minority groups.

Contact Person : Vacancy ID : 172764 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 31-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 8: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum

Job details


Partner Liaison Manager


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


May 14, 2024

Application deadline

May 31, 2024

Job type



Agricultural Science,Chemistry,Physics

About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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