University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Research Project Manager

Research Project Manager Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology

Location: Lincoln Salary: From £37,099 pro rata Please note, this post is fixed term until 30 November 2025, and part-time at 22.5 hours per week. Closing Date: Sunday 26 November 2023 Interview Date: Thursday 07 December 2023 Reference: CHS058

Now is a truly exciting time to join our dynamic and forward-looking institution; where staff, students and partners work collaboratively to create world-changing knowledge and research. We are industry-led and informed, collaborating with private, public and third sector businesses to drive innovation and productivity across our county and beyond, solving industry challenges. The University of Lincoln is a University of and for the 21st century. Created by the people of Lincolnshire, we are as much the University for Lincoln, as the University of Lincoln. We aim to transform lives and communities, attracting talent from around the globe to create, for Lincolnshire and communities around the world, a virtuous circle of opportunity, prosperity, and economic growth.

The Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology (LIAT) based at the University's Riseholme Campus is home to a working farm with specialist research facilities. LIAT's multi-disciplinary team brings together sector- leading expertise in a diverse range of areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, engineering, crop science, environmental sustainability, food manufacturing, product development and supply chains. Our goals include supporting and enhancing the future of food and agriculture productivity, efficiency, and sustainability through research, education, and technology.

The AgTechGlobal project (Research England Development fund) focuses on developing international research translation and knowledge exchange (KE) methodologies that deliver meaningful agri-food system impacts through sustainable growth and foreign direct investment (FDI). This will be achieved through 1) working with UK and world leading partners (HEI, industry, investors) to understand best practice for global AgTech research translation; 2) establishing global KE networks; 3) supporting UK HEI spin- outs to access international AgTech accelerator programmes; 4) working with civic partners to develop a supportive strategy for AgTech FDI that leverages HEI capabilities; 5) developing and funding internationally collaborative research translation projects; and 6) working with policy colleagues in UK and internationally to unlock FDI.

The successful candidate will be based in LIAT (University of Lincoln) and provide high quality project management support for the AgTechGlobal project team. This includes the co-ordination and management of all aspects of AgTechGlobal administration (monitoring of finances, reporting and claims, meeting organisation, co-ordination of KE and networking activities, and liaison with project, international and civic partners).

This role requires pro-activity and an in-depth understanding of project, financial and relationship management. The successful applicant will be well- organised, an excellent team worker and communicator, and able to demonstrate effective influencing and interpersonal skills. Experience of agri-tech, agriculture, horticulture and/or commercialisation is desirable.

At the University of Lincoln, we embrace flexibility and a hybrid culture of working; therefore, as part of this role you will experience working as part of a vibrant campus community, with external stakeholders, and the ability to partially work remotely.

For informal discussions and enquiries please contact: Dr Paula Eves, Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology: [email protected].

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    Research Project Manager


    University of Lincoln


    United Kingdom


    November 14, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 26, 2023

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Business and Economics,Engineering,Medicine

    About the employer

    The University of Lincoln is home to a growing community of students from around the world and we are delighted that you are considering joining us. Since Her Majesty the Queen opened the first University of Lincoln building on the Brayford Pool Campus, we have welcomed more than 90,000 students from across 135 countries. Today, we are listed in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings 2020 and were also named as the Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

    Lincoln is a fantastic place to live, study, and work and was named as one of Britain’s 20 Best Cities in 2017 by The Telegraph. In 2016, Lincoln was also named the friendliest place in the UK by the Eden Project’s Big Lunch program. More recently, Lincoln was named as one of the most affordable student cities in the UK, according to The Times Good University Guide 2020.

    At the University of Lincoln, we put students at the heart of everything we do. We have a reputation for innovative teaching and were awarded a five-star score overall in the QS Stars rating in 2020 and were awarded Gold, the highest standard possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017. Our courses have gained international recognition with Agriculture at Lincoln ranked in the top 250 in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020, while Computer Science and Education are ranked in the top 250 in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021. Employers are increasingly looking for individuals who can make a difference in today’s global workplace. As a student at the University of Lincoln, we aim to prepare you for your future career by providing you with a range of opportunities to engage with industry and to develop career-ready skills.

    The University is proud to have developed innovative partnerships with a range of organizations, providing students with enhanced opportunities for work experience, networking, and access to the latest industry trends. We want students to get involved in initiatives such as our Student Managed Investment Fund, and enjoy the benefits of our links to companies such as Siemens and Reuters. We have Bloomberg Terminals on campus, enabling business students and staff to monitor and analyze real-time financial market data, alongside laboratories, lecture theatres, and seminar rooms.

    At the University of Lincoln, we offer a range of opportunities to help you develop the skills and qualities employers are increasingly looking for. As an example, a number of our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programs provide the opportunity to apply to take part in an industry work placement or project. There may also be opportunities to hear from guest speakers and to participate in field trips to help you broaden your knowledge.

    Our Students’ Union (SU) can help to make your time at Lincoln a truly unforgettable experience. Joining a club or society can be a great way to make new friends, creating bonds that can last a lifetime. The SU traditionally offers more than 100 different sports clubs and societies that anyone can join. They range from academic groups like the Computer Science and Law Societies to less traditional clubs such as the Harry Potter and Pokemon Go Societies.

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