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Science and Technology Manager

  • Location

    Europe

  • Sector:

    Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £38k - 50k per year

  • Contact :

    shweta.prabhakar@harrishill.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7320

  • Job ref:

    HQ00041914

  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Duration:

    Permanent

  • Consultant:

    Shweta Prabhakar

Harris Hill are delighted to be working with a charity that is trying to tackle the issues of climate change and global hunger through developing sustainable farming and food technology. They are at an exciting stage in their growth and are looking for a Science and Technology (SciTech) Manager to join their team.


In this role, you will lead the creation and delivery of a SciTech strategy and function for charity based in Europe. You will engage with scientists, science media, and policymakers to catalyse the alternative proteins sector through three principal activities: inspiring more scientists to work on alternative proteins, mobilising research funding, and analysing the sector.


Key responsibilities
Developing and implementing the strategy for the charity's SciTech work in Europe and setting the priorities that you will be working on.
Acting as the bridge and link between the global SciTech team and stakeholders in Europe, and potentially leading a team of specialists in the future.
Mobilising funding for alternative proteins research and development by mapping funding sources (government, private, and philanthropic) and working with individuals, organisations, and consortia to help them access existing funding.
Inspiring, energising, coordinating, and mobilising scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and entrepreneurs across Europe to work on alternative proteins.
Overseeing and assisting with the creation of scientific and technical resources, including bespoke materials for European stakeholders for example, sector databases and maps and possibly contributing to peer-reviewed publications and white papers.
Person specification
A Ph.D. in a relevant scientific field (e.g., stem cell biology, tissue engineering, biochemical engineering, synthetic biology, plant molecular biology, plant genetics, crop science), or the equivalent (e.g. a master's degree plus significant relevant experience).
Demonstrable professional experience, for example in industry (large and/or start-up companies), research and development funding agencies, academia, or other relevant area
Excellent networking, interpersonal, influencing, and relationship-building abilities

Closing date:9 AM, Monday 14th December 2020