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This new role will provide academic and strategic leadership across MPLS to promote and realise the University’s vision to provide a world-leading environment for research staff.

Working closely with the University Advocate for Research Staff Development (Prof David Gavaghan) and the MPLS training team, you will play a key part in developing and implementing strategy and action to strengthen the research environment in MPLS by enhancing support for a cohort of staff that are integral to our research success and ambitions. This will include establishing and co-chairing an MPLS Research Staff Forum and serving on the University Research Staff Steering Committee.

The initial term of office will be up to three years, and it is expected that the duties will take up between 10% and 20% of your time.

If you wish to be considered for this role, please send an EOI* to Dr Tracy Gale (MPLS Divisional Registrar) by noon on Monday 16 September 2019.

* This should summarise the reasons for your interest in the role, your experience of research staff development to date, and why you feel you would be suitable for the role; and confirm that you have in-principle support from your Head of Department.