Doctoral Training Co-ordinator (fixed-term role)

Job title Doctoral Training Co-ordinator (fixed-term role)

Department Computer Science

Salary Starting from £26,715, rising to £32,817

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Thursday 09 January 2020

Closing date Thursday 06 February 2020

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC7380

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We are looking for an enthusiastic person to contribute to the smooth operation and administration of our Centres for Doctoral Training.

The Department of Computer Science is home to both the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Entertainment (CDE) and the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent Artificial Intelligence (ART-AI).

The CDE, founded in 2009, is a highly-regarded national Centre that operates jointly with Bournemouth University. ART-AI was founded in 2019 and its first students joined this year. This is an exciting time for the new Centre as it works with industry and other partners to train the next generation of specialists understanding, leading and informing the development of responsible AI.

The primary aim of both centres is to train doctoral students in a 4 year programme. The students spend their first year in the University, following a Masters-level training course. Over the following 3 years, the students carry out research in collaboration with external stakeholders. Most of the CDE students work on their research project while fully embedded in the research team of a UK based company or organisation. The ART-AI students collaborate during their PhD with a range of stakeholders, including commercial and non-commercial organisations and other academic institutions in the UK and internationally.

You will be at the heart of both exciting doctoral training programmes, working with excellent students, partner organisations and academic staff.

You will contribute to the smooth operation and administration of the postgraduate research and taught courses associated with the Centres as and when required. This may include assisting with student recruitment, directing students to suitable support services, and helping to arrange and organise training and public engagement events.

We have strong networks across multiple sectors. You will be able to work with and build on these networks, helping to expand them and to attract and develop new partnerships. You will actively identify opportunities for collaboration with external organisations and contribute to turning those leads into concrete collaborations. Potential external collaborations include long-term partner-funded and co-funded projects, short-term student placements, academic exchange visits, and shared delivery of training.

You will liaise with external stakeholders, including current and potential partners. You must be comfortable, enthusiastic and effective operating in these environments. You will also have excellent communication, negotiation and organisation skills, and the ability to work with substantial independence.

Travel with overnight stays within the UK and occasionally beyond is expected.

The post is a full-time (36.5 hours per week), on a fixed-term basis until September 2022.

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.