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International Senior Portfolio Manager

Job Description

You will provide a coordinated response and contribution to international activities, including global discovery workstreams. In your role you will advance international partnerships and undertake management and policy work on a research portfolio. You will enhance the international landscape of activities by representing the agency and by managing and implementing partnerships, building upon our existing and strong international collaborations.

Your role:

  • Manage, develop, and implement partnerships and associated bilateral and multi-lateral actions with overseas countries.

  • Manage and ensure the successful progress and completion of deliverables and reports (technical and financial, including audits) associated with international funds.

  • Lead the organisation of meetings, workshops etc., preparing corresponding documents such as meeting papers, reports, and presentations

  • Represent agency interests at relevant meetings in the UK, and internationally

  • Provide support to other related activities such as preparing papers and briefings for senior management, and for communication and dissemination

Your experience:

  • Degree in Life Sciences or related subject, and/or previous relevant experience

  • A proven ability to analyse and present complex information and produce reports, interpret scientific information within own science area, and a readiness to develop a broader understanding of the science 

  • Ability to think strategically

  • A demonstrable understanding of the bioscience research and innovation sphere, and the impact of scientific discoveries; including an awareness the research community, other funders, government, and wider partners

  • Experience of planning and prioritising own work to ensure that critical deadlines are met; as well as supporting others

  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills, including strong liaison, networking and negotiation skills

  • Strong, effective communication skills, both orally and in writing, with internal and external stakeholders; IT literate

  • Effective team worker, able to collaborate and provide support to colleagues, to develop good working relationships with others, and to work flexibly and effectively on own initiative

  • Willingness to travel in UK and abroad, including occasional overnight (or longer) absences