Director of Technical Service Centre

Updated: 3 months ago

Ningbo - China
£68,204 to £87,047 per annum
Closing Date:
Friday, 17 June 2022

University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) invites applications for Nottingham Ningbo China Beacons of Excellence Research and Innovation Institute (CBI). This is an exciting opportunity to participate in Beacons of Excellence global research initiative of the University of Nottingham, spearhead research strategy development and join a world class team from the ground up at a new research institution strongly supported by UNNC and the Ningbo government, as well as take advantage of the opportunities in collaborations between industry and academia, and funding agencies in China offered by this great platform.

Your Responsibilities: 

Reporting directly to the Vice Provost of China Beacons Institute (CBI), the incumbent will play a key role in leading a large technical team to enable successful delivery of CBI laboratory set up, daily management and health  safety control. This role will work closely with academics and technical colleagues in the University and the Institute to strategically manage, lead and develop a comprehensive technical operation within CBI. 

The incumbent will be tasked with the following responsibilities: 

Lead CBI Technical Service Team:Provide direction, leadership, support and guidance to CBI technical team across a range of technical disciplines and technical specialists within the service structure through. This will include development of service level KPIs to focus on key areas for service delivery and maintain excellent provision of technical services.Laboratory facilities management:To assume responsibility for facilities management of key assets, including day-to-day responsibility for the infrastructure. To perform a leading supportive role in the project management of infrastructure and technical alterations and developments, working in conjunction within University and CBI functional teams as required.Budget Control and Management for Technical Service Centre:Manage allocated budget/resources effectively for CBI laboratories, ensuring pay and operational finances remains within the allocated budget, assessing and reporting for planning purposes on the future budgetary requirements of the service.Other technical initiatives support:Liaise with CBI functional teams to develop, promote and manage Analytical Testing Centre to support initiatives for additional income generation for CBI.Undertake other tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be required. 

About You 

You should have PHD degree in engineering/science or equivalent;You should have a proven track record to demonstrate your work accurately in order to provide qualified technical support;You should have extensive knowledge of Health  Safety Regulations and policies, both in construction and laboratory management;You should have proven ability to motivate and manage a team of staff including the management of change;You should have proven record of working successfully with senior management teams within international setting and/or research institute organization. 

About CBI and UNNC 

Nottingham Ningbo China Beacons of Excellence Research and Innovation Institute (CBI) is an exciting new collaboration between the city of Ningbo and UNNC, designed to establish multi-disciplinary, international, first-class research teams in key areas related to the economic development needs of Ningbo. The Institute primarily addresses prominent issues in three areas  Intelligent Manufacturing, Green Chemicals and Energy, Life Sciences and Healthcare, all of which are closely connected with local development goals. Each of the three areas will have a dedicated research centre hosting leading scholars and researchers. 

UNNC was the first Sino-foreign University to open its doors in China. Located in Ningbo, this award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to a student body of over 8,000 in 16 years. As part of the University of Nottingham, which also has its main campus in the UK and another campus in Malaysia, UNNC is a pioneering institution that provides exceptional education and an outstanding learning experience to its students, and delivers world-leading research that transforms lives. UNNC serves as a strong foundation of and support for CBI. 

Your Remuneration, Benefits and Support 

Successful candidate will be offered a three-year contract initially that may be extended by mutual agreement. CBI and UNNC are committed to providing competitive employment packages while supporting the wellbeing of our staff to help them reach their full potential. 

How to Apply 

Only on-line applications made at our website (please click Apply) will be accepted. Interviews will take place in Ningbo China. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed via email: . If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Office, Tel: 86-574-88180000 ext 8822. 

Equality and Diversity 

UNNC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff. It is our intention to ensure that job applicants and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, age*, socio-economic background, disability, religious or political beliefs, trade union membership, family circumstances, sexual orientation or other irrelevant distinction.

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