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Research Programme Coordinator and Communications Manager (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Location: Cambridge
Closing Date 01.12.19

Role information

The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) invites applications for a Research Programme Coordinator and Communications Manager. We are seeking an ambitious candidate with initiative, excellent organisational skills, and a broad intellectual range, who will play a central role in further developing CFI as a world-class research centre. The appointment is part time (0.6 FTE) and will be for 1 year in the first instance.

CFI is a highly interdisciplinary research centre addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by artificial intelligence (AI), in both the short and long term. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust for 10 years, CFI is based at the University of Cambridge, with partners in the University of Oxford, Imperial College, and UC Berkeley, and close links with industry and policymakers.

The post-holder will work closely with CFI's leadership team in developing its research and outreach activity. This will involve, for example, collaborating with other academic partners, developing and maintaining networks of stakeholders, in the UK and internationally, assisting with funding proposals and reports. In addition, they will assist with the development of CFI's educational offering. The appointee will also play an important role in CFI's outreach and impact, including through developing the Centre's social media, website and events activity.

Candidates should have experience in research project/programme development. Experience in management of events, people, projects or communications would be very welcome, as would strong interest in engagement with policy and technology communities. An established interest in topics related to CFI's mission is also highly desirable. We particularly encourage applications from women or minority groups.

Please upload in the Upload section of the online application (1) your CV; (2) a Covering Letter of no more than 1,500 words, outlining a proposed research direction, and explaining how this proposal and your skills would contribute to this project and CFI more broadly; and (3) a Sample of Writing of no more than 5,000 words that demonstrates your suitability for this project. If you upload any additional documents, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 1 December 2019. If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Susan Gowans at

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please quote reference GO21327 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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