Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre Consultant (Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellows)

51 115 £
Date Placed 11 January


Location: South Kensington and White City Campus

Job Summary

The prestigious new Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Centre invites applications from experienced and enthusiastic individuals for the role of a Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre Consultant.

The Centre will fund up to twenty Postdoctoral Fellows at Imperial each year, over six years. The purpose of the Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre Consultant is to provide bespoke, tailored training and development support exclusively for Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellows.

You will work with a high degree of autonomy to devise the development strategy and effect its implementation, whilst working closely with the Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre (PFDC) to provide specific training, cohort building, individual coaching, and bespoke personal development support for the Schmidt Fellows.

This includes the design, provision, facilitation, and evaluation of the programme of support and development, ensuring that all services are of the highest quality and relevance, and that they consistently meet the specific needs of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Centre and its Postdoctoral Fellows.

Duties and responsibilities

Key responsibilities are:

To have overall responsibility for the personal and professional development strategy for AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellows and to effect its implementation.

To liaise with colleagues at the Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre (PFDC) to ensure a joint strategic approach to facilitate the effective, efficient and timely delivery of services for AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellows.

To devise, facilitate, and evaluate bespoke, cohort-specific personal and professional skills and career development for AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellows.

To review application packs and to organise and chair panel mock interviews.

To provide extensive 1:1 career development support and coaching.

To lead on the development of webpages and online resources for AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellows.

To act as a key point of contact for the Postdoctoral Fellows in relation to personal and professional development.

Essential requirements

The essential requirements for this post include a postgraduate degree; significant experience of devising and delivering training; in-depth knowledge of the broader Higher Education and STEMM research context; excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills; and the proven ability to plan and manage a large workload with a high degree of autonomy and minimal supervision.

Further Information

Further information about I-X can be found at: https://ix.imperial.ac.uk/

This is a part time (0.5 FTE) fixed-term 2-year role with opportunity to extend a further 4 years. It is in I-X in Imperial’s White City Campus.

If you have any queries about the post, please contact Stefanie Edler-Wollstein s.edler-wollstein@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please contact support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk

Anticipated interview date: 15/02/2023.

Interviews will take place at: Imperial White City Campus, 84 Wood Lane, London W12 7SL. 

Please note this is a re-advertisement, previous applicants need not apply.

The College is currently trialling a Work Location Framework until early 2023.  Hybrid working may be considered for this role and the role holder may be expected to work 60% or more of their time onsite, with 40% the minimum time spent onsite.  The opportunity for hybrid working will be discussed at interview.<br><br>London