Assistant Director of Operations and Technical Writing (Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies)

  • Full Time
  • Brighton
  • Posted 3 months ago

University of Sussex

Job title:

Assistant Director of Operations and Technical Writing (Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies)


University of Sussex

Job description

Location : Brighton, United Kingdom Job AdvertWe reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive sufficient applications before the closing date, therefore we encourage you to submit an early applicationAbout the roleAn amazing opportunity has arisen to be the Assistant Director of Operations and Technical Writing for the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies with a focus on Operational Management and Technical Writing. You will work as part of the SCQT leadership team, alongside its Director, Professor Winfried Hensinger, to ensure the smooth running of the Centre and will have operational responsibility for all day-to- day non-academic activities; this includes working in collaboration with other Professional Services colleagues to ensure the Centre aims and visions are met.Along with the Operational side, you will also need to have excellent Technical Copywriting skills, as you will support the Centre with authoring, grants outreach materials and other documents. The successful candidate will be independent, enthusiastic, resilient, and profoundly committed to the success of the Centre.You will be bold and dynamic, with excellent inter-personal skills and lead and problem solve within the execution of a diversity of projects of the centre and effectively coordinate with different university stakeholders. We reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive sufficient applications before the closing date, therefore we encourage you to submit an early applicationAbout the Sussex Centre for Quantum TechnologiesYou will be part of the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies (SCQT). Quantum technologies will provide disruptive capabilities for numerous applications across a range of sectors. Our specialised facilities and expertise are unique and have given rise to many world firsts. The SCQT is a Centre of Excellence. Our Centres of Excellence are drawing together world-leading experts and innovative approaches, creating a critical mass of knowledge, skills, and training – and proving that a challenge is only impossible until it’s done!Significant investment by the University, along with a multi-million-pound grant portfolio, has transformed Sussex into one of the leading incubators for a broad range of quantum technologies. At SCQT our research groups work together with leading industry partners in carrying out and commercializing our groundbreaking research. The critical mass of seven research groups allows us to tackle challenges and invent technologies that will change the way we work and live.The centre carries out research in the areas of quantum computing, quantum simulation, quantum sensing, quantum imaging, quantum clocks and quantum networks. The centre provides authentic quantum technology training for a wide range of stakeholders including industry short courses, a four-year undergraduate degree in quantum technologies, our pioneering Quantum Technologies MSc. and a four-year doctoral training programme. The centre has given rise to several world-leading achievements and records. We run the largest number of ion trapping experiments in the UK, we are one of the largest ion trapping centres in the world! Leading an international consortium including Google, Aarhus University, Riken, and Siegen University, the Sussex IQT Group, headed by Prof Winfried Hensinger, created the first nuts-and-bolts construction plan to build a practical quantum computer.Why work hereOur university is situated just off the A27, next to the beautiful South Downs where you will enjoy everything that our 150-acre campus has to offer. We are easily accessible by public transport; a 5-minute walk from the train station and bus stops within the campus. We have dedicated cycling paths and encourage our staff to cycle to work with our offering of a cycle to work scheme.Sussex is a renowned, research-led International University and this is only possible because of the people that work here. Whether you are Faculty, Student, or a member of a Professional Services Team, it’s our people that make us great and we want you to be part of that.The benefits that you will receive from day one:

  • Generous pension scheme available.
  • Purchase additional Annual Leave though our Scheme for a great home and work life balance.
  • Discounts of public transport, Cycle to work Scheme, and special rates in hotels in Brighton and the Sussex region.
  • Discounts on high-street shops through our Rewards partner, along with a Cash back Health Plan.
  • Considerable discount on our on-site Gym Facilities because we care about our employees’ Health and Wellbeing.

We are currently working with with our recruitment partners at Perret Laver, please contact them to apply their details and further info below:The deadline for applications is 09:00 BST Wednesday 29th May 2024. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Tadhg Waddington at or +44(0)20 7340 7369.The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.Please note: The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK Hours Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Department School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Job Type Full time
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Starting at £56,021 to £64,914 per annum, pro-rata if part time.

Expected salary

£56021 – 64914 per year



Job date

Thu, 25 Apr 2024 03:45:57 GMT

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