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Data Integration and Cybersecurity Manager

By . April 13, 2024
Job title:Data Integration and Cybersecurity Manager
Job type:Permanent
Emp type:Full-time
Salary type:Annual
Salary:GBP £0.00
Job published: 01/01/1970
Job ID: 81426

Job Description


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Position Details College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK Full time starting salary is normally in the range £33,348 to £43,155, with potential progression once in post to £45,737 Grade 7 Full Time, Permanent Closing date: 7th June 2023 Our offer to you People are at the heart of what we are and do. The University of Birmingham is proud to have been a part of the City of Birmingham and the wider region for over 100 years, and we are equally proud to be recognised as a leading global university. We want to attract talented people from across the city and beyond, support them to succeed, and celebrate their success. We are committed to helping the people who work here to develop through our sector-leading Birmingham Professional programme which provides all professional services staff with development opportunities and the encouragement to reach their full potential. With almost 5,000 professional services jobs in a wide-range of functions in Edgbaston and in our campus in Dubai, there are plenty of opportunities for you to be able to develop your career at the University. We believe there is no such thing as a typical member of staff and that diversity is a source of strength that underpins the exchange of ideas, innovation, and debate. We warmly welcome people from all backgrounds and are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is at the heart of who and what we are, and how we work. Supporting our people to achieve a healthy work/life balance is important both to our employees and to the success of the University and, depending on the role, we offer a variety of flexible working arrangements. We therefore welcome discussions on all forms of flexible working. In addition, you will receive a generous package of benefits including 40 days paid holiday a year, one paid day a year for volunteering, occupational sick pay, and a pension scheme. We also have three high quality subsidised day nurseries. The University is situated in leafy Edgbaston and there are excellent transport links to our beautiful campus, including main bus routes and a train station on site. On campus we have a state-of-the-art sports centre with pool, shops, places to eat and drink, our own art gallery, museum and botanical gardens. Find out more about the benefits of working for the University of Birmingham Role Summary The Cyber Security and Data Industrial Engagement Fellow professional support services roles to be recruited within the University of Birminghams Centre of Excellence in Digital Systems (CEDS). The CEDS offers an Industry-on-Campus environment for close collaboration towards significant research and development projects. CEDS is part of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) which is Europes largest academic-based group delivering railway science and education. With over 130 academics, researchers and professional support staff, BCRRE provides world class research and thought leadership within railways and offers an expanding portfolio of high-quality education programmes. BCRRE is the lead partner in the £92m UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) and the University of Birmingham is also home to one of UKRRINs four Centres of Excellence, the Centre of Excellence in Digital Systems (CEDS). The team of Industrial Engagement Fellows forms part of BCRREs Enterprise and Innovation team. The team is responsible for finding, proposing, and winning funding for projects to help realise the rail industrys ambitions in innovation. This requires engaging and collaborating with BCRREs academic team, UKRRIN partners and our industrial partners. The Industrial Engagement Fellows role are expected to have relevant technical knowledge for their area (in this case Cyber Security and Data Science), be commercially aware, be enterprising and collaborative, understand and know about the research and innovation landscape, and understand how to provide support to help bridge the technology transfer gap. The Industrial Engagement Fellows role also provides thought leadership and expert advice to the industrial partners acting as a trusted advisor. This role should enable the post holder to further their career through an academic or professional services route through working closely with industrial partners and the lead academics proposing and developing projects, writing bids, and helping to coordinate and occasionally lead, research efforts. Main Duties Collaborating with lead academics and industrial partners to find and propose research opportunities and then coordinate bid development in all its stages. Providing expert advice to academics on bid development and research opportunities. Providing advice and guidance for exploitation of research findings so they become commercial opportunities. Disseminating research outputs in an accessible format to a range of expert and non-expert audiences to promote research exploitation and impact. Strategic thinking: • Develop and build strategic institutional relationships nationally and internationally with research collaborators. • Acting as a trusted advisor working with senior members of BCRRE to identify potential opportunities and threats in the research funding landscape to ensure that the centre and its networks remain at the forefront of the rail industry. • Work with senior members of BCRRE to identify, develop and implement research strategies for the benefit of academia and industry Account management, business development and industrial liaison: • Key Account management for UKRRIN industrial co-investors to help ensure regular research project income benefiting BCRRE and its collaborators supporting UKRRIN requirements, including regular institutional engagement that proactively seeks appropriate partnerships links with collaborators, UKRRIN members, and/or other relevant bodies • Communication with industrial and academic collaborators at all levels of seniority. Proactively seek appropriate partnerships and external links with collaborators, other UKRRIN academic centres and any other relevant bodies. • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to promote BCRRE and UKRRIN to the wider industry, and representing BCRRE and UKRRIN as appropriate at industry and academic events, conferences, etc. • Supporting other BCRRE initiatives where liaison with external stakeholders is required. Subject knowledge, research development, knowledge transfer and dissemination: • Relevant technical knowledge in Cyber Security and Data Science·Understanding and applying the university processes and governance for bidding and contracting of research projects including distinguishing between research and non-research activities. • Work with colleagues across the university throughout the bid-project lifecycle, bringing in contributions from other stakeholders as required. • Communicate effectively with stakeholders internally and externally throughout the bid-project lifecycle. • Undertake research and knowledge transfer activities and disseminate outcomes and findings, where appropriate/relevant. Person Specification • Hold, or close to completion of, a PhD in a subject relevant to Cyber Security and Data Science, or demonstration of equivalent experience. • Relevant experience in research, development and/or innovation in the rail industry and/or research related to the industry. • Significant knowledge of innovation requirements and challenges in the rail industry, in the UK and internationally. • Ability to digest complex information and concepts, and translate this into opportunity for an internal or external stakeholder. • Demonstrable communication skills, including an ability to explain complex information to a wide range of expert and non-expert audiences. • Ability and confidence to speak, write and communicate effectively, using appropriate tools/techniques for the audience. • Proven collaboration skills and an ability to work with stakeholders of all levels, across industry and academia, internally and externally, and nationally and internationally. • Strong report-writing and proposal-writing skills. • Confidence in networking and strong relationship-building skills. • Excellent analytical skills and strategic-thinking to contribute to strategy development and planning. • Team skills to work with a range of internal and external people, as well as a self-starting approach to be able to work autonomously towards shared goals. • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information Informal enquires to Stephen Mills, email:

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