Research Project Manager, Foundational AI

Alan Turing Institute London United Kingdom Programme Management Unit
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Named in honour of Alan Turing, the Institute is a place for inspiring, exciting work and we need passionate, sharp, and innovative people who want to use their skills to contribute to our mission to make great leaps in data science and AI research to change the world for the better.

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The role of the Research Project Manager is to co-ordinate and support work within Foundational AI Research and will include administering a portfolio of high impact research projects, as well as overseeing, planning, organising and communicating the activities generated by those projects.

The post holder will work with the Programme Director, Deputy Directors and academic researchers as well as the Programme Manager to coordinate each research project from concept to implementation.


Research project management and delivery

  • Coordinate and oversee the delivery of research projects
  • Maintain up-to-date records that enable effective monitoring, control and evaluation of the programme’s research initiatives
  • Produce regular reports on activity to external partners and funders.

Programme Operations and Resources Management

  • Perform resources planning and financial analysis for the programme.
  • Coordinate the delivery of strong programme governance. This will involve developing, writing, and editing reports and presentations for the Institute’s senior leaders, Board of Trustees, and funders, which outline the programme’s progress and initiatives;
  • Working with the HR team, organise the recruitment of additional programme researchers or administrative staff. This will involve writing job advertisements, organising interview panels, and overseeing the onboarding process for new hires;
  • Provide day-to-day support to the Programme Director and programme research leadership.


  • A degree or equivalent level of professional qualifications and/or experience.
  • Formal training in one or more project management processes (Scrum, Lean, Agile, Prince II, etc.) as well as familiarity with project management tools and software.
  • Project management and organisational skills with the ability to plan, execute, and keep numerous projects on schedule.
  • Experience in budget management and financial processes.
  • The ability to form and maintain relationships with a wide range of people at all levels.
  • Accurate and up to date knowledge of Research Project Management in an Academic environment with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities with minimal direction while maintaining a high standard of accuracy and attention to detail.

Please see the job description for a full breakdown of the duties, responsibilities and person specification.

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CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Thursday 16 February 2023 at 23:59

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early or to interview suitable candidates before the closing date if enough applications are received.


This full time post is offered on a 3 year fixed term basis. The annual salary range is £36,500-£42,000 plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies,

The Alan Turing Institute is based at the British Library, in the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter.

We are currently assessing the results of our hybrid working trial, which ran for six months. We will soon publish a long-term workplace policy: as a guide, we anticipate this will be between 2-4 days per month. Some roles may require the jobholder to spend a greater number of days in the office, but the hiring manager will be able to confirm this during the interview.


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