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Chair in Strategic Management, University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) seeks to appoint an outstanding academic as Chair in Strategic Management.

AACSB-accredited and with its full-time MBA ranked in the Economist top 100, ULMS is an international management school based in an enterprising and vibrant world city of culture.  Formed in 2002, with significant ongoing investment from the University, and lead by the Dean, Professor Julia Balogun, the School is well-positioned to enhance its national and international standing, giving particular emphasis over the next period to developing world-class research activity.

The 180 academic staff enjoy a strongly collegial, research-supportive, and intellectually vibrant interdisciplinary environment. The pursuit of research that is internationally recognised for its originality, significance, and rigour is central to the School's culture, as is the delivery of a strong student experience.  The School also has deep and long-standing connections with industry and the professions, which ensures that the research activity and external relationships within the School have a real-world impact.

Student numbers, calibre, and satisfaction are high.  The School's new extension in the Georgian quarter of Liverpool is home to state-of-the-art facilities, including a trading room.  In addition to the main Liverpool campus, ULMS offers a range of City-relevant programmes at its London campus in Finsbury Square and significant online provision.

In its wider setting, the School benefits from Liverpool's standing as a founding member of the Russell Group of the UK's leading research-intensive universities and from its location in a city that combines strong cultural activity, excellent transport links, and regional beauty with a world-heritage skyline and is highly ranked on quality of life in the UK, while remaining one of Britain's most affordable cities.

ULMS is now looking to appoint a Chair in Strategic Management to support its ambition to continue to build its research capacity at the highest international levels.  Working within the thriving Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship Subject Group, the appointee will be expected regularly to produce high-calibre research outputs, provide academic leadership in the form of supervision and mentorship of junior colleagues, provide innovative and engaging teaching, and identify collaborative research opportunities within the Management School, across the University, and externally.

Salary will be internationally competitive, commensurate with the appointee's accomplishment and potential.

Formal interviews will be held at the University on Thursday, 13 September 2018, with short-listed candidates being invited to give a presentation to the School and to meet academic colleagues the day before.

For a confidential discussion, contact Christopher Lake or Sabine Tilly at Syllogism on +44 (0)20 3417 6076 or email recruitment@syllogism.co.uk 


Finance and Commercial Director, Health Data Research UK

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Finance and Commercial Director to Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), the new national institute for data science in health care. Headquartered at the Wellcome Trust, the institute will, for the first time, bring together the UK's unique nationwide data assets and specialists across academia, research and healthcare to drive breakthroughs in medical research.

Backed by an initial investment of £75million from a consortium of government, research councils, and health charities - and with Professor Andrew Morris CBE FRSE FMedSci as its Director - HDR UK exists to improve the way we are able to prevent, detect and diagnose diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and asthma.

As Finance and Commercial Director, you will oversee the financial management of all HDR UK funding and play a vital role in ensuring that HDR UK's financial arrangements with its partner research organisations are transparent and meet the highest standards of efficacy, promoting confidence in HDR UK among stakeholders and funders as well as the wider public.

Professionally qualified, with outstanding financial and interpersonal skills, you will enjoy the variety that comes with working in a busy, fast-paced environment, and shifting gears between finacial strategy and operations and working with senior external figures.

The role is open to those from a wide range of backgrounds in industry, academia, the NHS, and the third sector: a successful track record of leadership and delivery, and the ambition to bring about change on a national scale, matter more than the sector in which you have made your career.

For a confidential discussion, contact Christopher Lake or Sabine Tilly at Syllogism on 020 3417 6076.


Chief Operating Officer, Health Data Research UK

We are looking for a dynamic leader to be Chief Operating Officer of Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), the new national institute for data science in health care.  Headquartered at the Wellcome Trust, the institute will, for the first time, bring together the UK's unique nationwide data assets and specialists across academia, research and healthcare to drive breakthroughs in medical research.

Backed by an initial investment of £75 million from a consortium of government, research councils and health charities - and with Professor Andrew Morris CBE FRSE FMedSci as its Director - HDR UK exists to improve the way we are able to prevent, detect, and diagnose diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and asthma.

As Chief Operating Officer, you will turn our ambitions into reality and ensure  the organisation achieves standards of performance and service that make it a world leader.  With outstanding organisational and interpersonal skills, you will enjoy the variety that comes with working in a fast-paced environment, leading a small, busy team and shifting gears between operations, corporate strategy, and networking with senior stakeholders.

The role is open to those from a wide range of backgrounds in industry, academia, the NHS, and the third sector: a successful track record of leadership and delivery, and the ambition to bring about change on a national scale, matter more than the sector in which you have made your career.

To find out more about the role and how to apply for it, please contact Christopher Lake or Sabine Tilly at Syllogism on 020 3417 6076 or email recruitment@syllogism.co.uk