R&D Coordinator – UAL Fashion, Textiles and Technology Institute (FTTI)

Vacancy ID: 7511
Main Location: LCF - John Prince's St, London UK
Hours: 35
Contract: Fixed Term
Salary: £35,468.00 - £43,558.00 per annum
Closing date: December 5, 2021 11:55 pm

The role

The R&D Coordinator will work closely with the SME R&D Manager and relevant project teams to support completion of the portfolio of active projects, each between 12 and 15 months in length.

Each collaborative Project Team includes the Company Lead (from the Company), Academic Mentor (from the University) and the Project Lead (employed by the university to deliver the substantive work of the project).

The post is fixed-term initially until 31st March 2023, and will be open to further review to align with the FTTI.

Why choose us?

The UAL BFTT R&D Programme is a multi-million pound initiative aimed at accelerating the innovation and growth of sustainability with in fashion, textile and technology related Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) via collaborative R&D partnership projects.

The BFTT R&D Programme is embedded in FTTI and works across a strong industry and University partnership including: Loughborough University, Queen Mary University London, University of Leeds, University of Cambridge, University College London and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Your Profile

Amongst the criteria, your profile should cover the following –

  • Knowledge of Textiles and/or Design, with a good understanding of sustainably in the fashion and textiles fields
  • A good understanding of innovation and business acceleration
  • Experience of working with (or in) industry – ideally SMEs and start-ups
  • Experience of handling multiple projects to differing deadlines, with a highly organised approach to work  
  • Collaborative approach, able to build relationships with colleagues in other areas to produce results 

Please refer to the job description attached for the full list of criteria.

Please apply early as this vacancy may close early should sufficient applications be received.

If you have any queries you may contact us on RKEEstaffrecruitment@arts.ac.uk 

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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