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Head of Research Computing Services

Imperial College London Published: January 26, 2021
London, United Kingdom
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Imperial College is seeking to appoint an outstanding research and development Information Technology (IT) leader to shape and deliver the provision of computing services to its world-class research community. The Head of Research Computing Services will take a hands-on role in expanding and improving delivery of the full range of research-enabling IT services to the College’s diverse research community.

This is a key role offering the opportunity to deliver the efficient, modern, research computing service, which could enable the next important research breakthrough. The College is seeking a strategic IT leader with the ability to engage researchers, driving value from research and to lead the Research Computing function forward and maturing its offering.

The Role

  • Operate as a senior leader within the College and act as a trusted partner to the research community. Build positive peer-to-peer relationships with key research stakeholders. Demonstrate the ‘art of the possible’, stimulate future demand for IT and widening the scope of services offered by research computing.
  • Craft a well-planned IT strategy and technology roadmap for research computing which will evolve, professionalise and harmonise research computing services and deliver an outstanding customer experience.
  • Provide strategic leadership to the research computing service teams. Mould a high-performing offering, improving scalability and making research computing simple to engage with. Drive clarity of responsibility, collaboration and efficiency of process, plus act as a beacon of best practice through the adoption of contemporary IT industry disciplines

The Candidate

  • Will likely have significant exposure to research driven sectors or institutions, you will have the ability to understand the needs of complex research populations and to shape, tailored high-performing technology operations to support them.
  • Possessing the intellectual horsepower, gravitas and outstanding communication skills, you will have the proven ability to build relationships with a wide range of research stakeholders.
  • An enthusing and inspiring people leader, you will demonstrate a track record of building cohesive teams, whilst driving the adoption of contemporary IT industry disciplines and ways of working.

To see much more about this exciting opportunity, follow the link below:

For a confidential discussion, contact Alex Richardson at our retained search consultants Berwick Partners on or on 0161 498 3409.

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