Thomas Young Centre (TYC) and Materials and Molecular Modelling (MMM) Hub Coordinator

University College London - UCL Physics & Astronomy

The Thomas Young Centre (TYC) ( is a virtual centre which coordinates an interdisciplinary alliance of research groups in London, mainly based at UCL, Imperial College, King’s College and Queen Mary, University of London. The TYC is one of the world’s leading centres for the theory and simulation of materials, and comprises around 100 academics and their research groups in the London universities. Amongst other things, the TYC runs a vibrant and active events programme of seminars, workshops, international conferences, and training for academia and industry. Recently the TYC, along with external partner universities (Belfast, Cambridge, Kent, Oxford, Southampton), was selected to lead a new national supercomputer centre for materials and molecular modelling, the so-called “MMM Hub”. The Hub’s supercomputer will be one of the largest in the UK, and it will enable TYC researchers and the broader UK materials modelling community to maintain their internationally leading position in the rapidly expanding field of materials modelling. Through this supercomputer resource the Hub (and the TYC in general) also aims to build a UK community in materials and molecular modelling aimed at fostering collaborative interdisciplinary research and the cross fertilisation of ideas.

Working with the TYC@UCL Directors, the TYC/MMM Hub Coordinator will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth running of the TYC and the MMM Hub, as well as working with senior stakeholders to develop, and execute, a strategic roadmap for the future. This is a full-time post.

This is a key role for the TYC/MMM Hub and requires a candidate with a wide range of skills including marketing, event management, project management and website content management. The successful applicant will be educated to first degree level or have equivalent experience - a recognised qualification in a scientific discipline would be an advantage. Candidates should also have excellent organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise in the face of competing demands; excellent oral and written communication skills and well-developed interpersonal skills. They should have the ability to manage their own time with a flexible attitude and a readiness to adapt to changes in priorities.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Bonita Carboo (, +44 (0)20 7679 7778). Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Julie Smith (, +44 (0)20 7679 7155).

Closing Date: 3 April 2017.


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