The Cockcroft Institute is seeking a new Director to take it forward into the next phase of its evolution and development. 

The Institute brings together the infrastructure and expertise of national laboratories, the blue-skies R&D skills and educational know-how of academia and the innovation and entrepreneurship of industry in a unique partnership which has grown and flourished since its inception nearly 20 years ago. It is a collaboration between the universities of Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester and Strathclyde with the Science and Technology Facilities Council, and has a strong focus of activity at Daresbury Laboratory in North-West England supplemented by complementary facilities at Strathclyde.

 The Institute is looking for an exceptional individual with proven leadership skills and a strong track record of research achievement in accelerator science (or a very closely related field). The appointee will have a clear and persuasive vision for the future of the Cockcroft Institute and be able to outline a plan for how to deliver the desired goals. They will exhibit excellent influencing skills, be able to engage and inspire a committed, high-performing research community and work collaboratively with the Institute’s external stakeholders.