Research Project Manager (Congruence Engine), Science Museum


The Science Museum Group is six months into its major academic research project, “The Congruence Engine: Digital Tools for New Collections-Based Industrial Histories”.  Its aim is to show how computational tools can be used to link collections for the purpose of doing new historical work and to enhance access.

This exciting £2.9M three-year project is one of five funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council under the ‘Towards a National Collection’ scheme. It brings together specialist digital programmers with amateur and professional historians, curators and community groups to conduct individual and group research projects on industrial history and its contemporary resonances.

We are now looking for a Research Project Manager to join us on a fixed term contract until November 2024. You can work up to 28 hours per week (fewer hours per week can be agreed) with hybrid/remote working options available.

As Research Project Manager you will manage the delivery of this complex multidisciplinary action research project, which includes work phases in several different cities and has 13 investigators, involves 3 partner universities, 3 other Independent Research Organisations, and 14 project partners.

You will work responsively using agile project management methodology, adjusting the project to follow the changing demands of the action research led project methodology. You will, in dialogue with the action research team, oversee the scope, schedule, finance, risk, quality and resources relating to the project. You will have day-to-day management of the project budget, under the oversight of the Project Principal Investigator, the Head of Research and Public History. You will line manage the Research Project Coordinator in addition to maintaining a strong reputation for delivery across the project’s partners.

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