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Research programme manager job opportunity

Published on 01 February 2017

We’re looking for a highly skilled research programme manager to join our clinical studies and experimental medicine team based within the research directorate. Our team of research programme managers are responsible for the effective delivery of our varied research funding schemes and management of the current £100m research investment, which includes reporting research outputs and achievements that are vital to our continued success and growth.

As research programme manager, you’ll:

  • keep abreast of developments in clinical research and other assigned areas to help shape our future research funding activities and initiatives
  • lead the application and peer review process for clinical research funding schemes and other strategic initiatives
  • manage a large portfolio of active and recently closed awards, including monitoring, evaluation and reporting on project progress and outputs
  • provide information to the research community by being a point of contact and acting act as an authoritative voice for the charity

Key requirements:

  • a science PhD, or similar qualification of equivalent experience OR an equivalent level of experience in the field of scientific/clinical research via academia, the commercial sector, the health sector, policy or publishing
  • experience of grant/award management gained either from working in a grant management environment or being a grantee
  • experience in the field of clinical or applied research, desirably in disease management and health service research
  • significant experience of conducting scientific research and working in a research environment
  • experience of delivering and promoting the communication of research outputs
  • experience of contributing to and managing strategic and policy projects 

To apply please submit:

  • a concise, up-to-date CV
  • and a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the job description and person specification (Word 78KB).
Email your completed application by midnight on Sunday 19 February 2017 to
For more details please see our current vacancies page.


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