Programme Manager/Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 04 Nov 2021

College of Medicine & Health

The College of Medicine and Health has an exciting opportunity for a full-time permanent Programme Manager to work with the Exeter Clinical Trials Unit on an exciting new Programme Grant starting in February 2022.

The post

With responsibility to the Chief Investigator, the Programme Manager will oversee the NIHR funded programme grant, TIMES, which seeks to examine the clinical, social and cost effectiveness  of a decision support tool to optimise community –based tailored management of sleep for people living with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and sleep disturbance. The candidate will be expected to work to the highest research standards, being responsible for the delivery of the whole programme, including acting as the Trial Manager. 

Working closely with the principal investigator and co-investigators, the Programme Manager will contribute to and help shape the development of the TIMES programme, ensuring that project targets are delivered on time and on budget, including the delivery of the Trial. They will ensure that all project activities are co-ordinated and manage a small team for staff, be the first point of contact for information and communication and undertake activities from PPIE to the coordination of the design of the intervention.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the CTU Trial management group and lead process improvement and help develop our trial managers of the future. 

Exeter Clinical Trials Unit (ExeCTU)  is a UKCRC registered University of Exeter supported facility and works in collaboration with researchers and clinicians in the design and delivery of high quality and efficient controlled trials and other well-designed studies addressing important health questions. The post holder will be supported by an experienced team of trialists within the ExeCTU.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City . In 2019, Devon was voted as having the best quality of life of anywhere in England and Wales, making it a popular choice for both work and study.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave  (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

Further information

 For further information, you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Lynne Quinn ( )

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