Research Manager (UK LLC)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 23 Jul 2021

Full time (35 hours per week but would consider part-time)
Fixed term, available from July 2021 to 31st August 2022

Based in The University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute, this post of Research Manager offers an exciting opportunity to manage a new high profile project in health data science, the UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration (UK LLC).  

The Opportunity:

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring timely set up and completion of projects, with a particular responsibility for setting up and maintaining the Access system and the Health Data Research Gateway collection. This involves defining, planning and agreeing all project deliverables and timescales with internal and partner institution stakeholders, co-ordinating and monitoring deliverables, identifying and resolving all project risks and issues, and reporting progress versus plan and budget targets. The success of this project is critical to the success of the UK LLC. 

The UK LLC’s vision is to contribute to the National Core Studies programme funded by the MRC and initiated by Sir Patrick Vallance. This will be achieved by taking the unprecedented step of combining data assets from 21 major inter-disciplinary UK Longitudinal Population Studies (LPS) and linked health, administrative and geospatial exposure data. The UK LLC will establish a secure research database to host these data assets within a secure environment. These data assets will include detailed measures of COVID-19 related outcomes and pre-COVID-19 baseline datasets.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Robin Flaig, Deputy Director UK LLC ( )

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Good level of experience in clinical trial or research project co-ordination
  • Relevant practical experience of co-ordinating health related research projects
  • Excellent management and organisational skills with the ability to co-ordinate multiple tasks, prioritise to meet deadlines, and to solve problems as they arise with minimum supervision
  • Appropriate degree, with relevant post-graduate research. Normally a PhD or equivalent professional qualification and/or relevant experience (pending/assumed completed at time of application can be considered)
  • The post holder will be required to demonstrate excellent team working skills with ability to work independently

Please include your CV and a supporting statement with details of how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience required for this post.

For more information and to submit an application, please visit the University of Edinburgh’s website via the above link.

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