Translational Research Project Manager - Internal candidates only (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 06 Apr 2021

Translational research projects typically require proactive project management as a funder requirement. The post holder will implement, manage and deliver the OTR's translational projects.

These significant awards may be from the MRC, charities, NIHR or may be industry funded. They usually have several work packages spanning different departments or institutions and often involves a clinical trial.

The role holder will assist PIs in the prioritisation of tasks within each project in order to meet milestones. This will involve assisting the project team and researchers in working up scientific protocols and regulatory submissions for the project, optimising the interaction between the different partners on the project and working with the research teams to deliver project objectives within agreed time and financial constraints. The role will involve management of outsourced relationships and contracts to industrial and academic partners. The role holder will also interact and communicate with a wide range of collaborators (e.g. senior scientists, clinical staff, regulatory personnel, administrative officers and funder representatives).

In addition, the role holder will provide leadership in the development of the project management infrastructure and processes to the Office for Translational Research.

We are seeking a proactive and solution-focussed experienced Project Manager to take up this senior role in the team. Applicants will have a post-graduate degree in sciences, direct experience of project management as well as excellent interpersonal skills. Applicants also need to be able to demonstrate a track record of building and maintaining effective working relationships, especially those that cross institutional and cultural boundaries.

The post holder will be an employee of the University of Cambridge and be a member of the School of Clinical Medicine.

Informal enquiries may be directed via email to Dr Anita Marguerie, Head of OTR ( )

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

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Closing date: 06 April 2021. The interview date is TBC.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference ST26107 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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