Transplant Research Project Manager

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 08 Jun 2020

Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Oxford Transplant Centre, Churchill Hospital, Headington

Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.

The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences seeks a proactive project manager to support the Professor of Transplant Biology, Rutger J Ploeg in the administration and development of his research project portfolio in the field of transplantation.

The current portfolio of research projects includes the final stages of an MRC-funded biobanking expansion to the Quality in Organ Donation (QUOD) initiative, follow-up work from a large-scale FP7 project (COPE - Consortium for Organ Preservation in Europe), and several developing collaborations with industrial partners. The postholder will also support Professor Ploeg in future grant applications and in the post-award set-up of grants and research contracts from the wider Transplant Centre Research team.

Based at the Churchill Hospital, you will be responsible for effective administration of several research consortia, including close support for the QUOD National Operational Coordinator. Tasks will include budget monitoring for multiple project accounts, coordination of additional grant applications and research contracts, yearly expenditure and scientific progress reports to the funders, organisation and taking minutes of research consortium meetings, project team meetings and following up on action points. You will liaise with NDS, Research Accounts, the Joint Research Office as well as Research Services for the development of new grants and contracts as well as day-to-day administration of expenses and orders.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level. Essential qualifications include previous experience of administration and project management, experience of financial planning and reporting, and demonstrable ability to confidently and effectively interact with a wide variety of stakeholders in multiple locations over a range of channels. Experience in medical sciences would be an asset. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills, with close attention to detail and the ability to adapt to a flexible working pattern, prioritise changing workloads, and meet tight deadlines. A proactive and persistent professional attitude is a must. You will be computer literate and have experience of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, and emails.

The appointment is available from 1 July 2020. In the first instance it is fixed-term until 30 June 2021, with the opportunity for an extension based on successful funding applications.

Please quote reference NDSA670 on all correspondence.

The closing date for applications is 12.30 noon on 8 June 2020. Interviews will be held on 19 June 2020.

Closing Date: 08-JUN-2020 12:00

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