IAMC Scientific Project Manager

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Old Road Campus, Oxford

Grade 7: Salary in the range £30,738 - £35,609 p.a.

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Scientific Project Manager to manage and coordinate the activities of the IAMC (Inflammatory Arthritis Microbiome Consortium) as part of a team that includes world-leading scientists and clinical researchers in an exciting and rapidly developing field of research.

Reporting to the IAMC Management Committee and to the Director of the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology and the IAMC Principal Investigator (PI) Professor Fiona Powrie, you will be in a key role taking a lead in establishing, organising, and running a large consortium, which is undertaking large scale studies using state-of-the-art sequencing and metabolomics techniques in patient cohorts to develop and test novel hypotheses regarding the role of bacteria in IA.

You must hold an advanced degree in life sciences or a related subject and have experience in regulatory compliance, with an awareness of ethical issues in relation to access to NHS data, as well as knowledge of the requirements of the Human Tissue Act. Experience of practices within university research and/or NHS or other medical/clinical environment is essential, as are excellent organisational, communication and team-working skills. You will also have experience of clinical research, following protocols and SOPs and data collection and processing. A PhD in life sciences or relevant subject, laboratory experience in cell and molecular biology and good working knowledge of relevant government initiatives would be an advantage.

This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 2 years in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 7 November 2016. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.


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