DIL Research Programme Administrator

University of Oxford - Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Applications are invited for a DIL Research Programme Administrator to work alongside the Director, Professor John Todd, FRS, and the Co-Director, Professor Linda Wicker, to set up and manage the operations of the DIL in Oxford. You will have full administrative responsibility for the ongoing success of the research programme and will be a key ambassador for the DIL’s approach and mission.

The DIL aims to treat and prevent the causes of the common autoimmune disease, type 1 diabetes (T1D), in which 50% of cases are diagnosed under age 18 years and consequently run the highest risk of serious complications. This unmet clinical need requires an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of disease.

Our interdisciplinary research programme – from disease gene discovery to translational clinical studies – involves national and international collaborations and funding agencies. The DIL is a vibrant, enthusiastic, innovative and strategic enterprise in an internationally-leading position to make a real difference, not only to diabetes families in the future, but also to contributing significantly to basic knowledge of the disease process, and to develop and apply research methods and experimental medicine approaches. We have a fantastic track record of success and a reputation for a can-do attitude to tackling challenging research goals. At the heart of the DIL is a deep commitment to training and career development of laboratory, computer and statistical scientists.

You will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, and will have evidence of successful work in administration or management in a varied working environment. You will have strong interpersonal skills, a working knowledge of the scientific grants system, and experience of preparing forecasting, and managing substantial financial budgets. You will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, and have an advanced level of computer literacy. Experience of managing research ethics and clinical trials, and a professional qualification in an area of work related to the post, are desirable.

The post is available until 30 September 2020 in the first instance and is funded by the Wellcome Trust.

The Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory (DIL) relocated from Cambridge to the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics on 1 October 2016.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 5 December 2016 can be considered. Please quote reference 126303 on all correspondence. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 December 2016.


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