Senior Project Manager

University of Oxford - Experimental Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine

Peter Medawar Building, South Parks Road, Oxford

A Senior Project Manager is required, for an existing post, to coordinate and develop a nationwide consortium in the field of hepatitis C virus (HCV) medicine – STOP-HCV ( This exciting project is the result of an award to STOP-HCV by the Medical Research Council (UK) within the field of Stratified Medicine.

Over the past 3 years there has been a “revolution” in HCV medicine. New drug therapies that directly target the virus have moved into the clinic, providing an opportunity to cure even the most difficult to treat patients.

We are assessing the genetic make-up of both the virus and the infected person, and have developed powerful new tools to integrate these datasets. This data is being used in combination with information relating to the way in which the immune system responds to the virus, and levels of protein markers in the blood. Together these will allow us to predict treatment outcome and progression of liver disease for patients infected with HCV.

The postholder will have a postgraduate and preferably a higher degree (PhD, MBA or equivalent). There will be a need to understand the details of project management that ensure milestones are met and programs of work remain within budget. However, the successful applicant will also play an active role in developing the consortium over time, initiate new ideas and develop new contacts, and be confident in working closely with the industry sector. This requires a person with strong leadership qualities and substantial experience in managing complex projects. You will have the ability to work under pressure and independently, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and communicate effectively with people at all levels.

This post is fixed-term for up to 18 months in the first instance, part-time would be considered.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 9 December 2016 will be considered.

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