Research Project Manager - Public Health (0.6FTE)

University of Salford - School of Health Sciences

Permanent or length of contract: Fixed Term-36 Months

We are seeking to appoint a Research Project Manager to work with the Public Health team and the Equity, Health and Wellbeing group. In particular, you will provide research project management support for the Public Health Team’s research, including the NIHR-PHR CICA project.

The Equity, Health & Wellbeing research area covers important contemporary aspects of health and wellbeing, with particular focus on inequalities in health and issues affecting work and the working age population. We specialise in applying and evaluating evidence-based health practice and the design, development and evaluation of contemporary health interventions. Our research spans specific health issues (e.g. chronic illness, behaviour change, physical activity, alcohol misuse) within specific settings (particularly workplaces, schools or communities) using a range of intervention and evaluation methods (e.g. making use of digital/technology). This is an interdisciplinary group, with biopsychosocial expertise, including public health scientists, physiotherapists, exercise and health scientists, psychologists and sociologists.

The CICA project has a specific focus on reducing alcohol use in communities. For 50% of this role, you will work alongside a CICA researcher and in this role you will manage the external relationships ensuring that the projects’ timetables are met. You will use your excellent organisational and communication skills to ensure effective working across the partnerships. You will be required to contribute to the smooth running of the project, undertaking reasonable duties as required by the co-investigators and the principal investigator. For the remaining 50% of your role you will assist the Public Health team with the development and delivery of other research projects and related activities.

Experience of working in a research environment on projects with multiple partners is essential. You must be a good team player who is willing to work on a variety of complex activities and tasks on a daily basis. You should hold a post-graduate degree (or equivalent) in public health, psychology, social science or similar health or social care discipline, and have good quality administrative skills.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Professor Penny Cook (

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and are working to redress the gender balance in Science, Technology, Engineering & Medicine.

Please note this vacancy will close on the date specified at 11.59pm. The salary advertised will be calculated on a pro rata basis.

Interview date: TBC

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