Research Manager (Vascular Surgery)

University of Leicester - Cardiovascular Sciences

College of Life Sciences

Part-time (0.6FTE) open ended contract subject to fixed term funding. Funding is available for five years.

Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us. We are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and have an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are led by discovery and innovation, with the synergy between research and learning at the core of our activity.

In this role you manage the research group led by Professor Rob Sayers, who has recently been appointed to lead a research initiative in Vascular Surgery. This group is supported by a recent donation from a recent research grant and is focussed on clinical and research aspects of preventing leg loss in patients with peripheral vascular disease. The team will work in close collaboration with other investigators on the NHS Vascular Unit at The Glenfield Hospital who manage the clinical care of these patients.

You will be responsible for the successful conduct of the research portfolio and management of the members of this research group. You will be responsible for ensuring that the staff and equipment necessary to run the programme are in place, and will act as matrix manager to staff working on the programme. You will be responsible for supervising the activities of the lecturers, research fellows and nurses working on the grant. You will manage the budget for the programme, with reference to the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, and will work with existing team members to ensure that the research is disseminated widely within the local community.

As the ideal candidate you will have experience of administration of clinical research projects or programmes and significant demonstrable experience of managing staff, systems and procedures. Excellent organisational and planning abilities are essential, to ensure research is delivered in a timely manner and in accordance with the overall research objectives.

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Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Robert Sayers ( or Tracy Kumar (

The closing date for this post is midnight on 09 October 2017.

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