Project Manager Oxford Autoimmune Group

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

We are seeking a Project Manager to be member of the Oxford Autoimmune Neurology Group (OANG) team to work closely with Professor Sarosh Irani and Professor Masud Husain – and close collaborators including, Professor Charlotte Stagg, Professor Chris Butler, Dr Patrick Waters and Dr Maria I Leite – in addition to the existing clinical and scientific teams to manage all aspects of the clinical cohort. The work is funded by the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and, aligned with the aims of the BRC.

Your key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Develop a registry for patient identification based on data from diagnostic laboratories and collaborative clinicians around the UK, generate and utilise available questionnaires to assess the patient and relative outcomes both prospectively and retrospectively. liaise closely with PIs in Oxford to establish which patients may be most suitable for the varied imaging, immunology and neuropsychology projects Collect or coordinate collection of biological samples (blood and spinal fluid) from these patients which may be studied in the laboratory by the scientists, establish and maintain a governance structure for the Cohort, including steering, management and patient advisory committees in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Coordinate applications to ethics and NHS feasibility committees, and update or modify approvals as required, work with patient charities and the Association of British Neurologists and others to ensure a high level of awareness of the cohort, and help maintain standard operating procedures to ensure confidentiality of data during collection, storage, sharing and analysis.

You will be educated to a first degree in a relevant subject (a healthcare or science background is not a mandatory requirement),excellent organisational skills and a keen interest to work in a busy, multi-disciplinary clinical research environment, exemplary record-keeping and data collection skills, expertise with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access or equivalent software, an ability to balance the competing pressures of a complex job, excellent communication skills, and experience of interactions with participants/subjects and colleagues, excellent team working skills, ability to use initiative and motivate others and able to seek and make use of supervision and work to deadlines.

The post is full-time and fixed-term until 31 March 2020.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 4 January 2018 will be considered.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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