Senior Project Manager – Science (Dementias Platform UK)

University of Oxford - Department of Psychiatry

Warneford Hospital, Oxford

THIS POST MAY ALSO BE OFFERED AS A SECONDMENT OPPORTUNITY (up to one year only)

Applications are invited for a Senior Project Manager (Science) to lead the scientific management for the MRC-funded Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) project, which will realise the goal of delivering a world-leading resource for person-focused dementia research. The post is based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital.

The post is for a fixed-term (funded to 30 June 2019).

You will provide scientific management support to the Director of DPUK, Professor Gallacher, and will manage and lead the scientific work of the DPUK project, monitoring the scientific progress of the project’s work packages, and planning, organising and delegating project work. You will provide effective scientific leadership, line managing the DPUK analysts, supporting processes to bring in new project partners, and assisting in shaping emerging scientific activity. You will represent DPUK through writing papers, attending meetings and presenting at workshops and seminars.

You will have a first degree in a biomedical or social science discipline, and be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, including scientific writing. You will have experience in project management and reviewing research activity, with excellent problem-solving skills, organisation skills and the ability to build and sustain networks. Experience of working in a Higher Education environment, and of working closely with senior staff within an institution, would be desirable.

You should upload a covering letter and CV as part of your application.

The closing day for applications is 12.00 midday 4 January 2018 with interviews scheduled for the week of 15 January 2018.

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: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=132148

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