Research Project Administrator

University College London - Department of Neurodegenerative Disease

Research Project Administrator, Office of the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research

Applications are invited for a Research Project Administrator to provide research, administrative and project management support for the Office of the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research. The post holder will support the Programme Manager in the delivery of a number of national initiatives aimed at improving delivery of dementia research in the UK. This includes the Enabling Research in Care Project (ERICA), and other projects looking at delivering improvements to support for Early Career Researchers, Dementia Citizen Science and study developments for Join Dementia Research.

Duties include managing project documentation, reporting and supporting various stakeholder boards and steering groups, assisting with the evaluation of project and writing post-evaluation publications, developing and delivering communication plans for projects, producing communication materials, assisting with the authoring and development of websites, and contributing to the development of communications skills and experience across the network.

Applicants must be educated to A-Level standard, or have substantial relevant experience and previous experience in health-related research/improvement programmes. Experience of managing at least one project, including developing and maintaining project management documentation, of servicing committees, and of writing news items and web content, and familiarity with social media, are essential. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, IT proficiency, good inter-personal skills, and the ability to organize conferences and workshops, are also required. Academic research experience in the field of dementia, Parkinson’s or other neurodegenerative disease-related field, and experience of video editing and desktop publishing are desirable.

The post is available immediately and is funded by a grant from the NIHR to March 2019 in the first instance. Starting salary is on UCL Grade 6 in the range £28,014 - £32,830 per annum inclusive, superannuable.

You should apply for this post through UCL's online recruitment - where you can download the job description and person specification using ref: 1711952.

If you have any queries about the application process, please contact Miss E Bertram, HR Manager, UCL Institute of Neurology (email:

Closing Date: 07 March 2018

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