Department/Division: Grant Management Group, Health Science & Innovation
Closing Date: 4 February 2018
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is a large, multi-faceted and nationally distributed organisation funded through the Department of Health and Social Care. Together, NIHR people, facilities and systems represent the most integrated clinical research system in the world, driving research from bench to bedside for the benefit of patients and the economy.
LGC is an international life sciences company working with customers in the government, academic, pharmaceutical, agricultural biotechnology, food, environment, security and sports sectors to achieve excellence in investigative, diagnostic and measurement science. LGC’s Grant Management Group (GMG) are experts in managing research funding to maximise its impact.
On behalf of the UK Department of Health and Social Care, GMG manages two important components of the National Institute for Health Research: the Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) and the NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI).
NIHR has a significant portfolio of investments in experimental medicine and early translational research infrastructure, with a value of £1 billion over five years. Our Biomedical Research Centres and Clinical Research Facilities are transforming scientific breakthroughs into life-saving treatments for patients, driving innovation, and enabling the UK’s international competitiveness in this crucial area.
We require a dynamic individual to manage this important portfolio within our Infrastructure. The right candidate could have experience within an NHS or University research environment, working within the industry, or in research funding. Whatever your background, you will bring your knowledge of the UK’s translational research environment, and skills in stakeholder management and strategic leadership of complex programmes.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Infrastructure and Faculty, the postholder will lead on NIHR’s activities in experimental medicine, and contribute to other ongoing strategic priorities related to our work, including cross-NIHR projects. This will require deft handling of relationships across NIHR and with award holders and oversight of a number of key processes.
In addition, Senior Programme Managers may be expected to line manage at least one member of staff.
Required Knowledge, Experience and Technical Skills:
Due to the highly sensitive nature of the work, applicants should note that security clearance may be required for this role. To gain security clearance you must have three years of continuous residency in the UK. Criminal convictions may prevent you from gaining security clearance. This role may, in addition, require random alcohol/drug screening.
To apply, please forward your CV to email@example.com, along with a covering letter indicating your suitability for the role.
|Salary:||£40,000 - more for an exceptional candidate|
|Placed On:||11th January 2019|
|Closes:||4th February 2019|
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