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Research Manager (VA Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology PPIE/Communication)

University College London - Division of Medicine

Location: London
Salary: £35,328 to £42,701 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th July 2019
Closes: 12th August 2019
Job Ref: 1815997

Research Department of Inflammation

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,328 - £42,701 per annum , inclusive of London Allowance.

This is a new and exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and creative individual to be at the cutting edge of developments in adolescent rheumatology research.

The Arthritis Research UK Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology at University College London (UCL), University College London Hospital (UCLH) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), the ‘Centre’, is a unique initiative established in October 2012 through partnership funding from Arthritis Research UK, Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity, two departments of UCL (UCL Division of Medicine and UCL GOS Institute of Child Health), two NIHR-funded Biomedical Research Centres (UCLH and GOSH BRCs) and two NHS hospital Trusts.

The ‘Centre’ has just successfully negotiated a quinquennial review and been awarded a further five years funding starting from April 2018. We have reviewed the supporting infrastructure of the ‘Centre’ to enable its continued growth and development.

The role holder will inform and support the on-going development of the Centre patient and public and engagement strategy with the support of the Centre Research Co-ordinator as well as line manage the Centre Administrator and staff supporting the portfolio of interventional observational trials in adolescent rheumatology across both sites.

This role will be pivotal in enabling that growth and is funded up to 31st March 2023, in the first instance.

This post will require first degree in science/healthcare related discipline or equivalent experience, experience of dealing with confidential information and of data management, Clinical Practice and Research Governance knowledge, knowledge of Office Access or other suitable computerised programme for database construction, as well as ability to work independently and in a team, prioritise their workload and being able to identify the training needs of other staff members.

The successful candidate will be expected to work on their own initiative, seeking guidance and advice where necessary from Principal Investigators and Directors of the ‘Centre’. Previous experience in public and or patient involvement and engagement, and in research project management is desirable.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above. For an informal discussion please contact Dr Coziana Ciurtin ( For any queries regarding this advert or recruitment process please contact Anita Gorasia (

Closing Date: 12/8/2019

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

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