|Salary:||£47,414 to £55,805|
|Placed On:||7th February 2023|
|Closes:||21st February 2023|
The UCL Division of Psychiatry is within the Faculty of Brain Sciences and a centre of excellence in Mental Health research. Our aim is to contribute to the improvement of mental health through research and education. We address clinical problems in order to achieve benefits for patients and public health, using insights from basic science. We also deliver innovative teaching, relevant to clinical practice, which is informed by our research.
About the role
We are seeking a Research Programme Manager for the ENHANCE programme.
ENHANCE (Tailored Intervention for brain Health and Cognitive Enrichment) is a 72-month research programme funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)’s Programme Grants for Applied Science (PGAR). The ENHANCE team will first co-develop, and then test an app intervention to facilitate evidence-based, positive behaviour change on 10 risk factors that have been found to increase dementia risk. Our multi-professional expert team consists of PPI, doctors, psychologists, policy leads, managers, an app company, statistician, health economists, and human-computer interaction experts. The ENHANCE app intervention will then be tested in a randomised trial and we will purposefully recruit participants from underserved populations, including people from deprived areas, people with less education, and people from an ethnic minority background.
The successful applicant will ensure the efficient day to day management of the study and its team. They will work closely with Chief Investigator, Dr Sergi Costafreda Gonzalez, co-Chief Investigator Prof Gill Livingston and the rest of the ENHANCE Team to plan, monitor and deliver the study goals according to timelines. The Programme Manager will play a key role in obtaining research permissions and to ensure compliance with the relevant research regulatory framework. The Programme Manager will liaise with community groups and GP practices to facilitate recruitment and study goals. The postholder will monitor study progress to ensure adequate recruitment and data collection, adherence to the protocol and to anticipate, identify and rectify problems. The Programme Manager will organise study meetings, produce regular study reports, and act as point of contact for participants, groups and bodies associated with the study. The postholder will represent ENHANCE at external meetings and contribute to the dissemination of study finding. The Programme Manager will be supported by and will line manage two research assistants and an administrative support post.
The researcher will be based at UCL but will need to work and liaise with other sites. Willingness and ability to travel locally and occasionally around England is therefore a necessary part of this role.
The post is available to start in March 2023 and funded at 1 FTE for 33 months in the first instance, with extension to 72 months subject to satisfactory review by the funder.
The successful applicant will be a researcher with a first degree (2:1 or higher) in a relevant health, psychology or social science, experience in line management and recruitment to a clinical study, and in depth understanding of the regulatory framework for human research. Candidates must have excellent organisational and project management skills necessary for the coordination of a multisite study with tight deadlines. Candidates must also have excellent interpersonal, oral, organisational and written communication skills, and experience in scientific and lay report writing.
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