|Salary:||£34,308 to £42,155 Grade 7|
|Placed On:||27th February 2023|
|Closes:||17th March 2023|
Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3SY
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has recently awarded Research Unit funding to the University of Oxford and University College London for development work within the area of transfusion transmitted infections in partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and Public Health England (PHE). The team will comprise a Unit Director (Peter Simmonds), theme leads in areas of Next Generation Sequencing technologies (Tanya Golubchik), Viromics (Judy Breuer) and Transfusion Safety (Heli Harvala) along with representatives from NHSBT and PHE and a Programme Manager.
The overall strategy of the Blood Transfusion Research Unit (BTRU) is to support and strengthen NHSBT capabilities in areas of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology, viromics and evaluation of transmission risks from defined and emerging pathogens. The programme employs 4 senior scientists, and nine PhD students and will generate an infrastructure within NHSBT for the application of genomics-based screening and strategic preparedness for emerging pathogens. The programme infrastructure will be used to attract external research and industry funding to further develop BTRU research and development capability and its support beyond the end of the programme.
As a Patient and Public Involvement, Engagement and participation lead and coordinator your main duties will include: Project Management, PPIEP Innovation and Development, Communication and Networking.
The appointee PPIE lead and coordinator will be supporting the development and delivery of the PPIE Strategy for the blood and transplant research unit- Genomics to Enhance Microbial Screening (BTRU-GEMS). The role will include meeting with researchers to discuss their PPIE needs; supporting and at times facilitating the delivery of PPIE activities in a number of settings including in-person, online and in the community; and developing and managing a programme of engagement events with supporting communications.
You will be educated to MSc level (or hold equivalent experience) in a relevant area of research and with a demonstrable sufficient experience in developing and delivering effective PPIE activities within a health, community, research or higher education environment; understanding of the key concepts and principles of PPIE. You will have excellent and effective communication skills with evidence of an ability to engage with people from a variety of backgrounds and facilitate communication between groups; excellent negotiating, diplomacy and influencing skills.
The post is part-time (30 hours per week) and fixed-term up to 31/03/2027.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.
Only applications received before 12:00 midday on 17th March 2023 will be considered.
Contact Person: Senior HR Officer
Closing Date & Time: 17-Mar-2023 12:00
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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