|Salary:||£47,047 to £52,841 per annum (pro rata), Grade K|
|Placed On:||28th March 2023|
|Closes:||24th April 2023|
This post is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and able research programme manager to join a multidisciplinary academic team in Population Health Sciences Bristol Medical School. You will be based at the University of Bristol (Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Clifton). The NIHR-funded IPAP-UTI programme grant (Improving Primary care Antibiotic Prescribing to reduce antibiotic resistant Urinary Tract Infections) is led by Dr Ashley Hammond and Professor Alastair Hay.
The overall aim of the programme is to optimise UK antibiotic prescribing for urinary tract infections (UTIs) in primary care, in response to local antimicrobial resistance (AMR) trends. This programme seeks to: (i) provide the evidence needed by policy makers; and (ii) deliver a step-change in antibiotic stewardship research by focussing primarily on AMR and not just antibiotic prescribing. The programme will include four integrated workstreams (WS). WS1 activities, occurring once, will involve identification of AMR targets and intervention development. WS2, 3 and 4 will repeat within each GP practice cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT), with each RCT conducted in a different Integrated Care Board targeting a different AMR target. WS2 is the RCT preparatory stage, WS3 is the RCT internal pilot, and WS4 will complete, analyse and report the RCT. The programme incorporates the use of mixed-methods, including qualitative and large-scale, routinely collected AMR and antibiotic dispensing data to identify areas across England with high prevalence of AMR to commonly used antibiotics used to treat UTIs, and use this data to establish a virtuous cycle of ‘common protocol’, ‘efficient design’ RCTs.
What will you be doing?
You will be responsible for the overall management of the IPAP-UTI programme, including developing a common trials protocol, managing programme budget, and organising and chairing programme management meetings. You will collaborate with the IPAP-UTI Principal Investigators and co-investigators to deliver research outputs to the highest possible standards, on time and within budget. You will act as a bridge between workstreams, monitor progress towards agreed objectives and milestones, escalating serious or strategic issues to Dr Hammond and Professor Hay.
You should apply if
You are educated to degree level, ideally with a PhD in a relevant discipline, and have substantial experience of successful research programme management, and experience in randomised controlled trial management in clinical or non-clinical settings.
You have excellent communication, presentation and organisational skills as these are essential for this role, plus a proven ability to write reports and journal articles to a high standard to a range of audiences.
You have experience of social media communication, web design and editing and experience using STATA, R, or similar statistical software
Contract type: Open ended with funding until 30/06/25
Work pattern: Part time/ 0.6 FTE
Shift pattern: 21h per week
This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on 24/04/2023
For informal queries please contact: Ashley Hammond, Ashley.Hammond@bristol.ac.uk, 0117 455 9500
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