Research Theme Project Manager (HQ)

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Closing Date
27 Sep 2020
£44,674 - £52,701
UK Dementia Research Institute at University College London, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7NF
5 years

Job Details

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative driving forward research to fill this gap. 

The UK DRI Headquarters team is based at UCL yet works across all six of the UK DRI host institutions. Collectively the HQ team is responsible for making the distributed UK DRI community function as a single institute, with a shared culture of intensely collaborative research. 

Game-changing progress in dementia research will require a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to deliver ground-breaking science. To facilitate this the UK DRI has established cross-centre “themes” focused on specific research areas within dementia research. Each thematic group brings multidisciplinary expertise from across the seven UK DRI centres to explore crucial questions, develop new technologies, explore experimental and therapeutic approaches, and share and make better use of data and data analytics.  

The Research Theme Project Manager will drive the themes’ activity, working closely with the themes’ Scientific Leads to coordinate communication and knowledge sharing between researchers across the seven centres, as well as the Headquarters team and the wider thematic communities. They will manage the theme budgets along with logistics on behalf of the theme membership, organise meetings, workshops and events, and establish strong working relationships between researchers across the whole UK DRI.  

This role will be based in the London Headquarters team but may involve travel to the other UK DRI host institutions and require occasional attendance at out-of-hours activities. 


We are looking for strongly motivated, communicative project managers with an interest in neurodegenerative disorders.  

Experience in formal project management in a science or technical environment. Individuals are required to have an excellent contemporary understanding of biomedical neuroscience and dementia research along with knowledge and interest in the mission and research of the UK DRI. Excellent interpersonal, communication. time and event management skills are critical to the role, as is an ability to forge strong working relationships with internal and external colleagues and stakeholders. 

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