Scientific Project Manager UK Dementia Research Institute (Imperial)

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Closing Date
15 Apr 2024
£53,927 - £64,935 per annum, plus benefits
UK Dementia Research Institute, Department of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London, White City Campus - Hybrid
This is a full-time, 2 year fixed term role based at White City Campus.

About the job

Dementia is the biggest health challenge of our century.

To date there is no way to prevent it or even slow its progression, and there is an urgent need to fill the knowledge gap in our basic understanding of the diseases that cause it.

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

The UK DRI at Imperial brings together researchers from diverse backgrounds with fresh perspectives, drawing on the university’s unique strengths, resources and focus on science, engineering, medicine and business. The team recognises that the challenges of dementia demand new concepts, new approaches and a diverse range of new research tools and directions. Their holistic approach views the ageing brain in the context of the ageing body, not in isolation.

Are you looking for a challenging Project Management role with big societal impact?

Are you looking to develop your planning, negotiation and people management skills? If the answer is yes, then this may be the role for you.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop a career in applied clinical research management, within the emerging field of Digitally Enabled Care remote monitoring technologies and cutting-edge data management applied to clinical research. The role will offer a unique opportunity to contribute to two projects that are both highly technical and with significant social impact. The post holder will work alongside dedicated software developers, clinical researchers, data scientists, healthcare professionals and designers. You will have an influential role in the planning, deployment and operation of the NHS extension of Minder, a project with the potential to deliver positive impact to individuals and broader society and coordination of the Biomarker Repository Work Package TBI reporter.

This position is within the?UK DRI Care Research and Technology Centre?(CR&T) at Imperial College London, which has been established to address a medical research area of the highest importance and future impact as one of seven new national centres of excellence embedded in major UK universities. We are looking for a suitably qualified candidate, regardless of background, to become a valued member of a highly capable team based at a prestigious research institution. Imperial College provides enthusiastic and curious individuals with a broad range of employee benefits, including extensive opportunities for personal development.

You will be responsible for the development and implementation of the CR&T product “Minder platform” into the NHS systems. You will work with the CR&T Management team as well as with the Clinical teams located at ICHT NHS trusts.

In addition, you will be expected to coordinate and deliver the biomarker repository, across collaborating sites, supporting the teams, managing external agencies whilst overseeing milestones, budgets and writing reports.

You will closely monitor activities for their strategic management, regular report research outcomes, and support efforts to maximise their impact, lead the running of the two studies, making sure that research activities are conducted as per protocol. 

Essential Criteria 

We expect you to have relevant clinical research management experience from working in academia and/or industry. You will need to demonstrate an ability to coordinate research projects and understand clinical research practices (i.e. information governance and GDPR).

We also expect you to have excellent organisational skills and ability to manage own workload as well as manage multidisciplinary team. This role would require the ability to quickly establish strong and effective working relationships with a wide range of people and at all levels.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a brief assignment at interview.

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Contact information

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