Project Manager/ Science Communicator

Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Healt

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 23rd Feb 2021
  • Salary: £44,737- £52,764 per annum
  • REF: 1874867
  • Closes: 23rd March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

A position is available for a Project Manager/Science Communicator with strong skills in managing and coordinating large collaborative research studies to lead on the management of this NIHR-funded Precision Antimicrobial Resistance Programme which is led by Professor Judy Breuer within the Institute of Child Health (ICH), part of the UCL Faculty of Population Sciences.

Precision AMR is a dynamic research partnership which brings together investigators from UCL, University College London Hospital Trust/Health Services Laboratories, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Mortimer Market Centre Sexual Health Clinic. The NIHR grant will fund infrastructure to enable the development of state-ofthe-art genomic diagnostics, new computing methods to link results to patient records, the delivery of results to hand held devices and the clinical behaviour changes needed to interrupt AMR.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with strong management leadership skills who has the ability to communicate well and generate a collaborative ethos within the Programme. The post holder should be proactive and pursue the aims of the Programme systematically and provide co-ordination, management and support for the strategic development of research activities across the Programme.

The post is funded until 31 March 2022 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The ideal candidate will have at least an Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field; and have experience of delivering administrative, financial and research management support to complex multistakeholder research programmes. The post holder should have experience of science communication; both oral and written communication to report on complex issues to a broad range of audiences and excellent interpersonal skills to develop effective relationships with staff at all levels. Experience of working in a higher education environment or an environment related to antimicrobial resistance research; and a willingness to travel for work related work assignments are also essential requirements.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of the page.

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Closing Date

23 Mar 2021

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