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Vacancy details

Closing date: 22 August 2020
Location: Twickenham

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Programme Grants for Applied Research - Subcommittee Membership

We are pleased to announce an excellent opportunity has arisen to participate in Programme Grants for Applied Research assessment committees. These prestigious appointments offer senior applied health researchers the chance to take part in and gain experience of making recommendations to NIHR for large scale, high quality programmes of research for the benefit of patients and the NHS.

Sub-Committee Chair - Programme Grants for Applied Research

This appointment offers senior applied health, public health and social care researchers the chance to lead the sub-committees that formally assess applications and subsequently make funding recommendations for large scale, high quality programmes of research for the benefit of patients, service users, carers and the NHS.

Senior Research Manager

The NIHR’s Central Commissioning Facility (CCF), is based at LGC Ltd's Grant Management Group (GMG) in Twickenham.

About the Role

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Senior Research Manager to lead delivery of a high profile NIHR research portfolio covering areas of experimental medicine and applied health research.  These funding schemes drive the delivery of world-leading clinical research, translating research breakthroughs into new life-saving treatments for patients, driving technical innovation, and supporting the UK’s international competitiveness in clinical research.

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Programme Lead, and working closely with the Department for Health and Social Care, and key liaison point for the post holder will manage activities including: 

  • leading the end-to-end delivery of funding calls (commissioning; from scope to contract) for infrastructure funding schemes for NIHR e.g.  in areas such as Biomedical Research, Patient Safety and Applied Health,
  • relationship building with Directors, managers and associated networks to develop effective communication and trusted relationships with the community,
  • working with stakeholders to support development of a forward-looking agenda and workplan relevant  to the research and health policy landscape, and
  • developing and delivering appropriate monitoring and impact activities.

You will have significant experience of leading a portfolio or ‘patch’ within a research funding environment (public, charity or private), the NHS or university research management environment, or working within industry. You will also bring experience of strategic leadership of complex programmes, knowledge of the UK’s research environment and political agenda, and honed skills in stakeholder management.

View the full job description and apply for the role here.