Research Programme Manager

At THIS Institute we aim to create a world-leading scientific asset for the NHS by strengthening the evidence-base for improving the quality and safety of healthcare. Co-created by two exceptional organisations – the University of Cambridge and the Health Foundation – THIS Institute is founded on the guiding principle that efforts to improve care should be based on the highest quality evidence. The institute hosts around 35 staff and has strong links across University of Cambridge departments and with RAND Europe, a not-for-profit Cambridge-based research organisation, and with Homerton College, Cambridge, as well as with multiple external partners.

THIS Institute is building a large portfolio of studies ranging from small-scale qualitative work through to large-scale national studies, including randomised trials, with a common goal of generating an evidence-base on how to improve quality and safety in healthcare. The research is characterised by a very high degree of patient, public, and staff engagement, and uses innovative methods including citizen science.

THIS Institute seeks to appoint an outstanding Research Programme Manager for its portfolio of studies. Reporting to the Institute’s Strategic Operations Lead, the Programme Manager will lead the effective operations for all Institute studies.

The individual appointed will establish sound research management systems and ensure their effective functioning of all THIS Institute projects. The individual will create and monitor financial budgets, monitor progress against project plans and objectives, assist with the management of relationships with external stakeholders, including academic partners contracted to deliver key research activities, and provide effective scientific, ethical and project management oversight for all studies. Planning, allocation and forecasting of resources and expenditure, where necessary using modelling techniques, will be a key responsibility. For some studies, they may also take a direct role in day-to-day project management. The role will also have an important role in reporting to external funders using both narrative and quantitative methods.

The post holder will be educated to degree level in a relevant subject. They will be able to manage projects to the highest standards to ensure timely delivery of high-quality outputs within budgets.

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Email helen.lonergan@thisinstitute.cam.ac.uk

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At THIS Institute we aim to create a world-leading scientific asset for the NHS by strengthening the evidence-base for improving the quality and safety of healthcare.

Co-created by two exceptional organisations – the University of Cambridge and the Health Foundation – THIS Institute is founded on the guiding principle that efforts to improve care should be based on the highest quality evidence.

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  • Date posted

    07/11/2019
  • Closing date

    18/11/2019
  • Job reference

    RH21046
  • Team:

    Research
  • Contract type

    Fixed term
  • Salary:

    £36,914 - £49,553

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