Project Manager
University of Oxford Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Information and Discovery
United Kingdom

Project Manager


Big Data Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Information and Discovery, Old Road Campus, Oxford

Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 p.a.


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Big Data Institute working with Professor Gil McVean in the Oxford-Novartis collaboration. As the Project Manager of the Oxford-Novartis collaboration you will ensure the smooth running of all aspects of the programme, including the scientific and financial management of the programme’s activities. You will therefore lead in developing and implementing project plans for the collaboration, as well as contribute to the management of many other elements of the collaboration’ s activities. The post will require complex communication of conceptual ideas and complex information that may be highly detailed, technical and specialist on a regular basis. You will also lead in the management of all aspects of the project’s finances, including developing budgets and reviewing expenditure.


You will collate milestones, objectives, deliverables and spend vs budgets to ensure everything proceeds according to tight deadlines. This will also involve organising and leading management meetings. You will be a key figure in harmonizing input from these research activities to present the plan for implementation that meets the strategic aims of the collaboration. This will involve organising and attending meetings in all participating centres, as well as extensive email and phone communications.


You must hold or be close to completion of postgraduate degree in statistics, data science or a relevant biological subject. Or equivalent experience with the demonstrable intellectual capacity, reasoning and analytical skills expected of a graduate. You will also have significant project management experience within a complex organisation, proven track record of planning, managing and controlling projects to ensure the timely delivery within budget.


Excellent problem solving skills, self-motivation, organisational skills are essential, along with evidence of high standard communication skills both oral and written are also essential.


This full-time position is fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance.


Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the document below. Applications for this vacancy should be made online and you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.


The closing date for this post will be 12.00 noon on Thursday 23 May 2019.

Contact Person :               HR Assistant       Vacancy ID :        140523

Contact Phone :                01865 612892     Closing Date :     23-May-2019

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