Scientific Research Project Manager
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Scientific Research Project Manager (Fixed Term)

We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to provide high-level scientific research support for the Head of the Department of Medicine, and to promote the Department's mission, achievements and communications.

This is an exciting key position in the core team in Medicine, reporting directly to the Head of Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Preparing major research funding proposals.
  • Coordinating and facilitating the public communication of science for the Department.
  • Providing key support in scientific writing, co-ordination and preparation of reports, funding applications and publicity materials.
  • Reporting and communicating with a wide range of stakeholders including establishing a world-class web-portal for the Department, organising scientific events and interfacing with the University and the NHS.
  • Involvement in other Departmental projects as they arise.
  • Deputising where necessary for the Head of Department on relevant project committees.

The Department of Medicine is one of the largest in the Clinical School, comprising 12 Divisions, each involved in research related to human disease. Principal investigators are a mix of clinical and non-clinical scientists. The Department has 400+ staff (including 28 Professors) and holds research grants totalling in excess of £145m (annual expenditure around £30 million). The Department operates from numerous sites around the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus and is expanding in size and scope, including the recently opened Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Diseases (CITIID).

The successful post holder will hold a degree in a relevant biological or scientific field and have extensive experience in scientific writing and editing.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Ken Smith, Head of Department (hodmed@medschl.cam.ac.uk).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

The closing date for applications is the 12 July 2020.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RC23249 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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