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Research Project Manager (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a part time Research Project Manager (0.65 FTE) in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, to join and manage a research programme funded by the UK Medical Research Council to develop clinical informatics for mental health research.

The project involves approximately 11 senior scientists and 8 project-specific staff including the post-holder, and spans the University of Cambridge (Department of Psychiatry; Department of Computer Science and Technology), the NHS (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge University Health Partners), Microsoft Research UK. There are collaborations with other UK institutions as part of the MRC Mental Health Data Pathfinder Programme.

The broad themes are (1) consolidating and extending the reach of the CPFT Research Database in a national context, through the secure de-identification and analysis of data collected in the course of clinical care; (2) improving the range and depth of structured clinical and cognitive data in mental health records, through the development and application of software tools created in the University; (3) tackling the mortality gap in serious mental illness, by applying machine learning techniques to healthcare data; (4) democratizing mental health research, through the development of methods to support clinician- and patient-led research and, via patient/public involvement (PPI), the development of NHS consent models relating to research with potential national applicability.

The post-holder will be responsible for the overall administration and management of the programme, under the direction of the principal investigator and the programme oversight committee. The role will entail: management of the project including postdoctoral, programming, and PPI staff; management of the budget of £1.5m over 2 years; liaison with the funding body; coordination of project evaluation; interviewing; writing reports; and scheduling/monitoring the research activities to ensure they align with the overall plan and objectives. Experience of research project management is essential.

Informal enquiries concerning the role may be directed to Dr Rudolf Cardinal enquiries concerning the application may be directed to Karin Uttin

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 March 2020 in the first instance.

This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. 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.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 21st June, with interviews taking place on Thursday 5th July 2018.

Please quote reference RN15684 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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