Clinical Research Portfolio Manager

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
28 May 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you passionate about clinical research? Are you a self-motivated and enthusiastic team member with extensive experience of working in clinical trials? Have you experience of managing a research portfolio including NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) studies (commercial and non-commercial), non-portfolio studies (commercial and non-commercial), and post-award grant activities? If this is you, we will be delighted to hear from you.

The Nottingham University Hospitals Research and Innovation department is undergoing a redesign to bring research closer to our patients. Our vision is to situate Nottingham University Hospitals Trust at the very forefront of clinical research placing patient needs at the centre of our research activity. Our priority now is to attract the very best people to provide high-quality clinical research to ensure that our patients benefit from new and better treatments.

Main duties of the job

The Divisional Portfolio Manager will provide a specialist role, managing the research portfolio across the Division to realise R&I, Trust, and National objectives, proactively finding solutions to barriers as they arise in accordance with appropriate guidance throughout.

The successful candidate will act as a central point of contact within the Division for researchers and R&I colleagues, and will be expected to provide expert support or appropriate sign posting to researchers from conception to completion of study. The post-holder will be responsible for engaging with internal and external parties to ensure that research projects are initiated and delivered in a timely manner.

About us

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We are changing the lives of millions of people through outstanding clinical research developed by world-leading clinicians, academics and scientists in Nottingham. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the biggest and busiest acute hospitals in England, employing over 16,000 staff. We provide care to over 2.5million residents of Nottingham and its surrounding communities and specialist services to a further 3-4million people from neighbouring counties.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for a high calibre candidate with a passion for health research to complement our existing team. We are seeking a Divisional Portfolio Manager to guide and develop our research portfolio across Surgery Division. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving the progression of a divisional research portfolio supporting and facilitating all aspects of research activity. A comprehensive and supportive induction/ mentorship programme will be offered.

We understand our people are at the heart of what we do and we are passionate about looking after them. We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity. We select candidates based on merit and ability and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce. We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment.

Clinical research is central to the care we provide for every patient. We deliver over 400 clinical trials across all specialties working as part of the healthcare team, and supported by experts in every part of the research process. Our NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre is translating research discoveries into new treatments for common diseases including asthma and arthritis. Central to our research is Nottinghams expertise in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Supporting all of our research is the NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facility which provides the infrastructure, skills and knowledge essential to the delivery of high quality experimental medicine research for adults and children. Our expertise and resources are at the forefront of COVID-19 research into effective treatments and vaccines, as well as contributing to the worlds understanding of Coronavirus.

Through our dedicated Research Futures multi-professionalschool, we support the development of knowledge, skills and careers for all clinical and non-clinical roles in research. Ourvisionis to drive the next generation of scientific discoveryand enableevery member of our research workforce to realise their full potential.

In addition to the above summary you need to familiarise yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Clinical / scientific degree or equivalent demonstrable experience in operational management.


  • Experience of supporting a grant application to a national funding body.



  • An understanding of R&D issues in the NHS.


  • Experience of working in a large teaching hospital or University.



  • An understanding of R&D issues in the NHS.
  • Thorough understanding of the systems and processes, which are used to support the delivery of high quality clinical care in a research environment
  • Proven project management experience


  • Experience of working in a large teaching hospital or University
  • Commercial research experience
  • Previous experience in using IRAS for R&D applications



  • Extensive IT and IS skills including Microsoft Office and MS Excel

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