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Research & Development Project Manager

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Regent Point
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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As a Project Manager within the Newcastle Joint Research Office (NJRO), you will be responsible for providing project management support primarily for the ADVANCE study, an observational cohort study with biological sample collection that aims to gain a greater understanding of Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH). The post holder will be responsible for providing proactive support to the Chief Investigator with regards to setting up and managing the study within the UK and Europe, and will be the key point of contact for multiple UK and international sites.
  • Interview Date Thursday, 14 December 2023
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide proactive support to the Chief Investigator with regards to the set up and ongoing management of the ADVANCE study.
  • Act as the pivotal point of contact for all UK and international research sites involved in the ADVANCE study.
  • Provide support to the research team in relation to research governance responsibilities.
  • Actively manage project specific activities, helping to ensure identified milestones and recruitment targets are met.
  • Work collaboratively with the wider research team.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide proactive research support to Investigators and teams seeking to set up and manage Trust sponsored research studies.
  • Study management responsibilities for Trust-sponsored studies.
  • To provide support to the research team in relation to research governance responsibilities.
  • In association with the research teams, actively manage project specific activities, ensuring identified milestones and recruitment targets are met.
  • Prepare detailed study timelines for specific projects, monitoring study progress on a continuous basis, with a clear understanding of any impact on the critical path.
  • Identify mechanisms for the early identification of potential issues in meeting milestones and development of potential solutions, including revisions to financial flows, along with the investigator and other teams.
  • Co-ordination of various management, steering group and project-specific team meetings to ensure appropriate progress against objectives is maintained.
  • A conduit for the research team across the other relevant teams supporting the project including, but not limited to Sponsor, finance, Grants & Contracts team, R& D and support departments.
  • Maintenance of research activity databases and assistance with the development of milestone/annual reports to the relevant funding bodies.
  • Work collaboratively with wider R& D Team, providing support where required.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • oEducated to degree level or equivalent qualification and/or experience of working in clinical research


  • oProject Management qualification (for example: PRINCE2)

Knowledge & Experience


  • oAdvanced knowledge and expertise (to post graduate level equivalent) in setting up a variety of types of clinical trials/research studies (ideally, in a study/trial co-ordinator role) and the respective approvals and permissions required
  • oKnowledge of funding streams and award contractual obligations including financial flows
  • oAdvanced knowledge and expertise regarding the laws, guidelines and frameworks which govern the set up and conduct of clinical research within the UK (includes, but not limited to: Statutory Instruments GCP UK Policy Framework EU Directive)
  • oAdvanced knowledge of terminology used in clinical research
  • oExperience of project planning and management


  • oA thorough understanding of research-related processes, particularly within the NHS

Skills & Abilities


  • oAdvanced organisational skills and ability to manage multiple projects at various stages of development with various deadlines
  • oExcellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills and ability to facilitate collaborative working relationships
  • oExcellent written and oral communication skills, including presentations
  • oAdvanced IT skills, specifically in use of Microsoft Office Applications, to underpin the ability to create and/or develop reporting tools


  • oExcellent interpersonal skills in dealing with a diverse range of staff
  • oAbility to analyse, interpret and compare data
  • oAbility to contribute to a team approach
  • oAbility to problem solve/make decisions

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Regent point

317 Regent Point


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