The Programme Manager will cover the full end-to-end process of research management, from launching new calls for applications through to the active monitoring of funded projects and will require an ability to work collaboratively with other team members. They will also be responsible for the coordination, support and delivery of a wide range of activities to involve communities and organisations in research management processes such as overseeing the public review process of applications and managing the recruitment of public members to funding committees. The post provides the opportunity for external liaison, with interfaces to UK government, academia, industry and the clinical and public involvement communities.
The National Institute of Health Research Central Commissioning Facility (NIHR CCF) based at LGC Ltd (www.lgcgroup.com) in Twickenham manages a number of research funding programmes on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care with a total annual value in excess of £375 million.
In recent years the Department of Health and Social Care and NIHR have started to fund research programmes to benefit the health and wealth of individuals in low and middle-income countries (LMICS) across the globe. It provides an opportunity for UK universities to exploit their gold standard science and research capabilities overseas or expand their existing global health work. LGC is two Global Health Programme Managers (0.8 FTE) to join its Global Health team with interest in managing LMIC-focused programmes and the use of Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding and/or developing community and public involvement in the context of research management.