Project Manager

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7080019 (Ref.No. MHDEN1191)
Posted: June 18, 2021

Job Description

Do you have a PhD and oral health research experience to lead the day to day delivery of a NIHR funded research project? Do you have expertise of working with families of children with autism and early-years professionals in the community? Do you want to lead the co-design of a new oral health intervention, taking responsibility for a robust needs assessment and then disseminating the findings to a mixed audience? Would you like to develop your project, staff and financial management skills?


We are seeking an enthusiastic team player with strategic planning and project management experience to support a RfPB funded research project. The project will work with families of young children with autism and the professionals who work with them. Together, we will explore the barriers and facilitators to good oral health habits and design a support package. This package will help families to be confident in looking after their child’s teeth. This study will identify what support they need, who could provide it and the best times to provide support.


You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the project, staff and financial management and will lead the scoping review, qualitative interviews, mapping behaviours determinants using appropriate theories and frameworks and co-design of the intervention prototype, working with families, professionals and wider local and national stakeholders.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Peter Day, Professor and Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry

Tel: +44 (0)113 3436139; Email:


Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Dentistry holds the Silver award.   We are committed to being an inclusive school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  School of Dentistry
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  70%
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (18 months due to external grant funding)
Release Date:  Thursday 17 June 2021
Closing Date:  Thursday 01 July 2021
Reference:  MHDEN1191

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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