Programme Manager in Musculoskeletal Research

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7081666 (Ref.No. MHLRM1162)
Posted: July 28, 2021

Job Description

Do you want to be part of a world-leading clinical research group conducting research on common musculoskeletal diseases? Do you have project management and administrative experience and strong interpersonal and team-working skills? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Faculty of Medicine and Health for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual seeking a role in project management to join a world-leading clinical research group. 

Based at Chapel Allerton Hospital the Musculoskeletal Research Programme Manager will coordinate a portfolio of work on common non-inflammatory  musculoskeletal (MSK) diseases, including a £2.5m research programme, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The programme, led by the University of Leeds in partnership with the Universities of Southampton, Keele and Aberdeen, will develop and evaluate a digital rehabilitation package of care for distal upper limb pain

The role holder will work closely with academics and researchers to coordinate and manage all aspects of the non-inflammatory MSK portfolio, and for the Programme Grant will be responsible for project reports, finances and social media. The role-holder must have the ability to organise a team to achieve specific tasks and have excellent communication skills to work and build relationships with grant stakeholders. 

You will have a first degree, be able to demonstrate experience of project management administration in a research setting and have excellent interpersonal and team-working skills. The post is available for two years, commencing 1st July 2021.

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

Dr Sarah Kingsbury


Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme

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 Medicine holds the Gold award.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical 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 - Chapel Allerton Hospital
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Medicine (LIRMM)
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  0.7 - 0.8 Full Time Equivalent
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 2 years)
Release Date:  Monday 26 July 2021
Closing Date:  Tuesday 31 August 2021
Interview Date:  Friday 10 September 2021
Reference:  MHLRM1162

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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