Research Delivery Lead

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7086876 (Ref.No. MHNCC1333)
Posted: October 11, 2021

Job Description

Are you keen to work in a fast paced, dynamic and innovative environment? Do you have experience of working in or managing clinical trials? Do you have strong communication skills and are able to interact with a range of stakeholders across multiple organisations? 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a highly motivated and innovative team at the NIHR Clinical Research Network’s National Coordinating Centre.

The Research Delivery Lead is a senior role in the Research Delivery Directorate providing leadership for a broad range of activities specific to the national management and performance of research delivery within a cluster of clinical specialties (Division). You will be responsible for building and sharing specialist knowledge across the NIHR Clinical Research Network of research delivery within your Specialty areas, both personally, within the national coordinating team and within the 15  NIHR Local Clinical Research Networks. 

As Research Delivery Lead will work closely with the Local Clinical Research Networks (LCRNs) to ensure the whole study delivers to and beyond the Customers’ expectations.  As part of the team you will monitor the clinical specialty research pipeline with the Specialty Cluster offices and work with Local Clinical Research Networks to ensure that research is delivered at the right sites, while increasing equality of access for participants.

The role will report to the Head of Research Delivery, playing an important leadership role within the CRNCC Research Delivery Directorate. You will have line management responsibility for a small team of staff, including a Research Delivery Facilitator.

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

Dr Sarah Crawshaw, Head of Research Delivery


The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The School of Medicine holds a Gold Athena Swan 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 or London
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  NIHR CRNCC
Section:  NIHR CRN - Leeds or London Office
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Working Time:  1.0 full-time equivalent
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (31 March 2024 due to external funding)
Release Date:  Friday 08 October 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 24 October 2021
Reference:  MHNCC1333

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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