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Research Informatics Engagement Manager

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.

By working at Alzheimer’s Research UK, you will be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. In 2020, we were listed 39th in the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For.  We were also awarded a 2-star accreditation by Best Companies, recognising outstanding levels of workplace engagement and were listed in the 75 Best Companies to Work For in the East of England.

The Research Informatics team at ARUK is leading the coordination of the Early Detection of Neurodegenerative Diseases (EDoN) initiative. EDoN is a growing and exciting collaboration among more than 13 organisations aiming to create a digital toolkit and machine learning models to enable the detection of specific dementia-causing diseases decades before overt cognitive symptoms become apparent. The Research Informatics team, as part of the EDoN coordination group, provides support to the EDoN initiative and its partners in the following areas: Project management, Policy and Ethics, Communications, Capacity Building, and Governance & Legislation.

The Research Informatics Engagement Manager is an excellent opportunity to work in the Research Informatics team to support the EDoN initiative and its partners to achieve their goals. As Research Informatics Engagement Manager, you will report to the Head of Research Informatics and it is expected you will manage between one and three Research Informatics Officers.

Main duties and responsibilities of the role:

  • Identify and facilitate collaboration opportunities strategic for the EDoN initiative.
  • Support, mentor and manage officers at the Research Informatics team to support capacity building activities.
  • Coordinate the effective engagement with EDoN collaborators.
  • Work with the programme manager to define and manage open calls with the goal to engage external partners who could strengthen and support the activities of the EDoN initiative.
  • Support fundraising activities engaging with donors and funders.
  • Work with the DEMON network and EDoN working groups to engage researchers and data scientists in workshops, training, and networking activities to support EDoN data science activities.
  • Represent the Research Informatics Team externally, support the Head of Research Informatics to maintain excellent working relationships with external partners.
  • Undertake any other relevant duties and projects delegated by the Head of Research Informatics in line with the responsibilities of the post.
  • Contribute to external events as a representative of ARUK including national and international conferences.

What we are looking for:

  • A postgraduate degree in technology or biomedical research
  • Excellent analytical, organisational and communication skills
  • Excellent skills supporting and facilitating the work of colleagues
  • Excellent skills delegating work and empowering direct reports
  • Proven work experience in managing and coordinating projects, ideally clinical, data or technology projects
  • Experience managing staff and fostering strategic collaborations
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively and confidently with both individuals and groups
  • Motivated and able to approach problems systematically and creatively
  • High standard of written English
  • Flexibility for leading/participating in meetings/teleconferences with international stakeholder

Location: Granta Park, near Cambridge.

Salary: Circa £37,000 per annum, plus benefits

The closing date for applications is the 7th June 2020, with interviews to be held on the 16th June 2020. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on this date.

In order to be considered, please visit our website; https://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/about-us/work-for-us/jobs/ create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies Page. You will be able to attach a CV and covering letter to your application, track your application and view other vacancies that may be of interest.

To view further details about this role, the vacancy pack and the benefits of working for us please visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.