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Clinical Research Manager

CB21, Cambridge (Hybrid)
Circa £44,000 per year
Job description

We are seeking a Clinical Research Manager to support the Head of Clinical Research in pioneering and advancing the clinical research programme at Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Reporting directly to the Head of Clinical Research, this role will work closely with various departments across Alzheimer’s Research UK, particularly the Research, Policy, Communications and Fundraising Teams and external stakeholders to develop the programme and aid in its successful rollout. This is a new role that will support the implementation of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s new organisational strategy and will be key to delivering impact for people affected by dementia. With the first generation of disease modifying treatments on the horizon, this is an exceptional opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking work in dementia research in the UK, aligning with the government's new investment initiatives in the Dementia Mission.


Main duties and responsibilities of the role:


Assisting in Development and Implementation of Clinical Research Programme


  • Assist in crafting and fine-tuning the strategies for the new clinical research programme under the guidance of the Head of Clinical Research.
  • Lead on the implementation of the clinical research programme, identifying key stakeholders and leading on communication with the clinical research community.
  • Collaborate in the formation and facilitation of the clinical trials steering group, contributing to discussions and implementing advised strategies.
  • Assist in internal reporting mechanisms, ensuring timely updates to the Senior Leadership team and other relevant boards.
  • Work closely with the Public Involvement Officer to integrate best practices in involvement and co-production within the clinical research programme.
  • Ensure appropriate information-sharing between internal stakeholders on the clinical research programme including the research grants team, fundraising and communications colleagues, colleagues in policy and public affairs and finance teams.


Strengthening Relationships with External Stakeholders


  • Play a pivotal role in fostering and nurturing relationships with clinical leaders and research funders in the UK.
  • Act as a liaison between ARUK and external organisations, working towards establishing partnerships that further the clinical research programme’s objectives.
  • Support the Head of Clinical Research in enhancing ARUK’s external profile through active participation in meetings and collaborations with key stakeholders.


Research and Insight


  • Collaborate in mapping the clinical research ecosystem, identifying gaps in funding and recommending actions to address them.
  • Contribute to the development of business plans and budgets by bringing in fresh perspectives and insights into the clinical research space.
  • Support in keeping abreast of developments and trends in dementia clinical research to influence ARUK's strategies and decisions.


What we are looking for:


  • Excellent understanding of the clinical research environment in the UK.
  • Proven experience in partnership building with medical research organisations.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Demonstrable commitment to collaborative and inclusive working.
  • Proven experience in project management with the ability to adhere to deadlines and prioritise tasks.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Commitment to ARUK’s vision, mission and values.
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to work across different teams and departments.
  • Solution-focussed with the ability to problem solve creatively.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Collaborative approach with ability to build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Good communicator with the ability to tailor communications to a range of audiences.


Additional Information:


Ways of working:   As part of our Agile ways of working you will be required to work approximately 2 days a week from the office, which is subject to the requirements of the role and the business needs. Flexibility on where you work can be split between working from home and our office.

Roles that are classed as part of the Agile ways of working are not able to claim any costs for Mileage/Travel on Public Transport, Accommodation and/or Meals.  This includes when attending the office for various meetings/events.


Our Office: Our office is at 3 Riverside, Granta Park, Great Abingdon, Cambridge, CB21 6AD. 


Salary: Circa £44,000 per annum, plus benefits.


Please download the Vacancy Pack for more information.


The closing date for applications is the 10th January 2024, with interviews likely to be held week commencing the 22nd January 2024. We would encourage you to submit your application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Please indicate in your covering letter if you are unable to attend an interview on a certain date.


We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures.  Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either the application or interview stage, please contact us via the channels on our website.


How to apply:

Please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies page. You will be able to attach your CV and covering letter to your application and track the status of your application.


About Alzheimer’s Research UK:

Alzheimer's Research UK is the UK's leading dementia research charity. Our mission is to accelerate progress towards a cure.  Today 1 in 2 people will be impacted by dementia, either through caring for a loved one, developing it themselves or tragically both. But there is hope. 

There has never been a more important and exciting time in dementia research. With promising new drugs in clinical trials that slow the progression of the diseases that cause it, and revolutionary new ways to diagnose them on the horizon, we are now at a tipping point. Working with the smartest minds globally and across the UK, with industry and academia, Alzheimer’s Research UK is uniquely placed to invest in the very best research identifying barriers to a cure and knocking them down so that there are more and better treatments for everyone with dementia. For the first time in history, we can see a future where people with dementia can get a swift and accurate diagnosis, and effective treatments that could slow or even stop their disease. We stand for everyone affected by dementia. We stand for a cure. 

In 2022, we were incredibly proud to be awarded a 3-star accreditation by Best Companies which recognises ‘World Class’ levels of workplace engagement and were also listed in the prestigious Best Companies lists:

• 48th in the 100 Best Large Companies to Work For in the UK.

• 19th in the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the East of England.

• 3rd in the 50 Best Companies to Work For in the Charity Sector.

In addition, we were also shortlisted for a special award recognising the work undertaken on reducing our environmental impact.

In 2021, we were awarded the HR Management award by The Charity Times for our Wellbeing initiatives throughout the pandemic.

In 2020, we demonstrated our commitment to changing the way we think and act about mental health in the workplace and signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge. 

ARUK really does look after its people, where you will be able to add value and make a difference. 

To view further details about working for us and the benefits we offer, please visit Alzheimer’s Research UK

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Posted on: 05 December 2023
Closed date: 04 January 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: CRM/23
Tags: Policy/Research

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