CB21, Cambridge
Circa £30,000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

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 Project Coordinator position is an excellent opportunity to work in the Research Informatics team to support the EDoN initiative and its partners to achieve their goals. As the Research Informatics Project Coordinator, you will report to the Research Informatics Engagement Manager.

Main duties and responsibilities of the role:

  • Support the EDoN capacity building group to engage relevant stakeholders and promote the project externally.
  • Occasionally support the EDoN project management group contributing to effectively coordinate EDoN activities and support EDoN partners.
  • Support the Research Informatics Engagement Manager and the Working Groups with identifying and engaging potential new partners that may be able to contribute to EDoN
  • Support the coordination of open calls to the research community
  • Support the organisation of workshops and talks related to EDoN
  • Support the dissemination of EDoN results (e.g. in publications, conference talks, etc.)
  • Support the project management group to help partners manage their tasks, documents, reporting and communications
  • Ensure information about EDoN (activities, outputs and outcomes) is shared across the project and is efficiently promoted both internally and externally as required
  • Identify issues, recognise opportunities and propose solutions to help establish and maintain successful collaborations and demonstrate agility in response to unexpected challenges
  • Implement project management best practices to increase the efficiency of the activities in the EDoN initiative
  • Represent the Research Informatics Team externally, support the Research Informatics Engagement Manager to maintain excellent working relationships with external partners
  • Undertake any other relevant duties and projects delegated by the Research Informatics Engagement Manager in line with the responsibilities of the post

What we are looking for:

  • A degree related to technology (e.g. computer science, software engineering, etc.), data science, or life sciences
  • Excellent analytical, organisational and communication skills
  • Excellent skills supporting and facilitating the work of colleagues
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking abilities
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining successful professional relationships with technology providers and/or health/data initiatives
  • Experience working with digital health technologies (e.g. wearable devices or apps) and/or some understanding of data science techniques such as machine learning
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively and confidently with both individuals and groups
  • Motivated and able to approach problems systematically and creatively

Location: Granta Park, near Cambridge.

Salary: Circa £30,000 per annum, plus benefits

Please download the Vacancy Pack for more details.

The closing date for applications is the 2nd August 2020 with interviews likely to be held on the 11th August 2020. We would encourage applicants to submit their application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Should we wish to contact you to arrange an earlier interview this will be arranged based on the availability of the candidate and the panel. When applying, please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on a certain date.

To be considered, 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 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 and the benefits of working for us please visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.

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Refreshed on: 18 July 2020
Closed date: 02 August 2020
Job ref: RIPC/20/11
Tags: Policy/Research, Project Management