The HQ team supports and connects all centres that make up the UK DRI, with resource in finance, science strategy, communications, HR and tech transfer.
The UK DRI HQ team is recruiting a Digital Projects Manager to lead on the set-up, piloting, on-boarding, roll-out, troubleshooting and change of digital infrastructure applications to enable scientific research and collaboration across the UK DRI and its six host institutions. This will include supporting and advocating the adoption of these tools by their users, and helping define, configure and modify the applications to be fit for purpose. As the key point of integration and accountability for ensuring the projects’ success the role holder will need to work closely with service provider partners and internal teams of scientists across the UK DRI. Although the role will be mainly based in the UK DRI HQ it will involve regular travel across the UK to the UK DRI centres. You’ll have demonstrable project management experience, exceptional stakeholder management skills and experience of successfully managing change. A contemporary understanding of biomedical neuroscience and dementia research along with an understanding of and interest in the mission and research of the UK DRI is essential. You’ll have previous experience of working with scientific research teams on digital/IT issues and be proficient in tools such as Slack, Active Directory, Confluence, Dropbox for Business, Figshare, Github, AWS S3 and Office 365. Some familiarity with data analysis/development tools such as Jupyter/Python would be desirable. Ref: 1850792, Closing date: 12 JanuaryApply to centre
A collaborative approach is critical to meet the intellectual and technological demands of dementia research. To facilitate this the UK DRI has established cross-centre “themes” focused on specific research areas within dementia research. Each thematic group brings multidisciplinary expertise from across the seven UK DRI centres to explore crucial questions, develop new technologies, explore experimental and therapeutic approaches, and share and make better use of data and data analytics. To support this work, the UK DRI HQ team is searching for a new Research Theme Project Manager. The appointee will support two research themes, driving the Themes’ activity and working closely with the Themes’ Scientific Leads to coordinate communication and knowledge sharing between researchers across the seven centres, as well as the Headquarters team and the wider thematic communities. You will manage the Theme budgets along with logistics on behalf of the Theme membership, organising meetings, workshops and events, and establishing strong working relationships between researchers across the whole UK DRI. You’ll have experience in formal project management in a science or technical environment, utilising communications channels to target information to the right audience and independently organising and managing events. An excellent contemporary understanding of biomedical neuroscience and dementia research along with an understanding of and interest in the mission and research of the UK DRI is essential. Excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills are critical to the role, as is an ability to forge strong working relationships with internal and external colleagues and stakeholders. We are looking to recruit a Project Manager for the Neuroinflammation and Vascular Dementia Themes, however we aim to make more than one appointment so candidates with expertise in a field relevant to dementia are encouraged to apply. Ref: 1850793, Closing date: 5 JanuaryApply to centre