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We are seeking to appoint a Project Manager to join the Nipah research programme under the Pandemic Sciences Institute, University of Oxford.

You will be responsible for ensuring that processes are established to identify and manage all risks and issues and that appropriate escalation and contingency management are in place. You will define, assemble and summarise proposed objectives, milestones and deliverables for each activity into a coherent Nipah virus Programme, to be signed off by the Nipah virus scientific leads. You will be responsible to carry out the management of the Nipah Programme in collaboration with the PSI Director, the Nipah Programme Scientific Leads, and the relevant grants teams across different department and divisions to ensure the objectives are met within deadlines and the work is conducted within the University standards and the funder’s terms and conditions. You will provide support for all staff employed on the project to ensure they are following all University and project specific directives and receive the appropriate training and follow current Health and Safety regulations.

It is essential that you are educated to  a PhD level in a relevant area of research and with experience of managing a scientific project; or educated to an undergraduate level with significant relevant project management experience/skills and with a good understanding of the complexities of scientific research projects, along with a certified Project Manager Qualification (i.e. Prince 2). You will have the ability to communicate effectively to a high standard, including relatively complex scientific matters, orally and in writing. Highly developed problem solving and organisation skills, with an ability to meet competing deadlines and good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others are also required. The ability and willingness to actively contribute towards developing and improving innovative ways of working and managing projects and research programmes, along with the ability and willingness to work independently, to support and supervise others as may be necessary, and to work effectively as part of a cross-functional team is also essential.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

 Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.   This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 3 years in the first instance and is funded by Astra Zeneca donation.

Only applications received before 12 midday on 31 May 2022 will be considered. Please quote 157720 on all correspondence.