We are seeking an enthusiastic, well-trained and self-motivated Programme Manager to join Dr Simon Stanworth working on Data Driven Transfusion Practice, based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford.
This post will be core to the delivery of an ambitious new research programme funded by NIHR and NHSBT. The post holder will be expected to manage a complex programme of research activities working across universities, NHS hospitals and Universities. The post-holder may also wish to develop their own areas of research.
The core aim of the BTRU is “How can we better use data in transfusion?” Blood transfusion is one of the most common procedures carried out in hospitals; nearly 2 million blood components are transfused in England at a cost of over £300 million/year. Used to best effect, these play a vital role in saving lives, but repeated analyses show large gaps between recommended and actual transfusion practice.
‘Data-driven’ approaches, using actual data at all steps in the transfusion chain, has the real potential to improve transfusion practices, such as feeding back data to clinicians about their practices or using computer systems to assist clinical decisions as well as driving new ways of conducting research into better patient care, for example the management of anaemia before and after surgery.
The post-holder will develop a thorough working knowledge of research capabilities, activities and collaborative potential across the BTRU. The post-holder will liaise with researchers to maintain accurate records of research activity supported by funding, including outputs such as publications, external funding leveraged and intellectual property generated. You will also support the set-up and delivery of research projects and collaborative activities across the BRTU and be responsible for the statistical support for these projects. Further responsibilities can be found in the job description below.
The post-holder must hold a degree in relevant scientific subject or computer science and also show demonstrable experience of working with complex databases or data management applications, and excellent understanding of the operational, legal and strategic implications of: Ethics, IT/InfoSec/GDPR, Operational Infrastructure, Governance, Consent and Patient Data. You should have demonstrable high level of attention to detail, high level computer literacy and highly competent user of Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office applications and also have a good understanding of statistical packages (for example Stat, SPSS, SAS or R). Previous project management experience would be an advantage.
For further details, including a job description and person specification, please see below.
The position is a fixed term role until 31 March 2027.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 21 January 2022.
Committed to equality and valuing diversity.