Translational Research Manager : University College London

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Translational Research Manager, - Ref:1787862 


UCL Department / Division UCL Ear Institute


Location of position: London


Grade 9


Hours Part Time


Hours per week (%FTE) 29.2 hours per week (80% FTE)

Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £56,266 - £61,181 


Duties and Responsibilities

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced research manager with a background in translational (hearing) research and/or knowledge exchange to join the NIHR UCLH BRC Deafness and Hearing Problems Theme to play a key senior role in driving and expanding the portfolio of translational research in the fast-moving field of novel hearing therapeutics. 


The post-holder will work with academics and clinicians across the UCL Ear Institute and the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, together with industrial partners, to take responsibility for developing their translational hearing research strategy. This will include business development, leading grant application submission to major funders, negotiating research contracts, project managing successfully funded studies and overseeing the design and delivery of associated clinical trials. 



The post-holder will play a key strategic senior role in the BRC Hearing Theme, supporting academics on mapping the translational roadmap, raising research funding and interacting with biotech, pharma and private investors, managing regulatory approvals documentations and support the design and conduct of early phase clinical trials. The role requires a strategic thinker with a professional approach to communication and strong managerial, project and budget management skills. 



The post is available for one year in the first instance, with the aim to renew for up to a further two years.


Key Requirements

The successful applicant should have a degree in science, or in health- or technology- related field and will have significant experience of working within a translation research environment, either in academia or in industry. They will have demonstrable experience of working within a complex matrix environment and taking a senior project management role within multidisciplinary research teams to include collaborations with clinicians, academics and industry as well as having demonstrable experience of developing grant applications and taking a senior role in initiating and developing both non-commercial and commercial collaborative contractual negotiations. In addition, having well-developed leadership, interpersonal, negotiation skills and the ability to build up and maintain effective working relationships across the organisation at all levels are essential for this role.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of the page.


If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Kim Airey (

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
Closing Date
19 Feb 2019
Latest time for the submission of applications
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Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.
This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. 

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Closing date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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