Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

OxInAHR Research Governance and Operations Manager

United Kingdom

Closing in 5 days

OxInAHR Research Governance and Operations Manager

£34,980 rising to £38,205 Full Time, Permanent - Professional Ser

The Oxford Institute of Applied Health Research (OxInAHR) is looking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic individual to manage the governance and commercial components of our substantial research portfolio and lead on operational activities.

OxInAHR is a Faculty-wide health research institute that comprises 3 Research Centres and over 60 researchers. Our overall aim is to produce world-class translational health research that has an impact on health service delivery and clinical practice. In order to achieve this, OxInAHR is committed to building a community of inter-disciplinary research scholars, developing research capacity within and across the relevant professions, and developing sustainable research collaborations with world-class research partners (visit https: // www. brookes.ac.uk/research/units/hls/institutes/oxinmahr).

We are looking for someone who will be a key part of our Strategic and Operational management infrastructure which has responsibility for all OxInAHR activities.

Your main responsibilities will be:

• To lead, coordinate and manage key operational activities for OxInAHR

• To lead, coordinate and collate reports on all aspects of research governance for UOA3/OxINMAHR activities and commercial activity.

• To establish and/or improve governance processes and reporting systems to ensure that UOA3/OxINMAHR researchers adhere to OBU and national research governance standards and responsibilities.

• To provide specialist research governance advice, assistance, and training to UoA3 staff, students and external partners in the context of post-award best practice.

• To lead, coordinate and report on all aspects of commercial research for UOA3/OxINMAHR researchers including liaison with The Research, Innovation and Enterprise Directorate re costing of commercial research projects, leading on negotiation of contract terms and preparing confidentiality agreements relating to commercial research.

The minimum requirements for this post are:

• A good degree in a health-related science or relevant business area

• Experience in clinical and health care research governance including NHS.

• Experience of establishing and managing processes of Research Governance - including legal, ethical, financial and healthy safety components.

• Understanding of legal issues pertaining human participants research – including Data protection, confidentiality and data retention, freedom of information and intellectual property

• Experience of coordinating commercial research activities - including finance, contracts and confidentiality issues

• Excellent written and spoken communication skills

• Good team-working skills

• Good IT skills

As one of the largest employers in Oxford we pride ourselves in the great experience we offer our staff. You'll be joining a friendly, professional environment where every member of staff is recognised as important to the success of Oxford Brookes University. To find out more about the benefits of working for Oxford Brookes please visit: www. brookes.ac.uk/job- vacancies/working-at-brookes.

Please contact Prof Paul Carding ([email protected]) or Prof E Watson ([email protected]) for informal enquiries and discussion about the post.

CV and Personal Statement:

As part of the application process all applicants are required to complete our online application form by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button below. All parts of the application form should be completed and in the section of the form called “Supporting Documents”, applicants must upload their CV and a Personal Statement. To complete the Personal Statement part of the application, applicants must download the Personal Statement document which is part of the advert below and complete the form, providing examples and explaining how they meet each item detailed on the document. The Personal Statement must then be uploaded to the application form along with the CV.

At Oxford Brookes, inclusivity is one of our five guiding principles: we take positive steps to create an environment in which we celebrate, value and provide equal opportunity to all. We are committed to recruiting from the widest possible pool and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who embrace our values, regardless of their background.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential selection criteria.

This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored skilled worker visa under the points based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don't currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

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Job details


OxInAHR Research Governance and Operations Manager


Oxford Brookes University


United Kingdom


February 06, 2024

Application deadline

March 03, 2024

Job type



Biology,Business and Economics,Medicine

About the employer

Voted the UK’s top modern university (QS World University Rankings 2021), Oxford Brookes University is a campus university located in the beautiful and historic city of Oxford. There are three campuses that are part of the university, linked by the BROOKESbus. The Students’ Union and the many societies on campus help to build the close-knit but diverse community Oxford Brookes is known for. Oxford Brookes was ranked in the top 50 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide 2021).

Oxford Brookes is a diverse and exciting place to study, with students from more than 140 countries making up 17 per cent of the student population. It provides an exciting student experience, with an internationally-focused atmosphere both academically and socially. With a huge range of events and societies, as well as an excellent student support system, students can make the most of their university experience.

Ranked 2nd in the UK for teaching (Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2020), Oxford Brookes is known for the standard of teaching that its faculty provides. 94 per cent of the research at Oxford Brookes is internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework 2014), which means students are learning from leaders in their field.

Oxford Brookes has excellent graduate outcomes, with over 95 per cent of Oxford Brookes students in employment or further study within six months of graduating, and students have access to career support throughout their time at university to ensure they can achieve their career goals.

The quality of the academic teaching at Oxford Brookes has an outstanding reputation, with a total of 11 faculty members having been awarded National Teaching Fellows, the most prestigious award in UK higher education teaching. 

Students are taught by faculty members who are experts in their field and who are constantly undertaking new and important research in these areas. 94 per cent of the research at Brookes is internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Students are able to exchange ideas with teachers who work collaboratively to push their subject area forward. Students at the university benefit from new ideas being exchanged and developed between their own teachers and departments across the world. Oxford Brookes is well known for its international and global focus.

Students can live in university accommodation, a great place to meet people and settle into university life. Full-time first-year international students starting in September are guaranteed a place in university accommodation if they would like it and are able to meet the application deadlines. There are a range of halls in and around the three campuses, with on-site support at all of them. All halls are on a BROOKESbus route and students living in halls can purchase a discounted bus pass entitling them to free travel on these services.

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