University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Programme Manager for Functional Genomics Cluster (part-time)

Programme Manager for Functional Genomics Cluster (part-time)

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre, Windmill Road, Oxford, OX3 7LD

We are seeking to appoint a highly qualified and dedicated Programme Manager for Functional Genomics Cluster, this is a new and exciting role for the UK Research and Innovation Musculoskeletal Functional Genomics Initiative Cluster (MSK Cluster) based at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), Botnar Research Centre, Oxford.

The MSK Cluster is led by Professor Dominic Furniss, and the funding provides support for researchers spanning the breadth of a translational medicine pipeline from basic genetics, bioinformatics and AI, through functional genomic readouts and tissue imaging, to human tissue models, organoids, and bioreactors. You will be part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists and clinician researchers, spread across both Oxford and Manchester Universities, with international collaborators in Europe and the USA, as well as Industrial partners. In addition, it is anticipated that there will be close collaboration with the other funded clusters in Edinburgh and London.

As a Programme Manager for Functional Genomics Cluster, you will be an integral part of our team and you will manage all non-academic administration functions for the Centre including, financial review and communications. You will provide updates and report issues or concerns to the Principal Investigator and/or the study team. Supervise the strategic dissemination of information for projects, with the support of the Department's Communications team where appropriate; and maintain the digital profile of the Cluster through the website/social media. You will be responsible for organisation of meetings and events, submission of budget requests and reports to funders as well as being involved in and supporting any relevant public engagement activities on our group's agenda.

You will be educated to a degree level or have equivalent, relevant professional experience. Proven management, resource planning and project management experience with ability to work independently and problem solve, knowledge of UK clinical research structures, regulatory and ethical systems, and experience of working to a high standard of Good Clinical Practice and proven experience organising internal and external events are essential. Experience working in higher education and knowledge or interest in research subject area of the department are desirable.

This is a part-time (50% FTE) fixed-term until 30/04/2028 appointment.

The closing date for this position is 12 noon on 22/05/2024. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

Contact Person : HR Team, NDORMS Vacancy ID : 172807 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 22-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £32,332-£38,205 (pro rata) p.a.

Job details


Programme Manager for Functional Genomics Cluster (part-time)


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


May 09, 2024

Application deadline

May 22, 2024

Job type



Biology,Chemistry,Computer Science,Mathematics,Medicine,Physics

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