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Senior Manager - Clinical, Discovery Research

Wellcome Trust


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the forefront of global health transformation as a Senior Manager at Wellcome Trust, leading clinical research that changes lives.


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London, UK - Hybrid

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Hybrid (In-person ~3 day / week)- London United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

The Wellcome Trust is a pioneering global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health through science funding, policy advocacy, and partnerships. With an ambitious plan to invest £16bn over the next decade, they are tackling the world's most pressing health challenges, including mental health, infectious disease, and the health impacts of climate change.

  • Lead the evolution of Discovery Research’s clinical research portfolio.
  • Provide strategic direction and oversight, ensuring objectives are achieved.
  • Collaborate with teams to identify, develop, and manage new research opportunities.
  • Substantial experience in clinical academic research.
  • Proven leadership within the research domain, both in the UK and internationally.
  • In-depth knowledge of clinical research ecosystems and regulatory landscapes.

To apply, submit your CV and complete our application form. Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing 15 April. Learn more about this role and our employee benefits on the Wellcome Trust website. Embrace our Hybrid Way of Working with two days at our Euston Road office and three days from home.

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation. We improve health for everyone by funding science, leading policy and advocacy campaigns, and building partnerships. We plan to spend £16bn over the next ten years, funding new discoveries in life, health, and wellbeing, and taking on three global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate and health.

The Discovery Research team supports a broad programme of transformative research that leads to significant shifts in our understanding of life, health, and wellbeing. We are pursuing this programme through both open and directed funding routes to enable individuals and teams to pursue bold and creative research within our broad remit.

We are now seeking a Senior Manager – Clinical, Discovery Research. Reporting into and working closely with Head of Discovery Researchers, this new role will be critical in leading development and evolution of Discovery Research’s clinical research portfolio. Working across the Discovery Research team, the post holder will provide leadership, direction, and oversight for DR clinical research portfolio, including projects, partnerships, initiatives as well as exploring and developing opportunities for future growth.

In this role you will: Contribute to the leadership, development and delivery of Discovery Research (DR) strategy, ensuring strategic objectives are met. Provide leadership, direction and have oversight of DR’s clinical research portfolio and its evolution. Through matrix working, build, lead and motivate a team to lead on scoping areas of interest, and develop, manage and evaluate new opportunities for support in the DR clinical research portfolio.

To be successful in this role you will have: Significant experience in higher education and or the broader research landscape, both in the UK and internationally, specifically in clinical academic research. Experience of working in a research leadership role. Experience of working in clinical academic research or with clinical based researchers. Strong understanding the clinical research ecosystems, with good knowledge of the current state of, and trends in, the regulation and conduct of science and health research and practice (nationally and internationally).

To apply please upload your current CV and complete our short application. Interview dates: w/c 15 April. You can view the full job description on our website. You can read more about the benefits we offer our employees on our website.

Our Hybrid Way of Working: We understand that our colleagues have commitments and personal interests outside of work and we strive to build a flexible working environment, in which people can perform at their best. We are currently working 2 days per week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from our Euston Road offices (as part of our hybrid Ways of Working) with the remaining 3 days from home.


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