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Project Manager - QMUL22970

Department: Institute of Population Health Sciences
Salary: £38,084 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL22970
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 05-Oct-2020
Closing date: 01-Nov-2020

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School and Medicine and Dentistry
Institute of Population Health Sciences
Centre for Primary Care and Mental Health

Project Manager

About the Role
The Centre for Primary Care and Mental Health within the Institute of Population Health Sciences invites applications for a full-time 4-year position as Project Manager for the "Improving Outcomes Of Psychosis In Pakistan And India - Improving Effectiveness Of Community Care (PIECEs)" project. 

As part of this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for co-ordinating the activities of the research group both in London and with the partners in Pakistan and India. This will entail establishing good communication with all partners, organising visits and events, and developing and implementing a detailed work-plan for the life of the project. The post holder will be responsible for providing appropriate support for the research conducted in the partner countries and for the scientific analysis of the results. They will be responsible for maintaining good communication among all partners, organising a range of visits and events, drafting the required reports, and publicising the activities and findings of the research group.

About You
Applicants should be qualified and committed to managing a multi-national mental health research programme. The successful candidate should demonstrate a clear potential to facilitate and support the planning, organisation, and implementation of research, including experience with working in a research team, conducting trials, and with data collection with patients in community mental health care. Candidates will be expected to meet University of London standards for the level of the appointment.

About the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry
The USCP is a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre (the only one specifically for Mental Health Service Development worldwide), and since 2017 it hosts a NIHR Global Health Research Group for Developing Psycho-Social Interventions. The overall aim of the USCP is to study how mental distress can be reduced and overcome using social interactions, including interactions in societies, communities, groups, families, and healthcare settings. The research is multi-disciplinary and innovative, and involves the development and testing of novel interventions in mental health care.  

The post holder will have a central position in managing the new, fully funded NIHR PIECEs study. As part of this programme, the successful candidate will not only work closely with colleagues in the USCP, but will also develop and sustain good working relationships with research partners and other organisations (e.g., arts organisations) in India and Pakistan.

About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.
Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.
We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Newham Centre for Mental Health in London. It is a full time, fixed-term appointment for 4 years, with an expected start date of March 2021. 

The starting salary will be Grade 5, £38,084 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Victoria Bird at 

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 01 November 2020. 

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter. 

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.
The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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