Senior Data Buddy/Research Manager

Bristol, United Kingdom
£38,017 - £42,792 per annum
Monday, 14 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Monday, 28 October 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School Bristol Medical School
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £38,017 - £42,792 per annum
Closing date for applications 28-Oct-2019

Based in the Bristol Medical School (Population Health Sciences), ALSPAC is a study of children born in the Avon area in 1991 and 1992 aimed at studying the health and development of children. An excellent opportunity has arisen for a manager with a research background or a current researcher looking to move into research management to join the ALSPAC team. The main job purpose is to oversee the key processes by which ALSPAC data and samples are supplied to researchers, both within the UK and internationally and ensuring that the information provided to these researchers is accurate, streamlined and delivered in a timely manner. Currently, ALSPAC shares data by creating bespoke datasets for researchers under a cost recovery system. You will ‘triage’ all requests that are submitted to the ALSPAC Executive Committee to access study data and/or biological samples (around 20 proposals on average per month plus a varying number of amendments). You will allocate approved projects to a team of Research Associates who process the data and supply it to external researchers, ensuring all required paperwork is completed. You will monitor income under the cost recovery model and produce regular reports for ALSPAC and the university finance team. You will also be a member of the senior management team and contribute to the operational running of the study in their area of data access.

As an ideal candidate you will have previous experience of working in a research environment and a proven ability to communicate with academics is essential. Experience of managing staff is desirable but a proven ability to manage processes would be highly valued.

For informal queries please contact: Kate Northstone -

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.