Research Delivery Lead

Leeds, United Kingdom
£41,526 to £49,553 p.a. pro rata
14 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you keen to work in a fast paced, dynamic and innovative environment? Do you have experience of working in or managing clinical trials? Do you have strong communication skills and are able to interact with a range of stakeholders across multiple organisations?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a highly motivated and innovative team at the NIHR Clinical Research Network’s National Coordinating Centre.

The Research Delivery Lead is a senior role in the Research Delivery Directorate providing leadership for a broad range of activities specific to the national management and performance of research delivery within a cluster of clinical specialties (Division). You will be responsible for building and sharing specialist knowledge across the NIHR Clinical Research Network of research delivery within your Specialty areas, both personally, within the national coordinating team and within the 15 NIHR Local Clinical Research Networks.

As Research Delivery Lead will work closely with the Local Clinical Research Networks (LCRNs) to ensure the whole study delivers to and beyond the Customers’ expectations.  As part of the team you will monitor the clinical specialty research pipeline with the Specialty Cluster offices and work with Local Clinical Research Networks to ensure that research is delivered at the right sites, while increasing equality of access for participants.

The role will report to the Head of Research Delivery, playing an important leadership role within the CRNCC Research Delivery Directorate. You will have line management responsibility for a small team of staff, including a Research Delivery Facilitator.

The employer for this role will be the University of Leeds

This role may be based in Leeds or London

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Sarah Crawshaw, Head of Research Delivery


The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. We will be happy to consider job share applications and are committed to flexible working for all our employees.

Location:  Leeds or London
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  NIHR CRNCC
Section:  NIHR CRN - Leeds or London Office
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 p.a. pro rata plus London weighting where applicable
Working Time:  100% full time equivalent
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Maternity cover up to 12 months)
Closing Date:  Monday 27 July 2020
Reference:  MHNCC1232
Downloads: Candidate Brief Additional Information