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Head of Research

£50000 - £55000 per annum
Work from Home, Hybrid working

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Head of Research

Morgan Hunt is currently working with an international charity at the forefront of evidence-based health research, in their search for a Head of Research (Interpretation) on a permanent basis. They are a committed to reducing preventable illnesses through cutting-edge research. Their key programme analyses the latest evidence on prevention and survival, focusing on diet, nutrition, physical activity, and body weight. Collaborating with charities in the US, Netherlands and Hong Kong, their work informs policies and practices worldwide.

As Head of Research, you will spearhead the delivery of one their key programmes, overseeing its strategic direction and operational aspects. Liaising with internal stakeholders and external collaborators to ensure the program's success.

The ideal candidate will be educated to PhD level in a relevant field, such as public health. Have experience managing projects to completion and supporting staff's professional development. You will be an effective communicator and be able to build strong relationships with stakeholders.

Job Title: Head of Research Interpretation
£50,000 - £55,000
Location: Kings Cross, London (Hybrid)
Job Type: Permanent
Timeline: 2nd May 2024 Application deadline. Interviews W/c 13th May.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation of our key programme in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Manage timelines and coordinate diverse project areas to ensure smooth progress.
  • Chair regular meetings and provide oversight to maintain project alignment and meet objectives.
  • Manage budgetary and contractual aspects in collaboration with stakeholders and organisational partners.
  • Collaborate with experts to develop evidence-based conclusions and scientific papers.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of the main programme, tracking citations and engagement metrics.
  • Build and maintain strong professional relationships with collaborators and external organizations.
  • Contribute to internal and external communication efforts to disseminate research findings.
  • Manage and support a team of research interpretation staff, fostering their professional development.

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in a relevant field (e.g., Public Health, Epidemiology, Oncology).
  • 2 years of post-doctoral research experience
  • Proven experience in project management, preferably in a research or health care setting.
  • Strong understanding of research methodologies and evidence synthesis.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and experience managing teams.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to translate research findings into actionable recommendations.
  • Familiarity with scientific publishing processes and conference participation is desirable.

This is a fantastic opportunity with high exposure to leading organisations within health care and research. An ability to make your mark in groundbreaking research discoveries and chance to propel your career.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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