Programme Manager (Antimicrobial Resistance) Job in Oxfordshire

Programme Manager (Antimicrobial Resistance)

Department of Chemistry

Salary: £33,000 - £41,000

Fixed-term for 3 years, possible extension.

The Role

You will manage the programme of work and be responsible for the day-to-day operational and coordination of the programmes. You will take responsibility for managing specific tasks and projects including, but not limited to, action plans, data management, finance, research and recruitment.

You will ensure that the relevant administrative (legal, ethical and financial) duties are carried out, and that appropriate management and support is available to support the delivery of the project, designating funds where needed to achieve this aim.

Working with our client you will help contribute significantly to basic knowledge of antimicrobial resistance and apply research methods to identify new antibiotics and explore new potential antimicrobial agents.


  • Provide oversight and management of tasks and resources needed and risks to be overcome in order to meet the medicinal chemistry project objectives on-time and on-budget.
  • Attend meetings with internal and external stakeholders, prepare and produce concise yet insightful communications, action plans for team members.
  • Manage the coding of all project data management activities into project management software and databases, managing group member access to software.
  • Develop and maintain all formal project documentation throughout the project lifecycle to include project schedules (with defined and agreed tolerances), work breakdown structures, RAIDD log (risk register, actions, issues, dependencies and decision logs) and agreed communications and reporting strategies.
  • Lead the delivery of project plans in liaison with the Programme Lead, allocating tasks as appropriate, identifying risks, issues, and dependencies, considering best practice and current options, actively seeking feedback, and ultimately making decisions in the best interest of the project.
  • Work with DPhil students, who are involved in their research programme and be responsible for any outputs.
  • In liaison with the Lead of Programmes, Admin Office, oversee the production and review of project-related reporting such as scientific progress reports, monthly highlight reports, progress reports, financial reports and any associated programme reporting.
  • Contribute to the co-ordination of recruitment of new staff.
  • Support and provide financial management and reporting, review expenditure against project budgets and forecast future expenditure
  • Monitor project and ensure that change control procedures are adhered to and is actively used to assess the effect of changes to the projects on costs, timescale and/or resource needs.
  • Apply sound analytical knowledge and critical thinking to manage complex situations in a dynamic environment



  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) with excellent attention to detail, organisation and analytical skills.
  • Experience in medicinal chemistry projects either in academia or Industry.
  • Experience in medicinal or synthetic chemistry, biochemistry and/or antimicrobial research.
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills – with the ability to manage a diverse range of activities and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently in a complex and changing environment, taking initiative when necessary and prioritising effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills – oral and written – adapting style to varied audiences (academic and nonacademic).
  • Familiarity with the University research sector and the research funding landscape in the UK.
  • Experience of working in university administration.
  • Experience providing support in scientific data management






£35,000 to £50,000
£33,000 - £41,000

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