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Clinical Project Manager

Oakington, Cambridgeshire

Full Time

About the Role

Does supporting world class research and improving lives of patients excite you? Our dynamic and internationally recognised company Optimum Patient Care (OPC) supports the delivery of large-scale research and quality improvement programmes in the UK and Globally.

OPC is looking for a dynamic Clinical Project Manager ideally with experience in primary care or healthcare research projects, to come in and hit the ground running! Managing various projects, the Project Manager has an exciting opportunity to work in a role that truly makes a difference.

The role is hybrid and our main office is based in Oakington, Cambridge.

This role is an integral part of the operations team leading on research programmes in primary care across the UK. The successful candidate will lead a project team and be responsible for all aspects of the project including Planning, Delivery, Resource Management, Financial Management, Risk Management, Communication, Stakeholder Engagement, Governance & Compliance and Change Control.

What you will be doing?

  • Lead the delivery plan and execution, working closely with internal team members, third party service providers and external research partners

  • Lead the Project Management processes, ensuring their effectiveness and compliance within OPC, research protocols and third-party requirements as appropriate.

  • Adhere to and support the development of the OPC’s project management standards, ensuring that all project management activity is undertaken to the highest professional standards consistent with this role.

  • Develop and review project documentation including trial agreements, protocols, practice and patient information sheets, training materials, presentations, and other resources.

  • Develop and implement an appropriate communication and engagement strategy: identifying key stakeholders and, where required, establishing and maintaining their support of the project.

  • Recruit and coordinate primary care sites throughout the research process, ensuring professional relationships and regular communication with all participating sites.

  • Contribute to the development, review and implementation of patient and clinician resources including questionnaires, clinical decision support, feedback and promotional material.

  • Support the effective governance of each project by maintaining regular dialogue with the Operations Manager; facilitating the running of internal and external project meetings by the production of slide decks, timely reports and minutes; and acting on the advice, guidance and direction given by the Operations Manager.

  • Liaise with project stakeholders, both internally and externally, and ensure timely dissemination of minutes and actions.

  • Create presentation slides and posters to help recruit new primary care.

  • Line management of operations team members.

  • To carry out other appropriate delegated duties as required.

What you will need

  • A degree in life sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics or equivalent, or relevant applied experience.

  • Experience managing several concurrent projects in primary care or research

  • Line management experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience of drafting, editing and creating content across all communication platforms, particularly in research settings.

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, ability to work under pressure.

  • High attention to detail, and ability to work proactively on own initiative and with limited supervision.

  • Ability to deal with complex, sensitive information and negotiate on difficult issues

  • The ability to work with others and develop strong collaborative networks across a variety of stakeholders and clients

  • Enthusiastic and motivated to learn and assimilate new skills and take personal responsibility to do so.


  • Experience of observational and pragmatic trials.

  • Experience with primary care-based research studies.

  • Experience with epidemiological studies or health care databases.

  • Ability to analyse and interpret health data.

About Optimum Patient Care (OPC)

Optimum Patient Care (OPC) has been supporting chronic disease management and research in primary care for over 17 years. We are a not-for-profit social enterprise providing a range of quality improvement services to over 1000 GP surgeries across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our services include clinical audit and quality improvement programmes, IG-compliant data extraction services, and research support services. They are provided at no cost to participating practices and freely available to all GP surgeries across the UK. Our anonymised research database – OPC Research Database (OPCRD), is one of the largest electronic health record databases in the world for research use, with over 18 million anonymised patients.

Contract and Salary

This is a full-time position. Salary dependent on experience

Immediate start is available.

Contact Us

Please send your CV with a covering letter summarising your suitability for the role to Candidates will be required to undertake a remote skills test prior to interview.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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