Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

Research Administrator

Vacancy ID: 158341

Salary: £26,341 – £31406

There are two roles available, and each will be working on our type 2 diabetes remission projects: DIAMOND and NewDAWN. Current management of type 2 diabetes aims to control blood glucose and blood pressure with medications, which is only partly successful, meaning people develop cardiovascular disease prematurely. With our remission projects we are aiming to help people with type 2 diabetes and obesity to lose weight and come off their diabetes medications. 


The DIAMOND programme aims to reverse diabetes through weight loss and through a low carbohydrate diet. The DIAMOND trial is a large clinical trial being run in primary care, with some embedded qualitative research to understand participants’ perspectives. The DIAMOND trial will take around 3 years to see how effective and cost-effective the programme is.  


The NewDAWN (New remission care pathway: Diabetes Adaptive Weight management Network) is an NIHR programme grant in which a new care pathway for people with overweight and newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes will be tested. NewDAWN is a mixed-methods programme of work including qualitative studies, a feasibility trial, a clinical trial and cost-effectiveness analysis. The aim is to increase the likelihood of achieving remission compared with the current best NHS treatment.  

We are looking to appoint two enthusiastic research administrators to work on either DIAMOND or NewDAWN, although the role may also include assisting with other trials of weight loss interventions as needed. The posts will involve supporting the study teams with day to day management and administration including in inputting data, recruiting patients and managing the trials.  

The posts are embedded in the thriving Health Behaviours Team, which works on interventions to prevent or treat ill-health by intervening on diet, obesity, and smoking. We have a strong track record of applied research that can benefit patients and lead to changes in the health system. 

For a full list of responsibilities and selection criteria, please view the job description.

You will be based at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Primary Care Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG. 


Post 1 DIAMOND – September 2024

Post 2 NewDAWN – March 2027

Applications should include a CV and a letter of application outlining how their background will complement our work programme.

The closing date for applications is midday on Wednesday 6th July 

Interviews will be held on 1st August.

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