Methods Liaison Officer

London (Central)
15 Feb 2019
13 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Specifications: Part time 22.5 hours per week, 1-year Fixed Term Contract
Salary: Competitive
Location: Flexible with regular attendance at the London office expected
Application Closing Date: 10th February 2019

This role is an exciting opportunity to support methods implementation to make a difference in the field of health care research.

The Methods Liaison Officer will liaise with, and provide support to, the Cochrane Methods Groups, Methods Executives, Methods Board and Scientific Committee, as well as provide support to the Methods Implementation Co-ordinator, and assist with the facilitation of methods activities to support Cochrane’s strategic objectives.

We are looking for a self-motivated and highly organised individual who is able to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse range of contacts across the world.

The successful candidate will manage and support the Methods Groups to facilitate their involvement in Cochrane, as well as assisting the Methods Implementation Co-Ordinator, to provide the following:

  • Liaison between the Methods Groups, Methods Executives, Method Board, Scientific Committee and the Central Executive.
  • Dissemination of Cochrane methods activity by producing annual reports and other promotional material.
  • Maintain and develop the Cochrane Methods and MECIR websites to ensure that information is up to date and easily accessible.
  • Liaison with other Cochrane Departments to ensure clarity of communication across all Cochrane groups.

Provide administrative support, as required, to the Methods Implementation Co-ordinator, specifically provide administrative support to:

  • The organization of methods specific meetings, prepare agendas and other documentation, ensuring minutes are taken, distributed, and actions followed up.
  • The grant management of funds given to Methods related projects.
  • The implementation, co-ordination and editorial management of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions.
  • The annual specialist methods training event, by liaising with the course organisers and course participants.
  • To other methods related reports, policy documents and other activities as required.
  • Editorial administration of the CDSR Methods section.

In addition:

Undertake any other duties that may be considered appropriate.

Essential Skills:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related academic field or relevant experience.
  • Is diligent with attention to detail.
  • Excellent computer skills, for example, MS Office applications, internet, email, with the ability to take on information management and other software as required.
  • Knowledge of Cochrane, evidence based health care, and or/the global health sector.
  • Time management skills and ability to work flexible hours as needed.
  • Experience related to the planning and organising of meetings.
  • Experience in co-ordinating activities in a diverse team.
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel as required.


  • Experience of healthcare charity sector.

Interviews to be held on: (TBC)Cochrane is a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesizing research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed. Our work is recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send a CV along with a supporting statement with Methods Liaison Officer in the subject line. The supporting statement should indicate why you are applying for the post, and how far you meet the requirements for the post outlined in the job description using specific examples. List your experience, achievements, knowledge, personal qualities, and skills which you feel are relevant to the post.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 10th February 2019 (12 midnight GMT)

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