Newham, London
£34000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Research Grants Manager

Location: Normally this role is based in our Stratford office. Candidates must be willing to commute to Stratford (flexible working is encouraged).

Salary: £34,000 - £38,000 depending on experience + benefits
Contract length: 12 month fixed-term contract. This is full-time, however we would also consider part-time. We welcome applications from PHD students that require flexible working arrangements.
Closing date: Sunday 22nd November 2020, 23:55

Are you a sharp minded individual with knowledge or experience of research funding that can help us beat cancer?

Why we need you

Our Research Funding Team is pivotal to ensuring that Cancer Research UK continues to fund and support a wealth of innovative, world-class cancer research that will contribute towards our vision of beating cancer.

You will be responsible for delivering the application process and committee process for a defined portfolio of grant applications and awards by providing external researchers and host institution administrators with advice, guidance and support on Cancer Research UK's funding schemes, research policies, and grants management approach.

What will I be doing?

Make an impact every day by...

  • Managing a portfolio of Cancer Research UK's applications and awards;

  • Supporting the operations of a Funding Committee and its Expert Review Panels by handling queries, advising on and promoting specific funding schemes, preparing panel reports, meeting papers and meeting minutes, and providing written post-Committee feedback;

  • Managing the peer review process, through the identification of appropriate referees and Expert Review Panel members;

  • Reviewing the finances for each award and carry out post-Committee meeting outcomes;

  • Developing and maintaining strong and professional relationships with a network of CRUK researchers and host institution administrators; supporting grantees and applicants to manage their applications and awards.

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What skills are you looking for?

You'll be able to bring to the role...

  • Educated to post-graduate level in a biomedical subject or equivalent experience in a research funding environment

  • A solid understanding of the UK biomedical research environment, potentially through working in or with universities/hospital trusts/biomedical charities

  • Knowledge or experience of cancer research

  • Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders

What will I gain?

Without you we wouldn't be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, childcare vouchers and much more. You'll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately you'll know that you'll be changing lives through your work.

If you're as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.

Please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and interest in the role through Cancer Research UK's careers pages.

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Posted on: 11 November 2020
Closed date: 22 November 2020
Job ref: R016322
Tags: Fundraising, Policy/Research