London, Greater London
£25,000 - £30,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Research Funding Officer

  • Two-year fixed-term contract
  • Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 per annum, plus benefits
  • Full-time – 37.5 hours a week
  • London N1

Closing date: Wednesday 15 October 2019
First interviews: w/c 28 October 2019

World Cancer Research Fund International is a leading authority on cancer prevention research related to diet, weight and physical activity. World Cancer Research Fund International is a not-for-profit organisation that:

  • Funds research and analyses the evidence from the published literature on the role of diet, nutrition, physical activity and cancer.
  • Influences public health policy at the highest level, and acts as trusted advisor to governments and other official bodies from around the world.
  • Leads and unifies a network of cancer prevention charities based in the US, UK, Netherlands and Hong Kong.

We are looking to recruit a Research Funding Officer to work in the Research Funding team within the Science department. This is a full-time, two-year fixed-term contract reporting to the Head of Research Funding. The post will provide co-ordination and administrative assistance for the Research Funding team, especially for the Research Grant Programme and the WCRF International Academy activities.

The main responsibilities of the role will be managing the pre-award stage of the Grant Programme, including working with our Grant Panel, and managing a portfolio of funded grants. The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in nutrition or biological sciences (desirable MSC). They must have experience of working in a busy and fast-paced environment, ideally with experience working on research management/administration. They will also need excellent communication skills to produce high-quality written work and build effective relationships with internal and external contacts. Most importantly, the successful candidate must have a proactive approach and feel comfortable working to multiple deadlines, analysing and synthesising information with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.

Application details

If you are interested in this role and feel you meet the necessary requirements, please submit a current CV and covering letter (maximum two pages) by the closing date. You must have current right to work in the UK.

Please note: your cover letter should highlight how your skills and experience will benefit WCRF International and equip you for the role.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to provide feedback to shortlisted candidates. If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Refreshed on: 05 October 2019
Closed date: 15 October 2019
Tags: Policy/Research