I add these grants advisor/adviser posts despite their not being ‘pure’ science communication – it’s fun to be involved in the research that’s getting funded. And it’s my Posterous so I can post what I like 😀
Job Title: Grants Adviser (maternity cover)
Closing Date: 24/02/2010
Salary: ??28 000
The Wellcome Trust is the largest charity in the UK. It funds innovative biomedical research, in the UK and internationally, with the aim of improving human and animal health. We currently have a vacancy for a Grants Adviser in our Molecules, Genes and Cell team within the Grants Management Department. The role will involve: ” handling a portfolio of research grants ” selecting reviewers for grant proposals ” managing the processes associated with the Trust’s grant-giving activities including checking eligibility, inputting information onto the relevant databases and preparing paperwork for Committees ” liaising and developing positive relationships with applicants and award-holders. You should: ” possess a post-graduate qualification in a scientific discipline relevant to the Molecules, Genes and Cells ” have proven success in delivering timely, high standard and accurate work ” possess excellent written and verbal communication skills ” have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team in order to meet objectives within a defined period. Some administrative experience, ideally within a research funding organisation or a university research environment in the UK, is desirable.
This job is currently being offered on a contract to cover maternity leave and the salary will be on a scale from ??28 000 per annum plus benefits.
Closing date: Wednesday 24 February 2010