I’m always a smidge conflicted about adding these sorts of jobs in, because the extent of their scicomm-iness will very much depend on the charity and the situation. It’s undoubtedly a straightforward admin job – you’d be making sure that research applications are processed correctly and that the right amount of funding is awarded at the right time to successful ones. But you’ll also be or become very familiar with areas of cancer research and who’s who in the field.
I did a very similar job at Diabetes UK for a year, it was basically an injection of knowledge and first hand experience of peer review 🙂
Previous @CR_UK jobs include
* Science Communication Manager, ??35.7-39.7k, clos 29 Nov 2010
* Snr Science Communications Officer, ??30.7-35.7k clos 26 Oct 2010
Senior Health Campaigns Officer (21 June 2010) ??30k
Health Evaluation Consultant (1 May 2010) ??39-43k
Press Officer (20 April 2010) ??26k
Statistical Information & Communications Manager (20 March 2010) ??37-40k
Science Press Officer (26 January 2010) ??26k
Cancer Research UK
Applications and Awards Officer
Application Deadline: 04-01-2011
Directorate: Research Operations and Funding
Salary: ??21,000 – ??27,000
Contract Type: Fixed-Term Contract
We`re looking for an Applications and Awards Officer to join our busy Research Funding department.
Details of the role
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to join Cancer Research UK as an Applications and Awards Officer. In this role you will provide administrative support for the applications and awards funding processes for our Research Funding departments. You`ll deliver quality administrative support to both internal and external customers including Cancer Research UK`s awards committees and the quinquennial, peer and scientific milestone reviews.
Educated to degree level you will have previous experience working in an administrative function or evidence of organisational skills. With good communication skills, you will have the ability to listen and influence at all levels. With strong interpersonal skills, you will be a team player who can support effective working relationships. Previous experience working for a funding body or in a recognised research environment would be a distinct advantage.
About Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is the world`s leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research. We are almost entirely funded by the public – last year our total income from fundraising, investments and charitable activities was ??498 million. With over 3,500 staff, we are a large, complex, dynamic and diverse charity.
How to Apply
All applications should be made via Cancer Research UK`s careers website. Click on the apply button for more information.
Our online application process involves attaching your CV and covering letter which should outline your interest in applying for this role and explain how you meet the criteria as set out in the role profile.
Closing date: 4th January 2011
Previous applicants need not reapply.