This is an admin role, but I'm sure you can get something scicomm out of it too.
Research Grants Officer
Location: Diabetes UK Central office, Camden, London
Salary:??Circa ??27,500 per annum
Application closing date:??Tuesday 31th July 2012 (5pm)??
Interview date:??To be confirmed
Diabetes is one of the biggest health challenges facing the UK today. 10% of the NHS budget is already spent on treating the condition and its complications and the number of people with diabetes is set to increase significantly over the next decade.??
Diabetes UK is the country???s largest charity devoted to the care and treatment of all people with diabetes in order to improve their quality of life. A key element of our work is funding and supporting research which works towards a future without diabetes and its complications. We provide around ??6 million of funding for research each year and support a portfolio with a total value around ??25 million. Research we fund covers all types of diabetes and includes basic research, clinical research and research into how care can be delivered more effectively.
Our funding decisions are based on rigorous, impartial peer review and significant user involvement. To support the delivery of our research strategy we are growing the research team through recruitment of a full time research grants officer on a permanent contract.
Working closely with the Research Team Leader and other members of the Research Directorate, you will be responsible for the day to day administration of a wide range of research grants and funding schemes as well as dealing with enquiries from potential applicants. You will be responsible for the peer review process for applications and for the post-award management and administration of grants as well as assisting in managing the outputs, outcomes and impact of Diabetes UK-funded research.
Ideally, you will have a higher degree in a life sciences area related to diabetes and a minimum of one year???s experience in research administration especially including experience in peer review processes or alternatively three years??? experience in research administration with demonstrable experience of peer review processes.???? Excellent organisation and communication skills are vital, as is an ability to work as part of a team. Experience of cataloguing information and inputting accurate information onto databases would be an advantage.
In return, we provide Group Personal Pension scheme, Childcare Voucher scheme, flexi-time working, Life Assurance/Death in Service Benefits, enhanced Annual Leave entitlement and more.
To apply please complete our downloadable application form and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Or send via post to 10 Parkway, NW1 7AA.
Please ensure you address the essential criteria in your application???s supporting statement. CVs will not be accepted.
Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.