[Job] Parkinson’s UK, Research Development Mgr, ??36k, clos 20 July 2012 #scicomm jobs

Parkinson's UK
Research Development Manager

??36,000 per annum /??35 hours per week / 12 month fixed term contract / London

Closing date: 5pm,??Friday 20 July??2012

We are the Parkinson's support and research charity. Among our greatest strengths are our people, the enthusiasm of our local groups and supporters, and the commitment of our staff.

As the Charity Times Charity of the Year 2011, we continue to work towards finding a cure, and improving life for everyone affected by Parkinson's. You could be part of helping us achieve this.

About the role

An exciting opportunity is now available for a Research Development Manager to monitor ongoing developments in the field of Parkinson's research.

You will assess the outcomes of our funded research and work with the director to develop??our research portfolio.

You will also work closely with members especially those with a specific interest in research through our research support network for example, to develop topics from their identified unmet needs for the potential development of themed research grants.

In addition you will act as a point of contact for other directorates to advise on scientific matters using your research expertise.

Skills, knowledge and experience

To be successful, you must have proven background in a specific research environment and an understanding of Parkinson's or other similar neurological conditions.

Detailed knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases and of the UK research funding process is essential as well as the ability to critically evaluate scientific literature and original research.

With excellent communication skills you will be able to communicate with a range of people as well as interact with a variety of stakeholders including lay members of the organisation and specialist audiences.


Please submit your completed application form to recruit@parkinsons.org.uk by the closing date.

  • Please note only candidates shortlisted for the interview will be notified.
  • No agencies
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