This is more research management than scicomm, but does involve scicomm.
Breakthrough Breast Cancer
Assistant Head of Research Funding
Job description: Maternity cover Head of Research Funding April 2013v2
Circa – £40,000
1 year fixed term contract – maternity cover
Closing date – 27 May 2013
1st Interview date – 3 June 2013
2nd Interview date – tbc
Breakthrough Breast Cancer is more than a name. It’s a force. A force of thousands of people across the UK working together with a single-minded ambition to stop women dying from breast cancer. We are determined to create a world freed from breast cancer, and are dedicated to improving and saving lives through better prevention, diagnosis and treatments.
In this senior position you will manage Breakthrough’s current research portfolio for the charity and research funding, as well as playing a key role in the development of future research work. Specifically, you will lead on the management of the quinquennial reviews of our current research programmes and of Breakthrough’s scientific advisory committees, to ensure that Breakthrough’s research is committed to the highest quality research and obtains the best scientific advice.
You will need a strong biomedical background, educated to PhD level in a relevant scientific discipline and have considerable research management experience including research funding, grant management and performing reviews of large research programmes. You will play a critical role in liaising with colleagues and partners from both scientific and non-scientific backgrounds, it is expected that you will be a confident and accomplished communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.
This is a pivotal role in an organisation that is very well respected in the scientific and healthcare communities. You will find it as rewarding as it is challenging.
In addition to all UK bank holidays we offer 25 days annual leave, plus all working days between Christmas and New Year, ½ day on Christmas Eve, a pension scheme and a cash health plan.
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