Research Grants Officer

24500.00 - 28000.00 GBP Annual
03 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Grants Officer
GBP24,500 to GBP28,000 per annum
35 hours per week

We're Breast Cancer Now, the UK's largest breast cancer charity - and we're dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease. We believe that if we all act now, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live - and live well.

The role

You will be the secretary for Breast Cancer Now's scientific grant review committees, who are responsible for making recommendations for grant funding to our Board of Trustees.

You will be expected to deliver grant funding schemes as assigned and support the launch and administration of new grant funding streams as required to ensure Breast Cancer Now is delivering the long-term aims of its strategy.

Additionally, you will also be expected to manage a portfolio of awards, building strong relationships with our grant holders and monitoring the research outputs and impacts of the grants.

About you

You will need a postgraduate degree (or equivalent experience) in a relevant scientific discipline with sound knowledge of scientific research, particularly in the cancer field, and experience of research management.

You will also be very familiar with the UK research funding environment, with demonstrable experience in the process for quality assessment of research or working with high-level committees. Having excellent organisation skills and an ability to work independently and manage your time effectively is essential.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to develop good relationships across the organisation as well as our community of researchers.

Closing date: 21 September 2017
Interview date: 28 & 29 September 2017