For over 50 years our research has saved lives. We have broken new ground, revolutionised treatments and transformed care. But heart and circulatory disease still kills one in four people in the UK. That is why we need you.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is the UK's largest independent funder of cardiovascular research; with an annual research spend of around GBP100 million in new grants, our Research Funds team plays a pivotal role in bringing our research strategy to life.
About the role
Through our portfolio of around 1000 active research grants, we fund some of the most exciting and innovative cardiovascular research and the most talented scientists from PhD students to BHF Professors. We award grants by peer review, working with external referees and five grant committees.
We have an exciting opportunity for a number of Research Advisors to join our Research Funds team and play an active role in supporting the work of our research grant committees, by providing scientific input throughout the research grant evaluation and delivery process.
Working with the wider Research Funds team, you will make an essential contribution to the organisation and delivery of pre-committee peer review and post-committee applicant feedback. You will also liaise with other areas of the BHF including Communications, Policy, Strategy, Prevention Survival & Support and Fund Raising to disseminate information on funded projects and their outcomes.
Research Advisors will be appointed to support the work of one of 3 research grant committees (Project Grants Committee, Chairs and Programme Grants Committee, Fellowships Committee), but will take a flexible approach to assist with the work of other committees when required.
The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent degree in bioscience with knowledge and understanding of scientific and clinical careers and the work of the BHF, specifically in relation to research. Knowledge of the national and international cardiovascular research landscape and the challenges and opportunities within this area will be an advantage.
With excellent communication and organisational skills you will be able to develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders quickly and ensure that key deadlines are met.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a motivated person with suitable experience and interests to make an important contribution to the primary mission of one of the world's leading funders of cardiovascular research. You'll serve as an ambassador for the BHF and its research achievements, promoting the BHF and its research funding schemes.
How to apply
To apply for this role please click through to our website. Our process involves submitting your CV and supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role's criteria
Interviews will be held on 4th October 2017
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