Head of Research Funding
Fixed-term for 12 months
£52,877 – £65,348 depending on skills and experience, plus London allowances (£3,727 & £1,402) per annum
The role of the Head of Research Funding is responsible for overseeing progress against the Centre’s mission to replace, refine and reduce the use of animals in research through response mode funding schemes. Building strong relationships both internally and externally is an integral part of this role.
The post holder is responsible for overseeing the strategy and delivery of the Centre’s response mode funding schemes. The role involves working collaboratively with the Head of Innovation to maximise both programmes’ strategies and outputs to best deliver the NC3Rs mission. It also involves developing collaborative relationships with other funders (e.g. to seek co-funding opportunities), overseeing grant holder interactions and relationship building, and ensuring the outputs of response mode funding are proficiently captured, analysed and reported.
You will need (but not limited to):
- A PhD (relevant to the work of the NC3Rs)
- Significant experience working in research management
- A solid understanding of the use of animals in research and a commitment to the 3Rs
- Experience of Negotiating solutions in conflicting and politically sensitive environments
- To be familiar with UK medical or biological research in Universities
Please ensure you include a copy of your CV and a covering letter. Your cover letter should outline and explain how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification for this position.
The NC3Rs is an autonomous body responsible for setting and delivering its strategy and managing its resources. It is not an independent public body and for this reason it operates under the umbrella of the Medical Research Council (MRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), using some UKRI administrative systems. A service agreement exists between the NC3Rs and the MRC. NC3Rs staff are appointed to the appropriate MRC Band and immediately seconded to the NC3Rs.
The NC3Rs offices are based in London. This role will be required to attend the offices in London and also to travel to attend meetings within the UK. The NC3Rs is a hybrid working employer, with staff working flexibly from home and other locations when and if necessary. The post holder may need to work early and/or late around key meetings and events.
Our success is dependent upon our ability to embrace diversity and draw on the skills, understanding and experience of all our team members. We welcome applications from all sections of the community irrespective of gender, race, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability or age. As “Disability Confident” employers, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.
Choosing to come to work at the NC3Rs (part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme. Further information can be found at www.nc3rs.org.uk
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Closing date: 27 October 2021