Research Grants Coordinator
The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) came top in the league table of university research quality compiled from the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). Based on our publication record, citations and impact, we rank among the world’s leading cancer research centres. As a college of the University of London, the ICR provides postgraduate higher education of international distinction. We also have charitable status and rely on support from partner organisations, charities, donors and the public.
The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.
We are seeking to appoint a Research Grants Coordinator to support our research strategy by providing expert advice and assistance to individual academics applying for external research funding. The Research Grant Coordinator will support the preparation of strategic funding applications including managing submissions, drafting text and sourcing relevant background information and/or data. In addition, this role coordinates ICR’s involvement in collaborative or individual proposals to the European Commission (EC), US government agencies and the Global Challenges Research Fund. The Research Grants Coordinator also leads on some aspects of Research Governance across the ICR and will need to maintain specialist knowledge of the key issues and developments in research funding and its administration.
Applicants should have a PhD in medical or biological sciences with either post-doctoral experience in a similar subject with some relevant administrative experience, or significant relevant administrative experience in a university research support role. Applicants must have an advanced understanding of the UK peer review grant funding environment, some understanding of research governance and an appreciation of policy issues relating to research administration, including the Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Applicants must have experience of supporting the preparation of grant applications, including some involvement in EC and/or, US government grants. Excellent standards of numeracy, literacy and IT skills are essential as well as being able to interact confidently with senior academic and administrative colleagues, working well within a team, and the abilities to prioritise and manage a varied workload, and demonstrate initiative.
This post is part of the Higher Education (HE) Planning and Research Support team, which is part of the Academic Services Division and based on the Old Brompton Road in South Kensington. The post is full-time and the salary will be in the range £37,050 - £44,718 p.a. and will be based on relevant skills and experience. The post also benefits from a generous annual leave entitlement and a contributory career evaluated benefits pension scheme.
A job description and person specification are available on the ICR’s recruitment website. When applying, please use the ‘Additional Supporting Information’ to explain how you match the requirements set out in the person specification.
Closing date: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Interview date: Thursday 16th August 2018