Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Research Funding Co-ordinator

United Kingdom

Closing in 8 days

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Research Funding Co-ordinator

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£30,000 to £43,000 (depending on experience)


Permanent position

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Full time

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Research Funding Co-ordinator/January 2024 (002).docx

Job description

About us

The CRUK Scotland Institute is a cancer research institute situated in Glasgow with approximately 250 researchers split across 30 research groups consisting of PIs, postdoctoral scientists, PhD students and scientific officers. It is one of Europe's leading cancer research centres, supporting cutting-edge work into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development. As well as core support from Cancer Research UK, the Institute also receives an additional third of its total income from external grants and industry collaborations. It has an excellent reputation for fundamental cancer research, including world-class metabolism studies and renowned in vivo modelling of tumour growth and metastasis. Its research ethos is about excellence, honesty, openness, accountability and integrity.

Position outline

A position is available for a motivated, creative and dynamic person to join the Research Management Team to drive the CRUK Scotland Institute's external research income. The post-holder will work collaboratively with researchers throughout the funding life cycle, identifying funding opportunities, providing targeted and specific application advice, contributing application content, developing budgets, and co-ordinating the submission process and post-award workflow. The role will also include administrative tasks such as developing content for the Institute's intranet pages on research funding acquisition, and recording and tracking funding applications. The post-holder will work in the supportive and active environment of the Research Management Team, under the guidance of the Head of the Research Integrity Service, and have opportunities to develop their skills in research management.

A full job description for the position is available above (attachments).

Essential Requirements:

  • A BSc in Biological/Biomedical Sciences
  • Knowledge of the research life cycle, processes and research culture
  • Knowledge of the research funding landscape
  • Experience of writing research funding applications
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent team working skills, with a flexible and helpful approach
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Desirable Requirements:

  • A postgraduate degree (MSc/PhD)
  • Postgraduate research experience
  • Experience of supporting or co-ordinating research funding applications
  • Experience in a Research Management role
  • Attention to detail and a good eye for the visual presentation of information
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

    The diversity of our staff and students is what makes the Institute such a vibrant place to work and advance discoveries in cancer research. Family friendly policies, flexible work patterns, our collaborative ethos, a focus on good mental health and well-being and career development opportunities for all help to create an enjoyable and inclusive workplace where your voice matters.

    Employee Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 40.5 days annual leave including bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Defined Contribution pension scheme
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Additional maternity pay at 6 month's full pay (subject to service)
  • Shared parental leave
  • Cycle to work scheme that could save you 26-40% on a bike and accessories.
  • Access to Employee benefit schemes with discounts on supermarkets, cinema, travel and much more.
  • On-site secure parking
  • For informal enquiries please contact Catherine Winchester ([email protected])

    Closing Date for Applications: 1 st March 2024

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    Research Funding Co-ordinator


    Cancer Research UK


    United Kingdom


    February 09, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 01, 2024

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    About the employer

    Cancer Research UK is a cancer research and awareness charity in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man, formed on 4 February 2002 by the merger of The Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. As the world's largest independent cancer research charity it conducts research by the charity's own staff and by its grant-funded researchers. It also provides information about cancer and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness and influencing public policy.

    Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. They have discovered new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer that together have saved millions of lives across the world. Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival rates double in the last thirty years. But one in three of us will still get cancer at some point. Our groundbreaking work, funded entirely by the public (It raises money through donations, legacies, community fundraising, events, retail and corporate partnerships. Over 40,000 people are regular volunteers), will help ensure that millions more people will survive. Cancer Research UK works in partnership with others to achieve the greatest impact in the global fight against cancer. They provide life-changing information to anyone affected by cancer, run awareness initiatives so that cancer can be detected early, and help people reduce their risk of the disease. Their campaigning and lobbying keeps cancer at the top of the political agenda. Cancer Research UK became full UICC member in 1986.

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