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Science Programme Manager (Research Funding)

  • Permanent
  • £32,000 - £35,000 pa + Benefits
  • Full time, 37.5 hours per week
  • London WC1B
  • Closing date: 5pm on Friday 30 June 2017

WCRF International leads and unifies a network of cancer prevention charities based in Europe, the Americas and Asia and is responsible for cancer prevention science, policy, strategic and operational direction to the network charities.

The advertised post is a central role within the Research Funding and Science Activities Team, covering all aspects of research management, from launching new calls for applications through to the active monitoring of funded projects.

We are seeking an experienced Research Funding Programme Manager to manage our research grant programme. This is a particularly exciting time for our science work and the postholder will play a key role in shaping the future of our research funding portfolio. The successful candidate will work efficiently with colleagues around the network and external stakeholders to drive research innovation, effective research dissemination and assist with income generation working closely with Fundraising colleagues and their supporter networks.

The successful candidate will be educated to a higher degree in biological or life sciences. He/she will be a proactive individual with excellent communication skills and experience in interacting with teams and external stakeholders. Previous experience in research management and administration is essential.

If you are interested in this role and feel you possess the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies, please submit a current CV and covering letter (maximum 2 pages) to hr@wcrf.org or HR, WCRF International 22 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HH by the closing date.

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Please note: Your cover letter should highlight how your skills and experience will benefit WCRF International and equip you for the role.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to provide feedback to shortlisted candidates. If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 


If you would like to submit a speculative application, please email your CV and covering letter to hr@wcrf.org and we will keep your details on file.