World Cancer Research Fund International is a leading authority on cancer prevention research related to diet, weight and physical activity.

We lead a network of cancer charities with a global reach, influence policy at the highest level, and are trusted advisors to governments and other official bodies around the world.

To meet our vision of living in a world where no one develops a preventable cancer, we need high-quality and motivated employees from a mix of backgrounds and with a range of skills and experiences. In return, we aim to offer the best possible working environment for people so that talent is nurtured and developed.

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Current vacancies

Research Funding Officer (2 posts – Research Insight and Research Impact)

  • Permanent
  • Salary: £28,000–£30,000 per annum, plus benefits
  • London N1
  • Full time – 37.5 hours a week. We’re a hybrid working employer, meaning you’re required to come into the office on average 2–3 days per week

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to advance the research agenda for cancer prevention and survival?

We are seeking a Research Funding Officer (Research Insight) and a Research Funding Officer (Research Impact) to work primarily on our WCRF International Research Grant Programme. As part of our Research Funding team you will support high quality and innovative research on the effects of diet, nutrition and physical activity on cancer prevention and survival, managing an international portfolio of projects and working closely with leading researchers around the world.

The Research Funding Officer (Research Insight) will work mainly on the pre-award phase of the grant programme (eg supporting the development and launching new calls for applications, organising and coordinating Panel meetings, managing the peer review process and contributing to the development of grant related Board documentation). The Research Funding Officer (Research Impact) will work mainly on the post award phase (eg active monitoring of funded projects, coordination of liaison visits and evaluation of the impact of our funded research).

For both roles you will have some experience of working in a fast-paced research environment (academia or research administration/management), of writing in different formats and of communicating and presenting information to a range of audiences. You will be educated to BSc level (MSc level desirable but not essential) in Biological Sciences or Nutrition.

In addition, for the Research Funding Officer (research Insight) role you will have some experience working with scientific committees and understanding and awareness of general research management and administration policies and procedures, and for the Research Funding Officer (Research Impact) role you will have an understanding of how research impact can be measured and evaluated as well as an interest in science communications.

In addition to the Research Grant programme you will have the opportunity to contribute to other Research Funding activities such as our surveillance work and Academy programme and work closely with colleagues across the Science Department and with other departments such as Communications and Fundraising.

Application Details

If you are interested in this role/s and feel you possess the necessary requirements, please submit a current CV and covering letter (maximum 2 pages) to or HR, WCRF International, 140 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9FW by the closing date. Please indicate in your covering letter which position you are applying for (Research Insight or Research Impact).

You must have current right to work in the UK.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role please contact

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.


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