As one of the largest funders of Diabetes Research in the UK, the Research Directorate is responsible for driving forward the understanding, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications, through investing in the best research minds and projects.
This is an exciting time to join the charity. As Research Officer, you will join a team with a strong reputation for funding high quality diabetes research.
This is a 1 year fixed term contract
Interview Date: 13 & 14 Jan 2020
What we can offer you:
- Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays
- A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,500 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments)
- Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working
- Discounts on gym membership
- Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life
- Annual season ticket loan (on completion of your probation period)
- Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities
- Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
- Cycle to work scheme (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)
*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.
- Working closely with the Research Manager, you will be responsible for day to day delivery of the diabetes Clinical Studies Groups (CSGs) and their associated fora.
- You will support the Research Manager and CSG members to strategically create priority research areas and the key clinical studies needed to move diabetes care forward.
- You will also support the Research Manager to develop and improve the involvement and participation of people with diabetes and lay members within the work of the CSGs.
- In addition, you will build relationships with the research community, relevant research funders, and other organisations, in order to take forward priorities emerging from the CSGs.
Ideally, you will have a PhD or BSc in an area relevant to diabetes or alternatively in a life-sciences related area, and are looking to establish a career in patient driven research.
- You will have some understanding of medical research landscape in the UK and of the interfaces between research funding organisations and the academic sector.
- In addition you will be confident in developing and maintaining excellent relationships, and networking with a range of experts.
- Excellent organisation and communication skills are vital, as is an ability to work as part of a team.
- You will be confident working in a high pressure environment, managing multiple work streams, as well as being able to show autonomy in your work.
£25,473.00 - £28,303.00 per year