Science Portfolio Adviser/Developer – Cellular and Developmental Sciences

The Wellcome Trust

Wellcome exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. We’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. We support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.

We are seeking up to two Science Portfolio Advisers or Developers to contribute to managing the Cellular and Developmental Sciences portfolio within our Science division. You will liaise with internal and external stakeholders, including other funders, and provide our community of researchers with support and advice. You will need to keep abreast of the scientific field and attend key national and international conferences in the field.

To be successful in this role you will need to have a PhD and postdoctoral scientific experience in a relevant discipline. Some experience working outside academia in a research, funding or policy role is desirable although not necessary.

You should be confident interacting with your peers and the external scientific community. You will also be able to demonstrate that you can:

  • see the big picture and recognise scientific potential and opportunities
  • assimilate complex issues and work across science areas
  • lead and manage teams
  • communicate effectively and confidently with individuals and groups
  • work effectively and cooperatively within a team/matrix structure
  • apply your strong analytical and written skills to the development of briefing/position documents.

The salary will be between £36,000 and £52,000 plus benefits, depending on your experience.

To apply, please complete the online application process and ensure your covering letter explains how you meet the criteria for this job.

Closing date for applications: 18 December

Interview date: January (TBC)