Research Knowledge Manager

Alzheimer’s Research UK

The Research Team at Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) is responsible for delivering on the charity’s principal remit: to fund world-class research with the aim of ultimately defeating dementia. ARUK fund dementia research through a growing portfolio of grant schemes and strategic initiatives and are looking for an experienced and confident candidate to join the team in the role of Research Knowledge Manager. In this role, you will use scientific knowledge and insight as well as attention to detail to support the Director of Research in the pre- and post-award processes of grant funding. This includes, for example, selecting expert peer reviewers and organising progress reporting, as well as collation and assessment of ARUK’s portfolio. In addition, you will also engage in the oversight and management of other strategic funding initiatives which make up ARUK’s portfolio.  Further to this, ARUK needs to understand the wider context and impact of its research strategy in relation to the global dementia research landscape. In this role, you will play an important part in developing this understanding, interacting with experts across the external scientific arena. You will have the opportunity to work with all departments across the charity, as well as scientists on our advisory panels and as external peer reviewers

Main tasks of role:

  • Lead the management of ARUK’s grant funding programmes
  • Manage ARUK strategic funding initiatives
  • Develop new research and funding initiatives in collaboration with the Research Team to position ARUK as leaders/facilitators in dementia research
  • Support new scientific initiatives through landscape mapping and external collaboration
  • Analyse and interpret external and internal scientific data to inform new approaches
  • Represent ARUK at external events and meetings

We are looking for:

  • Experience of working within a research environment
  • Scientific knowledge of dementia or neuroscience research
  • Knowledge of grant funding or other funding initiatives
  • An analytical, organised and evidence-based approach
  • Excellent personal communication skills, with the ability to communicate with people at all levels face to face and on the phone
  • Ability to write professionally, with an ability to adapt communications for different audiences

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/jobs/research-knowledge-manager/

Interviews will be held on 14 August. Please inform us in your cover letter if you are unavailable on that date.

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