International Strategy Manager

Medical Research Council

Fixed term 18 months

About Us

The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health. We support research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences, in universities and hospitals, in our own units and institutes in the UK, and in our units in Africa.

The MRC is a great place to work and progress your career, be it in scientific research or the support functions. We offer a unique working environment where our researchers are rewarded by world class innovation and collaboration opportunities that the MRC name brings. We pride ourselves on giving you the opportunity to undertake formal and informal development activities to help you get the most from your role here and to support your career development. 

About the role

As International Strategy Manager, you will oversee and manage the diverse activities involved in the delivery of MRC’s international strategic aims including working with internal, external and international stakeholders and supporting the MRC’s European and BREXIT policy related activities.

You will provide the UK National Contact Point function for health research in the EU’s Framework Programme (Horizon 2020) and support the management of a small team. You will also liaise with international funding partners to develop and agree upon the planning and implementation of joint initiatives.

About you

You must be educated to degree level or equivalent and have experience of working with a variety of stakeholders in an administration team environment. You’ll have strong project management skills including the ability to work on multiple areas, prioritise workload effectively and deliver to deadlines.

Excellent problem solving, attention to detail and IT skills are required, especially Word and Excel for finance monitoring and data analysis.

How to apply

All applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS). For further information about the role and to apply, please visit our website apply, please submit an up-to-date CV (including covering letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role). If you are unable to apply online, please contact us by telephone on 00 44 (0) 1793 867000 quoting IRC243975.

Closing date: 25th February 2018

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