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Research Funding Officer (Steve Morgan Foundation Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge)

Diabetes UK

Location: London
Salary: £27,216 to £30,239
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd June 2022
Closes: 17th July 2022
Job Ref: diabetesuk/TP/10938/790

Job Introduction

There’s never been a more exciting time to join Diabetes UK where you can be a crucial part of helping us create a world where Diabetes can do no harm! 

As a Research Funding Officer, you will join a busy team with a strong reputation for rigorous grant funding processes, ensuring that gold standard governance processes for funding are implemented. This role will be critical to the delivery of the SMF Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge to warrant that the research which Diabetes UK funds has the best chance to work towards a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Interview Date: Thursday 28 July 2022 (face-to-face in London, E1 1FH)

Please note that all job offers are subject to you providing acceptable evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK.

 

Role Responsibility

Working closely with the SMF Research Funding Manager, you will be responsible for the delivery of the funding process for the SMF Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge funding programme, ensuring the day to day administration of the research grants, as well as dealing with enquiries from potential applicants. You’ll work closely with other roles within the Research Directorate, including the SMF Research Funding Manager, the SMF Beta Cell Programme Lead and the Research Impact and Evaluation Lead, as well as collaborating closely with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll be enthusiastic about research and its potential to improve the lives of people affected by type 1 diabetes. You will have a BSc in biomedical sciences or life-sciences and will be looking to establish a career in research grants management. You will have some experience of working in a research funding environment, or within a busy administration role. 

Package Description

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 and if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)
  • 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.

About the Company

We’re a really diverse bunch and we recognise and respect your value as an individual. As well as helping people with diabetes, you’ll be part of one of the top 30 Best UK Charities to Work For, and one of the top 75 Best Large Companies in London.

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