|Salary:||£34,308 to £42,155|
|Placed On:||27th January 2023|
|Closes:||28th February 2023|
We wish to appoint a grant writer for two years in the first instance to write funding proposals relating to research in autism in priority areas (including diagnosis, early intervention, support in employment, suicide prevention, special educational needs, and the criminal justice system).
The post is funded by the charity the Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE) at Cambridge whose mission is to fund excellent autism research and translate this into excellent support services for autistic people and their families. The postholder will lead the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals falling within ACE's key priority areas (listed above). They will report to the Director of Cambridge University's Autism Research Centre (ARC) (Professor Simon Baron-Cohen) and the ARC Director of Strategy (Dr Carrie Allison) and ensure alignment with the ARC's overall mission, which is to understand the causes of autism and improve the health and well-being of autistic people and their families.
The post holder will work with senior staff at the ARC and liaise with finance, human resource personnel as necessary. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., psychology, psychiatry, cognitive neuroscience and allied fields). The ideal candidate should have previous grant writing experience and a good understanding of autism.
Experience of engagement with the autism community is essential as the ARC is committed to ensuring that our research focuses on areas that can have a positive impact on autistic people's lives. The ARC is also committed to participatory research, formulating research proposals in collaboration with autistic people and their families. The successful applicant will be a member of the ARC and will be expected to take part in the lab's weekly, lively seminar groups, and can build in a role for themselves to be part of new research projects to continue their own research career, with opportunities for publications and involvement in the scientific research.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Carrie Allison (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.
Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.
The closing date for applications is: 28th February 2023
The interview date for the role is: To be confirmed
Please quote reference RN35156 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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