|Salary:||£39,000 to £41,000 p/a + benefits|
|Placed On:||17th March 2023|
|Closes:||2nd April 2023|
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is the UK's largest independent funder of cardiovascular research, our Research team plays a pivotal role in bringing our research strategy to life.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Advisor to join our team and play a pivotal role in the work we do.
About the role
Through our portfolio of around 1000 active research projects, we fund some of the most exciting and innovative cardiovascular research and the most talented scientists from PhD students to BHF Professors. We award grants by peer review, working with external referees and five grant committees.
As a Research Advisor you’ll play an active role in supporting the work of our research grant committees, by providing scientific input throughout the research grant evaluation and delivery process and taking primary responsibility for supporting the work of the Chairs and Programme Grants Committee.
This is a blended role, where your work will be dual located between your home and approximately one day a week at our London office.
With a PhD or equivalent degree in bioscience and knowledge and understanding of scientific and clinical careers and the work of BHF, specifically in relation to research, you’ll have experience of cardiovascular or related research at postdoctoral level. Experience of research grant evaluation and administration will be an advantage in this role.
You’ll have excellent communication and organisational skills, able to develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders across the business and ensure that key deadlines are met.
You’ll serve as an ambassador for the BHF and its research achievements, promoting the BHF and its research funding schemes.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a motivated person with suitable experience and interests to make an important contribution to the primary mission of one of the world's leading funders of cardiovascular research.
Our people are at the heart of everything we do. By funding research across six decades, we’ve helped keep millions of hearts beating and millions of families together. We’re investing in ground-breaking research that will get us closer than ever to a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases.
We value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, celebrate diversity, and make inclusion part of what we do every day.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy, Igniting Change, along with our internal EDI group, Kaleidoscope, and a growing number of employee network groups (our Affinity Groups), help us create an environment where all our colleagues and volunteers can succeed.
Shortlisting will be completed w/c 3rd April and successful candidates shortlisted will be contacted w/c 10th April. Interviews will be held via MS Teams on Monday 17th and Thursday 20th April.
How to apply
It’s quick and easy to apply for a role at the BHF. Just click on the apply button below. All you’ll need is an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement, outlining your interest in the role and how you meet the role’s criteria.
As part of our commitment to be an inclusive employer and ensure fairness and consistency in selecting the best candidate for this role, the BHF will use anonymous CV software as part of the application journey.
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