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Manager - Evidence and Evaluation (Analysis)

BBSRC - Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council - Evidence and Evaluation Team

Location: Swindon
Salary: £34,905 to £37,173 per annum
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th December 2023
Closes: 14th January 2024
Job Ref: 230001GO

Hours: Full time or Part time (minimum 0.8 FTE)
Location: Swindon (flexible working)

About this role 

This is an exciting time for the Evidence and Evaluation team within BBSRC as we seek to further develop our analytical capabilities to provide new insights into the BBSRC portfolio of research investments. To support this work, we are seeking someone with an interest in data analysis or data science and a curiosity about bioscience research and the wider research landscape. 

This post will progress data analysis of BBSRC investments across a wide range of topic areas, spanning, agriculture, manufacturing, human and animal health, and technologies. In progressing this work, you will use a range of analysis tools and approaches including text analysis, data visualisation and research topic classification. 

You may not have previous experience with these various analytical tools and data science approaches.  We are looking to recruit someone with the passion and enthusiasm to develop these skills and we will support your learning and development as you progress.

Strategic data analysis is important work within BBSRC and is critical to providing a robust evidence base to inform BBSRC’s strategic activities. Through your work you will gain a robust understanding of the full portfolio of BBSRC investments, communicating this knowledge to colleagues and stakeholders with clarity and enabling data-driven insights. The post interfaces with colleagues (both analysts and strategy teams) across the wider organisation.  

Main Job Activities 

The main activities of the role will include but are not limited to: 

  • Classifying our portfolio of investments: you will use a range of automated, semi-automated and manual approaches to classify BBSRC research funding against scientific topics
  • Data analysis including cleaning, manipulating and summarising research funding data to identify patterns and trends across a wide range of topics
  • Responding to information requests from internal and external stakeholders including Government and other research funders
  • Communicating analyses to varied audiences through, tables, visualisations, reports, presentations, interactives, and dashboards
  • Continuous improvement to develop your knowledge and skills actively applying your learning to activities in the role 

Position and Person Requirements 

  • Good data analysis skills, able to work efficiently, accurately and in an organised and reproducible manner
  • Scientific literacy with an interest in the biosciences or related subjects
  • Effective communication skills, including the ability to present data clearly and concisely with thought for the needs of your audience
  • Effective team working and interpersonal skills: able to build relationships and work with colleagues to deliver results
  • An ability to plan and prioritise your work, manage activities and meet deadlines
  • Understanding and interest in the current UK research and innovation landscape 

Additional information    

Developing talent:   

We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable employees to continue their professional development through training and development opportunities such as e-learning, classroom training and on-the-job experiences. We encourage our employees to share their learning across teams and organisations.  

Benefits:    

UKRI can offer the successful candidate: 

- Flexible Working     

- 30 days annual leave + Public Holidays     

- Access to Civil Service Pension Scheme      

- Various everyday discounts through our dedicated provider      

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