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Research Funding Co-ordinator

CRUK Scotland Institute
Glasgow City (GB)
£38,000 to £45,000
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Life Science
Job Type
Project Manager
Employment - Hours
Full time

Salary: £38,000 to £45,000 depending on experience

Contract term: Permanent position

About us

The CRUK Scotland Institute is a cancer research institute situated in Glasgow with approximately 250 researchers split across 30 research groups consisting of PIs, postdoctoral scientists, PhD students and scientific officers. It is one of Europe's leading cancer research centres, supporting cutting-edge work into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development. As well as core support from Cancer Research UK, the Institute also receives an additional third of its total income from external grants and industry collaborations. It has an excellent reputation for fundamental cancer research, including world-class metabolism studies and renowned in vivo modelling of tumour growth and metastasis. Its research ethos is about excellence, honesty, openness, accountability and integrity.

Position outline

A position is available for a motivated, dynamic and organised person to join the Research Management Team to drive the CRUK Scotland Institute’s external research income.  The post-holder will work collaboratively with researchers throughout the funding life cycle, identifying funding opportunities, providing targeted and specific application advice, contributing application content, developing budgets, and co-ordinating the submission process. They will also co-ordinate the post-award workflow, working with funders, HR, Finance, Cancer Research Horizons and external partners. The role will also include administrative tasks such as developing content for the Institute’s intranet pages on research funding acquisition and recording and tracking funding applications and awards. The post-holder will work in the supportive and active environment of the Research Management Team, under the guidance of the Head of Service - Research Integrity and have opportunities to develop their skills in research management.

You should have demonstrable experience of supporting or co-ordinating research funding applications and working in a research management role. You will need to be a well-organised individual, with an attention to detail, and able to multi-task. In addition, you should have a collaborative mindset, an open communication style and possess the ability to form strong and effective relationships within a scientific environment. You must be IT literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.

A full job description for the position is available.

Essential Requirements:

•             A PhD in Biological/Biomedical Sciences

•             Postgraduate research experience in Biological/Biomedical Sciences (minimum 3 years)

•             Experience in a Research Management role

•             Experience of supporting or co-ordinating research funding applications

•             Experience of writing research funding applications

•             Knowledge of the research funding landscape

•             Excellent organisational and time management skills

•             Excellent team working skills, with a flexible and helpful approach

•             Excellent writing skills

•             Excellent communication skills


Desirable Requirements:

•             Knowledge of the research life cycle, processes and research culture

•             Attention to detail and a good eye for the visual presentation of information

•             Experience in preparing costings or budgets for funding applications

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The diversity of our staff and students is what makes the Institute such a vibrant place to work and advance discoveries in cancer research. Family friendly policies, flexible work patterns, our collaborative ethos, a focus on good mental health and well-being and career development opportunities for all help to create an enjoyable and inclusive workplace where your voice matters.

Employee Benefits

•             Competitive salary

•             40.5 days annual leave including bank holidays (pro-rata)

•             Defined Contribution pension scheme

•             Life Insurance scheme

•             Employee Assistance Programme


•             Season ticket loan

•             Additional maternity pay at 6 month’s full pay (subject to service)

•             Shared parental leave

•             Cycle to work scheme that could save you 26-40% on a bike and accessories.

•             Access to Employee benefit schemes with discounts on supermarkets, cinema, travel and much more.

•             On-site secure parking

•             Hybrid working

All applications must be made via our website.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Catherine Winchester.

Closing Date for Applications: 28th July 2024.  We will review applications as they come in so would encourage you to apply promptly.  We hope to hold interviews week commencing 5th August 2024.


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