Science Manager UKRI - MRC

Science Manager UKRI - MRC

Medical Research Council (MRC)

Swindon, United Kingdom

Science Manager


Polaris House

£30,357 – £32,997

Full time (part time would be considered, please state in cover letter)

Open Ended

About Us

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at

The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health. We support research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences, in universities and hospitals, in our own units and institutes in the UK.

About the role

Lifelong mental health and dementia are MRC and government strategic priority challenges which MRC addresses through a number of major MRC and partnership initiatives and investments for example, the Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) and the Dementias Research Institute. This type of work requires dedicated resource for oversight, project management, monitoring and evaluation.

We are currently looking to recruit a Science Manager to work at the Medical Research Council (MRC) in the area of Lifelong Mental Health and Dementia.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • oversee and maintain an overarching project plan, to ensure that progress is monitored and reported in a timely manner, and that issues regarding delivery are escalated to the Programme/Oversight Board (or equivalent) for resolution
  • assist the Programme Manager(s)/Head of Programme in preparation of papers, background briefs, reports and other material on related matters for the Programme/Oversight Board, Executive Group and/or senior staff at UKRI
  • acting as a key knowledge holder, ensuring progress is communicated internally and to project partners and stakeholders
  • supporting workshops/networking activities.

About you

It is essential that you have a first degree (or equivalent) and good analytical ability and problem-solving skills.

You will have experience of working directly and achieving results with a wide range of stakeholders with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build relationships.

A willingness to travel with overnight stays may be required and working early/late to meet business needs will be required.

Experience of planning, managing and delivering strategic and/or policy projects within a public sector or academic environment is desirable but not essential.

What we offer

Employee Benefits

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

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.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 24th March 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.