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Research Manager

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Hours: Part time, 2 days - 14 hours per week

Salary: c£33,000 pro-rata

Location: Horsham, West Sussex.
Home-based considered with some travel to Horsham

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About Action

At Action Medical Research, we’re on a mission to save and change children’s lives through medical research, developing treatments, vaccinations and cures. A UK-wide charity, we’ve been funding medical breakthroughs for nearly 70 years, helping to beat polio, fight meningitis, prevent stillbirths and develop ultrasound scanning in pregnancy. Our work is now needed more than ever, including in the battle against COVID-19.

The Role

Reporting to the Director of Research, the role will help to support all aspects of research funding, including advising potential applicants, assisting with the peer review process, including the selection of external reviewers, providing feedback to applicants and the monitoring and evaluation of funded research. In addition the postholder will be responsible for writing reports on research supported by the charity along with reviewing and delivering copy that is scientifically accurate and interesting to a wide audience.

Applicants should have a science/medicine degree together with further biomedical degree (PhD/Masters) or medical writing qualification. You will have experience of working in areas such as biomedical research, medical/scientific communication and research administration with the ability to explain complex research in simple language to non-scientists. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail are vital.

Applications by CV with a supporting statement showing how you meet the skills and experience in the person specification. These should be sent to Bridie Sheridan by 30 June 2021, but you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and we will close the role before the closing date should a suitable applicant be found. If you have not heard from us by 7 July 2021, then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for interview.

First interviews will be held w/c 5 July 2021.

Benefits include 22 days annual leave (pro-rata) plus additional closure days between Christmas and New Year and a Group Flexible Retirement Plan.