Senior Research Funding Manager : United Kingdom

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Amar Annamalai
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Senior Research Funding Manager : United Kingdom

Are you a collaborative individual with strong relationship management skills who can help us beat cancer sooner?
At Cancer Research UK, we aim to save more lives by preventing, controlling and curing cancer. Our Science Funding team manages all of our discovery science and pre-clinical translational research. We are looking for a confident individual who can oversee the effective and efficient review, funding and management of our drug discovery portfolio, while also making key contributions to the ongoing development of our long-term strategy to support drug discovery research.
Key responsibilities will include:
Supporting the development and implementation of Cancer Research UKâ??s drug discovery strategy.
Designing and evaluating processes to effectively facilitate translation of CRUK funded basic biology by our Drug Discovery Units.
Leading the review of new applications for drug discovery programmes, both for small molecule and biotherepeutics grants, as well as delivery of annual and quinquennial reviews for core-funded Drug Discovery Units.
Facilitating networking opportunities across the drug discovery sector.
Acting as a subject matter expert on drug discovery, maintaining an overview of research advances across the field, and representing CRUK as a leading research funder.
The development and implementation of our drug discovery strategy will play a fundamental role within of CRUKâ??s wider organisational and research strategy. Youâ??ll need to be able to forge excellent relationships with the research community, and work with multiple teams across CRUK to ensure a coordinated approach to delivering all activities to a high standard and in a timely manner to meet challenging deadlines.
To take on this exciting challenge, you will haveâ?¦
A degree level education in a biomedical discipline or equivalent experience
Significant experience of working in a drug discovery environment, either industrial or academic
Strong relationship development and management skills
Experience of engaging with the scientific research community at all levels
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Experience of project management frameworks, tools and techniques
Our passion, determination and ambition lead us to set ourselves more and more challenging targets. If youâ??re as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career.
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