Role details

Research/Grants Officer

West London   •   £23,000 - £26,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • International Organisation looking for Scientific Research/Grants Officer
  • International Organisation looking for Scientific Research/Grants Officer

About Our Client

Located in West London this International Research Organisation is looking to recruit an additional team member to support in an every changing environment.

Job Description

Planning and delivery of research commissioning activities in close working partnership with programme teams. The post is responsible for:

  • Research management system configuration, testing and troubleshooting
  • Producing competition documentation and information for applicants
  • Updating of websites and third party databases with competition information
  • General correspondence with applicants and managing queries
  • Checking completeness and eligibility of applications received
  • Co-ordinating overlap checks of applications against existing funded research (with input from other funding agencies)
  • Maintaining a database detailing application status.

Managing the administrative side of application review processes by external experts and panel members. The post is responsible for:

Producing guidance and forms for external reviewers and panel members

  • Identifying and inviting suitable expert referees
  • Overseeing panel tenure and recruitment
  • Ensuring suitable confidentiality agreements are in place
  • Assigning applications to reviewers and responding promptly to reviewer queries
  • Ensuring reviews and scores are received within deadlines and quality checking these
  • Managing applicant responses to reviewer comments.
  • Organising and attending panel meetings (where applications are assessed), liaising with attendees and venues, preparing and distributing panel packs and materials, and taking minutes.
  • Preparing and dispatching outcome notification letters to applicants, carrying out other post-panel tasks and managing queries from applicants.
  • Assisting with the issue of contracts and managing contract execution.
  • Maintaining electronic and paper records of funded projects and associated decisions. Updating internal and external databases and websites with accurate information relating to funded projects.
  • Requesting and collecting scheduled interim and final reports from award-holders.
  • Reviewing and processing publications and other outputs (arising from funded projects).
  • Assisting with information requests such as Parliamentary Questions, ministerial briefings etc.
  • Acting as a key contact point for enquiries about funding schemes.
  • Regularly interacting with a broad range of people at all levels of seniority, including the NIHR, Department of Health, Programme Directors, panel members and the research community.
  • Operating as a flexible resource providing GMG-wide support as required.
  • Occasionally travelling to meetings throughout England may be necessary.

The Successful Applicant

Previous experience of working in administration roles, preferably within a research, health-related or social science-related environment.

Located in West London this International Organisation is expanding an existing team.

Excellent planning and organising, i.e. able to plan activities and then carry them out effectively

Able to gather information systematically from multiple sources, analyse the results and present findings

Excellent attention to detail and meticulous record keeping

Able to act on initiative, identify opportunities and be proactive in putting forward ideas and solutions

A determination to get things done, make things happen and constantly looking for better ways of doing things

Able to manage time effectively including managing competing demands, prioritising tasks, adapting flexibly to changes and meeting all deadlines

Excellent verbal communication, i.e. able to express ideas clearly and confidently in speech, and vary delivery to match the specific audiences

Excellent written communication, i.e. able to express yourself and information clearly and concisely in writing

Excellent team working, i.e. able to work confidently and effectively within a group

Good computing skills including i.e. word-processing, using databases, spreadsheets, the internet and email (including Microsoft Office and/or Google packages)

General medical research awareness and enthusiasm

What's on Offer

The location for this role is West London, offering salary between £23,000pa and £26,000pa

Ride 2 work is available

Season Ticket Loan is offered (after 3 months probation)

Pension contribution - 1 - 3%

25 days holiday in addition to bank holidays

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