Science Portfolio Manager - Infection and Immunobiology
Wellcome is a politically and financially independent global charitable foundation, funded by a £26.8 billion investment portfolio. We support discovery research into life, health and wellbeing, and we're taking on three worldwide health challenges: mental health, global heating and infectious diseases.
The Science division contributes to Wellcome's mission by improving health through the best research, as set out in the Science team strategy. We are responsible for a diverse portfolio of activities across Wellcome's broad scientific remit and work closely with our colleagues within Wellcome and with the external community to deliver this.
We are recruiting for a Science Portfolio Manager to join the Infection and Immunobiology team on a 9 month fixed term contract.
As a member of the wider Science division, you will build on your specialist knowledge and broaden your skill set to deliver a diverse range of internal and external activities as part of cross-functional teams. You will liaise with internal and external stakeholders, including other funders, and provide our community of researchers with support and advice. You will need to keep abreast of the scientific field and attend key national and international conferences in the field.
We are looking for some with a broad perspective that takes in academia, funding and policy. You should be confident interacting with your peers and the external scientific community. You will be a critical scientific thinker who can influence at all levels and build productive relationships.
To be successful in this role you will have:
A breadth of scientific expertise in a relevant field through relevant work experience in an academic, industrial, funding agency or charity setting
Experience and knowledge of universities, funders and other relevant scientific and research organisations and communities
The ability to demonstrate a breadth of interest in science and an understanding of strategic issues in research funding and policy
Experience of managing projects in an academic or industry setting
The ability to employ diverse approaches to effectively communicate complex information to individuals and groups from a range of different background and different seniority levels
Knowledge of the international research funding arena
You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience
To apply please submit your CV and a cover letter (no more than one side) that clearly outlines your motivation for applying and suitability for the role.
The duration of this role is approximately 9 months. The successful candidate will be paid via a recruitment agency.
Closing date: 24th January
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