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Science Portfolio Adviser

Company Wellcome Location London
Contract Temporary Position Salary £34000 - £38000 per annum
Sector(s) Scientific

Job Description

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We are looking for an outstanding individual with a background in microbiology/virology to work with the team who will support and develop funding initiatives in IIB.
Wellcome is one of the world's largest charitable foundations. Our funding supports over 14,000 people in more than 70 countries, to explore ideas in science, population health, medical innovation, the humanities and social sciences and public engagement. 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.

The Infection and Immunobiology (IIB) portfolio supports excellent science from across the spectrum of infection biology and immunology addressing the breadth of pathogen biology, preventing and treating infectious diseases of humans and animals, and the fundamental mechanisms that control the immune system in health and disease.

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 a creative individual who should be confident interacting with their peers and the external scientific community. You will be a critical scientific thinker who has the ability to influence at all levels and build collaborative and 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
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and judgement in the assessment of research
  • Strong written communication and interpersonal skills

  • 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
Education & Qualifications :
You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline.
Interview Timing 28th and 29th March
Closing Date 12th March 2019

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