The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Programme Manager - MRC, 2019
Deadline date for applications: 13 Oct 2019
MRC has a leading national role in training future research leaders across a range of biomedical, clinical and health disciplines. The team looks after a range of fellowship and studentship funding schemes. As Programme Manager, you will play a key role in the development and implementation of MRC's strategy across all aspects of research training, careers and skills. Experience of clinical academic careers would be particularly valuable in this role.
The team looks after a diverse range of initiatives and translational funding schemes, identifying opportunities for the UK and supporting the research community in moving exciting research outputs towards the clinic. Core business includes management of high-profile translational funding schemes and partnerships. The team plays a leading role in the development and implementation of innovative and strategic partnerships with industry, and other funders focusing on maximising UK discovery science and fostering cross-sector and interdisciplinary working.
If you have a preferred position from those on offer, please highlight this in your cover letter, noting that we cannot guarantee you will be given your preferred option. Please also consider that PMs move between teams/patches every few years at the MRC.
For insight into the Programme Manager role at the MRC, please see the blog on our website from one of our very own Programme Managers.
To manage a portfolio of research (a ‘scientific patch’) within one of MRC’s broader science areas. Including:
Being the knowledge-holder of the scientific issues relating to the patch in question, spanning new research developments, research partnerships and policy-related issues
Advising grant applicants and overseeing the peer review process for research funding
Acting as the primary interface for stakeholders, both internally (across sections of the MRC office and UKRI partners) and externally (e.g. researchers in the academic and commercial sectors, funding agencies, policy makers)
Assisting senior staff in the review of research fields and the development and implementation of scientific initiatives and policy
Developing and manage funding schemes and innovative initiatives.