The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Science Manager - experimental design, analysis and reporting NC3Rs; MRC, Mar 2018
Science Manager - Experimental design, analysis and reporting - NC3Rs
Employer: MRC (NC3Rs), London, UK
Salary: £27,906-33,305 plus London allowances
Job Type: Permanent, full time
The NC3Rs has a well-established programme of work focusing on improving the design, analysis and reporting of animal experiments in order to ensure that studies are robust and reproducible, contribute to the knowledge base, and avoid the unnecessary use of animals.
Key aspects of the programme include the ARRIVE reporting guidelines and the online Experimental Design Assistant (EDA):
Day-to-day management of the EDA, including writing new content, responding to email enquiries, improving usability and solving glitches.
Organising and taking minutes for the project management meetings, or meetings with the NC3Rs expert group on experimental design.
Supporting the development of new EDA functionality, including rules, analysis recommendations and new templates relevant to specific disciplines and models.
Organising workshops and other dedicated training courses to promote the use of the EDA.
Monitoring use and preparing user statistics to benchmark uptake and impact.
Organising workshops, symposia and dedicated communication materials to promote the uptake of the guidelines across the scientific community, nationally and internationally.
Supporting the work of the NC3Rs expert group on revising the ARRIVE guidelines.
Working with endorsers of the guidelines to ensure implementation in practice.
Collating information on the number and location of organisations endorsing the guidelines and supporting activities to measure impact.
The Science Manager will also contribute to other activities where appropriate including the NC3Rs work on publication bias in animal research.
The post is within the NC3Rs Policy and Outreach Group and the ability to work as part of a dynamic team is essential.
Education, qualifications, training and work experience
PhD in a biological science, ideally with in vivo experience.
Qualification (or demonstrable knowledge/experience) of experimental design and statistics.
Animals in research
Demonstrable commitment to the 3Rs.
Understanding of the issues around the use of animals in research.
Personal skills, behaviours and qualities
Excellent communicator both orally and in writing.
Ability to deal with complex and sensitive issues with a wide range of stakeholders.
Ability to identify, analyse and propose solutions to varied and complex problems.
A significant degree of independence.
Excellent organisational skills and management of a varied workload.
Excellent inter-personal skills and team player.
You can find the full job description, and apply for the role, here.