The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Strategic Planning and International Funding Officer - MRC, 2020
Deadline for applications: 19 Apr 2020
You will be working within the MRC Strategy group providing project management support to international funding activities and strategic planning activities.
You will be part of a team responsible for the delivery of the following MRC funding schemes, contributing to the MRC mission as a funder to improve human health through world class medical research, by helping to deliver MRC’s Global Health funding through research grants. The schemes are:
The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), and the Wellcome Trust - Joint Global Health Trials Scheme
UK Department for International Development, Economic and Social Research Council, Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust - Joint Health Systems Research Initiative.
In addition, you will also provide support to the MRC Strategy Board meetings along with other strategic projects.
Responsibilities will include:
Providing administrative support for international funding activities and strategic planning activities:
Responding to queries from grant applicants: To be the first point of contact for grant applicants who are interested in applying to the schemes
Application processing: Provide administrative support using Oracle Siebel to deliver MRC funding schemes. Working as part of a team to ensure tasks are delivered to time
Peer review: Overseeing the process, by which applications are assessed. Providing support to colleagues as well as responding to queries from reviewers approached. Identifying and managing conflicts in peer review
Drafting documents: Drafting papers for funding/strategic meetings, providing input to grant application guidance documents, working across the office and with external partners
Grants management: Supporting applicants throughout the duration of their award by being the first point of contact to manage enquiries received
Financial monitoring: Supporting the Global Health Funding manager by working with award holders and MRC and funding partners finance teams to monitor UK and overseas awards, including additional due diligence of high risk awards
Co-ordinating meetings: Supporting the delivery of the MRC Strategy Board meetings (usually in London offices). Providing support for meeting logistics, as well as distribution of meeting papers and post-meeting support, such as processing expenses.
For more information, or to apply, visit the job webpage.