Research Grants Officer
Alzheimer's Research UK is the UK's leading dementia research charity dedicated to funding dementia research for patient benefit. The Research team at Alzheimer's Research UK is responsible for delivering the strategic research vision of the organisation to gain a greater understanding of the diseases that cause dementia; improve our understanding of modifiable risk factors and effective intervention methods; facilitate early diagnosis and rapidly translate research findings into drug discovery projects. The Research team requires a range of collective expertise, including knowledge of dementia research, an understanding of the dementia funding landscape and good oversight of grant management. Through this, the team delivers an ambitious and wide portfolio of response mode grant schemes and strategic funding initiatives including basic and clinical research and drug discovery. To maximise the impact of the work funded by Alzheimer's Research UK, and to respond effectively to changes in the dementia research landscape, the team monitor the progress and outcomes of grants through Researchfish. This data is then used to assess research impact and to help to shape the strategic goals of the charity. The Research Grants Officer will be responsible for the financial management of Alzheimer's Research UK research activities and assessment and reporting of research impact. This new and exciting role will require a proactive and analytical personality who is also capable of maintaining broad oversight between the financial commitment of Alzheimer's Research UK's research activities and their overall impact. The Officer will support other members of the Research team by having a detailed understanding of the financial aspects of grant funding and developing a wider knowledge of how this funding delivers impact on the global dementia research landscape. Key Responsibilities Developing and maintaining ARUK impact reporting processes Responsibility for collection, collation and analysis of post award research report data Facilitating dissemination of ARUK research outputs to a variety of audiences including fundraising, scientific, clinical and political audiences Day-to day financial management of ARUK research grant awards and contracts Oversight of the financial side of post-award grants including strategic budgets Managing and developing ARUK's grant management systems Maintaining strong professional relationships with key external stakeholders Contributing to external events as a representative of the charity Essential skills and experience Educated to Master's degree standard in biological/medical sciences Understand how biomedical research is conducted Excellent organisational skills with an eye for detail The ability to manage and interpret large data sets Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and researchers Good time management skills and ability to prioritise competing demands Working with independence, drive and initiative Location: Granta Park, near Cambridge For more details, please download the job description. Interviews will be held the week commencing 30 April 2018. If you are unable to interview that week, please advise us in your cover letter.