Research Information Officer (Maternity Leave cover)

London (Greater)
09 Feb 2018
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We are passionate about our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

Our scientists and clinicians are working every day to make a real impact on cancer patients’ lives. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, and today lead the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

We are a college of the University of London and a charity, and are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Information Officer in the Research Support Unit (RSU), which is part of the Academic Services Division and based on the Old Brompton Road in South Kensington. The post-holder will work as part of a team to support our research strategy by developing and managing our research management information, producing timely and accurate reports, identifying and disseminating research funding opportunities, and assisting with research grant funding applications and other projects.

Applicants should have a good honours degree in the medical or biological sciences, some experience of the academic research/funding environment, and significant experience of management information collection, analysis and dissemination, producing high quality reports to deadline. A PhD in a scientific or medical subject would be an advantage. Excellent IT skills are essential as well as being able to deal confidently with senior academic and administrative colleagues, working well within a team and the abilities to prioritise and manage a varied workload, and demonstrate initiative.

The post is full-time to commence in mid-April and is available on a fixed-term contract for up to 12 months dependent on when the postholder returns from maternity leave. The post also benefits from a generous annual leave entitlement and a contributory career evaluated benefits pension scheme.

A Job Description and Person Specification are available following the link below. When applying, please use the ‘Additional Supporting Information’ to explain how your experience matches the requirements detailed in the person specification.

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