Programme Manager – NC3Rs

The role of the Early Career Awards Programme Manager offers a unique opportunity to work with both early career and senior researchers to stimulate change and inspire the next generation of scientists in implementing the 3Rs in their research.

In addition to having responsibility for the annual funding calls for the Fellowship and PhD Studentship schemes, which aim to embed the 3Rs within the training and research activities of early career scientists, this role also develops resources and delivers training and networking events tailored to establishing and supporting 3Rs-driven cohorts of early career researchers.

Key responsibilities

Maximise dissemination and uptake of 3Rs advances arising from the Centre’s early career awards by building collaborative relationships with award holders and students through visits, focused workshops and the NC3Rs gateway.
Promote the Centre’s funding schemes through institutional visits, webinars and presentations.
Support the funding schemes’ application process including providing guidance to potential applicants, referee selection, presenting at applicant workshops, allocating applications to Panel members and compiling applicant feedback.
Review the Centre’s portfolio of early career awards including monitoring the progress of awards and collating outcomes and impacts reported on Researchfish to produce evaluation reports, scheme reviews and to monitor scheme performance.
Work with award holders to ensure that the methodologies developed as part of their NC3Rs grants are published, in enough detail to facilitate adoption and have a clearly described 3Rs impact, on a freely accessible platform such as the NC3Rs gateway.
Work with the NC3Rs Communications team to produce impact case studies, news articles, award announcements and other materials aimed at both scientific and lay audiences.
Identify opportunities to work with other research funders on areas of mutual strategic importance to build capacity in the 3Rs.
Represent the NC3Rs in a variety of collaborations and networks.
Build and sustain relationships with key external stakeholders, including Panel members.
Contribute to the evolution of the NC3Rs research funding strategy, schemes and policies.

Salary: £40,016 to £46,643 (Plus London allowances)

Closing date: 11/05/2021

Further information can be found here.