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Vacancy details

Closing date: 14 January 2020
Location: Twickenham
Salary: £27,000

We are looking for two graduates to start in October 2020 on a 22-month graduate scheme.

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Programme Grants for Applied Research - Subcommittee Membership

We are pleased to announce an excellent opportunity has arisen to participate in Programme Grants for Applied Research assessment committees. These prestigious appointments offer senior applied health researchers the chance to take part in and gain experience of making recommendations to NIHR for large scale, high quality programmes of research for the benefit of patients and the NHS.

Graduate Trainees in Research Management

Build a career in research management

As a Graduate Trainee in Research Management, each step of this 22-month graduate scheme will challenge you and develop your managerial skills. You will have the chance to build your strengths and explore your career aspirations.

What you will do on the scheme - an opportunity to grow

You will be involved in projects as part of the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility.

We will enable you to:

  • Understand how health research studies are awarded and monitored
  • Review an aspect of our work as part of a study in your first six months to deepen your appreciation of research management
  • Pitch to lead a multi-faceted management project to develop an aspect of grant management for the NIHR
  • Deliver this eight-month project with tailored mentoring and coaching
  • Pitch to lead a second management project, potentially in a different area of interest
  • Deliver this second eight-month project with greater autonomy.

What we offer to graduates on our scheme

  • You will receive training in the launch, assessment and monitoring of research funding as well as project management skills, as we see the chance to deliver projects as the best way for you to learn what it takes to be an effective manager.
  • There will be a choice of projects to pitch for - an opportunity for you to hone your skills within a specialism.
  • You’ll receive mentoring, professional development and will have opportunities to shadow directors and managers and work with cross-cutting teams and functions.
  • On completion, you will be ready to take your career to the next stage, having acquired a comprehensive understanding of research management.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have - or expect to have if in their final year - a degree in life sciences or health and social care (some degree equivalents are available). 

Application process

Stage 1: Application is by CV and covering letter in which you should outline your interest in and suitability for the scheme by 14 January 2020.

Stage 2: Applications will be reviewed and long-listed by mid-February for phone interview by end February.

Stage 3: Short-listed applicants will be invited to a selection day by end March.

Two successful candidates will start on or around 1 October 2020 (22-month scheme) within LGC's Grant Management Group in Twickenham, South West London. 

Find out more about the scheme and how to apply on LGC's website.