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Funding Adviser 12 Months FTC

Funding Adviser 12 Months FTC

Posted 1 August by The Guardian
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At Wellcome we believe great ideas can change the world and improve health for everyone. We help great ideas to thrive by supporting scientists and researchers, taking on big problems, fuelling imaginations and sparking debate.We are looking for 3 people to join Wellcome as Funding Advisers. You will be a vital part of Wellcome, ensuring that all grant applications are managed, reviewed and awarded in a timely and efficient way.You'll be the person our community of researchers will turn to for guidance and advice. You'll have ownership of your own portfolio of grants from our suite of funding schemes, giving you exposure to innovative proposals from leading academics.The Funding Adviser will: Deliver the processing, due diligence, peer review, feedback and award of grant applications for all areas of Discovery Research activity supported by Wellcome, within established deadlines and according to defined standards and controls. Provide expert advice, and guidance on grant applications and awards to existing and potential grant holders. Manage a portfolio of grants throughout the grant lifecycle, including: processing applications through the grants system and managing system administration managing communications with multiple applicants and grant-holders o undertaking due diligence, including: determining eligibility and research area, examining and challenging costs, ensuring compliance with Wellcome funding policies preparing application papers for funding advisory committees within defined deadlines implementing funding decisions and managing award process including notification to applicants, drafting feedback letters, and writing award letters. Manage the peer review process including: using subject area expertise to identify appropriate referees managing communications with multiple referees ensuring sufficient high-quality referee reports are received within Committee deadlines. Work with grant holders and university research offices to ensure the smooth and effective management of awarded grants by: maintaining detailed knowledge of Wellcome policies and using judgment in handling complex queries from grant holders managing grant casework during the lifecycle of the grant, for example: requests for parental and sick leave, transfers, supplements evaluating end of grant reports for compliance with our policies. Contribute to funding committee operations, including management of scoring and budget spread sheets, taking minutes, and the role of Committee Manager, as appropriate. Contribute to the development, implementation and timely delivery of funding initiatives as required, both within Funding Management and across Wellcome. Contribute to the creation and development of a diverse and inclusive culture across the organisation Undertake any other work that may be reasonably required from time to time Undertake work in accordance with Wellcome policies and principles.Experience & Skills Experience of the academic research environment; Strong grasp of research funding mechanisms; Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and manage large workloads, and work to deadlines; Excellent attention to detail; Stakeholder management skills Strong IT skills and the ability to use large databases. Educated to at least degree level in a biomedical, humanities or social science, or public health subjectIf you are interested in the role, and would like to apply, please ensure you attach your CV and complete the questionnaire form.Salary: circa £34,612Contract Type: FTC (12 Months)Advert closing date: 3 September. We encourage you to apply as soon as you can, interviews will be held on a rolling basis from 26 July.We understand that our people have commitments and personal interests outside of work and we strive to build a flexible working environment, in which people can perform at their best.Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Wellcome. We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to make adjustments during the application process, please contact us at.

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