Research Manager

UCL Cancer Institute

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 16th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1880372
  • Closes: 30th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

A position is available for Research Manager/Administrator of the ECMC based at the UCL Cancer Institute. The successful candidate will play a key role in managing the coordination, science and finances of the UCL ECMC which is a major source of funding for the infrastructure and expertise underpinning cancer research within UCL.

The role holder will manage the Centres core funding, monitor expenditure to identify under/overspends and take action to address them in a timely manner. They will monitor the budget to ensure expenditure in accordance with the award and agree spending with Centre Academic Leads.

The successful candidate will liaise with the Institute Manager and colleagues within the Institute Administration Team as required to enable institutional level forecasting and monitoring of budgets, as well as coordinate the interaction between partner institutions.

Regular reports must be presented, defining project progress, identifying both problems and solutions, and in accordance with reporting requirements. To develop a communications strategy for the project as a whole; to ensure that information about the Centre in the public domain is accurate and conforms with UCL/Cancer Institute templates and style guides.

The post is available until 31 March 2023 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

A BSc in a relevant Bioscience or equivalent experience is essential. The successful candidate must also have experience of project management administration and management, as well as experience in financial budgeting.

They must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, ranging from informal 1:1 discussion, as well as formal presentations. The post holder should be able to liaise with internal and external staff at a range of levels, and have a record of successful line management and development of staff, with proven team leadership skills.

The ability to organise and prioritise a varied and demanding workload to meet milestones and deadlines is essential, as is the ability to use own initiative and to make judgements without close supervision. The post holder must have a willingness and ability to work as part of a widely distributed team and travel nationally for project related work assignments.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply click the APPLY NOW button at bottom of this page.

For enquiries regarding the application process please contact Cancer Institute HR Office

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see to find out more.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

30 Nov 2021

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Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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