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Scientific Research Officer

Scientific Research Officer

Location Bristol
Job Type Immediate Start Graduate Role
Salary £26000 - £28000 per annum
Sector Science and Research


Scientific Research Officer

Job Location: Bristol or Home-Based
Job Salary: £26,000-£28,000 depending on experience
Job Type: Permanent Full Time - 36.25 hours
Job Keywords: Graduate Science Jobs / Research Jobs / Desk Research Jobs / Life Science Jobs / Biomedical Science Jobs / Medical Research Jobs / Biochemistry Jobs

We are working with a leading Medical Research Foundation, who specialise in infectious disease. They are a renowned UK and international charity that bring together people and expertise to defeat disease worldwide. The envision a world free from high profile diseases, where patients are more informed and supported, and have a better quality of life and survival.

They are currently looking for science graduates to join their team in a Research Officer role, a desk-based position maintaining and managing the charity's research grants programme, coordinating processes to support the funding of new research and ensuring that research findings are appropriately communicated and shared. The role includes supporting and organising scientific conferences, symposia and other virtual events, and supporting the research department in producing and maintaining accurate information on the disease areas.

They are looking for candidates with a background in Life / Medical Science who are looking to join a fast-paced innovative science company, which would suit someone who is looking for a relevant role related to their degree away from the typical laboratory environments. The role would suit someone who is keen to learn new and be abreast of the latest scientific research. The company offer an enjoyable working environment and are able to provide support and mentoring to graduates and junior members of staff, with opportunities for progression later down the line.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Enabling the selection of new research projects by processing grant applications, identifying peer reviewers and coordinating the peer review process
  • Liaising with the Scientific Advisory board, organising meetings, preparing papers, writing minutes, monitoring the progress of research projects
  • Liaising with the Associate of Medical Research Charities to ensure compliance and best practice
  • Work with the charity's Communications teams on research news releases, writing about research and related health information for the website
  • Keeping abreast of general research developments in the disease area, responding to enquiries from researchers and members of the public
  • Working on spreadsheets, databases and developing reports for funders including trusts, the pharmaceutical industry and other donors
  • Assisting in the organisation of medical - scientific events, webinars, conferences etc.
  • Responding to helpline calls and information requests, maintaining fact sheets, and providing other information for the creation of medical literature for the public



Job Requirements:

  • Educated to degree level in a Life Science subject (Biomedical Science, Biology, Biochemistry etc.)
  • Research and scientific writing experience, can be from university projects / dissertation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel
  • An interest in Medical Communications and Medical Affairs
  • Willingness to travel if needed