Research Advisor

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Closing date: 9th August

Research Advisor,  British Heart Foundation – BHF

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is the UK’s largest independent funder of cardiovascular research and our Research team plays a pivotal role in bringing our research strategy to life.

They have an exciting opportunity for a Research Advisor to join our team and play a pivotal role in the work we do.

About the role

Through our portfolio of around 1000 active research projects, we fund some of the most exciting and innovative cardiovascular research and the most talented scientists from PhD students to BHF Professors. They award grants by peer review, working with external referees and five grant committees.

As a Research Advisor you’ll play an active role in supporting the work of our research grant committees, by providing scientific input throughout the research grant evaluation and delivery process and taking primary responsibility for supporting the work of the Fellowships Committee.

About you

With a PhD or equivalent degree in bioscience and knowledge and understanding of scientific and clinical careers and the work of the British Heart Foundation (BHF), specifically in relation to research, you’ll have experience of cardiovascular or related research at postdoctoral level and experience of research grant evaluation and administration will be an advantage in this role.

You’ll have excellent communication and organisational skills, able to develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders across the business and ensure that key deadlines are met.

You’ll serve as an ambassador for the BHF and its research achievements, promoting the BHF and its research funding schemes.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a motivated person with suitable experience and interests to make an important contribution to the primary mission of one of the world’s leading funders of cardiovascular research.

About BHF

They research all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. Heart disease, Stroke, Vascular Dementia, Diabetes and many more. All connected, all under siege. Because our research is the promise of future cures and treatments.

At the BHF we understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life. Many of our people work flexibly in many different ways. Please feel free to talk to us about the flexibility you may need; we’re happy to explore what’s possible for you and the role.

Interview process

Interviews will be held over MS Teams on 25 August 2021.

The British Heart Foundation is currently following Government guidelines regarding working from home. Although the role is based in London, the expectation is that once restrictions are eased, they will follow a blended approach between office and home working.

How to apply

The application process involves submitting your CV and a supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role’s criteria.

Early applications are encouraged as they will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact them.

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