Science Manager – Animal Welfare

Summary

This role is to support our animal welfare programmes and peer review and advice service. You will facilitate the dissemination and uptake of approaches which improve animal welfare by organising workshops and symposia, developing content for the NC3Rs website, and writing articles for our dedicated newsletter for animal technicians.

Job description

Science Manager – Animal Welfare

NC3Rs, London

£29,181 - £33,755 (plus London allowances)





This role is to support our animal welfare programmes and peer review and advice service. You will facilitate the dissemination and uptake of approaches which improve animal welfare by organising workshops and symposia, developing content for the NC3Rs website, and writing articles for our dedicated newsletter for animal technicians. You will also support the development and refresh of online resources designed to assist researchers and technicians to refine laboratory animal housing, husbandry and procedures.



The role involves supporting expert working groups convened to identify refinements and generate an evidence base for changes in practice to improve animal welfare. Also you will support the review of research proposals under the NC3Rs peer review service, helping to identify opportunities to apply the 3Rs and providing advice to applicants and grants panels.

 

Responsibilities

You will need:

• PhD in a biological science, ideally with in vivo experience

• Excellent understanding of the use of animals in research and a demonstrable commitment to the 3Rs.

• Experience of organising scientific events and writing a variety of content for scientific audiences.

Choosing to come to work at the NC3Rs (part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme. Further information can be found at www.nc3rs.org.uk

Benefits

Benefits

• Learning and development tailored to your role

•An environment with flexible working options

• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity

• A Civil Service pension

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Selection process details

For full details of this post and for details on how to apply, visit https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-1/brand-3/xf-903bd4... quoting reference NC3Rs 1249.



Closing date: 25 February 2020



Interviews: 6 March 2020



Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.



We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

How to apply: 
Closing date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Organisation: 
Medical Research Council
Location: 
Medical Research Council
London
NW1 2BE
United Kingdom
Salary: 
£29,181 - £33,755
Contract type: 
Permanent
Hours: 
Full time
Sector: 
Government