Do you want to work in a small charity with a brilliant passionate team?  We are looking for a practical, creative, and skilled Research and Liaison Manager to lead on our Aim to provide hope and confidence to people with alopecia by funding research into its causes, with the aim of finding treatments and ultimately a cure.

Post:  Research and Liaison Manager

Based at:  UK, home-based, with occasional role related travel

Hours: Part-time up to 30 hours per week

Salary:  £33,350 (Pro rata based on 37.5-hour week), equating to max. £26,680 for 30 hours

Contract:  Fixed Term for 36 months, with long term aim to be permanent

Responsible to:   Chief Executive Officer

Application deadline; 16th September 2022

Interviews: starting mid-August

Summary

If you are close to the alopecia community you will know that it’s an exciting time for alopecia research! Alopecia UK aims to grow our impact and we are looking for for a creative, and skilled Research and Liaison Manager to lead on our charitable Aim to provide hope and confidence to people with alopecia by funding research into its causes, with the aim of finding treatments and ultimately a cure.

About the role

The Research and Liaison Manager is an integral role, enabling our goal to support alopecia research in the UK.   The manager is accountable for understanding the landscape and identifying new productive research opportunities that meet the needs of patients with alopecia.  They will have a practical hands-on approach and be responsible for managing, developing, and communicating progress about the delivery of the grants including our first PhD studentship.  They develop relationships and ideas alongside implementing solutions and coordinating patient participation needs.  They will be responsible for the smooth recruitment and running of our Research Committee made up of scientists, researchers, clinicians, pharma representatives, psychologists, and lay-panel patient representatives and delivery of our Research Strategy.

This is a broad and varied role offering considerable scope for strategic innovation.

You will bring:

  • Grant management experience including administrative and/or research experience in a research environment in academia, the charitable sector, or similar
  • Confident presentation with the ability to communicate complex science to a broad spectrum of people (including both scientific and non-scientific backgrounds)
  • Familiarity of scientific terminology and the ability to comprehend scientific articles and prepare reports using both technical and non-technical language
  • Self-motivated and excellent organisational skills, with a flexible/adaptable approach to relationship management

Desirable

  • Some knowledge base of the medical and psychosocial alopecia research landscape
  • Experience of patient advocacy in research
  • Awareness of AMRC guidance on research management
  • PhD in medical or psychosocial research

You can see the full recruitment pack and application process here.

Closing date for applications is 16th September 2022.