Programme Manager - Reporting of Animal Research
£38,341 - £44,968 (plus London allowances)
The NC3Rs has a long-standing programme of work focusing on improving the design, analysis and reporting of animal experiments in order to ensure that studies are robust and reproducible, contribute to the knowledge base, and avoid the unnecessary use of animals. The programme is delivered by a team of three scientists including this role.
Key projects within the programme include the ARRIVE reporting guidelines and the online Experimental Design Assistant (EDA). The team also works closely with the Centre’s funding team to deliver the NC3Rs gateway, a collaboration with F1000Research, which provides NC3Rs grant holders with a dedicated portal for publishing their detailed methodologies and 3Rs impact. Building strong relationships both internally and externally will be an integral part of this role.
This role will involve coordinating the dissemination of the newly revised ARRIVE guidelines, working primarily with current endorsers of the guidelines (journals, research funders, institutions and learned societies), and leading the development of tools and resources to facilitate dissemination and implementation of the guidelines in practice. You will also build effective relationships and work with endorsers, both current and new, across the scientific community to measure the impact of the guidelines and other resources. You will collaborate with colleagues to develop and implement strategies to improve the transparency of animal research and the utility of data generated from in vivo experiments.
You will need:
• A PhD in a biological science or equivalent experience
• in vivo research and significant post-doctoral experience (or equivalent)
• Training and practical experience in experimental design and statistics as applied to biological research and specifically in vivo studies
• Thorough understanding of the issues around the reproducibility and transparency of animal and preclinical research
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
For full details of this post and for details on how to apply, visit https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/1359
quoting reference NC3Rs 1206.
Closing date: 01 January 2020
Interviews: 21 January 2020