Science-led and evidence-based, the NC3Rs is the UK’s national organisation for the 3Rs, established in 2004 to accelerate the development and uptake of new models and tools that replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in research and testing. The NC3Rs is primarily funded by Government and has an annual budget of approximately £10 million. Its activities are divided between its role as the UK’s major 3Rs research funder and programmes led by its own team of scientists. Further information can be found at www.nc3rs.org.uk
We provide a range of funding mechanisms to support 3Rs methods, technologies and career development. The awards we make deliver 3Rs benefits, as well as advancing the scientific field across a breadth of subjects such as improving the understanding of human diseases, developing efficacious and safe medicines and protecting the environment. Further information on the awards we have made to-date can be found on Our Science webpages.
About the Role:
CRACK IT is the NC3Rs open innovation funding competition for collaborative R&D. The competition is designed to solve 3Rs-focused Challenges identified with Sponsors (typically from the industrial sector) and drive commercial benefits from 3Rs technologies by enabling and funding collaborations between big business, academia and the SME sector. Through CRACK IT, we are able to respond directly to major issues facing industry and the bioscience sector related to the use of animals. Please see the NC3Rs Innovation Platform for more information on our CRACK IT challenges.
The Science Manager will primarily support the CRACK IT funding competition. The main responsibilities of the role are: helping to collate and analyse metrics on impacts arising from CRACK IT awards, developing content for and maintaining the NC3Rs Innovation Platform website, working with completed CRACK IT award holders to disseminate products and outputs, working with the Innovation Programme Manager in project monitoring of on-going challenges, preparing promotional materials and communication packages for Challenges and events. You will also work with the business team to deliver operational aspects of the CRACK IT programme.
You will need:
PhD in a biological science
Ability to identify, analyse and propose solutions to varied problems.
The ability to handle, analyse and present complex information.
Ability to plan and deliver multiple projects, often with conflicting deadlines.
An understanding of the issues around the use of animals in research.
Demonstrable commitment to the 3Rs.
The ability to work as part of a dynamic team is essential
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
How to Apply:
Please ensure you include a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification. Please click here for further information and how to apply: https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-1/brand-3/user-19/xf-e7d6583621ce/wid-1/candidate/so/pm/4/pl/1/opp/1370-Science-Manager-Innovation-NC3Rs-1370/en-GB
Closing date: 4th October 2020
Interviews: 16th October 2020