Senior Research Funding Manager

Senior Research Programme Manager – Centres and Institutes

Location: Stratford, London

Contract: Full time, permanent

Salary: £38k - £45k depending on experience + benefits

Shortlisting for interview will be taking place on an ongoing basis so early application is strongly encouraged to avoid disappointment.

Do you want to help us beat cancer sooner?

At Cancer Research UK, we aim to ensure that we fund and support a wealth of innovative, world-class cancer research that will contribute towards our vision of beating cancer sooner.

Why we need you

We are currently recruiting for a Research Programme Manager who will be responsible for building relationships with our centres and institutes, driving collaborative activity between them and as a key scientific and strategic contact within Cancer Research UK.

What will I be doing?

Make an impact every day by:

Initiating and driving strategic projects and programmes of work to help develop our scientific portfolios and build communities
Building relationships with key senior stakeholders both internally and externally, acting as a senior scientific interface with the research community
Overseeing and supporting funding committees and panels as appropriate and ensuring a high quality of scientific evaluation
Forming excellent internal working relationships and providing senior leadership credibility
You can view a full job description here:

What skills are you looking for?

You’ll be able to bring to the role:

Experience of supporting scientific programmes and exposure to strategic projects, preferably within a biomedical research organisation
Demonstrable experience of project and/or programme management
Post-graduate degree in a biomedical science, preferably cancer-related
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and develop relationships with senior stakeholders

We are looking for confident, experienced individuals with a passion for delivering impactful research. We need smart, brave thinkers who share our desire and determination to help shape our strategies and deliver a complex research agenda. Our passion, determination and ambition led us to set ourselves more and more challenging targets. If you’re as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career.

What will I gain?

Without you we wouldn’t be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, childcare vouchers and much more. You’ll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately you’ll know that you’ll be changing lives through your work.

If you’re as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.

Please submit your CV and cover letter through our careers page.

At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on

Please note, our head office is relocating from Islington to a new office space in Stratford, close to the Olympic Park.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit your CV and cover letter through our careers page.

Application Closing Date: 
24 November