Could you be our next Research Manager?

Posted Nov 2 2017 in News from Epilepsy Research UK

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions, affecting one in every 103 people in the UK. It can strike anyone at any age and in 65% of cases the cause of the epilepsy is unknown. There are many drugs available for the treatment of epilepsy, but these fail to control seizures in as many as 40% of patients. For these reasons, and many others besides, research into epilepsy is urgently required. This is where Epilepsy Research UK comes in. We are the only national charity that exclusively funds independent research into the causes, treatments and prevention of epilepsy.

Epilepsy Research UK is based in Chiswick, West London, and was formed following the merger of the Epilepsy Research Foundation and the Fund for Epilepsy in April 2007. In the intervening period, we have invested around £8 million in epilepsy research in the UK and currently have more than 30 active projects on our portfolio. Our aim is to support innovative research of the highest scientific calibre and which has the greatest potential for patient benefit.

The post of Research Manager is central to the primary purpose of Epilepsy Research UK, namely to support and promote medical and scientific research into epilepsy. The post-holder is responsible for coordination of all of our research activities, including the annual grant round and our biennial expert workshops, and for the provision of epilepsy research-related material for Epilepsy Research UK media and communications.

You will have experience in medical and/or scientific research, a detailed understanding of scientific processes and terminology, and highly developed organisation and communication skills. You will be expected to interact routinely with members of the epilepsy research community and with Epilepsy Research UK stakeholders and supporters to promote the work of the charity and the importance of epilepsy research.

If you would like to receive more information about this role, and for details on how to apply, please contact us via jobs@eruk.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: 4pm on Friday 1st December 2017

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