Research Funding Co-ordinator

 Salary: From £30,000 to £43,000 (depending on experience)

 Contract term: Permanent position

 About us

The CRUK Scotland Institute is a cancer research institute situated in Glasgow with approximately 250 researchers split across 30 research groups consisting of PIs, postdoctoral scientists, PhD students and scientific officers. It is one of Europe's leading cancer research centres, supporting cutting-edge work into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development. As well as core support from Cancer Research UK, the Institute also receives an additional third of its total income from external grants and industry collaborations. It has an excellent reputation for fundamental cancer research, including world-class metabolism studies and renowned in vivo modelling of tumour growth and metastasis. Its research ethos is about excellence, honesty, openness, accountability and integrity.

 Position outline

 A position is available for a motivated, creative and dynamic person to join the Research Management Team to drive the CRUK Scotland Institute’s external research income.  The post-holder will work collaboratively with researchers throughout the funding life cycle, identifying funding opportunities, providing targeted and specific application advice, contributing application content, developing budgets, and co-ordinating the submission process and post-award workflow. The role will also include administrative tasks such as developing content for the Institute’s intranet pages on research funding acquisition, and recording and tracking funding applications. The post-holder will work in the supportive and active environment of the Research Management Team, under the guidance of the Head of the Research Integrity Service, and have opportunities to develop their skills in research management.

A full job description for the position is available here.

Essential Requirements:

  • A BSc in Biological/Biomedical Sciences
  • Knowledge of the research life cycle, processes and research culture
  • Knowledge of the research funding landscape
  • Experience of writing research funding applications
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent team working skills, with a flexible and helpful approach
  • Excellent writing skills

 Desirable Requirements:

  • A postgraduate degree (MSc/PhD)
  • Postgraduate research experience
  • Experience of supporting or co-ordinating research funding applications
  • Experience in a Research Management role
  • Attention to detail and a good eye for the visual presentation of information

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The diversity of our staff and students is what makes the Institute such a vibrant place to work and advance discoveries in cancer research. Family friendly policies, flexible work patterns, our collaborative ethos, a focus on good mental health and well-being and career development opportunities for all help to create an enjoyable and inclusive workplace where your voice matters.

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 40.5 days annual leave including bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Defined Contribution pension scheme
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Additional maternity pay at 6 month’s full pay (subject to service)
  • Shared parental leave
  • Cycle to work scheme that could save you 26-40% on a bike and accessories.
  • Access to Employee benefit schemes with discounts on supermarkets, cinema, travel and much more.
  • On-site secure parking

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Catherine Winchester (

Closing Date for Applications: 8th March 2024