Post: Portfolio Developer, Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is looking for a Portfolio Developer: communities and knowledge, which is well suited for candidates who have just completed their PhDs or have undertaken a one-year postdoc. More information can be found at:

Job location London

Closing date Sunday 4 September 2016

Salary Competitive, plus excellent benefits

Job description

This will be a 12-month fixed-term contract.

In this role, you’ll help to:

  • develop outreach and partnership initiatives with relevant national and international research communities
  • assess the impact of our Humanities and Social Science grant outputs
  • develop our Medical Humanities and our Society and Ethics grants portfolios, and help expand the wider Humanities and Social Science grants portfolio
  • shape the long-term direction of the Humanities and Social Science portfolio, with Wellcome’s revised philosophy and strategy in mind.

Person specification

To succeed, you’ll need:

  • a doctoral degree in humanities, biomedical ethics or social science
  • recent experience working in a research community that’s relevant to either the Medical Humanities or the Society and Ethics grants programmes
  • experience of organising workshops or other events
  • an interest in the social context of biomedical sciences, history, biomedical ethics or global health
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • financial planning and budgeting skills.

Experience developing and implementing organisational strategy or complex projects would also be desirable.

Interviews will be held in the week starting 12 September 2016.

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