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Assistant Peer Review Officers

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Assistant Peer Review Officers – Graduate Programme

BBSRC, Swindon

Contract Type: Fixed Term 18 months

Hours: Full Time

Closing Date: 23rd July 2017

Interviews 8th & 9th August 2017

Applications are invited from science undergraduates/graduates who completed their studies in 2016 or 2017. 

Joining BBSRC on the graduate programme will provide you with the opportunity to gain an in-depth insight into how BBSRC funds and manages some of the most exciting areas of contemporary world-class bioscience.

We will provide a well-structured work and development programme that will enable you to use and extend your knowledge of the science that BBSRC funds which will enable you to progress your career within BBSRC, or beyond. Assistant Peer Review Officers support the delivery of peer review-funded activities. You will work with some of the major advances in some of the most exciting areas of contemporary bioscience.

You will use and extend your knowledge of the science that BBSRC funds and develop an understanding of BBSRC’s broader activities in academia and industry. You will have direct contact with research scientists and will interact with our major stakeholders, both academic and industrial, through attendance at meetings and workshops. 

In this role, you will:

  • be involved in the preparation of documentation and reviews to support the assessment of grant proposals through peer review
  • have direct contact and interaction with the external scientific community
  • work with BBSRC’s Science and Innovation & Skills Strategy Groups to contribute to the development of new funding calls
  • attend meetings at which funding decisions are made
  • further develop your understanding of science through operating within a workforce that has a high level of specialism and expertise
  • receive structured personal development relevant to your role and which supports your career aspirations
  • work flexibly within a team and meet routine deadlines.

Key attributes for the role:

  • good organisational skills
  • be an effective team worker, able to provide support to colleagues and work flexibly using own initiative
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • deliver presentations mainly to an internal audience
  • consider and suggest ideas for improvements, sharing this feedback with others in a constructive manner.

BBSRC’S commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to eliminating unjustified discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity and good relations across and between equality groups. BBSRC strives to make decisions based on individual merit and ability and does not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, gender reassignment or on other grounds that cannot be justified.

Selection Process

Applicants who are successful at shortlisting will be invited to an assessment centre which will be held in Swindon on 8th August 2017 with interviews on 9th August 2017. Please note that not all candidates participating in the assessment centre will be taken forward for interview. If you are invited to attend an interview, we will contact you directly after the assessment centre.

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The closing date for applications is 23rd July 2017.

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