There's never been a more exciting time to join Diabetes UK where you can be a crucial part of helping us create a world where Diabetes can do no harm!
We have secured an incredible and unprecedented £50 million investment from the Steve Morgan Foundation which will fund research and pave the way to the development of new treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes.
In our mission to transform the lives of people with Type 1 diabetes and to lead the race towards a cure, we have formed an exciting partnership with the Steve Morgan Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Ltd (JDRF).
The SMF Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge is a very different and exciting way of funding research. It will support collaborative research of greater scale, accelerating progress towards a cure for type 1 diabetes.
In collaboration with world-class scientists and people with diabetes we have narrowed down the research areas of The SMF Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge, and one area of focus will be on research to replace or rescue insulin-making beta cells in the pancreas.
To join our friendly team please take a look at the information below and apply today!
Interview Date: Monday 30 June 2022
What we can offer you:
As the Beta Cell Programme Lead, you'll lead, for Diabetes UK, the delivery of the Beta Cell Grand Challenge part of this exciting and transformational initiative. Alongside this you'll work to attract significant leverage from statutory funders, other charities, philanthropists and other relevant funders. You'll report to the Director of Research and will be supported by a team embedded within the existing expert research funding and research communications teams of the Research Directorate in Diabetes UK.
You'll be able to lead complex programmes of work while identifying opportunities for improvement and problem solving along the way. You'll have experience of working across and outside of a complex organisation and have great influencing and negotiation skills. Your PhD in an area of biomedical science will mean that you're able to assimilate complex scientific knowledge and communicate the impact of research outcomes to a variety of audiences.