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Research and Impact Officer

Anywhere - Kidney Research UK

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Job Description:

Nene Hall, Peterborough


37.5 hours per week


Grade 4


(£25,000 – £28,000 depending on experience)


Kidney Research UK is the leading charity dedicated to research into kidney disease in the UK, with the aim of finding better treatments and ultimately cures for kidney diseases. Our vision is ‘Lives free from kidney disease’.


We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with a biological science based Degree to join our Research Operations team. It’s an exciting time for the charity as our research funding has substantially increased over the last three years allowing us to support more vital research.


Reporting to the Director or Research Operations, you will provide the internal project management on a number of high-level research projects. In addition you will arrange and attend meetings as well as providing secretariat for two key committees.  Another key part of the role is to lead in the assessment of impact and evaluation of output/outcomes from completed research activities, in liaison with the Head of Insight.   You will also support the delivery of the grants application, review and award process and assisting with ad-hoc grant competitions.


Ideal candidates will have:


  • Scientific or academic experience within research
  • Strong project management skills
  • Degree – biological science based
  • Good understanding of Scientific / Technical language
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills with clear attention to detail


Ideally you will have laboratory or other research experience or have worked in Grant Giving and/or the Charity or NGO sector.


In return, we offer the opportunity to be part of a fantastic team at an exciting time for the charity with lots of fresh new initiatives taking place that we want you to be involved in.


Salary: Not Specified


Job Category: Policy/Research

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Location: Anywhere

Keywords: charity, Degree, Laboratory, project management, Research, Research Officer

Job Expires: 10 days

How to Apply:

If you are interested in the above position, please send your CV to with a supporting statement, outlining why you are interested and how you feel you meet the requirements.


Closing date: Wednesday 28 March 2018

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