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Co-Chair of the Research Grants Committee

Unpaid, voluntary role

Closing date: Monday 14 October 2019

Call for experienced funding panel or committee members

We are looking to recruit two Co-Chairs to co-lead our Research Grants Committee, with the formal appointment of the first in January 2020 and of the second in January 2021. For both the individual will be expected to shadow the present co-chairs for up four months prior to these appointment dates.

Who we are

Kidney Research UK is the leading charity funding research into kidney disease in the UK. We rely almost wholly on donations from the UK public and we believe that everybody deserves a life free from kidney disease.

We are dedicated to funding research to find better treatments and cures for kidney diseases. Thanks to the generous gifts from our supporters, our research breakthroughs mean more kidney patients and their families have the chance of a normal life.

Is this you?

This is a great opportunity to be part of an interesting, motivated Committee, integral to the Charity’s provision of research grants and awards. Our Research Grants Committee, made up of experienced people from across the academic sector, is directly responsible for the scientific assessment of our research applications.

We are seeking new co-chairs to join us as rotation of our current co-chairs occurs and to continue to provide excellent leadership of our Research Grants Committee and adherence to governance processes.

Candidates should have experience sitting on a funding panel or committee prior to applying.

Membership of the committee is for one to two three-year terms, with members rotating off after a maximum of six years’ service.

The time commitment is remote working during the assessment process, with attendance at up to a maximum of four Research Grants Committee meetings per year, which are normally held at our offices in Peterborough.

The role is voluntary and all reasonable out of pocket expenses will be promptly reimbursed.

How to apply

Applicants should send a short CV (no more than two pages) and brief summary outlining your panel experience, area of interest and how you will contribute to the Committee.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact at your earliest convenience:

Elaine Davies, Director of Research Operations

01733 367835

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