Who are we?
We are the largest charity dedicated to kidney research in the UK. Our research strategy to 2030 outlines our four strategic objectives and what we want to achieve through research in the next ten years or sooner. We rely almost wholly on donations from the UK public and we believe that everybody deserves a life free from kidney disease.
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 a dynamic, motivated committee who are integral to how we work and provide our research funding through grants and awards. Our Research Grants Committee is made up of experienced people from across the academic sector and help us in our scientific assessment of research applications and proposals.
We are seeking new members to join us now and help us!
If you are a researcher who have expertise and specialise in any of the following, we would like to hear from you:
- Qualitative research
- Health inequalities
- Broad Science, including molecule mechanisms, renal physiology and biological mechanisms
- Developmental biology and congenital abnormalities
- Inherited renal diseases, clinical genetics, and cell signalling
- Immunity, renal immunology and transplantation
Bearing in mind our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity and providing equal opportunities to everyone, we encourage applications from all sections of the community.
What is expected?
Membership of the committee can be for one or 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 virtual panel meetings. We are looking at when we might re-establish at least one panel meeting as a face-to-face meeting which would be held a convenient location and venue for attendees. The role is voluntary and all reasonable out of pocket expenses will be promptly reimbursed.
How to apply
If you are interested in this opportunity, and would like to discuss with us to find out more please contact:
Elaine Davies, director of research operations
Or if you wish to submit your interest and be considered, please email a short CV (no more than two pages) and brief summary outlining your area of expertise, previous or current review panel experience and how you feel you could contribute to the committee by 25 May 2022.