Assistant Peer Review Officers - Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council

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£24,777 + benefits
South West, Swindon
Apply by:
30th June 2019
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Job type:
Graduate job

About Us

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

Within UKRI, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) invests in world-class bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public. Our aim is to further scientific knowledge, to promote economic growth, wealth and job creation and to improve quality of life in the UK and beyond.

About the role

Working in our research and innovation delivery team, Assistant Peer Review Officers contribute to the core business of BBSRC, supporting 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 supported by BBSRC and will interact with our major stakeholders, both academic and industrial, through attendance at meetings and workshops.

The graduate programme will provide you with the opportunity to work on core business and spend a proportion of your time in other groups in our Communications and Engagement, International Relations and Business and Industry Interactions teams.

You will also have the opportunity to see the work we do to fund and develop PhD students and Post-Doctoral Researchers. You will gain an in-depth insight into how BBSRC funds and manages some of the most exciting areas of contemporary world-class bioscience.

Candidates that are successful on the graduate scheme will be employed on fixed term contracts of 18 months

About you

  • You will be a Graduate in a Life Science Field and/or have significant experience of working in a relevant research and innovation context.
  • You must have a demonstrable understanding of BBSRC’s role within UK Research and Innovation and the science underpinning BBSRC funding.
  • You will have had experience of undertaking research using search engines.
  • You should have good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, be able to work collaboratively with others developing good working relationships and be an effective team worker.


UKRI recognises and value employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role and their preference.

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