Science Manager

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)


Science Manager

NC3Rs, London

Fixed Term for 12 months 

Full Time 

£32,005 – £35,143 depending on skills and experience, plus London allowances (£3,727 & £1,402) per annum


An exciting role has arisen for a Science Manager to primarily support CRACK IT.  CRACK IT is the NC3Rs open innovation funding competition for collaborative R&D. The competition is designed to solve 3Rs-focused Challenges identified with Sponsors (typically from the industrial sector) and drive commercial benefits from 3Rs technologies by enabling and funding collaborations between big business, academia and the SME sector. 


Through CRACK IT, we are able to respond directly to major issues facing industry and the bioscience sector related to the use of animals, such as bottlenecks in drug and chemical development caused by poorly predictive in vivo models.


Please see the NC3Rs Innovation Platform for more information on our CRACK IT challenges: 


The main responsibilities of the role are:

  • Helping collate and analyse metrics on impacts arising from CRACK IT awards and working with our communications team to effectively disseminate this information to both scientific and lay audiences. 
  • Developing content for and maintaining the NC3Rs Innovation Platform website, which showcases the projects funded through the CRACK IT programme and their outputs, including the products and services developed.
  • Working with completed CRACK IT award holders to disseminate products and outputs, maximising the outputs of the scheme.
  • Application processing including eligibility checks, identifying experts for Review and Challenge Panel membership and the allocation of applications to designated Panel members. 


You will need (but not limited to):

  • A PhD in a biological science
  • The ability to identify, analyse and propose solutions to varied problems
  • The ability to work as part of a dynamic team 
  • Ability to plan and deliver multiple projects, often with conflicting deadlines
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook
  • An understanding of the issues around the use of animals in research
  • Demonstrable commitment to the 3Rs

The NC3Rs offices are based in London. This role will be required to attend the offices in London and may be required to travel to attend meetings within the UK and/or overseas. The NC3Rs is a hybrid working employer, with staff working flexibly from home and other locations when and if necessary.

Please ensure you include a copy of your CV and a covering letter. Your cover letter should outline and explain how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification for this position. 

Our success is dependent upon our ability to embrace diversity and draw on the skills, understanding and experience of all our team members. We welcome applications from all sections of the community irrespective of gender, race, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability or age. As “Disability Confident” employers, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Choosing to come to work at the NC3Rs (part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.  Further information can be found at


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Closing date:  27 October 2021


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