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Senior Research Manager, Entomology

Wellcome Trust


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join the Wellcome Trust to lead impactful research and tackle global health challenges in the field of entomology


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London, UK - Hybrid

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Hybrid (In-person ~2 days / week)- UK

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

The Wellcome Trust is a renowned global charity dedicated to improving health by supporting scientific research, policy leadership, and advocacy. With an ambitious plan to invest £16bn over the next decade, the Trust addresses critical issues such as mental health, infectious diseases, and climate-related health impacts. Working at the Wellcome Trust means being part of a visionary organization that fosters innovation and collaboration to make a real difference in global health and wellbeing.

Role Summary

  • Provide leadership and contribute to the development and execution of the Infectious Disease Strategic Priority Area.
  • Facilitate funding, learning sharing, and implementation of projects, particularly those related to vector behavior and disease transmission.
  • Engage with internal and external groups to advance strategic objectives and create influential reports.

Role Requirements

  • Advanced degree in life sciences or substantial equivalent experience.
  • Expertise in entomology, especially the impact of environmental changes on disease vectors.
  • Experience in academic, industrial, funding agency, or charity settings related to the field.

Application Process Details

  • Submit your CV and complete a brief application form.
  • Be available for interviews commencing the week of April 22.
  • Enjoy the benefits of a hybrid working model with flexibility for a balanced work-life integration.
  • Engage with an organization that values diversity and is committed to inclusivity.

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation. We improve health for everyone by funding science, leading policy, and advocacy campaigns, and building partnerships.

We plan to spend £16bn over the next ten years, funding new discoveries in life, health, and wellbeing, and taking on three global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate and health.

The Infectious Disease Strategic Priority Area is looking for a Senior Research Manager with a background in entomology to develop and shape projects which consider how environmental change is leading to changes in vector (notably mosquito) behaviour, distribution (including invasive species) and ability to transmit disease. We are particularly interested in seeing applications from individuals with knowledge of the Aedes mosquito.

In this role you will: Contribute to the leadership, development and delivery of the Infectious Disease Strategic Priority Area ensuring strategic objectives are met. Support the Infectious Disease team to convene, fund and share learning leading on the implementation and assessment of funding calls and commissions, convening groups, drafting reports and liaising with internal and external groups and individuals as required.

To be successful in this role you will have: An advanced degree in the life sciences or equivalent demonstrable experience Able to demonstrate a breadth of research expertise in the field of entomology in particular the effect of environmental change on vectors through relevant work experience in an academic, industrial, funding agency or charity setting.

To apply please upload your current CV and complete our short application.

Interview dates: w/c 22 April

Our Hybrid Way of Working

We understand that our colleagues have commitments and personal interests outside of work and we strive to build a flexible working environment, in which people can perform at their best. We are currently working 2 days per week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from our Euston Road offices (as part of our hybrid Ways of Working) with the remaining 3 days from home.

Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Wellcome. We are committed to cultivating a fair and inclusive environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition.


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