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Senior Manager: LMICs, Discovery Research

Wellcome Trust


Posted over 30 days ago...


Elevate Global Health as a Senior Manager at the Wellcome Trust, Focusing on LMICs Research


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London, UK - Hybrid

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98% Remote- UK

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

The Wellcome Trust is a pioneering global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health through science, advocacy, and partnerships. With an ambitious plan to invest £16bn in life, health, and wellbeing research over the next decade, the Trust takes on critical challenges such as mental health, infectious diseases, and climate impacts on health. Join an organization committed to transformative research and creating a significant impact on global health.

Role Summary

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction for the Discovery Research's LMIC-led research portfolio.
  • Manage and oversee current projects, partnerships, and initiatives focused on LMICs.
  • Identify and develop new opportunities for portfolio growth.
  • Engage with a wide range of research disciplines and maintain relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders.

Role Requirements

  • Significant experience in higher education or the broader research landscape, both in the UK and internationally, specifically in LMICs.
  • Proven background in research leadership roles.
  • Experience working in an LMIC or with LMIC-based researchers.
  • Strong understanding of LMIC Research ecosystems and international science and health research regulations and practices.

Application Process Details

  • The application process details have not been provided. Interested applicants should visit the Wellcome Trust careers page for more information.

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 Discovery Research team supports a broad programme of transformative research that leads to significant shifts in our understanding of life, health and wellbeing. We are pursuing this programme through both open and directed funding routes to enable individuals and teams to pursue bold and creative research within our broad remit. Supporting a strong and diverse network of global researchers is essential to achieving impact.

In Discovery Research we aim to grow and diversify the research and researchers we fund by supporting a range of projects that better represent the international research community. We are now seeking a Senior Manager – Low to Middle Income Countries (LMICs), Discovery Research. Reporting into and working closely with Head of Discovery Researchers, this new role will be critical in leading development and evolution of Discovery Research’s LMIC led research portfolio.

Working across the Discovery Research team, the role holder will provide leadership, direction and oversight for the DR LMIC – led research portfolio, including current projects, partnerships, initiatives as well as exploring and developing opportunities for future growth. The post holder will need to work across a breadth of research disciplines, building and maintaining relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.

To be successful in this role you will have significant experience in higher education and / or the broader research landscape, both in the UK and internationally, specifically in LMICs. Experience of working in a research leadership role. Experience of working in an LMIC or with LMIC-based researchers. Strong understanding of the LMIC Research ecosystems, with good knowledge of the current state of, and trends in, the regulation and conduct of science and health research and practice internationally.

We offer excellent benefits and help our employees to develop in an open, respectful culture where differences are valued. 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. We are committed to cultivating a fair and inclusive environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive.


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