LGC Group
graduate scheme
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Research Management Graduate Scheme

Job description

Build your career in research management with us.

Each step of the 22-month programme will challenge you and develop your managerial skills. You will have the chance to build your strengths and explore your career aspirations.

What you will do on our scheme - an opportunity to grow

As part of the work we manage at GMG, you will lead projects on behalf of the National Institute for Health Research.

We will enable you to:

  • Understand how health research studies are awarded and monitored
  • Review an aspect of our work as part of a study in your first six months to deepen your appreciation of our service
  • Pitch to lead a multi-faceted management project to develop our grant management service
  • Deliver this eight-month project with tailored mentoring and coaching
  • Pitch to lead a second management project, potentially in a different area of interest
  • Deliver this second eight-month project with greater autonomy.

What we offer to graduates on our scheme

You will receive training in the launch, assessment and monitoring of research funding as well as project management skills, as we see the chance to deliver projects as the best way for you to learn what it takes to be an effective manager. There will be a choice of projects to pitch for - an opportunity for you to hone your skills within a specialism. You’ll receive mentoring, professional development and will have opportunities to shadow directors and managers and work with cross-cutting teams and functions. On completion, you will be ready to take your career to the next stage, having acquired a comprehensive understanding of research management.

What we are looking for

Ideal candidates will have a curious mind, be innovative in their thinking, have a passion to improve and a desire to make an impact on our business.

Candidates will need to provide proof that they are entitled to live and work in the UK.


Applicants should have a degree in life sciences or health and social care (some degree equivalents are acceptable).

Accepted degree subjects

  • health sciences
  • medicine and surgery
  • biology and life sciences
  • nursing and midwifery

Additional job details

Number of vacancies

25 days annual leave (pro rata), contributory pension scheme plus other benefits

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term

Start Date 1 October 2020


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 3 December 2019

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Closing date:  14 January 2020

Expires11 days

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