We’re hiring for a new Projects Officer for our Scientific team!

by | May 15, 2023

Could you be our new Projects Officer on our Scientific team?

This is the perfect entry to junior-level role for a scientific graduate or individual with professional experience in the life sciences industry!

If you have a desire to develop an exciting collaborative project within a small but ambitious UK charity, keep reading and apply!

Apply by 9 am on the 12th June!

About the role

Alongside the Scientific Projects Manager, the CEO and Administrative Officer, the Projects Officer (Scientific Team) will be responsible for delivering Beacon’s work within REMEDi4ALL; an EU-funded drug repurposing research initiative!

REMEDi4ALL is a drug repurposing platform that aims to break the barriers of drug repurposing to accelerate the translation of promising science into newly repurposed drugs. REMEDi4ALL is delivered by a consortium of 24 organisations across the EU and UK, who collectively aim to repurpose drugs for all conditions, including rare and infectious diseases and cancer. This initiative is funded by the EU for a period of 5 years, beginning in September 2022.
Beacon's involvement in REMEDi4ALL

As a partner within the REMEDi4ALL consortium, Beacon is involved in the development and delivery of two work packages:

  1. Building an engaged community of those interested in drug repurposing across Europe, with a particular focus on ensuring patient-centric research.
  2. Developing a multi-platform set of training for patient groups, academics and industry members to understand the end-to-end process of drug repurposing.

Responsible for:

As our Projects Officer (Scientific Team), you will work on the implementation and administration of Beacon’s two REMEDi4ALL work packages. This includes creating and delivering live and written training materials across webinars, podcasts, mentoring programmes, a residential training school and e-learning resources.

You’ll have the opportunity to support researchers and patient group leaders across Europe, and learn firsthand about the drug development process. You’ll ensure that patient input remains at the heart of REMEDi4ALL’s work, while working closely with scientific teams on several live drug repurposing projects. You’ll help patient representatives to flourish in this research-focused environment and work alongside a range of patient groups to provide scientific support to Beacon’s empowerment and community projects as required.


View the full job description below and submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter to Mary Rose Roberts (Chief Operating Officer) and Rick Thompson (CEO) by 9 am on the 12th June, outlining your relevant skills and experience.

Good luck!