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Ovarian Cancer Action is the UK’s ovarian cancer research charity. From funding scientists on the front line, to mobilising millions of people across the UK to take action - we’re driven by a vision of a world without ovarian cancer and a belief that we can create a better future.

We’re on the hunt for action men and women to join our team.

Current vacancies

Head of Research

Ovarian Cancer Action (OCA) is the UK’s ovarian cancer research charity. From funding scientists on the front line, to mobilising millions of people across the UK to take action - we’re driven by a vision of a world without ovarian cancer and a belief that we can create a better future.

OCA is looking to recruit a part-time, experienced Head of Research to manage its research portfolio at a busy and exciting moment. They will be part of a small but energetic team who are passionate about taking action against ovarian cancer.

With the support of the Chief Executive and the international Scientific Advisory Board, the Head of Research will take overall responsibility for OCA’s research funding programme.

They will manage OCA’s current research portfolio and ensure delivery of the strategic aims of the charity in research in line with a developing research strategy.

They will need to be an excellent communicator, needing to liaise closely with researchers and build and maintain relationships with other external research contacts. 

They will support the charity at a wide range of levels and work with members of the team to ensure OCA can make the most impact with its research. They will maintain and develop the charity’s reputation as the UK’s ovarian cancer research charity.

They will have a scientific background, excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong research management skills.

Finally they will be passionate about creating a better future for women with ovarian cancer.

For the full job description and details of how to apply click here.

£45,000- £50,000 salary pro rata (3 days a week) – Fixed term (length to be discussed)

Application deadline: 17th March 2017

Please note this is a part time role and we will welcome applications from consultants or those interested in a secondment opportunity.