Join our Good Problems Team to explore ways of making health research more open and inclusive through public engagement. 🧬
Our Good Problems Team at Science Practice works with science and innovation funders to identify pressing global challenges and design programmes to act on them. We have designed over 40 innovation programmes including the £10M Longitude Prize and our clients include Wellcome, the Humanitarian Innovation Fund and Nesta.
We are a dedicated team of five with skills ranging from design and research to social entrepreneurship, development studies, programming, and radio. Our ambition is to maximise the impact of existing resources by helping funders make informed and transparent strategic decisions.
We work across a diverse range of domains including mental health, vaccines, urban transport, nutrition, sanitation and gender-based violence. Right now, we’re scoping opportunities for public engagement in biomedical and health science, designing sandpits around nutrition and diets, and designing a series of innovation challenges for the humanitarian sector.
We are looking for someone with varied research experience to support us with the design of innovation funding programmes in the public engagement and health research space. On a recent similar project, we helped Wellcome’s Public Engagement team define public engagement funding priorities and develop programmes to tackle these.
This area interests us because we strongly believe that the direction health research takes should reflect the diverse needs, interests, and questions of the public who stand to benefit from it. All communities should be equally able to engage with, make use of, and further advocate for health research. That is why we are actively working with funders interested in ensuring that the resources invested in health research achieve their maximum potential.
For this role, we are open to interviewing both early-career and experienced researchers with a range of research experience including, but not limited to, exploratory research, action research, policy-oriented research, or human-centred research.
We are looking for someone available to start in early March 2020.
The role will involve:
In order to apply for this job, you should have the right to work in the UK.
We value diversity at our company. This is core to our work as developing a robust understanding of problems requires a diversity of thought, experience and perspectives. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and ages.
To apply, please submit your details via this form.
The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday, 2 March 2020.
We will be in touch to arrange a convenient time for an interview by Tuesday, 3 March 2020.
We will start interviewing eligible applicants the w/c 2 March 2020.
We look forward to hearing from you! 🙌
No agencies, please.
We are a close team of designers and researchers who are passionate about tackling ambitious and important problems. If you’re looking to grow your impact, we’d love to hear from you!