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Research Support Officer

Electronic Engineering & Physics
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
24,565 - 30,175 (pro rata) per year
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Role Description

The Departments of Physics and Electronic Engineering are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Research Support Officer to help our academic staff develop and submit winning applications for research grants.  We apply to a wide variety of UK research councils, research charities, government and overseas agencies as well as industrial funders.  Both departments have challenging ambitions to increase their income in a diverse range of research areas, from the highly theoretical to the more pragmatic and applied.

You’ll be helping researchers identify suitable funding sources and navigate both internal and external submission processes, whilst advising on the preparation and costing of submissions.  You will also be called on for ad hoc support for other research-related activities, to help the two departments plan and manage strategic research priorities, and generally to support the Research Facilitator in providing a professional research support service to the academic community across the two departments. 

You will be working in partnership with academic and administrative colleagues within the departments, as well as the university’s Research and Enterprise Directorate, and will liaise routinely with external funders and collaborators in other universities.  You should be comfortable engaging with academic and research staff from all career stages (from postdoctoral researchers to senior professors), and working on multiple tasks simultaneously (some with very tight deadlines!).  This would be an ideal role for somebody wanting to get (or build on) experience of research support, in a busy but also friendly and collegiate environment.

This post is available on an open contract, at 0.8 FTE (hours flexible).

Salary is in the range £24,565 - £30,175 a year on grade 5 of the University’s salary scale.

The University of York is committed to promoting equality and diversity. 

The Department of Physics has programmes in place to promote equality of opportunity including departmental Athena SWAN Silver and departmental Juno Champion awards. The Department of Electronic Engineering has an Athena SWAN Bronze award (renewed successfully in 2017) and is working towards Silver.

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