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Research Support Officer

Electronic Engineering
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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25,482 - 31,302 a year (reduced pro-rata for part-time working)
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The Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of York has an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Research Support Officer to support our large and vibrant department at this exciting time of our expansion.  The department applies to a wide variety of UK research councils, research charities, government and overseas agencies as well as industrial funders.  We have challenging ambitions to increase research income in a diverse range of research areas, from the highly theoretical to the more pragmatic and applied.

The Department is proud to hold the Bronze Award from Athena SWAN and as a Department we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish and to excel.


The Research Support Officer is a key point of contact for research matters for academic and research staff in a busy academic department, working with the Research Facilitator to provide a high quality service supporting research grant applications to a wide range of funders, and providing data to support decision making by the departmental management team. You’ll be helping researchers to identify suitable funding sources and navigate both internal and external submission processes, whilst advising on the preparation and costing of submissions following relevant guidelines. 

You will be working in partnership with academic and administrative colleagues within the department, as well as the university’s Research and Enterprise Directorate, and will liaise routinely with external funders and collaborators in industry and other universities.  You will 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!).  You will provide support for the departmental Research Committee, contributing to the production of reports and forecasting of information.

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 60% FTE - working days to be agreed with the successful candidate.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent professional experience;
  • Understanding of Higher Education Research;
  • Good numerical skills and experience working with financial information;
  • Good interpersonal and communication;
  • Good level of computing skills; ability to utilise standard software (eg spreadsheets, databases) and to develop skills associated with specific systems for costing and grant reporting;
  • Able to work independently, prioritise own work and achieve deadlines;
  • Demonstrates consistent accuracy and attention to detail ;
  • Demonstrates a pragmatic approach to solving problems;
  • Keen to deliver a customer-focused service.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Paul Rosen, Research Facilitator on 01904 322230, email; or Helen Ayre, Department Manager on 01904 322361, email

This post is available for 22.20 hours a week (0.6 FTE). 

For further information and to apply on-line, please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

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