The Department of Biology is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and proactive Research Support Officer who will work with the Research Facilitator to help our academic staff develop and submit winning applications for research grants. The department applies to a wide variety of UK research councils, research charities, government and overseas agencies as well as industrial funders.
You will 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. You may also be called on for ad hoc support for other research-related activities, to help the department 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 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!). 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.
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
• Educated to degree level or equivalent professional experience
• Understanding of HE research administration
• Excellent numerical, interpersonal and communication skills
• Excellent computing skills
• Able to work proactively to meet deadlines
• Details of the main qualifications, knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications essential to the post (as stated in the ‘person specification’ in the job template)
Interview date: TBC
For informal enquiries: please contact Jane McCarthy 01904 328502
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