Research Development Officer
Short info about job
Company: University of Sussex
Department: Research and Enterprise Services
Salary: £32,548 to £38,833 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract type: Permanent
Type / Role: Professional or Managerial
Phone: +44-1570 5606292
Fax: +44-1461 2878112
Detail information about job Research Development Officer. Terms and conditions vacancy
Applications are invited for this full-time post in Research and Enterprise Services, which is responsible for providing professional services and support for the University’s research and enterprise activities, including the commercial exploitation of the University’s intellectual property.
The post-holder will be based in the Research Development team which provides advice and professional support to the University's academic staff in their pursuit of research and knowledge exchange funding. The work involves advising on the development of bids, checking bids against the requirements of potential funders, the costing and pricing of projects, checking the terms of awards offered, supporting contract negotiations, advising on funding opportunities and on the policies and rules of funders. You will be one of eleven Research Development Officers, working closely with the Schools to support the delivery of their research plans.
You should have a degree or equivalent or be qualified by experience, and have experience preparing bids for funding including project costing experience. You must be highly numerate and have excellent organisational abilities, a knowledge of the research funding environment in which universities work, and the interpersonal and communications skills needed to work effectively with the University's academic staff and with external organisations that fund research. The role will occasionally involve travel (with overnight stays) to events and project meetings.
Enquiries about this post can be made with the Joint Acting Heads of Research Development:
Tina Lehmbeck / Deborah McGuchan
T: 01273 872737 / 01273 877554
For full details and how to apply see our vacancies page.
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