Research Support Officer

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Company: Birkbeck, University of London

Department: Finance

Salary: £36,548 to £41,722

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Permanent

Type / Role: Professional or Managerial

Phone: +44-1449 5621124

Fax: +44-1349 6037231

E-mail: N\A


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Purpose and Main Duties

The Research Grants and Contracts Office is part of Finance Department and provides administrative, financial and support services related to externally funded research grants and contracts and consultancy activities.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Research Support Officer to join our busy team. The post holder will be fully involved in the day-to-day administration of grant applications and research contracts, and delivery of pre and elements of post award support.

The Research Support Officer will be responsible for their own portfolio of academic departments, dealing with the full range of funding bodies, including the Research Councils, charities, government departments, the European Commission and industrial funders.

Candidate Requirements

The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of research grant funding in the UK, a track record of successfully working with academic colleagues to support the development and submission of proposals and the ability to explain complex policies and procedures to non-experts. Liaison with research funding bodies, academics and administrators across Birkbeck is a key part of the job.

In addition it is desirable that candidates have experience of working in the higher education sector and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of current national and UK research funders’ policies, including open access, research impact and research data management. It is also desirable that the candidates be able demonstrate knowledge of European Commission research funding and IP issues in the academic environment.

About the Department

For further information about the Research Grants and Contracts Office, please visit the following website:

Further Information

Salary: Grade 7 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £36,548 rising to £41,772 per annum.

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and open-ended. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 6 months. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Sunday 17 September 2017.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 28 September 2017.

For further information on this opportunity contact Juan Vidal, Deputy Head of Research Grants and Contracts (Email: [email protected]).

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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