Research Development Officer

School/department: Research and Enterprise Services 
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 2206 
Salary: Starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum
Placed on: 30 August 2017 
Closing date: 20 September 2017.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 6 October 2017 
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

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:

Tina Lehmbeck  / Deborah McGuchan
Joint Acting Heads of Research Development

T: 01273 872737 / 01273 877554



Download job description and person specification Ref 2206 [PDF 140.38KB]

How to apply

Download our non-academic application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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