Research Development Assistant Ref 5661

School/department:  Research & Enterprise Services
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week.  Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need) Please note: minimum 21.9 hours (0.6 FTE)
Contract: fixed term until 31 July 2021
Reference: 5661
Salary: starting at £19,133 to £21,236 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  30 March 2021
Closing date:  19 April 2021.   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 28 April 2021
Expected start date: 1 May 2021

Job description

This vacancy is only open to those currently employed by the University.

We are looking for a well-organised and self-motivated individual with excellent attention to detail to provide administrative support to the Research Development team in Research and Enterprise Services.  Key responsibilities include

-       Proposal set up and status changes in business systems, ensuring project data is accurate and complete;

-       Maintenance of material related to research projects in divisional systems, and support for internal projects related to proposal development and research funding.

-       Administrative support for team activities, including meetings and training events

Please contact Tina Lehmbeck, Senior Research Development Officer ( or Deborah McGuchan, Senior Research Development Officer ( ) for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download job description and person specification Ref 5661 [PDF 249.46KB]

How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

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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