Research Development Officer Ref: 2021

School/department: Research and Enterprise Services
Hours: Full time.  Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
SalaryStarting at £33,797 to £40,332 per annum.
Placed on: 02 September 2019
Closing date:  29 September 2019.   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 14 October 2019
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. 

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 post will support the University of Sussex Business School

The work involves:

  • Working closing with the school to support the development and implementation of the School’s research and knowledge exchange strategy
  • Identifying, promoting and supporting funding opportunities and applications
  • Advising on the policies and rules of funders
  • Advising on bid development, promoting quality in research applications
  • Pricing and costing for applications to a wide range of funders
  • Checking the terms of awards offered and supporting contract negotiations. 

You will 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. 

Enquiries about this post can be made with:

Deborah McGuchan / Tina Lehmbeck (Senior Research Development Officers) /

01273 877554 / 01273 872737

Download job description and person specification Ref 2021 [PDF 153.92KB]

How to apply

Download our professional services application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] 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 (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) 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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