Research Development Officer Ref 9093

School/department: Research and Enterprise
Hours: full time or part time hours  considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 9093
Salary: starting at £27,131 to £31,411 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  22 July 2022
Closing date: 09 August 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

Applications are invited for this post in Research and Enterprise Services, which is responsible for providing professional services 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 external research and knowledge exchange funding.  The role will focus on support for the Schools of Psychology and Life Sciences and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

We are looking for a well-organised and self-motivated individual with excellent numeracy and administrative skills to assist the Research Development team. The role will support the development of low risk projects, with a focus on costing and pricing of projects, internal approvals, submission to funders, and acceptance of awards.

The post holder will also assist with supporting the smooth running of the team’s operational / administrative functions, including setup and processing of bids in development, preparation of internal funding communications and events and updating the team’s website.

There are three research support administrator roles in the Research Development team who work closely together and provide mutual cover during periods of absence.

You should be educated as a minimum to A level standard or equivalent and have budget / project costing experience; experience preparing bids for funding calls would be an advantage.  You must be numerate and have excellent organisational abilities.

Please contact Deborah McGuchan / Desiree Villahermosa-Caballero (Senior Research Development Managers); /  for informal enquiries.

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

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 9093 [PDF 200.99KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role may be eligible for sponsorship. For a job to be eligible for sponsorship it needs to be assigned an eligible SOC code & meet minimum salary requirements and be full time. Please contact so they can check if this role can be assigned to an eligible SOC code and meets the minimum salary requirements. You can also consult our Skilled Worker Visa Information page for further information

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] 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 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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