Research Support Administrator Ref: 1934

School/department: Research and Enterprise Services
Hours: Full-time
Contract: Fixed term until 31 July 2020
Salary: Starting at £25,941 to £30,046 per annum
Placed on: 03 September 2019
Closing date:  19 September 2019.   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: Friday 11 October 2019
Expected start date:  As soon as possible.

Job description 

Applications are invited for this fixed term full-time post in Research and Enterprise Services, which is responsible for providing professional services support for the University’s research and enterprise activities. The postholder 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. 

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, including costing and pricing, internal approvals, submission to funders, and acceptance of awards. 

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

This role is one of three in the Research Development team, each supporting a cluster of schools, 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 some experience of preparing bids for funding including project costing experience. You must be numerate and have excellent organisational abilities. 

Ideally you will have 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. 

Enquiries about this post can be made with:

Name: Tina Lehmbeck – Senior Research Development Officer
T: 01273 872737 

Name: Deborah McGuchan – Senior Research Development Officer
T: 01273 877554

Download job description and person specification Ref 1934 [PDF 199.63KB]

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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