Senior Research Development Officer Ref 8471
School/department: Research and Enterprise
Hours: Full-time or part-time hours considered up to 36.5 hours per week
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Salary: Starting at £30,497 to £34,304 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 13 May 2022
Closing date: 27 May 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible
Applications are invited for this exciting, new full-time post in the Research Development team, which provides high quality advice and professional support to the University’s academic staff in their pursuit of research and knowledge exchange funding. The role will help support business engagement funding activities including applications for contract research, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, consultancy and other entrepreneurial activity.
The work involves:
- Pricing and costing for applications to a wide range of enterprise and knowledge exchange partners and funders.
- Working closely with RES colleagues, particularly the Innovation and Business Partnerships team, to support business engagement funding activities.
- Ensuring funding applications adhere to the policy and regulatory framework for universities relating to knowledge exchange.
- Ensuring applications are in line with the University’s agreed policies and procedures
- Checking the terms of awards offered and supporting contract negotiations
- Working to external and internal deadlines across a range of projects
You will be highly numerate and have a degree or equivalent or be qualified by experience, with good costings and contracts literacy and experience.
Keen attention to detail and good organisational abilities are essential. These skills will be combined with the interpersonal and communication skills needed to work effectively with the University’s academic staff and external organisations that fund research. You will be able to manage and prioritise your work from multiple sources and to function both as part of a team and independently.
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.
The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK.
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