Research Development Positions
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
7d ago

At Cambridge, we are investing significantly in our support for research development. We have a number of challenging, interesting and rewarding roles available within our new Research Development Teams.

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's top research establishments. Fundamental to its continued success in world-

leading research and in securing funding (over £500m last year) is the role of the University's Research Office.

The Office provides strategic and operational research support, working closely with our Pro-Vice-Chancellors, and in partnership with our academic staff to secure and manage funding from external organisations globally, nationally and regionally.

We submit approximately 3,000 applications each year with a value of £1.2bn and manage approximately 1,400 new awards. In additional the Office puts in place almost 5,000 research agreements.

We are a team of over 140 people and are the central administrative hub for research activities at the University.

We are looking for proactive individuals, with excellent communication and negotiating skills, who will co-ordinate pre-

award support across the University. As part of the Research Operations Office, the teams will be the principal source of advice and support for researchers including identifying opportunities for funding, developing and improving proposals in close partnership with researchers, and costing and coordinating proposal submissions.

In addition, as part of the Research Development Team, you will identify opportunities to innovate these processes and to co-

ordinate development activities that add value to the research development process.

We are currently recruiting for up to 5 :

Research Development Managers, Grade 8, salary range £36,261-£48,677Research Development Facilitators, Grade 7, salary range £30,395-£40,792

We are looking for individuals with solid experience of research support, preferably in a University setting, and ideally with research experience in a cognate discipline to work within each of our 5 School facing teams.

The roles will be focused around the University's 6 Schools and constituent faculties and departments, to take the initiative in supporting the strategic priorities of a School.

Schools of Arts Humanities and Humanities and Social Sciences (https : / / www.csah.cam.ac.uk / ; https : / / www.cshss.cam.ac.uk / )

School of Biological Sciences (https : / / www.bio.cam.ac.uk / )

School of Clinical Medicine (https : / / www.medschl.cam.ac.uk / )

School of Physical Sciences (https : / / www.physsci.cam.ac.uk / )

School of Technology (https : / / www.tech.cam.ac.uk / )

Further information on the Schools and their departments can be found here :

https : / / www.cam.ac.uk / colleges-and-departments / department-a-z

As part of your application please describe how your background and experience aligns with and will support the needs of a particular School / Schools.

Please also highlight within your application which role it is you are applying for.

To succeed in this role you will have excellent leadership, financial and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise credibly with academic colleagues and researchers and external contacts.

Diplomacy and tact are essential along with an ability to independently organise and prioritise your workload.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the University of Cambridge Research Office at an exciting time.

Fixed-term : The funds for these posts are available for 3 years in the first instance.

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