The Research Facilitation Team within the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) is seeking a well-organised and experienced individual to join them on a full-time (0.8 FTE will also be considered) fixed term contract until 14 March 2025. The role could be considered as a secondment opportunity.
The postholder will join a versatile team that oversees grant applications, post-award administration, academic research seminars and showcase events. The focus of the team is to facilitate academic staff members to enjoy the process of submitting successful applications and holding grants and thus, we are looking for a solution-oriented individual with a passion for supporting researchers.
By joining the Research Facilitation Team, you will gain first-hand experience supporting some of the world’s best researchers and you will be given flexibility to shape the role to suit your strengths and interests.
You will have a passion for and commitment to supporting research and you will have experience working in research administration and knowledge of research funding requirements. Your ability to work as part of a team and build strong and positive working relationships with colleagues across the organisation to achieve results will be critical to success in the role. The team is comprised of ambitious and capable individuals and we are committed to helping you develop your skills in the direction you are interested in.
It is very important for us as a team to have a healthy work-life balance and thus, we operate a flexible working arrangement and actively promote a family friendly working environment, including provision of family leave (such as policies for maternity, paternity, parental, carers and adoption leave), flexible/part-time working and scheduling inclusive meetings.
If you would like to discuss this role please do not hesitate to email Simon Vitting, Research Manager; Simon is happy to speak to you about the role and the team.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement and details of two referees as part of your online application.
Only applications received before noon (UK time) on 26 February 2024 can be considered. Interviews are likely to be held the week commencing 4 March 2024.
Please note that we would encourage you to structure your application around the selection criteria, using the criteria as headlines and give evidence for how your experience relates to the selection criteria for the job as Research Facilitation Officer. Ideally use the S.T.A.R framework to make your application stand out to us.
Please quote reference 170747 on all correspondence.
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