Research Grants Support Manager - 2 Posts Available

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Department Division of Research and Enterprise
Job Type Management and Administrative
Specific Location
Contract Type Part Time
Salary Range

Job Purpose

Salary Grade 7: £32,958 - £38,183 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent/Part Time. Post 1: (0.8 FTE) Post 2: (0.9 FTE)

The University of Leicester is embarking on a period of unprecedented change with an ambitious and renewed strategic vision.  In order to build on our strengths we are developing a strategy that will enable us to achieve our expectations and ambitions.  We are passionate about developing and growing a sustainable world class research base and alongside that ensuring that we have an exciting market focused teaching offer.

Working as part of the Research Grants Support Team within the Division of Research and Enterprise, you will provide outstanding specialist research support to University researchers through each stage of the pre-award research process including: supporting the submission of research applications, advising on funder cost rules and maximising cost recovery on grant applications, and accepting/negotiating award or grant agreement terms and conditions.

You will manage your own portfolio of applications and grants from a range of academic departments and Institutes. In addition you will provide specialist advice and pro-active solution-driven support whilst ensuring compliance with funding body rules and University policies and procedures. You will work alongside other team members in the Research Grants Support Teams and colleagues in Research Support Services and beyond in supporting the University’s research objectives to increase awards and income.

One post will be dedicated to support UK public sector & charity funding; the other post will support international public sector and charity funding (including EU). 

As the ideal candidate, you will have significant experience in a hands-on HE research administration role and an understanding of diverse funder regulations and various costing methodologies. Outstanding literacy and numeracy skills are essential.

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We welcome informal enquiries and these should be made to Brian Berry on or 0116 223 1814.  

The closing date for this vacancy is midnight on the 27th March 2017.

We anticipate that interviews will take place on the 6th April 2017.


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