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We are recruiting a Research Development Officer to be based within Research Services and working with the Faculty of Science and Technology.

The role

This is a very exciting opportunity for a candidate looking for a rewarding and challenging role, who can bring relevant administrative experience and skills to the job. This post is providing maternity cover and offered on a part-time basis (24 hours per week) from mid June 2024 for 12 months initially, but may be extended up to 14 months in total. Suitable applicants interested in applying for the post on a secondment basis will be considered.

About you

You will be an organised administrator and a responsive team player with excellent communication skills. You will have previously worked in either a university, preferably in a Research Office, or in a similar research environment and will ideally have experience of research management and the research funding landscape. You will ideally have demonstrable skills in working with academics and professional staff to provide integrated support to develop research proposals, keeping abreast of research funding opportunities, communicating this to the research community, and maintaining an overview of the University's research expertise.

Working as part of a wider team supporting research development, this post holder will need to work flexibly across a number of different activities. You will have the ability to quickly establish strong links with key academic staff, colleagues in Research Services and more widely within Professional Services to build networks across the University. This will require you to work effectively as part of dynamic teams that can operate successfully in a complex and changing environment in order to multi-task and to meet deadlines and service standards.

Candidate requirements

You must have financial awareness and a good understanding of the key elements of costing and pricing. You must be well-organised and possess the ability to work effectively under pressure with poise and professionalism. A postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline would be an advantage but is not essential.

About us

The team is using a hybrid working arrangement, dividing their time between working on campus and home.

The Research Services is part of Lancaster University's Research and Enterprise Services Division and plays a key role in helping the University achieve our strategic goals by providing expert advice, guidance and administrative support to the University's research community in the development of bids for externally funded research. The Research Services teams provide a range of research development and support activities including proposal development and preparation, advice on funders, costing and pricing, impact, ethics and post-award grant administration.

As a truly global and inclusive university, it is no surprise that Lancaster University is committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. Students from over one hundred countries make up our diverse campus and over half of our students come from outside the UK. Lancaster is an open and welcoming community that values equality and diversity. Our promotion of global values ensures Lancaster is a welcoming environment for all students and staff.

We are proactive in engagement with our staff to help us understand the lived experiences of our university community and to understand how we are doing in creating a fairer and more inclusive University. Our multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre is a welcoming place for people of all faiths and none. It includes facilities for the Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam and Jewish faiths and also a Muslim Prayer Room.