The main purpose of this role is to support the University’s externally funded research portfolio, through increasing the acquisition of externally funded research grants and contracts. The post sits within the University’s Research and Innovation Directorate and will work closely with Schools, researchers and their professional service teams.

Duties will include horizon scanning for research funding opportunities, ensuring their effective dissemination to specific Schools, working with researchers to develop suitable research applications, providing expert advice on all aspects of bid development, coordinating the grant application process and ensuring a timely set up of any required contracts with funders and collaborators.

You will be educated to degree or postgraduate qualification (or equivalent) as well as have significant and relevant work experience within a university, research funder or industry R&D setting

You will have a good knowledge of the main UK funders of research, with a track record of understanding funders’ guidelines, summarising technical information, and demonstrating attention to detail.

The role will contribute to service and policy development by working closely with researchers and professional services staff to increase the University’s research income, including engaging with national and international organisations supporting and developing strategic partnerships and networks.

Demonstrable experience of writing and editing descriptive and financial information from diverse sources is expected. Project management experience within a research/industrial environment or with administrative experience would be advantageous.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on Grade 6, £34,304 - £40,927 per annum or Grade 7 £42,149 - £50,296 per annum and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. 

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and probation period

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This role is based in the UK and as such the successful candidate will be required to live and work in the UK.

The candidate appointed to this post may be eligible for homeworking on an occasional or regular basis. For more information please refer to our Homeworking Policy.

This post does not meet the minimum requirements for visa sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route. We are therefore unable to consider applicants for this post that require sponsorship to work in the UK.  

Online application forms are available at


The closing date for receipt of applications is 22 April 2022


Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:


Dr Juliette Snow, Senior, Research Development Executive, e-mail:

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Snow.


Please quote reference number RAI099A on all correspondence