Research Facilitator

University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences

1 permanent contract and 1 fixed-term contract available

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £29,799 to £38,832. With potential progression once in post to £41,212 a year.

We are seeking to recruit a self-motivated and experienced research development professional with a strong commitment to customer service to support the delivery of ambitious targets for research funding capture in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham.  You will be joining a vibrant team, in a role providing a key part of the research support dedicated to the College and the wider infrastructure for research support across the University of Birmingham led by Research and Innovation Services. 

The Research Facilitator will be responsible for driving and supporting research funding schemes to academics across a portfolio of schools within the College.  The post-holder will be involved in all research and knowledge transfer application support to UK funding schemes and, in particular: proactively leading the matching of academic idea to specific funding opportunities and bid development (including strategic project guidance and drafting text); having oversight of collation of costs; partnership coordination; management of internal approval processes; and technicalities of the submission process. 

Educated with at least an honours degree in a discipline within the College’s portfolio, the ideal candidate will also have a knowledge and understanding of research in an area relevant to the College.  It is expected that applicants will have excellent experience of proposal development; a knowledge and understanding of the UK research and innovation environment; a proven track record in significantly contributing to winning research funding; a commitment to the delivery of exceptional customer service and a broad understanding of how research is undertaken in the Life Sciences. Full details of the person specification are available in the accompanying job description.

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