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Join our Research and Innovation Office
We are investing heavily in the growth and development of our Research and Innovation Office and are recruiting to a large number of roles to strengthen our high-performing service.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Research and Innovation Support Manager to join our Research and Innovation team.
You will lead and actively manage the Research Support team, providing high-quality support for the costing and submission of research funding applications, work in partnership with the research contracts team on the production of a range of research contracts and agreements, and the financial management of research projects across the university. You will be responsible for the delivery of a seamless lifecycle project management service by overseeing the smooth running of the pre and post award activities of the Research Support team and will be expected to work closely with the Research Development team, the Research Contracts and Finance Teams, and colleagues in academic schools.
You will have responsibility for ensuring that all applications for external research funding are submitted in full compliance with requirements of the funding bodies concerned, and, in liaison with the Research Development team, for ensuring bids are of the highest possible quality. You will be responsible for maintaining the university systems for research applications and project management, including oversight of application costing tools and approvals processes, and for ensuring timely preparation of all research contracts and agreements, in line with institutional policies. You will also oversee the integrity of post award research project accounting, providing assurance that projects are managed and recorded in compliance with regulations and requirements of external funding contracts and agreements, as well as following the university’s governance processes and ensuring maintenance of the correct application of accounting standards in project management.
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Closing date: Monday 12th June 2023 midnight
Interview Date: Friday 7th July 2023
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