Grants and Contracts Officer

Aston University - Research & Enterprise Office

Interview Date: To be confirmed

The Research and Enterprise Office (REO) supports research funding, partnering and enterprise across the University. Working in the Operations Team of REO, you will support the development of research grants and contracts from a range of funders including RCUK, Innovate UK, Charities, EC and Industry.

Your responsibilities will include the identification and targeting of funding opportunities, the provision of advice on terms and conditions, the review and set up of successful awards and support for the negotiation of research contracts. Reporting to the Awards and Contracts Specialist you also work closely with the Strategic Funding Managers in REO to ensure a seamless support for grants and contracts administration.

You will join a friendly team that is focused on delivering a professional service to key stakeholders of the University. The team operates a highly collaborative working style through a matrix management structure, the ability to work collaboratively across other teams and cultivate good relationships is essential to the role.

Aligned with our ambitious Research and Enterprise development agenda you will have an interest in research, excellent written and verbal communication skills and a passion for providing an excellent service. The ideal candidate will have a degree or equivalent professional experience/qualification, excellent organisational and planning skills alongside experience of drafting and negotiating contracts. Previous experience of research funding in Higher Education would be an advantage. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a mixture of relationship and analytical skills.

For further details please contact Kevin O’Reilly - Awards and Contracts Specialist on 0121 204 4241 or

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online. If you do not have access to the internet telephone 0121-204-4500 and leave your name and address quoting reference number R160401.

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