Business Development Manager – AD8369MR

University of St Andrews - Finance/ Research Business Development & Contracts

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the Research Business Development and Contracts section at the University of St Andrews. Educated to at least degree level (or equivalent), with a background in either Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences or Science and preferably holding a postgraduate qualification, you will be a team player with the ability to work and build strong relationships with academics and research sponsors. A self-starter, you will possess sound judgment, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to use your initiative in order to meet deadlines and service standards. You will report directly to the Head of Research Business Development and Contracts.

Duties and responsibilities will include liaising on behalf of the University with research sponsors including UK, European and overseas funding bodies, governmental agencies, charities and industry with a view to growing research funding. You will possess and/or develop knowledge of research funding opportunities in the Sector and provide research funding and business advice to a group of Schools. 

Experience in a similar role and an understanding of research and the Higher Education sector would be advantageous.

Informal enquiries to Hana Polaskova, Acting Head of Research Business Development & Contracts, Tel: 01334 462164 Email:

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;

In 2018 the University will establish purpose built office accommodation at Guardbridge, by St Andrews, to provide a state of the art working environment for a number of our Professional Services Units. It is anticipated that up to 350 Professional Services staff from a range of Units will be based in the new development at Guardbridge.

This post may be primarily based at Guardbridge.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 16 January 2017.

Please quote ref: AD8369MR

Further Particulars: AD8369MR FPs.doc

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