Research Services Administrator

Imperial College London - Research Services

Imperial’s Faculty of Natural Sciences ( carries out world-leading research in mathematics, physics, chemistry and the life sciences. 

The College wishes to recruit a Research Services Administrator to work within the Faculty of Natural Sciences. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with a genuine interest in supporting scientific research to gain wide-ranging experience within a Higher Education environment.

Key duties will include:

  • Taking ownership of managing a portfolio of research project grants, which will involve the checking of all costs, costing and approval of staff contracts, reconciliation of financial accounts and invoicing
  • Providing day to day support and advice to academic and administrative staff on research grants and sponsor’s terms and conditions
  • Communicating with various departments across the College
  • Liaising with a wide range of external funding bodies, including charities, research councils, government departments, the European Commission and industrial sponsors

The successful candidate will have

  • Proven experience and understanding of research grant and contract administrative processes
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to influence people
  • Excellent written, verbal and numerical skills with experience of interpreting and communicating financial data
  • Excellent IT skills, especially in research finance related packages
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Self-motivated, good attention to detail, proven organisational skills and ability to plan ahead to meet deadlines
  • A flexible approach to work and ability to prioritise your workload to meet sponsor deadlines
  • A concern for detail, accuracy and professionalism
  • Proven ability to keep abreast of sponsor terms and conditions and to disseminate this information appropriately.

Previous knowledge of research grants and contracts in Higher Education is desirable.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or NS 2016 235 LH into “Keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please contact Paul Stanger, Research Grants Manager– Natural Sciences, on 020 7594 1814 or email to request an application form.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Two Ticks Employer.

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