Research Development Officer

Swansea University - Research Engagement and Innovation Services

Main Purpose of the Post

Working as part of the Research Development Team, the post-holder will provide a research support service to PIs in the College of Science which covers Biosciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics and Physics. Professional line management will be provided by the Department of Research, Engagement and Innovation Services. The post-holder will identify strategically important funding calls and prioritise University responses to external funding opportunities in conjunction with potential PIs, ensuring compliance with internal University policies and procedures, and funding providers’ guidelines. The role provides support and guidance to academics, principal investigators and professional services, in all work associated with the preparation, formulation and application for research funding and award. The post-holder will utilise the University’s Award Management System (AMS) to progress and validate grant applications for submission to funder. The role supports principal investigators, professional service staff and senior management in the co-ordination of the defined research portfolio and external funding opportunities. The post holder will ensure that the standards are adhered to, ensuring that the highest quality of applications are developed and submitted to sponsors. This will be achieved through a managed and robust quality enhancement process for both bid writing and technical review for all applications.

The post-holder will work with and support other colleagues in the team, including liaising with the central Contracts support staff, bid writers and research support advisors to maintain an overview of all grants and contracts in his/her portfolio. There is also an expectation that the post holder will be required to work flexibly across College-based Hubs in times of high workload and demand.

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