Research Facilitator

University of Oxford - Mathematical Institute

Applications are invited for the post of Research Facilitator, to support the research activities of the Mathematical Institute by processing the increasing number of research grant applications and reducing the administrative burden associated with the initiation and continuation of funded research projects.

Reporting to the Head of Research Facilitation, the post holder will be expected to process grant applications and to conduct in-depth reviews of a subset of these funding applications, working closely with applicants to ensure strategic fit with the funding call and assure the credibility of the case presented. He or she will also liaise with faculty members, other academic and University departments and funding bodies in the co-ordination of prospective and funded grants.

This is a permanent position and is available for an immediate start. If no suitable applicants are identified on Grade 7 an appointment at Grade 6 (£28,098 - £33,518 p.a.) with an appropriate adjustment in duties may be considered.

The successful candidate will have an excellent first degree numerate discipline, postgraduate or relevant experience of scientific writing, and experience of grant writing in a numerate discipline.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Administrative Assistant quoting vacancy reference 130892.

Applicants should read the job description document before writing their application.  You will be required to upload a supporting statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Thursday 5 October 2017 can be considered.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at:

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