Research Officer

King's College London - Department of Mathematics (Strand Campus)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an administrator to join the professional services team in the Department of Mathematics at King’s College London, to support the department’s research activities. This new role will provide an excellent foundation for a career in higher education administration, with the opportunity to broaden skills sets across a wide range of administrative activities.

As Research Officer you will provide essential support to department research groups and staff, including assisting with research grant applications, financial monitoring, organising events, and creating and developing web content. You will also play a pivotal role supporting the Department’s submission for the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Our ideal candidate will have good organisation and time management skills in order to handle a large volume of work with competing deadlines. They will possess excellent numeracy and IT skills, and be willing and able to learn new systems. Strong verbal and written communication skills with an ability to build positive working relationships are essential. Additionally, the role holder must be able to demonstrate the ability to work proactively and flexibly as part of a team, as well as independently, using their own judgement, initiative, and discretion where necessary.

The selection process will include an assessment and a panel interview. When completing the application form, in the personal statement section, please provide a statement which demonstrates your ability to fulfil the duties of this particular post as described in the job description/person specification. Please give examples of how you meet each of the criterion detailed in the person specification to enable those shortlisting to make a decision on your application.

Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing: To be confirmed.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Laura Parrett, Department Manager for Mathematics (

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 28th November 2017.

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