Research Development Officer

Coventry University - Centre for Global Learning, Education & Attainment

Coventry University has achieved the highest ranking for a modern university in the history of the league tables.  This is an exciting time for the University, as we continue to deliver our 'Excellence with Impact' research strategy. This has already seen Coventry University establish an exceptional portfolio of high-impact research, and, with a significant investment in research, we continue to gain momentum as a world-class, innovative University that is internationally regarded and ranked for its research. This is an excellent time for new joiners to the University who, together with colleagues, can make a contribution to the shaping and development of this important next stage of our journey.

Working within the Research Development Unit, the Research Development Officer is key to building research capacity and capability across the University within our Research Centres. This post offers an excellent opportunity to support a team of leading academics as well as to help shape, develop and establish Coventry University's exciting, fresh and new research direction.

The successful candidate will take a proactive, creative, challenging, questioning and facilitative approach in working primarily with academics within the Centre for Global Learning: Education and Attainment (GLEA) at Coventry University, to meet its key strategic aim of delivering the University's 'Excellence with Impact' research agenda. The post holder will be responsible for the development and growth of a strategic pipeline of high quality research and new income generation within URC GLEA.

We are interested in hearing from candidates with previous research and funding proposal development and a talent for identifying and exploiting research funding opportunities. Together with a proven ability of preparing and writing quality research proposals with impact, and a track record of supporting successful applications to high profile funding organisations the successful candidate will draw on specific knowledge or experience of a discipline relevant to GLEA to be able to evidence success in securing research project funding. If you have excellent communication and funding proposal development and evaluation skills, detailed knowledge of relevant research funding sources and other relevant funders such as ESRC, EPSRC, British Council, Leverhulme, HEFCE and, ERASMUS, H2020, and have a research-based Masters in a relevant discipline (or PhD) we'd like to hear from you.

We are also willing to consider applicants who would like to develop into this role.  This role of Research Development Officer provides an excellent opportunity for a trained researcher who is looking to develop their research development skills, knowledge and experience.

The Research Centre for Global Learning: education and Attainment was established in 2017 to build on the reputation of the Coventry University Group reflected in its ranking in the field of teaching, learning and international education development. The Centre conducts fundamental and applied research that impacts upon teaching practice and learning outcomes, creating better futures, societies and providing the framework for excellence in education. Its focus is around two main themes that align with the University’s ideals and philosophy.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Dr Camelia Dijkstra, Head of the Research Development Unit, email; Tel: 07974984580

Closing Date: 26th November 2017

Interview Date: 7th December 2017

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