Research Support Administrator

University of Sussex - Research and Enterprise Services

Applications are invited for this permanent, full-time post in Research and Enterprise Services, which is responsible for providing professional services and support for the University’s research and enterprise activities, including the commercial exploitation of the University’s intellectual property.

The post-holder will be based in the Research Development team which provides advice and professional support to the University's academic staff in their pursuit of external research and knowledge exchange funding (including consultancy activity).

We are looking for a well-organised and self-motivated individual with excellent administrative and numeracy skills to assist the Research Development team.

The post-holder will:

  • support the development of low risk projects, including costing and pricing, internal approvals, submission to funders, and acceptance of awards.
  • assist with the preparation of internal funding communications and events and updating the team’s website
  • support the smooth running of the team’s operational / administrative functions.

This role is one of two in the Research Development team, each supporting one of two team clusters, who work closely together and provide mutual cover during periods of absence.

You will be:

  • educated as a minimum to A level standard or equivalent
  • have some experience of preparing bids for funding including project costing experience.
  • numerate and have excellent organisational abilities.

Ideally you will have a knowledge of the research funding environment in which universities work, and the interpersonal and communications skills needed to work effectively with the University's academic staff.

Enquiries about this post can be made with:

Name: Deborah McGuchan- Senior Research Development Officer

E:, Tel: 01273 877554

Name: Tina Lehmbeck - Senior Research Development Officer

E:, Tel: 01273 872737

For full details and how to apply see

Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.  

The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity

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