Assistant Research Facilitator (maternity cover)

University of Oxford - Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Level 6 West Wing
John Radcliffe Hospital

Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 with discretionary range to £36,613 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)

This post may also be offered as a secondment opportunity.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career in research administration. You will gain experience in research facilitation, project management, and industry-academia collaborations.

The Radcliffe Department of Medicine (RDM) has a large and diverse portfolio of funded research projects spanning diverse research areas. Securing research funding is increasingly difficult in the ever changing and highly competitive world of research. Therefore, it is essential that researchers are given as much support as possible when applying for funding to ensure they submit strong and competitive grant applications.

Working alongside, and reporting to, the Research Strategy Coordinator in RDM, the role will involve providing researchers with timely information about upcoming funding opportunities, supporting the internal peer review of certain grant applications in RDM, tracking grant applications and outcomes, and assisting with initiatives to support the career progression of research staff.

In addition, the postholder will assist with the running and coordination of the Novo Nordisk-Oxford Fellowship programme. The Programme aims to train the next generation of diabetes researchers through awarding postdoctoral and clinical research training fellowships. The postholder will work closely with the industrial partner, Novo Nordisk, and gain experience in industry-academia llaborations.

The postholder will operate at a high level, ideally having a strong scientific and research background (holding a higher degree, or equivalent qualification, in a biomedical discipline but educated to degree level or equivalent will also be considered) and prior experience of research administration. However, we are willing to consider applicants who have either a strong scientific and research background or prior experience of research administration.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Ruth McCaffrey tel: 01865 234649 or email:

We would consider a part-time appointment (minimum of 0.8 FTE, 30 hours/week) with a commensurate adjustment in the responsibilities and duties.

You will be required to upload a CV, a supporting statement and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received by 12.00 noon on Friday 5 January 2018 can be considered. Interviews will be held the morning of Tuesday 23 January 2018.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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