Senior Research Facilitator (Medical and Dental Sciences)

University of Birmingham - Finance Office

The University of Birmingham is making important things happen and our College of Medical and Dental Sciences is at the forefront of this. We are reshaping Life Sciences, building on our existing strengths and partnerships in the biomedical sciences in order to establish ourselves as an outstanding, distinctive global centre for Life Sciences research and education. As part of the University’s Life Sciences Strategy, we are investing in excellent research and excellent professional services to support the delivery of the strategy. These are exciting times for the College, the University and the UK. Would you like to be part of a team supporting research that matters?

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic candidate to join a team of research development professionals supporting the College of Medical and Dental Sciences (MDS) further develop and grow its research portfolio through successful research grants. The post of Senior Research Facilitator offers an excellent opportunity for to make a significant impact on research development and support at the University of Birmingham.

Educated with at least an honours degree in a discipline clearly related to the College’s core areas of academic activity, you will work within a team supporting research development across the College, with a particular focus on the Institutes of Immunology and Immunotherapy, and Infection and Microbiology.

The post will proactively identify new funding opportunities and assist with research proposal development, contributing to wider strategic discussions within the Institutes to help prioritise and align activity to the wider College and University strategies for Life Sciences research; in particular, Infection and Microbiology sits between the College of Life Sciences and MDS, thus, you will work with the MDS-affiliated academics, alongside colleagues embedded in LES to deliver world class research that synergises across the Colleges.

The ideal applicant will be a highly self-motivated, with a strong commitment to customer service and enthusiasm for working both individually and as part of a collaborative wider team to support the delivery of ambitious targets for research funding capture in the College. The post-holder will have a strong grounding in the life sciences, be comfortable with handling proposals from a range of disciplines, and be able to demonstrate strategic, ‘bigger picture’ thinking.  The role offers significant opportunities for personal and professional development, and whilst a track record of experience in research management within higher education and particularly clinical/biomedical sciences is beneficial, we also welcome interest from candidates transitioning from scientific careers.

As part of the College’s Research Development Team as well as the wider Research Support Services infrastructure, you will be part of a vibrant community of research support professionals both in the College as part of a larger Research & Knowledge Transfer Office, and across the University.  Along with your team, you will be physically based in the College, ensuring a balance between local delivery to the academics in the College and integration with the wider research support ecosystem across the University.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity prior to application, please contact Dr Georgina Drury (g.e.drury@bham.ac.uk)

To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, please quote Job Ref 18080 in all enquiries.

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