Research Impact Officer

University of Hull - Research and Enterprise - Research and Innovation

This post is offered at 60% full time equivalent, which equates to 21.90 hours per week.

Campus: Hull

Research conducted at the University of Hull led to the development of liquid crystal display (LCD) screens used in TVs, laptops, phones and tablets. The ground-breaking technology behind bone density scanners (used to detect osteoporosis) and ‘lab-on-a-chip’ micro device technology became possible through the research of our experts. We’re incredibly ambitious about our research agenda and we are building on our strengths to further the impact of our research.

The University of Hull is operating in an increasingly complex, challenging and competitive environment, with further major change on the horizon. Research & Enterprise has been a key part of the University’s mission statement since it was founded in 1927, and we are aiming to significantly increase our level of Research & Enterprise-related activities, outputs and impact during the 2016-2020 plan period.

We are now investing significant resource to support our research performance, driving excellence, securing external funding and maximising the impact our research has on the world. This includes the appointment of a new part time Research Impact Officer to work alongside our current Research Impact Officer.

The Research Impact Officer will be part of the Research Excellence Team, tasked with driving research excellence and high quality outputs and impacts across the University and leading the preparations of the University’s submission to REF2021. The Research Impact Officer will develop strong relationships with staff across the University to improve the reach and significance of our research and assist in the development of impact case studies for the Research Excellence Framework. The Research Impact Officer will also assist staff in the preparation pathways to impact statements when applying for funding and providing training and guidance to academic colleagues on all matters relating to the non-academic impacts off their research.

As a Research Impact Officer, you will have experience of supporting a REF submission, developing pathways to impact statements and disseminating your knowledge and training research staff.

This an exciting time to join a growing central team, playing a key role in supporting the transformation of our research capability at the University of Hull.

To discuss this role informally, please contact Dr Andrew Taylor, Research Excellence Manager, E a.f.taylor@hull.ac.uk

Interviews will be held in early January 2018

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The University of Hull is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in every aspect of our recruitment processes.

Hull will be UK City of Culture in 2017. The University of Hull was part of the City of Culture team throughout the bidding process and remains a key player in Hull’s cultural heritage. The campus will be the venue for City of Culture events, and its alumni, students and staff will be personally involved.

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