Research Funding Manager

University of Southampton - Research Funding Development

The University of Southampton is a research intensive university across many disciplines, with research income of over £125 million.  We have a long-standing tradition of working in partnership with industry and are looking to maximise funding opportunities that facilitate research collaborations with industry.

Research and Innovation Services (RIS) is now seeking to recruit a Research Funding Manager who will focus on funding opportunities arising from the Industrial Strategy and Innovate UK. Working within a team of five, you will provide expert research funding advice and intelligence and hands-on bid support to senior academics and researchers on large strategically-important projects.  You will develop and implement sustainable funder-specific strategies building on research strengths and expertise of the University with the aim of growing research income.  

Educated to at least degree level, you will have substantial knowledge and experience of the UK and international research funding landscape – especially those for industrial collaborative research.  You will have excellent communication skills, be well-organised with the ability to multi-task and influence. You will be a self-starter and enjoy the challenge of making things happen in a fast-moving environment. 

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Ms Mylène Ployaert, Head of Research Funding Development, Research and Innovation Services – or call 023 8059 4680.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 951217TW on all correspondence.

Please note: The University will be closed from Friday 22 December 2017 to Wednesday 3 January 2018, so we will not be able to assist you with any application queries during this time.

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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