Doctoral College Programmes Development Manager

University of Leicester - Division of Research and Enterprise

Corporate Services
Research and Enterprise Division

Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us. We are one of the top universities worldwide and have an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are led by discovery and innovation, with the synergy between research and learning at the core of our activity.

As part of the University’s newly formed Doctoral College, you will support the development of doctoral training bids and generation of income to deliver a step-change in the funding for postgraduate researchers.

Supporting the Director and the professional services head of the Doctoral College, the post holder will actively seek out funding opportunities for doctoral training, support emerging doctoral training initiatives and manage the portfolio of Doctoral Training Centres and Partnerships by providing specialist and professional advice, direction and input. Your role will require coordination with academic leaders of proposed and funded projects, colleagues across the Research and Enterprise Division (including Research Development Managers, contracts and post award specialists) as well as other professional services in Student and Academic Services. In addition, you will be required to work collaboratively with partner institutions, ensuring that Leicester’s research strengths are promoted and showcased in applications and ensure internal systems are developed to support students.

Key responsibilities of the post-holder will include working with academic directors to identify funding opportunities and secure income streams to support increased numbers of doctoral research students. This will include the development of regional, national and international partnerships with industry, sponsors, UK higher education partners, research councils, and any other sources of funding including alumni or philanthropic donations. It will also require a flexible approach to developing bids, drafting and contributing to applications as required and holding internal discussions about funding models and matched funding.

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Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Meera Warrier, Research Development Coordinator (Academic Practice Unit) on or 0116 223 1876.

The closing date for this post is midnight on 29th January 2018.

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