Research Development Manager (International)

University of Leicester - Corporate Services - Division of Research and Enterprise

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.

Working as part of the Research Development team in the Research and Enterprise Division (RED), you will work pro-actively to develop, manage and expand the University’s international research funding portfolio particularly relating to Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and other ODA funding streams, and have responsibility for supporting the development of high quality funding applications, providing significant support for large-scale bids. Through engagement with national and international organisations, you will help maintain and develop strategic partnerships with key external funders and contribute to positioning the University as an attractive collaborator in multi-disciplinary research programmes, coordinating activities to maximise international challenge-led interdisciplinary research, impact and income generation across the University.

As the ideal applicant, you will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and have excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills, as well as the ability to manage multiple priorities in a busy environment. Experience of research development in the Higher Education Sector, with a proven track record of successfully supporting the development of bids for funding, is essential, as is demonstrable knowledge of international funding schemes.

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Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Paula Gurteen, Head of Research Development on pmg24@le.ac.uk or 0116 2523630.

The closing date for this post is midnight on 5th February 2018.

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