Research Operations Administrator

University College London - UCL Institute of Education - Department of Research Operations

The Institute of Education Research Operations Team provides administration and support for a diverse range of funded research activity undertaken by academic staff based within the Institute of Education in line with our mission in leading education and social research. We work with a wide range of funding bodies, covering research councils, national and international charitable organisations, central government, local authorities, private sector commercial organisations and the European Union. You will work as part of a team of research administrators, providing comprehensive administration support for funded research activity across the IOE. The role will be responsible for supporting research activity undertaken in one of the academic departments; this can be supporting an entire department or working in collaboration with another research administrator to support a large academic department. This includes preparing budgets to support research funding applications, and providing budget management support.

Applicants must be highly numerate and have experience of using financial systems, databases and spreadsheets. They must have strong organisational skills, time management and a proven record of meeting deadlines and working in a pressured environment. They will have excellent written and verbal communication skills to enable them to work proactively with academic staff and central University support departments. Previous experience of preparing costings to support external funding applications, and management of budgets is essential. Experience of working in a similar environment is essential.

UCL vacancy reference: 1716873

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Ms Ellora Khan (

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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