Loughborough University

Join our Research and Innovation Office

We are investing heavily in the growth and development of our Research and Innovation Office and are recruiting to a large number of roles to strengthen our high-performing service. These roles form the third round of growth for the office, under this investment.

It is an exciting time to join the University. Our strategy ‘Creating Better Futures. Together’ sets out the direction for Loughborough over the next decade. It is a strategy that puts collaboration, meaningful partnerships, interdisciplinary working, and a strong sense of community at its heart.

The Research and Innovation Office plays a leading role in shaping and delivering the University’s research and innovation activities. It provides a high quality and seamless service to academics and researchers across the research development pipeline, enabling great ideas and transforming them into impact.

At Loughborough we aim to build on our excellent reputation to drive a vibrant research and innovation culture.

Our strategy highlights our focus on maximising our impact for research and innovation through three interdisciplinary themes - Sport, health and wellbeing; Climate change and net zero; Vibrant and inclusive communities. The three themes will shape our direction of travel and cement our ambitions for delivering excellent research that drives impact locally, nationally, and globally, along with our growing international profile and enhanced support for student and staff entrepreneurship.

The Research and Innovation Office is central to the success of achieving our ambition. The significant investment in people and systems will deliver an excellent service which will be the beating heart of our vibrant and exciting research and innovation culture.

Our aims

We aim to deliver a nurturing, inclusive and collegiate research and innovation environment that combines high quality fundamental and applied research and drives real world impact, underpinned by high standards of research integrity.

Our expertise will be engaging, accessible and purposeful, creating new knowledge and intellectual property, within state-of-the-art facilities and a dynamic and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The scale of our ambition, commitment to change and opportunity to make a real difference mean that now is the time to join Loughborough and be part of an exciting and ambitious research and innovation team in the heart of the UK.

To find out more about the range of roles available, please see below.

Current Vacancies

Work with us

Work with us

None of what we achieve would be possible without the talents and hard work of all our staff.

Our staff are our greatest assets and key to the delivery of our University strategy (Creating Better Futures. Together). So, when it comes to recruiting and retaining high-performing staff, we endeavour to create a welcoming and inclusive work environment with strong levels of support and development and an excellent package of benefits for all staff.

Our excellent flexible benefits package is designed to offer support and incentives that fit in with, and appeal to all our staff across different career and life stages. These benefits include a generous holiday allowance, childcare support, discounted gym membership, and staff counselling. Staff can pick and choose the benefits they want to use throughout their time with us. We’re a firm believer that employees should be recognised for their hard work and contribution to the University's growth and success. Our reward schemes help us deliver on this belief.

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