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Research Coordinator

Imperial College London - Department of Medicine

Location: London
Salary: £46,762 to £56,526 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th August 2018
Closes: 31st August 2018
Job Ref: MED00700

4 Year Fixed Term Contract

The Department of Medicine is a world-leading centre of excellence in biomedical research. With a broad research portfolio and a research income of over £70m, it is a large multi-disciplinary environment delivering innovative, cutting-edge basic and translational research benefitting patients worldwide. The Research Support Team in the Department of Medicine provides support for staff at all levels in their research activities with a focus on research funding applications. The Department is seeking to appoint a Research Coordinator to join the Research Support Team.

Responsibilities include identifying suitable funding opportunities based on academic profile, providing advice on the preparation of grant applications, producing key scientific content for applications e.g. pathways to impact statements, public engagement plans, lay and technical summaries, and writing letters of support on behalf of the Department. The post holder will support the internal peer review process to maximise chances of success. They will have responsibility for overseeing financial elements of applications, to include assessing and escalating requests for Departmental contribution of funds, reviewing grant costings on the College’s funding application software (InfoEd), and advising the Head of Department on the feasibility of using various funding streams with regard to financial requirements. The Research Coordinator will also support the career development of academic staff and early-career researchers through the provision of specialist advice and play a leading role in policy management within the Department.

The post holder will have a postgraduate degree in biological sciences and experience of working in a scientific research environment, ideally in an administrative capacity. They will have extensive experience of producing scientific content for a skilled audience, including experience of writing grant applications and scientific papers. Knowledge of the grant application process, and of associated principles including Full Economic Costing (FEC) and TRansparent Approach to Costing (TRAC) are required for this post. An understanding of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) process is required and the ability to produce REF impact case studies for this purpose. The post holder will be an exceptional communicator with the ability to quickly build strong relationships with academic and research staff.

This is an exciting opportunity to take a developmental step in higher education management and directly impact delivery of the Department mission to produce outstanding research and translational benefit to patients.

The post is a full time opportunity, fixed term for 4 years and is based on the Hammersmith Hospital campus, with travel to other sites necessary on occasion.

Interview date: 13th September 2018

Our preferred method of application is online via our website (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number including spaces into “Keywords”). Please complete an application form as directed.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Chrystalla Orphanides 

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