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Head of Research and Business Development

Heriot-Watt University - Research and Enterprise Services

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £50,132 to £58,089
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th September 2018
Closes: 10th October 2018
Job Ref: IRC16306

At Heriot Watt University we are significantly investing in our support for research and innovation. The Head of Research and Business Development is a newly created and critical role, to take a lead in positioning the University to influence and respond to significant funding opportunities and to guide and support the delivery of our strategic ambitions in research. This position is essential for the University to achieve its strategic objectives in research excellence and increased research income. We are looking for an exceptional individual able to provide confident leadership across the University to help increase the quality and value of funding applications from all funding sources and enhance our collaboration with business. The Head of Research and Business Development will ensure specialised, professional advice is provided to researchers to assist the development and funding of research, support partnerships with business and embed good practice in managing projects across Heriot-Watt University. The post will report to the Director and will be responsible for a large a team of professionals. We are seeking an individual who will create and build key relationships and advise on strategic developments for the University.

We are recruiting for this position as well as a Research Development Manager position to head up the Research Development team (IRC16238), if you would like to be considered for both positions please mention this in your covering letter.

Interviews are expected to be held the week commencing 29th October 2018.

If you would like to discuss this post further, please contact Dr Alicia Greated, Director of Research and Enterprise (email: / 0131 451 3751)

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UKVI to enable sponsorship of non-European nationals. Therefore we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website:

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