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International Research Development Manager

University of Birmingham - Research Support Services

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £40,792 to £48,677
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd April 2019
Closes: 19th May 2019
Job Ref: 80341

The University of Birmingham is one of the most ambitious institutions in the UK and we are determined to be placed in the global top 50, with investment and strategic plans in place to enable us to achieve our objectives.

We are looking for a talented and committed individual to support the Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Projects), and others in the academic community, in the development of major research projects and partnerships, including those involving business and government, nationally and overseas. The post holder will work closely with the Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (DPVC) to identify and respond to external funding opportunities.

Many of these research projects will be multi-disciplinary, cross-College and multi-partner in nature, including with industry. The post-holder will be expected to support strategic relationships with a number of key funding and stakeholder bodies and partner organisations nationally and internationally. Leadership, facilitation, tact, collaborative working and negotiation are key capabilities for this post.

The role, in addition to primarily supporting the DPVC, will on occasion be required to provide expert strategic support to the University’s Executive Board and Senior Management teams in the appropriate Colleges, and leadership to academic and Professional Services teams in developing proposals and business cases for securing major investments for research and innovation.

The post will formally report into the Head of EU and International Research Support (Head of section) in Research Support Services (RSS), which is based at the Birmingham Research Park. RSS is a unit of Finance and supports research across the University through local teams based in the Colleges (College Research Support teams) and specialist teams (focussing on aspects such as EU & International, Regional and Innovation funding sources, as well as research contracts, finance, ethics and governance).

Contact Dr Tariq Ali (t.i.ali@bham.ac.uk) or Xavier Rodde (x.rodde@bham.ac.uk) for informal conversation.

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £40,792 to £48,677. With potential progression once in post to £54,765 a year.

Closing date: 19/05/2019               

To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, please quote the appropriate Job Ref in all enquiries, alternatively information can be obtained from http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx 

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