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Research Impact Officer

University of Roehampton - Research Office

Location: London
Salary: £36,482 to £39,510 pa inclusive of London Weighting Allowance, Grade RU07
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th August 2019
Closes: 25th September 2019
Job Ref: RU01957

The University of Roehampton is seeking a Research Impact Officer with specific focus on collaborating with STEM-related industries and organisations. Research Impact Officers help ensure that our research meaningfully benefits society, industry, and policy in the UK and around the world. This role sits with the Research Development team within our Research Office. The Research Development team works closely with the senior executive team, researchers, academic departments, and professional services to jointly ensure we meet our research ambitions.

The Research Impact Officer will work closely with researchers and Research Office colleagues to identify potential external partners or beneficiaries in the life sciences and related industries in particular, identify opportunities for knowledge exchange or impact, enhance and maximise outcomes, and develop robust, creative strategies for evaluation and evidencing impact arising from research. This is an exciting and strategically important role that will see you support the University’s high-profile impact case studies for REF 2021 and beyond, and the ongoing delivery of our impact and knowledge exchange agendas.

About you:

  • You have a strong interest in and understanding of how to develop and implement impact and knowledge exchange activity
  • You have a sound understanding of the research and impact landscape in the UK, including an understanding of how impact will be measured in REF 2021
  • You have experience in measuring, evaluating, and evidencing impact
  • You may have experience in facilitating commercial exploitation of scientific research
  • You have expertise in relationship-building and collaboration between organisations, preferably in STEM-related industries
  • You have outstanding written and oral communication skills, and may have experience in science communication
  • You have an excellent eye for detail in all forms of communication

This is an exciting time for the University; our new £35m state-of-the art library has just opened and we are continuing to develop a number of external partnerships across the globe.

We have a strong emphasis on supporting our students to reach their full potential in order to launch themselves onto successful graduate careers and we are embarking on a radical programme of enhancement in learning and teaching across all our academic areas.

The University has a beautiful, vibrant parkland campus, is located in the heart of south-west London and offers excellent facilities for researching, learning, teaching and working.  We are proud of our achievements as a Post 1992 University and continue to build upon them.

To find out more information about the role and what we’re looking for, visit the Working at Roehampton section of our website where you will find full details, how to apply, as well as further information about the benefits of working for us.

For an informal conversation about the role, contact Dr Richard Keogh, Director of Research:

If you would also like to apply for the Research Development Officer position, please submit a separate application under the Research Development Officer advert.

It is expected that interviews will be held in the week of w/c 23 September 2019

The University is an equal opportunities and ‘disability confident’ employer.

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