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Research Support Officer

Cardiff University - Research & Innovation Services

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £27,025 to £31,302 per annum (Grade 5)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd August 2019
Closes: 21st September 2019
Job Ref: 8987BR

The main focus of your role will be to support and facilitate the work of a new Research Funder Relationship unit based within the Research Development Team in Research and Innovation Services. The unit will provide critical, underpinning operational support to ensure that Cardiff’s research community is fully engaged with opportunities arising from the rapidly evolving external research funding landscape.

You will proactively support the management and development of Cardiff University’s relationships with key funders of research, such as UK Research & Innovation, major charities and UK and Welsh Government. You will carry out supporting work, providing advice, guidance and support, organising visits and briefing documents, and lead projects within this area. You will help enhance and grow Cardiff’s engagement with key external funding organisations, undertaking intelligence gathering, scoping opportunities, generation and updating of strategic documents and organising critical meetings / documents to support effective engagement, both internally and externally. The Unit’s role is to secure external funding and increase research income, and you will play a critical role in supporting the team to work across the University and externally in pursuit of these ambitions. Your activities will be fully aligned with Cardiff University’s The Way Forward 2018-23 strategy, especially the Research and Innovation sub-strategies. Your work will directly support the achievement of the University’s Key Performance Indicator (KPI) to achieve annual research income of £200M.
The expectation is that the post holder will predominantly be based at Cardiff University, however, there will be a requirement to undertake UK travel.
This is an open-ended, full-time post.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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