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Research Coordinator

UCL - UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology - Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging - Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research

Location: London
Salary: £44,674 to £52,701 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance, superannuable, Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th October 2019
Closes: 11th November 2019
Job Ref: 1828736

The Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research is seeking a highly efficient and enthusiastic Research Coordinator to lead the Centre’s professional services operations and support the Centre Director in their role. The post holder will be proactive in ensuring delivery of operational excellence across all relevant activities. They will manage the Centre’s budget, advise on strategic and institutional matters that impact on the Centre and actively coordinate activity with our partner institution in Berlin. They will promote good working practice throughout the Centre and be responsible for taking a lead on developing and evolving relevant policies and procedures and implementing those already established.

Candidates must have substantial experience working in senior management within an HEI environment and an understanding of both the UK and German research funding environment. Effective budgetary management and control, a proven track record in research grant application and administration, and experience of common recruitment policies and practices are essential. A record of successful line management and development of staff with proven team leadership and motivational skills, and demonstrable experience of working with industry collaboration is also required. German language skills and experience of working with German research institutions is desirable.

The post is available immediately and is funded for 2 years in the first instance by the Kinross Fund.

You should apply for this post through UCL's online recruitment – where you can download a job description and person specification using ref:  1828736.   If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Miss E Bertram, HR Manager, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, (email:

It would be helpful if applicants could provide a telephone number that they can be contacted on during office hours. Applicants may contact Professor Ray Dolan directly (email: for further information.  

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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