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Development Researcher and Projects Coordinator

University of Hull - Research and Innovation - Research Development

Location: Kingston upon Hull
Salary: £22,847 to £26,341 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th September 2021
Closes: 20th September 2021
Job Ref: AE0219

Fixed term - 12 months

The Research & Innovation Office at the University of Hull (UoH) is seeking to appoint a Development Researcher and Projects Co-ordinator to work as part of the Research & Innovation Development team (R&IDteam). This post is offered at pay band 5, on a full time basis for a one-year fixed term.

Demands for expertise and support from the R&IDteam are very high. Therefore, the team require specialist support helping them to maximise on all research and innovation development and funding opportunities and capability and capacity building work. The post holder will play a key role in delivering an exciting programme of activities related to the work of the R&IDteam, as well as undertaking some background research supporting the members of the team with their preparation of research projects and proposals. They will also support the development of new programmes of research activity, and the maintenance of existing networks of researchers and the R&IDteam web pages. 

The successful candidate will undertake and deliver specific projects as identified by the Research & Innovation Development Team as well as provide research and data analysis, support and administrative assistance to a programme of activities, applications and projects, within the team. This includes: 

  • Conduct literature/data searches and data gathering exercises as well as desk-based searches or other investigation supporting the work of the R&ID team
  • Map UoH research strengths to specific themes, and add these to the R&I research themes Database
  • Identify sector developments and potential funding opportunities under the direction of the Research & Innovation Development Managers/Officer
  • Facilitate communication/liaison between R&ID team and other key stakeholders (e.g. academics, members of other support directorates), in order to explain the concept of an individual project and obtain required materials
  • Assist the Research & Innovation Development Managers and Officer by undertaking preliminary analysis of data (extract, collate, compare or summarise data) and/or organising data into appropriate formats and/or compiling data into reports
  • Develop and maintain R&ID team SharePoint web pages and other online content
  • Organise meetings, seminars, and/or workshops
  • Write and prepare summaries of meetings/workshops, interim reports/papers, minutes, etc.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade

The post holder must have substantial experience in an office environment covering a broad range of administrative tasks. They will be able to demonstrate the ability to solve problems in accordance with procedures and precedent, ensure that work is carried out effectively, undertake basic analysis accurately and methodically and have a commitment to excellent customer service. The ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism at all times is essential.

To discuss this role informally, please contact Josine Opmeer, Head R&IDteam

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At Hull we are committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion at every level, because we believe a diverse workforce brings broader expertise, improved innovation and greater success for all. 

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