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Operations Officer (Research)

King's College London - Population Health & Environmental Science School Office

Location: London
Salary: £33,114 to £37,804 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 16th September 2021
Closes: 20th October 2021
Job Ref: 032305

Building and Campus:

Addison House Building, Guy’s Campus, Waterloo Campus, Denmark Hill Campus, St Thomas’s Hospital


Mrs Natalia Okele, School Research Manager,

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity within the School of Population Health & Environmental Science’s. We are seeking to appoint an experienced and highly motivated administrator to provide high quality research administration support to the School and its Research Manager.

The post holder will work closely with the School Research Manager and the Core Team to support Pre-Award processes such as grant applications, award acceptance and award set up.

They will also support Post Award processes such as providing guidance to our Academics on eligible and ineligible costs on a grant, monitoring budgets, flagging up risks with the School Research Manager and help find solutions to funding issues.

The post holder will forge good working relationships with the Research Management & Innovation Directorate and champion the use of KCL systems (in particular our Research Grants Management system Worktribe and our Finance System KFin).

As a core member of the School’s professional services Team, they will work closely with colleagues to provide high quality general administrative support to the School across all locations, as required.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • To support School staff with all tasks that span through the lifecycle of a Research Grant (Pre-award and post-award)
  • To build knowledge on Funders’ terms & conditions, such as eligible and ineligible costs, and be able to clearly communicate these to staff in the School
  • To develop a detailed understanding of the School’s research profile, current funding portfolio and facilities
  • To build knowledge of funding opportunities, and ways of maximizing overhead generation for the School, along with the output and impact of the School’s research
  • To support external applicants who are applying for fellowship funding; assist honorary and adjunct colleagues with updating their PURE pages and applying for grant funding
  • To provide guidance and training to Staff and Students on research-specific policies and processes
  • To provide expert support and guidance to academic colleagues on the use of Worktribe and KFin
  • To provide post-award support in the day-to-day financial administration of grants
  • To support with the preparation of the School’s submission to the Research Excellence Framework, advising Staff on the requirements and expectations, and assist in gathering data
  • To deputise for the School’s Research Manager where appropriate
  • To provide general administrative support in line with the grading of the post
  • To build and maintain effective relationships with academic and professional services staff across the college, including by participation in college networks.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

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