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Research Administrator

University of Nottingham - Science

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £19,209 to £22,254 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th January 2022
Closes: 27th January 2022
Job Ref: SCI002022

Location: University Park

We are looking for a friendly, engaging, enthusiastic person to join the Faculty of Science Research and Knowledge Exchange (RKE) team. You will work together with Hub colleagues and the wider Faculty RKE team, providing administrative support and contributing to the support elements of the research lifecycle. You will provide administrative support to academic and research staff applying for and managing research grants.

The available post is based in the Pharmacy/ Psychology Hub on the University Park Campus.

As a Research Administrator you will:

  • Provide administrative support for pre- and post-award activity related to bids and grants within their hub.
  • Receive and respond to internal and external queries, providing advice and resolving both simple and complex issues.
  • Support in life research activity for their hub; this could include HR and organising meetings or events in partnership with dedicated central services.
  • Prepare, coordinate, and minute committees, meetings or other collective activity, following up on actions and managing documentation.

And you will bring:

  • Excellent oral and written communication and numeracy skills.
  • The ability to work independently to resolve complex queries whilst adhering to deadlines.
  • Accuracy, reliability and the willingness and adaptability to learn new skills and procedures.
  • A positive attitude to building and maintaining professional relationships with colleagues.

Experience planning your own work activities in response to differing needs and deadlines is essential. An understanding of the different types of funding and the rules governing each type would be beneficial but not essential. 

We welcome applications from high quality people who will enhance the diversity of our RKE team. The Faculty is committed to creating opportunities for people traditionally under-represented in science.

This post is available on a permanent basis. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours) ; however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours.

Suitable applicants will be invited to a selection process which will comprise of a work-based assessment and an interview.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Kerry Moorhouse - Kerry.Moorhouse@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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