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Research Development Manager (Band 7)

London School of Economics and Political Science - Research and Innovation Division

Location: London
Salary: Salary from £46,100 to £53,295 pa (pay award pending) inclusive of London allowance, with potential to progress to £59,354 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd June 2022
Closes: 17th July 2022

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Research and Innovation Division

Research Development Administrator (Band 5)

Grant Applications Manager (Band 6)

Research Development Manager (Band 7)

Candidates must select the appropriate level for their experience and indicate this in their application in line with the person specification and job description.

The Division is keen to recruit established and emerging talent in research development. This post offers enviable career development opportunities for those looking for a graduate/postgraduate entry and mid-career position with good career prospects. Candidates appointed on Bands 6 and 5 can expect to be promoted as they develop their experience and skills at LSE.

The Research Development Team provides exceptional support to LSE academics and researchers,and ensures the quality of competitive applications against funders’ strategies to a range of UK, European and international sponsors.

Research Development Administrator (Band 5): Salary from £30,570 to £35,108 pa (pay award pending) inclusive of London allowance, with potential to progress to £37,717 per annum and/or to Band 6. An RDA will support team activities such as coordinating grant training programme records, overseeing data pertaining to grant applications and contracts, and managing communications on behalf of the team. The post-holder will explore best practice in research management and administration. Applicants will have experience of a research environment and appreciation of the research process, highly developed communication skills, team working, and a solution-oriented approach to challenges.

Grant Applications Manager (Band 6): Salary from £36,647 to £44,140 pa (pay award pending) inclusive of London allowance, with potential to progress to £47,456 per annum and/or to Band 7. A GAM will support a portfolio of academic units with grant applications and contracts and will develop the skills to provide strategic support to promote and encourage research ideas. The post-holder will monitor the external funding landscape and explore best practice in grants and contracts management. Applicants will have experience in proposal and contract management, communication with senior research and academic colleagues, working in a team and contributing to goals setting, and the ability to work autonomously.

Research Development Manager (Band 7): Salary from £46,100 to £53,295 pa (pay award pending) inclusive of London allowance, with potential to progress to £59,354 per annum. An RDM will lead a portfolio of academic units supporting grant applications, contracts and research development and provide strategic support to encourage research ideas. The post-holder will monitor the external policy context and explore innovative research support approaches. They may act as a mentor to a GAM or RDA. Applicants will have understanding of emerging research funding priorities, leadership in goal setting for informal teams, strong networking and relationship building, and show initiative to change to policy and procedure.

Should you have any queries about the role, please email g.mcconnell@lse.ac.uk.

To apply for these posts, please go to https://jobs.lse.ac.uk/. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 17th July 2022 (23.55 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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