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Strategic Research Executive (Analytics)

The University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh Research Office/CSG

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £43,414 to £51,805 (per annum) UE08
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th November 2022
Closes: 9th January 2023
Job Ref: 5871
 

The Opportunity

We are seeking colleagues who will embody our values of expertise, community, integrity and collaboration.

The Strategic Research Development Team works with researchers and research leaders across the University to provide expert insights into the funding environment including research funding, policy, development and complex analysis. We ensure individuals, Centres, Schools, Colleges and the University are best placed to win research funding.

The Strategic Research Executive (Analytics) is responsible for creating advanced data modelling and analysis of the internal and external research environment, to identify exciting new research opportunities and support the development of the University’s research portfolio. The role is based in the Strategic Research Development Team.

Personal characteristics

We want you to bring your enthusiasm, proactivity and communication skills to the role. We need your extensive quantitative and technical expertise in data analysis to inform senior decision-making, shape direction and provide critical insights into the research environment of the University.  Your ability to build relationships and communicate your work with colleagues from the senior leadership to researchers to professional services will be vital.

If you would like to discuss the opportunity please contact Catherine Burns Catherine.Burns@ed.ac.uk 

Development Opportunities

Edinburgh Research Office is a supportive and encouraging environment for those new to research professional services and those wishing to further develop their University professional service careers. We have a longstanding commitment to training and staff development and a great track record of internal promotions for ambitious colleagues. We actively encourage all colleagues in ERO to think about their development in role. We encourage applicants to think not just about their suitability now, but how they might grow in the role in the future.

This is a permanent role. All applicants should apply via the on-line application process and include a current CV and personal statement confirming how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience required, and your motivation for applying for this post. Interviews are anticipated to take place shortly after the closing date on Monday 9th January 2023.

What skills and experience you will bring?

  • Degree in relevant subject or equivalent formal training, plus a minimum of 2 years’ hands-on experience in a similar analytical role or related role(s).
  • Advanced knowledge of a range of software including PowerBI and SQL
  • Must have the ability to effectively grasp new topics and be able to assess their importance for the University.
  • Demonstrable experience of analysing complex issues and designing recommendations for progression based on the analysis.
  • Experience of ethical use of data including responsible metrics.
  • Evidence of experience of writing strategic reports applying both quantitative and qualitative skills
  • Significant experience of both project design and delivery, with demonstrable highly developed, detailed organisation and planning embedded in it.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and persuade wide ranging types of stakeholders.
  • Must be able to manage a complex and diverse workload, identifying priorities and being flexible when they shift, whilst still meeting key targets.

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th’ ann an Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336.

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