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Research Systems and Funding Officer

University of Northampton

Location: Northampton
Salary: £36,386 to £40,931 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th November 2022
Closes: 8th January 2023
Job Ref: UN4336
 

About the Job

Interview Date: 27 January 2023

The University of Northampton is recruiting a Research Systems and Funding Officer who will provide administration of systems and processes that support and enable research and innovation activities at the University.

The post holder will play a key role in contributing to the ongoing development and maintenance of the University’s current research information system (CRIS) with a particular focus on award management, including the implementation of system upgrades and updates to workflows/processes.

This post will involve post-award funding assurance administration processes, ensuring that key contractual obligations of the awarded grants are adhered to and coordinating and liaising with auditors (internal, external or funder) where grant audits are required.

The post will be expected to support academics in maximising the impact of their research in line with the requirements of funding bodies and any future research assessment exercises and data collection requirements.

With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

About You

  • Demonstrable experience of working with research information systems
  • Previous experience of funding assurance processes (e.g.  UKRI, Wellcome, Leverhulme and NIHR)
  • Track record of achievement in establishing and maintaining successful relationships
  • Proven ability to research, analyse, summarise, and clearly present complex numerical and information for a range of audiences
  • Experience of coordinating and liaising with auditors (internal and external) regarding research funding assurance
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current higher education priorities in relation to research, knowledge exchange and innovation  

Qualifications

Essential:

  • Honours degree or equivalent
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Desirable:

  • Relevant vocational/professional qualification and/or membership of a relevant professional body
  • MRes, PhD or equivalent

Research, Impact and Innovation

The Research, Impact and Innovation department provides a wide range of research support to cover the entire research life-cycle.  There are two teams within the department, the Research and Innovation Funding Support Service (RIFS), a central team that provides support for funding, opportunities, post and pre-award grant funding, project and contractual advice and governance; and the Research Support Team who are responsible for the management of the Universities current research information system, that publicly showcases the research and research activities of the University and manages the Universities submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The team also provides a wide range of resources and training including metrics, open access, referencing and digital preservation.

Right To Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

Equality

The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

To find out more, please visit: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/about-us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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