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Pre-Award Development Officer (Fixed Term)

University of Bath - Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Location: Bath
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 2nd January 2023
Job Ref: CH10076

Join the Pre-Award team in Research and Innovation Services (RIS)! 

About the role:

Working as part of a small but collaborative team, Pre-Award Development Officers play a crucial role in providing authoritative advice to academic researchers across the university applying for external research funding. If successful in your application to this post, you will ensure all research applications and awards are reviewed and developed to improve their quality and meet university and funder rules.

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) fixed term maternity cover basis with an expected end date of 26/01/2024 or the early return of the post holder. With a start date of 13th March 2023. 

About you:

This role requires excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills along with a good understanding of the research funding landscape for the higher education sector, including familiarity with relevant sources of funding. 

You will also have:

  • skills to scrutinise sophisticated documents and draw out relevant information, with excellent attention to detail
  • good numeracy and IT skills
  • self-confidence and the ability to stand your ground, remaining calm under pressure
  • good self-motivation and time-management
  • a good Honours degree or equivalent experience

About us 

RIS is responsible for advancing the University's international reputation for research and knowledge transfer by:

  • increasing the volume of externally funded research
  • improving grant application success rates
  • enhancing strategic and operational support to academic departments

RIS is the primary conduit for industry, business and other funders to access the research expertise and knowledge of the University of Bath.

The Pre-Award team works both remotely and on campus, as part of a hybrid model. Please feel free to contact us to ask questions about this prior to applying, or during the interview process if you are shortlisted to attend. It is strongly preferred that you are available to work Wednesdays on campus in order to join the weekly team meeting and only very exceptional circumstances may be considered around this. 

For informal discussions about the role please contact Lizzie Hope-Dyer (Head of Pre-Award) on erh23@bath.ac.uk or Philip Brown (Head of Technology Transfer) on pb487@bath.ac.uk 

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