|Salary:||£23,715 to £27,929|
|Placed On:||30th January 2023|
|Closes:||1st March 2023|
DMU is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering quality teaching and learning, and a campus-wide focus on providing a sector-leading student experience.
A culturally rich university with a palpable commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive. The university is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. Our success is built on a fantastic student experience coupled with award-winning teaching and world-class facilities that help students develop the skills and attitudes employers demand.
Faculty / Directorate
The Research Services Directorate provides specialist support to the DMU research community, supporting the delivery of ambitious research objectives as the institution broadens and deepens its research portfolio.
Role As a Research Costings Coordinator you will provide a high standard of financial and administrative support for a range of externally funded research projects in a fast-paced deadline-focussed environment. The successful candidate will specialise in the costing and application process for externally funded grants. This will involve working directly with researchers advising on and helping to shape research costings to the funder’s requirements and in line with the university’s financial protocols. Costings will be completed using the university’s research management system, Worktribe, in addition to building costing tools specific to grant requirements and supporting with the financial element on funder submission portals. Reporting to the Research Costings Officer, the successful candidate will be an integral member of the university’s busy Research Costing Team supporting research staff and working alongside a team of Research Development Officers. The role is part time on a 0.5FTE contract (18.5 hours a week) with the salary displayed paid pro-rata.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a proven track record and experience in project coordination and financial competency, preferably with pricing and costing experience. A strong sense of accuracy and attention to detail is essential as is experience with Microsoft Excel for building costing tools and reinterpreting and reformatting financial information. You will be well-versed in following internal policies and guidelines, and be able to read, interpret and advise on funder specific requirements ensuring financial compliance and that well documented audit trails are maintained.
With excellent customer service and communication skills, the ideal candidate must be confident in engaging with internal and external stakeholders at different levels both written and verbally. You will be proactive and must be comfortable working independently in a busy environment and competent in managing competing priorities and deadlines seamlessly. As part of a small team, you will also expected to work collaboratively and be supportive of team members as required. Whilst experience of working in research project administration is desirable, it is not essential.
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