We are looking for a Senior Research Grants Officer to join the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN). As part of the Department’s busy research grants team you will support researchers with their applications to external organisations for research funding and with the setup and management of successful awards. You will provide a high quality service reviewing the criteria for applications, assisting with costing and pricing for applications using X5, the University’s costing and pricing software, and advise on non-scientific matters for applications ensuring compliance with University and funder requirements on submission.
You will support Principal Investigators with the management of awarded projects. You will work with colleagues in the professional support team, NDCN researchers and contacts across and outside the University to monitor the progress and of NDCN’s large volume of research projects throughout their lifetime to closure (currently the portfolio is over £100M). You will use reports from Oracle and X5, combined with discussions with NDCN researchers and administrative colleagues to gather and assess information on projects in order to ensure that they are run in an effective and compliant manner.
You will be a primary point of contact for queries from Principal Investigators and research staff, regularly attending meetings to communicate key information or to answer questions from researchers, directing queries or relaying information to relevant administrative contacts, and escalating issues to the Research Grants Manager for further advice or guidance.
It is essential that the post holder is educated to degree level or equivalent relevant work experience. It is desirable that the post holder has a degree in a relevant scientific area, with experience of academic or general administration within a Higher Education or related environment.
Please see the below 'Job Description' for further details on the responsibilities and selection criteria, as well as further information about the university and how to apply.
This post is full time and permanent.
Only applications received before 12:00 midday on 25th October 2023.
Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.