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Research Compliance Lead

University of Oxford

Location: Oxford
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th December 2023
Closes: 15th January 2024
Job Ref: 169861

Applications are welcomed for a Research Compliance Lead to join the research support team in the Department of Politics and International Relations. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fantastic team within one of the largest politics and international relations departments in the world recognised internationally for its broad-ranging and influential research.

The position is a fixed-term contract for 6 months and is offered on a full-time basis (part-time hours will be considered at no less than 0.8fte).

Reporting to the Research Manager and working closely with the Finance team and Project Administrators, the role will oversee research compliance of the wide range of research activities within the Department as well as line-managing a project administrator. The Research Compliance Lead will promote a culture of compliance, research integrity, and high-quality research, contributing to the provision of an outstanding service to our PIs and research staff. Furthermore, the role will be responsible for managing their own portfolio of grants. The role will work closely with Principal Investigators (PIs) and Finance to ensure funded research projects meet all legal, financial, and ethical obligations and that sponsor terms and conditions are adhered to.

The successful candidate will proactively support the Research Manager and Finance Manager to develop and maintain efficient and effective systems and processes for managing the Department’s research portfolio, as well as coordinating across administrative teams to ensure joined-up post-award support for research projects.

About you

The successful candidate should have experience of complex research grant administration within higher education (or comparable environment), knowledge and understanding of funding requirements, experience of financial administration on research grants, and the ability to interpret complex guidance, regulatory procedures, policy documents to a non-specialist audience. Knowledge of EC/Horizon project rules and administration is essential.

The candidate will have a high level of attention to detail, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a high degree of computer literacy, proven experience of supervision and working in a team, and the ability to work flexibly, using judgement and initiative proactively.

Application Process

Informal enquiries about this role can be addressed to Simon Vitting, Research Manager: simon.vitting@politics.ox.ac.uk

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement and details of two referees as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should clearly demonstrate how you meet each of the selection criteria.

Only applications received before midday (UK time) on Monday 15 January 2024 can be considered. Please quote reference 169861 on all correspondence

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