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Strategic Research Development Manager (Global) - UOD1362

University of Dundee - Research & Innovation Services

Location: Dundee
Salary: £45,585 to £54,395
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 26th February 2024
Closes: 22nd March 2024
Job Ref: 3719

Our goal is informing and driving the delivery of our enabling-strategies for “Research with Impact” and “Enterprise & Engagement”. RIS is expanding, and we are building a new Strategic Research Development Team (SRDT). The team is created to provide strategic intelligence to the University’s research leaders through continuous analysis of the wide influencers and drivers of investment in research, from government policy (Scottish, UK, and International), funders’ strategies, to global market trends. SRDT will also be responsible for initiating, developing and project managing the University’s large strategic bids. We now have an exciting opening for two Strategic Research Development Managers to join the team, including one with a more Global focus.

We are looking for experienced, pro-active, professionals with excellent influencing, analytical and communication skills, and a proven track record in research development. Key priorities include: Develop and maintain close relationship with, facilitate, and support informed direct relationships with and between funders, partner organisations, policy makers and key University personnel for the purposes of influencing research strategies/programmes and funding opportunities, in preference to merely responding to those opportunities.

Identify areas of significant strength in the University and develop short-, medium- and long-term plans for strategic research funding and investment to support and grow such areas. identify and maximise potential new strategic research funding opportunities and streams for the University. Design and deliver projects to enable the academic community in the University to respond to strategic opportunities effectively, such as pre-bid consortia building with internal and external stakeholders as well as project manage and develop bids in response to relevant calls. Develop proposals and business cases to secure major institutional investments for research, priming and growing the University of Dundee research capacity.

Who are we looking for?

  • A professional qualified to degree level, or equivalent, preferably in the area of Science / Engineering / Medicine.
  • A strategic and creative thinker with proven experience in identifying and driving new opportunities.
  • Experience within the Higher Education sector, funding body or demonstrable relevant experience in a research funding environment.
  • Proven track-record of successfully initiating and supporting the development of strategic collaborations to secure large competitive funding.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the UK and International research and innovation funding environment.
  • Proven experience of developing and negotiating partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience of data sourcing and quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Ability to work effectively in multi-functional teams with academic and professional services staff, and external partners, at all levels and across a wide range of disciplines.

For further information about this position please contact Daniela Bolle, Head of Strategic Research Development, d.bolle@dundee.ac.uk or Josine Opmeer, RIS Assistant Director – Research, jopmeer001@dundee.ac.uk.

To find out more about Research and Innovation Services please visit https://www.dundee.ac.uk/research-innovation.

Deadline for applications is 22 March 2024 and we anticipate that interviews for this appointment will take place early April 2024.

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