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Research Finance Officer

University of Oxford - Department of Biology

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,332 to £38,205 per annum up to a discretionary range of £41,732
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 27th February 2024
Closes: 22nd March 2024
Job Ref: 170706

This is a great opportunity to gain experience in a busy grants function that manages around 400 projects at any one time. We submit over 160 applications per year with a combined total value of around £70m. Biology projects are funded by a wide variety of funding bodies, and the nature of our work means there are numerous international collaborations, partnerships and consultancies.

The Department of Biology formally came into being on 1 August 2022, resulting from the merger of current Departments Plant Sciences and Zoology. You will be a key part of a team that develops new, merged administrative processes and ensures outstanding support for our grants going forward. You will be part of a team of Research Finance Officers, each of whom will manage a portfolio of grants. Each Research Finance Officer will look after their projects from application to completion, working closely with PIs to provide excellent service and working closely with the Research Funding Manager and Finance Manager.

You will have outstanding team working skills and the ability to work effectively with all stakeholders and inspire confidence of grant-holders and funders.  You will also have proven experience of the research grants sector and the principles of good grant management. You will need to demonstrate strong financial skills and the ability to manage and prioritise your own workload working to strict deadlines.

The University of Oxford is committed to equality and valuing diversity. All applicants will be judged on merit, according to the selection criteria.

This post is full-time.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 22nd March 2024. Interviews are likely to be scheduled between 10th – 12th April 2024. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via our e-recruitment system, and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

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