Research & Innovation Officer

  • £27,924 to £31,406 per annum
  • Canterbury, Kent
  • University Of Kent

Research and Innovation

Location: Canterbury

Salary: £27,924 to £31,406 per annum

Grade: Grade 6

Post Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Release Date: Wednesday 03 November 2021

Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 24 November 2021 (unless otherwise stated)

Interview Date: Wednesday 08 December 2021

Reference: AHUM-114-21

The Division of Arts and Humanities is looking for a Research and Innovation Officer to join their team on a full time, ongoing basis.

As a member of the divisional Research & Innovation team, you will help to stimulate and support the Division's research and enterprise culture. Increasing research and innovation income and the number of high-quality outputs is central to the University's strategy; you will be responsible for linking expertise of academic colleagues with suitable funding opportunities and will provide support to maximise grant applications. You will need to work in close collaboration with the other divisions and central Research & Innovation Services to ensure compliance with set policies and procedures and relevant regulatory requirements.

As Research and Innovation Officer you will:

develop strong, supportive relationships with academic colleagues within the Division to enable the matching of funding opportunities and maximise the impact of the promotion of potential funding opportunities

engage directly with research funders and businesses (commercial and public sector) in a proactive way

undertake a range of duties to maintain and develop the Division's public profile, thereby ensuring that its reputation grows and that stakeholders’ and potential stakeholders’ perception of the Division

build and maintain key relationships across the University and externally, including with Research & Innovation Services and collaborative partners at other UK centres

To be successful in this role you will have/be:

GCSE Maths & English (grade C/4 or above) or equivalent and Educated to A level or equivalent

an understanding and empathy with the research environment of a university, and the significance of research for the university, the division, the researcher, students and community

experience in supporting research grant administration and/or impact in a higher education institution or research body. including experience in advising on or writing research bids and supporting/working with academics

a demonstrable understanding of the funding system for research within the UK

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process, please contact The Resourcing Team on [email protected] quoting ref number: AHUM-11421

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Reference: AHUM-114-21