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Research Administrator

The Department of Geography is seeking to appoint an appropriately qualified candidate to the permanent post of Research Administrator.

This is a key role in supporting the Department's research operations and strategy. The Research Administrator assists the Department to achieve excellence in research and to obtain additional income through the provision of support services and sound financial management of its research activities, taking responsibility for the management and oversight of all aspects of research grant administration in the Department and for the provision of research-related administrative support, both personally and by co-ordinating the work of others.

The successful candidate will have experience of research administration in a higher education environment, and of financial planning and budget management. They will have the ability to engage with strategy, to think independently and take initiative, to work flexibly, to plan and prioritize and to effectively manage parallel work streams and competing deadlines. They will need excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.

For more information on the role and the knowledge, skills and experience required, please follow the Further Information link.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your curriculum vitae and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. In the covering letter you are encouraged to describe how your knowledge, skills and experience match those required for the role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Full contact details of two referees are required.

Please quote reference LC14225 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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