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Research Grants Administrator (Fixed Term)

The Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy is seeking an Administrator to assist with managing our processes, throughout the life cycle of the research grants.

The post holder will carry out all the administrative functions that support the pre-award and post-award stages, process timesheets, provide regular reports to principal investigators, assist with audits and liaise over grants ending. The post holder will also assist with compiling interim grant reports including staff costs as requested by the Research Office.

The successful candidate will be used to working in a busy environment whilst maintaining high levels of accuracy. Previous experience of working in a financial and/or a research grant administration role, using costing tools, financial system and spreadsheets is desirable. However, we are keen to receive applications from candidates who are interested in broadening their skills with a willingness to learn the many aspects of research grants administration. They will have experience in Microsoft Office, be an effective communicator with attention to detail, along with an ability to work to deadlines and maintain accurate filing.

This post is suitable for hybrid working, but part of the week will need to be spent in the Department.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 9 months in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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Informal enquiries about the role can be addressed to the Department Administrator,

Please quote reference LJ29659 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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