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Research Grants Coordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join the Department of Psychology as a part-time (0.6fte) Research Grants Coordinator. The Department holds around 80 active research grants, amounting to approximately £35m.

Working closely with the Research Grants Manager and Research Grants Administrator, the post holder will be responsible for providing a comprehensive and efficient research management service to the Department through every stage of the grant process to ensure effective administration of all research funding activity. 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 ideal candidate will be the first point of contact for all research grant related queries. For this purpose, the post holder is expected to develop a close working relationship with researchers and with the Research Operations Office to ensure smooth management of all processes, and compliance with necessary regulations. The post holder will work very closely with the departmental finance team and the HR Coordinator and will be line managed by the Research Grants Manager, to allow constant communication between key administrative contacts. The ideal candidate will already have extensive administrative experience in a similar role/financial environment and experience of applying for and administrating research grants and contracts. This is a varied post which requires excellent organisational skills and attention to detail, alongside the ability to prioritise and to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also required, as well as a proactive approach to problem solving.

In return, we offer an encouraging, supportive and inclusive environment with an opportunity for the role holder to cultivate and progress their career.

The candidate will be educated to degree level/Level 6 vocational Qualifications or have an equivalent level of practical experience. Good IT skills, including Word and Excel, emails, and use of bespoke financial or reporting systems, are also a requirement.

The Department currently offers hybrid working and supports a flexible approach to working in the department and from home.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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.

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For informal inquiries, please contact Petra Georgoulis Hluzova

Closing Date: Tuesday 5th July 2022 at 12 Midnight

Interviews: TBC

Please quote reference PJ31726 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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