Research Development Manager (MHLS)

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary See description

Updated 3 days ago

Reference 1418212

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Research Development Manager in Queens University.


Research Development Manager (MHLS)

Ref: 19/107523

Research and Enterprise

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

Research Managers play an integral role in supporting the growth of the University’s research portfolio.  The post holder will operate individually, and as part of a team across the University, and will be responsible for developing and leading a strategic approach to research funding.  The focus of this role is to grow the portfolio of grants from government (National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Research & Innovation UK) and other research funders including medical research charities through strategic engagement to identify and support relevant funding opportunities for researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences.

This role will offer the opportunity to work in partnership with senior academics to deliver strategic research objectives.  The role will require the development of effective relationships with research funders, internal promotion of funding opportunities, the co-development and facilitation of cross-faculty and collaborative research bids, and the optimisation of approaches to respond to opportunities and secure external funding.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Primary or postgraduate degree in a relevant subject (Medicine, Health and Life Sciences or related).
  • Minimum of four years’ recent experience of working within a relevant (academic, public-sector or commercial research or research funding environment.
  • Proven track record of assisting the initiation and development of successful large-scale collaborative research funding applications.
  • Understanding of the context that the University is operating within and an awareness of current issues facing Higher Education.
  • Evidence of project management experience with a demonstrated ability to respond to changing priorities and deadlines in high volume environments.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current medicine, health and life sciences research trends and landscape including UK national priorities and current state-of-the-art.
  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally, as required.

Anticipated interview date: Friday 19 July 2019

Salary scale: £40,792 – £50,132 per annum (potential to progress to £53,175 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

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Closing date: Monday 24 June 2019

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability