Research Facilitator

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Salary Range: 

£31,604 - £38,833 p.a. (with an option of under-filling at Grade 6 with change of duties)

Appointment Term: 


Closing Date: 

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 12:00


Applications are invited for the post of Research Facilitator, to support the research activities of the Mathematical Institute by processing the increasing number of research grant applications and reducing the administrative burden associated with the initiation and continuation of funded research projects.

Reporting to the Head of Research Facilitation, the post-holder will be expected to process grant applications and to conduct in-depth reviews of a subset of these funding applications, working closely with applicants to ensure strategic fit with the funding call and assure the credibility of the case presented. He or she will also liaise with faculty members, other academic and University departments and funding bodies in the co-ordination of prospective and funded grants.

This is a permanent position and is available for an immediate start.  If no suitable applicants are identified on Grade 7 an appointment at Grade 6 (£28,098 - £33,518 p.a.) with an appropriate adjustment in duties may be considered.

The successful candidate will have an excellent first degree numerate discipline, postgraduate or relevant experience of scientific writing, and experience of grant writing in a numerate discipline.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Administrative Assistant (email:, quoting vacancy reference 130892.

Applicants should read the job description document before writing their application.  You will be required to upload a supporting statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.  To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Thursday 5th October 2017 can be considered.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

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