Research Development Manager

London - South Kensington and White City Campuses
£44,510 - £53,800 p.a.
13 Feb 2017
06 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Imperial College London is one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities, and is distinguished by its focus on Science, Engineering, Medicine and Business.  The College’s approach to research is to foster strength in core disciplines through academic departments and address major global challenges through multi-disciplinary research institutes and centres. The Department of Chemistry is keen to build on its track record of success with major cross-departmental research initiatives by recruiting a Research Development Manager.   

This is a new position within the Department of Chemistry, reporting to the Director of Research. The aim of the post is to take the lead in supporting academic staff across the Department to identify, develop, organise, publicise and manage large scale research grant applications. The post holder will play a key role in enhancing and supporting the Department’s research portfolio. 

The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of the national and international research funding landscape, and a clear understanding of the full cycle of research funding, from application stage to dissemination of research outputs. They will have worked in a higher education/research institution, funding agency or within industry and have experience in writing research funding applications. The successful candidate will be experienced at contributing and negotiating at a senior level with staff and external agencies and achieving successful conclusions.

The ability to develop strong and productive working relationships with academic and research staff and members of the research support teams is also essential.

Research Support within the College operates in a team-based collegiate environment and the appointee will be a key member of the research support team in the Department of Chemistry.

For informal enquiries regarding this position, please contact Prof Ramon Vilar, Director of Research, 0207 594 1967.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please contact Ms Agnes Lee, Section Administrator, on 020 7594 9852 or email to request an application form.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website  (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or NS2017024KL into “Keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Closing date: 6 March 2017


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