Job: Research Administrator

Grade 6: £29,176–£34,804 p.a.

Are you looking for an opportunity to play a key role in the development of the research support function within a vibrant department at the University of Oxford? Do you want to work in a dynamic and highly professional working environment where real-world policy development is at the heart of all activities? If so, we are seeking to appoint an outstanding research administrator to work closely with our academic and research staff.

Reporting to the research facilitator and working closely with the finance officer for research, the postholder will manage and coordinate the school’s applications to University of Oxford internal funds, support the research facilitator with external funding applications, and be the first port of call for funding related queries and issues. The postholder will also be responsible for a variety of post-grant application and project administration tasks, from coordinating the contracting process and post-award contract amendments, to maintaining oversight of an assigned portfolio of research projects in post-award stage. They will also help to develop research-related compliance activities by contributing to the development of School policies and supporting the School’s Research Excellence Framework submission.

The successful candidate will be an effective communicator with a collaborative approach to work, and the ability to quickly become a source of specialist advice. You will have excellent organisational and time-management skills for a wide and varied workload often working to tight deadlines. You will be able to demonstrate a high level of numeracy and attention to detail combined with computer literacy, speed and accuracy of working. Experience of the research funding landscape in higher education settings is essential. Previous experience of project management or administration would be an advantage, as would knowledge of X5 and Oracle Financials.

For further details, please consult the full job description.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 23 September 2019.

To apply, please visit the University of Oxford's website.