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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Applications are invited for the exciting new role of Senior Research Grants Co-ordinator to join the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. The Department holds around 150 active research grants, with a total value of £67 million.
We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual to work as part of a small team of 4 overseeing finance and grants in the Department. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a close working relationship with PI's, Departmental Staff and the Research Operations Office to ensure a smooth management of all processes and compliance with necessary regulations. The post holder will provide a comprehensive and efficient research grant management service to the Department through every stage of the grant management process to ensure effective management of all research grant activity under the management of the Finance Manager. They will be expected to assist with the audit process and assist to maximise future funding opportunities.

The role holder will report to the Finance Manager and will line manage a part time Research Grants Assistant.

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.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level/Level 6 vocational Qualifications or have an equivalent level of practical experience. Candidates should be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of Research Grants Administration involving a critical understanding of relevant theory and/or principles. Good IT skills, including Microsoft Office are also essential.

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On the online application form you should explain the reasons for your application and how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role as described in the further particulars. The full contacts for two referees should be included; please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage, unless you indicate otherwise in the space provided on the form.

The deadline for applications is 12 September 2022 and interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

Please quote reference LE32322 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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Sep 12th 2022

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