Research development

Business and Research Development and Delivery Officer job at BRADFORD UNIVERSITY

Research, innovation and entrepreneurial activities are core elements of the Faculty of Health Studies at the University of Bradford. Our internationally renowned applied health activities undertaken in partnership with the NHS and other stakeholders positively impact local and regional health outcomes and contribute to knowledge of international significance.

Colleagues from our faculty helped establish the Born in Bradford Cohort Study and continue to lead many of its recent developments. The University has invested significantly in high-quality research facilities and spaces such as the Digital Health Enterprise Zone (in conjunction with the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council) and the Wolfson Center for Applied Health Research (in conjunction with University of Leeds, Bradford Institute for Health Research and Wolfson Institute). In the last fiscal year, the faculty achieved the strongest growth in research and innovation revenue in the last 5 years, seeing its contribution to the University’s portfolio reach almost 20%. To support and sustain this development, we are now looking for an individual to take on the newly created role of Business and Research Development and Delivery Officer (ERDDO).

The person appointed to this new role will work closely with the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation at the Faculty of Health Studies (FoHS). They will provide proactive advice, signaling, and support to FoHS scholars on the development of significant offerings, projects, and grants. These will include calls for tenders, requests for knowledge transfer and research grants covering a wide range of external funders, including but not limited to the National Institute for Health Research ( NIHR), Health Education England (HEE), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Wellcome Trust as well as business and government (NHS, advice) where applicable. You will continue to support your colleagues through the acceptance of assignments/contracts and the ongoing management of said projects. To achieve this, you will need to liaise with academic colleagues, external partners and funders, Research Support Officers and Research and Innovation Support (RaIS) contract managers as well as finance and human resources colleagues to provide high quality and seamless service. .

You will be a highly professional team player with good management, communication and planning skills and ideally some experience in supporting the development of offers and applications. You will need to develop knowledge and understanding of the funding landscape, faculty research and innovation activities and monitor relevant funding calls and emerging collaborative opportunities. You will value accuracy and commit to improving our business based on the data.

We welcome applicants who identify as BAME, neurodiverse and/or LGBT+ and value diverse voices and lived experiences.

Informal inquiries about the role should be directed to Professor Marina Bloj, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation (FoHS) on

Interviews are scheduled for the morning of Monday, September 12, 2022.