Research development

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK Research Development Officer Job

Research Development Officer

Type of vacancy/Job category: Management & Professional

Department: Research and Impact Services

Salary: £42,149 – £50,296 per year

Location: University of Warwick, Coventry

Overview of vacancies
Permanent position in support of the Faculty of Arts, 1.0 FTE.

This is an exciting opportunity for a successful candidate to join Research and Impact Services (R&IS), a collegial, dynamic and dynamic department that makes a vital contribution to supporting Warwick’s cutting-edge research efforts internationally. . R&IS is seeking a Research Development Officer, to provide proactive grant and contract research support to world-class researchers within the Faculty of Arts.

The role will provide expert support to active research staff in developing competitive grant applications, delivering a proactive research development support program and negotiating research contracts. This will include, for example, the organization of funding workshops, individual support to scholars in the development of multidisciplinary research proposals, the identification of funding opportunities with advice and guidance to scholars on potential pathways of their research, negotiation of contract terms and conditions, cost and price calculations, advice and guidance on intellectual property, ethics and governance, and internal approval of nominations and awards.

Warwick’s academic departments have a highly collaborative approach to research. To be successful in this role, you must therefore have a proven ability to communicate and negotiate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including key administrators from other departments, as well as external donors and institutions. You will have a good track record in building productive collaborative relationships, while representing the interests of the University at all times.

You will have a good honors degree or equivalent and have previous work experience in a research environment, preferably in higher education or a research funding agency, although work experience in industrial/government research also welcome. You will be a highly motivated and committed team member who can demonstrate an ability to work flexibly and accurately under pressure, often to tight deadlines. Previous experience working with university departments will be highly advantageous.

For an informal discussion and further information on this position, please contact Claire Edwards, Head of Strategy and Research Development at


You will provide dedicated research development support to active research staff at the University of Warwick, encompassing development of applications and research contracts, costs, liaison with partners and negotiation of related legal agreements research grants and industrial contracts. You will provide comprehensive advice and guidance to academic staff, research teams and senior University management in developing and achieving their strategies and objectives, particularly in relation to the preparation and submission of proposals for external research funding.

You will work closely with colleagues in academic departments and administrative offices such as Research Finance, Warwick Ventures and External Relations, ensuring that integrated support is offered to academics throughout the lifecycle of a project of research. You will also work closely with colleagues within the Research and Impact departments, reporting directly to a Research Support Manager and building strong and collaborative working relationships with Research Development Managers, research support officers, impact officers, research systems and management colleagues. the information team and the head of research governance.

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Closing date: May 17, 2022