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Research Funding Officer (Maternity Cover)

Research Funding Development

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term to 31/10/2023
Closing Date:  Monday 12 December 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1997522TW-R

The University of Southampton is a research-intensive University, with annual research income in excess of £120 million.  Research and Innovation Services (RIS) are recruiting a Research Funding Officer in its Research Funding Development team to support that success and to provide academic and research colleagues, expert advice and assistance in research funding (UK/international) and bid support.

We’re looking for a dynamic individual to work alongside our Schools and academics in this key position. Of graduate calibre and a proven track-record of making things happen, you’ll advise and guide researchers (especially those new to securing external research funding) on the UK research funding landscape, schemes and application process with the view to develop high-quality proposals. Astute and highly motivated, you will call on your project management experience and knowledge of research funding to support Schools in maintaining their track-record in securing research funding. We are interested to hear from individuals with experience in international development funding as well as with understanding of UKRI funding schemes.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Mylène Ployaert, Head of Research Funding Development, email: mgsp@soton.ac.uk or Jaydene Witchell, Research Funding Manager, email: J.Witchell@soton.ac.uk.

Our vision and mission at the University of Southampton is to have a community where staff and students feel welcome, supported and valued.  The Research & Innovation Services Department is proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, with the belief that excellence will be achieved through recognising the value of every individual.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please contact Michelle (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1997522TW-R on all correspondence. 

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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