Senior Research Development Officer

Location: Singleton Campus & Bay Campus and some days working from home
This post is based in The Research and Innovation Hubs of Research, Engagement and Innovation Services (REIS) which is one of the University’s key professional service units, adding value and supporting the growth and quality of Swansea University’s cultural, social and economic impact through the delivery of excellent and fit for purpose research, engagement and innovation services.
They are embedded roles in each of the Faculties – read more about our Faculties here.
Each Faculty based Research and Innovation Hub has a vacancy for 1 Senior Research Development Officer.
Applicants should indicate in their application form if they wish to be aligned to a particular Faculty. Details of Research in the Faculties can be found here
This role is an embedded Faculty role in the Research Development Function, based within the REIS Research and Innovation Hubs – this team is tasked with identifying funding opportunities and supporting the application process, contracts, research governance & integrity.
The Senior Research Development Officer is a critical role in the delivery of research support, embedded in the Faculty Research & Innovation Hub. Working as part of the Research Development Team, the post-holder will support growing the quality and value of funding applications and awards and embed good practice across Swansea University. A member of the Department of Research, Engagement and Innovation Services (REIS), the post holder will provide professional leadership, management, advice and support to academic and professional service staff relating to grant capture and the external funding environment. The focus will be to maximise our uptake of fully cross-university inter-disciplinary opportunities across all disciplines.
The role is therefore a critical role in supporting the Faculties’ ambitions to increase Research income. On the job training is provided along with the opportunity to apply for external training opportunities.
Essential criteria for this role include meeting the University’s Values: Demonstrable evidence of creating a culture that delivers successful outcomes through people; Ability to enable teams to work together and across functions to deliver successful outcomes; Demonstrable experience of creating environments that identify, understand and give priority to delivering the needs of the customer.
You will have a degree or significant equivalent experience. A postgraduate research degree or equivalent is desirable.
Experience will include Evidence of significant experience in identifying funding opportunities, supporting the development of externally funded research bids with direct experience aligned to the Faculty. Evidence of working in an outcome focused environment with the ability to monitor performance against target will be required.
Further information
For further information please contact a Hub Manager:
Dr Shaun Richardson, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Mr David Menichino, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science
Dr Mark Penny, Faculty of Science and Engineering

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