Research Grants Manager

Norwich, Norfolk (GB)
£40,785 to £49,750 per annum
Wednesday, 3 March 2021
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 27 March 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Grants Manager

The Norwich BioScience Institutes Partnership (NBIP) has an exciting opportunity for a Research Grants Manager to join their busy Contracts department. 


The NBI Partnership provides an exciting and stimulating multidisciplinary environment in which to work. Set in 230 hectares of parkland, we are an equal opportunities employer with a comprehensive benefits package to include; competitive starting salaries, free parking, defined contribution pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement and excellent recreational and leisure facilities.

The NBI Partnership Contracts Office is highly respected, dynamic, professional, effective and results driven. It provides expert advice, guidance and management to the John Innes Centre, Quadram Institute Bioscience, The Earlham Institute and The Sainsbury Laboratory. The office supports scientists in identifying and winning grants from a wide variety of external funding sources including UKRI, the European Union (EU), and industry. In addition, the office negotiates and manages all research related contracts, ensuring freedom to operate, protection of interests, intellectual property and provision of appropriate indemnity.

The role:

The Research Grants Manager will, through proactive engagement with the scientists, increase the chance of success of bids for research funding. Key to the role will be providing information on grant calls and opportunities and targeting applications to appropriate sponsors. Working in support of the researchers and driven by business needs, they provide a professional, effective, timely and responsive service.

The post holder will add value to submissions through providing quality assistance and expert advice on the application; developing informed project budgets matching the science project work with the resource needs; advising on style, format, general content, writing justifications and management sections, will have a keen attention to detail and proof read to 'polish' the final submission and ensure submission deadlines are met.

The post holder will also work with the scientists and Institute staff assisting and advising on contractual matters such as Collaboration Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements and Confidentiality Agreements. This will include the drafting and negotiating of such agreements.

The ideal candidate:

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level with significant experience in a similar role within a Research Institute or Higher Education Institution.   

They will be able to work independently within a broad framework, manage diverse workloads and successfully deliver to deadlines. We are looking for someone with excellent organisational, communication and negotiating skills, who is committed, and results driven.  

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £40,785 to £49,750 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time post offered on a permanent basis. 

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or quoting reference 1004018. 

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK as we do not hold a Sponsorship Licence. 

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.  

The closing date for applications will be 27 March 2021.