Research and Grants Manager

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 - £39,609 per annum
14 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials
Closing Date : 26/09/2018
Salary : £32,236 - £39,609 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Contract ends 31 March 2020

The Henry Royce Institute is the UK’s home for Advanced Materials research, innovation and commercialisation. With its hub at The University of Manchester, the Institute has spokes at eight partner institutions: the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool, Cambridge, Oxford and Imperial College London, as well as at the UK Atomic Energy Authority and National Nuclear Laboratory. The £235M institute will allow the UK to grow its world-leading research and innovation base in Advanced Materials science, an area which is fundamental to all industrial sectors and the national economy.

The Royce is seeking a dedicated Research & Grants Manager (R&GM) who will support the administration of grants held within the Royce and identify further funding opportunities. The post holder will support the Chief Scientist and lead academics in the development of research strategies and summaries, producing materials to support the promotion of these, and will provide support for research assessments to ensure Royce impacts are monitored and recorded. Reporting to the Head of Business Engagement, the R&GM will also build and maintain strong relationships with the relevant funding bodies, government departments and policy-makers, ensuring that the Royce is able to capitalise on relevant funding opportunities.

You will have a degree (or a relevant equivalent qualification) in a science or engineering discipline and an understanding of the scientific research undertaken within the Royce themes in order that you are able ability to engage effectively with technical material and communicate research objectives to stakeholders. Experience of working in an interdisciplinary research environment with a proven track record of working on complex research projects with multiple partners is required. The successful candidate should be target-driven and able to work with a sense of urgency to meet demanding and completing deadlines.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Julia Lawson


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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