Research Performance Analyst

City of Edinburgh (GB)
£30,981 - £36,449 per annum
05 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time


Edinburgh Campus

£30,981 - £36,449 per annum

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Performance Analyst to join the Research Operations and Strategy team based at Edinburgh Campus. The post-holder will lead the development, management and maintenance and reporting of key research activity within and out with the organization. The reporting system will be dual facing -

1. Real time public metrics of our research and commercial activity where allowed

2. Reporting and portfolio management of awards for internal senior leadership.

You will also have responsibility for ensuring accuracy in the provision of statistical and other research performance data to the SRUC’s research community and relevant external agencies. Strong analytical skills are essential for the post and scientific writing and communications skills would be desirable.

  • This post will act as a critical liaison with both the faculties and Commercialisation and Innovation departments in ensuring up to the minute knowledge of the funding landscape and SRUC performance against it.
  • Lead on the review and monitoring of our Research Performance. Through building relationships with key research funders, the post holder will oversee support to the faculties in maintaining intelligence on research opportunities and developments and their performance against the research strategy and targets for the organisation.
  • The post holder will work closely with others to support knowledge exchange activities.
  • Develop and undertake research data and policy analysis to provide well-informed strategic advice to support senior management decision making
  • Provide assistance to the Research Information Lead in the preparation of reports, ad hoc queries and information provision as required.

To be considered for this role you should possess an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent relevant experience). You should also have extensive experience of working in a professional research services capacity within the Higher Education sector with a proven ability to provide clear leadership and management to staff and a "can-do" approach plus practical experience of successful research bid preparation and using a research grant management system. You will also have exposure to research benchmarking processes, such as REF and knowledge of research data capture and research outputs capture requirements as well as post-award management processes.

Further details on the responsibilities and requirements for this role can be found in the Job Particulars document which you must read and is downloadable when you click the APPLY button.

Closing Date: 20 October 2020

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