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Project Officer (Research Funding)

Southampton, United Kingdom
£33,314 to £40,931 Per annum
Closing date
23 Feb 2023

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Job Type
Research Related, Research Support
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Funding Development

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £33,314 to £40,931 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 23 February 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2167123TW

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and proactive Project Officer to join the Research Funding Development team in Research and Innovation Services.  We are a collegiate team who provide specialist support to assist our researchers in identifying, applying and securing external funding for research. 

You will take responsibility for a portfolio of projects to support the University research strategy and the delivery and continuous improvements of our services.  You will have relevant experience and success in a similar role.  With excellent communication skills, you will be a positive and proactive problem solver and able to manage often-conflicting priorities at the same time. You will be a strong team player, professional, clear thinking under pressure and be dynamic in your approach. Your ability to engage with stakeholders and maintain relationships across the projects will be essential together with proven project management skills. A PRINCE2 Practitioner or traditional project management qualification is desirable but not essential.

Research and Innovation Services (RIS) support academic and research staff fulfil their research and enterprise objectives by providing expert advice and assistance in research funding, bid support and management, collaborations with industry and other strategic partners as well as the protection and commercialisation of intellectual property. 

In return we offer:

  • a contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave provision, plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days)
  • subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme
  • a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment.

For more benefits please visit our Human Resources page. 

The University of Southampton is a research-driven institution, home to some of the world’s leading minds, expanding our knowledge, and passing it on to future generations. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture at the University and creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work.  Our flexible working practices, including a hybrid working model, where employees can split their working time between the office and home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as our people.

We believe equality and diversity are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a vibrant, proud and successful organisation.  A diverse workforce, with people from different racial, educational and social backgrounds and a range of ages, opens up a wealth of possibilities for Southampton.  

The vacancy is offered on a full time permanent basis.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Mylène Ployaert (      

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Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Quote advert reference 2167123TW on all correspondence. 

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