Research Development Manager (School of Management & Business)

London (Greater) (GB)
17 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Development Manager (School of Management & Business)

Research Development & Strategy/ Arts and Sciences Research Office
Grade 7, currently £40,523 to £48, 327 per annum, plus £2,623 per annum London Allowance.
This will be a full time permanent post
Ref: G7/RTJ/2028/16-JR

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of a research strategy for a new faculty at King’s College London.

You will be a strong team player with a PhD in a relevant area. You will work to increase research performance and funding in the School of Management & Business, which will become a standalone faculty on 1 August 2017.

Key activities include maintaining and strengthening relationships with funding bodies, providing advice and support to academic staff, operational running of internal sifting of proposals, contributing to research strategy and impact development and monitoring research performance to ensure REF readiness. A major element of the role will be preparation for the change to Faculty status, creating and implementing independent research activity and reporting structures; and working with the academic and professional services research teams to ensure that the move to faculty status acts as a catalyst for enhanced research activity and effective support structures. Research Development Managers (RDMs) act as a first point of contact for academic colleagues who are considering applying for external research funding, and play a major role in the development and coordination of large, collaborative proposals.

You will work with academics to provide advice on: framing their idea as a research project, scoping requirements for a particular project, providing advice and feedback on application drafts, and ensuring that the application is directed to the most appropriate sponsor and meets the scheme priorities and requirements. The role is based in the Strand and Waterloo campuses.

The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight, Sunday 4 December 2016. 
Interviews are scheduled to be held on 15 or 16 December 2016.
The selection process will include competency based questions, a presentation, and a panel interview.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Dr Camilla Darling via

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