Research Development Officer - Financial and Corporate Integrity FRC

Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
08 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Development Officer - Financial and Corporate Integrity FRC
Grade: 7/8
Salary: £31,611 to £40,002 per annum (Research Development Officer)
£37,713 - £53,698 per annum (Research Development Executive) 
Mode: Full Time, Permanent
Ref: REQ005499

Coventry University has achieved the highest ranking for a modern university in the history of the league tables.  This is an exciting time for the University, as we continue to deliver our 'Excellence with Impact' research strategy. This has already seen Coventry University establish an exceptional portfolio of high-impact research, and, with a significant investment in research, we continue to gain momentum as a world-class, innovative University that is internationally regarded and ranked for its research. This is an excellent time for new joiners to the University who, together with colleagues, can make a contribution to the shaping and development of this important next stage of our journey.

Working within the Research Development Unit, the Research Development Officer/Executive is key to building research capacity and capability across the University within our Research Centres. This post offers an excellent opportunity to support a team of leading academics as well as to help shape, develop and establish Coventry University's exciting, fresh and new research direction.

The successful candidate will take a proactive, creative, challenging, questioning and facilitative approach in working primarily with academics within the Faculty Research Centre for Financial and Global Integrity (FCI) at Coventry University, to meet its key strategic aim of delivering the University's 'Excellence with Impact' research agenda. The post holder will be responsible for the development and growth of a strategic pipeline of high quality research and new income generation within FCI and other emerging Research Centres within the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL).

We are interested in hearing from candidates with previous research and funding proposal development and a talent for identifying and exploiting research funding opportunities. Together with a proven ability of preparing and writing quality research proposals with impact, and a track record of supporting successful applications to high profile funding organisations the successful candidate will draw on specific knowledge or experience of a discipline relevant to FBL to be able to evidence success in securing research project funding.

If you have excellent communication and funding proposal development and evaluation skills, knowledge and experience of relevant research funding sources and relevant funders such as Leverhulme Trust, EU H2020, Nuffield Foundation, British Academy and the Economic and Social Research Council and have a research-based Masters or PhD in a relevant discipline we'd like to hear from you.

We are also willing to consider applicants who would like to develop into this role.  This role of Research Development Officer/Executive provides an excellent opportunity for a trained researcher who is looking to develop their research development skills, knowledge and experience.

Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity was established in 2017 to promote a research agenda that resonates with current trends in Economics, Finance, Accounting and Legal research which mainly focuses on the emerging complexity and interrelationship amongst these four disciplines in terms of corporate financial behaviour, risk and compliance and, governmental policy and how these affect relevant stakeholders in terms of social, economic and environmental welfare and sustainability.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Dr Camelia Dijkstra, Head of the Research Development Unit, email; Tel: 07974984580

Closing Date: 30th November 2017
Interview Date: 12th December 2017