Strategic Funding Manager (Engineering and Applied Science)

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£39,992 to £47,722 per annum
05 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Strategic Funding Manager (Engineering and Applied Science)

Research and Knowledge Exchange
Salary:     £39,992 to £47,722 per annum 
Grade:     Grade 09
Basis:     Full Time 
Closing Date:     23.59 hours GMT on Tuesday 09 January 2018
Reference:     R170544

The Research and Knowlege Exchange office supports research funding, partnering and enterprise needs across the University. The team stimulates our Research, Enterprise and Business Engagement activities and programmes in order to continue our recent and significant success in growing research income alongside increased industrial engagement.
You will join a friendly team that is focused on delivering a professional service to key stakeholders of the University. The team operates a highly collaborative working style through a matrix management structure, the ability to work collaboratively across teams and cultivate good relationships is essential to the role.

Aston University is committed to maintaining and further developing its excellent research base, and has set out ambitious targets to further grow research income in its Aston 2020 strategy. The post of Strategic Funding Manager is one of a team of Research Development Managers working in the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office (RKE), and will have a base in both the RKE Office and the School of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS). The SFM will be responsible to the RKE Office and the School for increasing research income in line with this strategy.

As postholder you will work closely with academic staff in EAS to develop high quality bids for research funding to a range of sponsors. You will develop effective relationships with external funders and act as main contact point between research funders and the School, deliver briefings and training as required, and work with senior managers in the School to develop their planning and strategy with regard to research funding.

For further details please contact John Richards - Funding and Industry Partner on +44 (0)121 204 4254 or