Head of Research Grants and Contracts

Norwich, Norfolk (GB)
£61,750 to £68,200 per annum
09 May 2018
End of advertisement period
31 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Research Grants and Contracts
c. £61,750 to £68,200 per annum with excellent benefits package

Join our senior management team at the NBI Partnership, providing support services to world leading scientific research institutes.

The Head of Research Grants and Contracts will lead and manage the Research Grants and Contracts Team, which supports the world class science delivered by the Earlham Institute (EI), the John Innes Centre (JIC), Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL).  The Research Grants and Contracts Team plays a key role in identifying funding opportunities, increasing the volume of externally funded research activity and managing the grant income of the Institutes. 

As a senior leader, the Head of Research Grants and Contracts will contribute to strategy, policy and corporate decision making to support the delivery of the Institutes’ science strategies.  The postholder will be responsible assisting the Institutes to maximise the funding potential of bioscience, forecasting future grant income, providing advice on funding submissions, all stages of contract management from pre-award to audit and drafting and negotiating contracts.  They will lead and deliver a proactive service through effective management of the Research Grants and Contracts Team, grant funding activities and research systems, ensuring institutional and regulatory compliance. 

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of successfully participating in complex research bidding to strategic funders, with the ability to manage a mixed portfolio of activity and competing demands.  They will be a strategic leader with the interpersonal skills to inspire confidence with colleagues and external partners at all levels.  They must also be able to work collaboratively and to consider the bigger picture when making decisions, with an open and imaginative approach to problem solving and experience of successfully managing complex grants processes.  A PhD in a science field is desirable.

The NBI Partnership is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity in the workplace. 

Applications should consist of a comprehensive CV (of not more than 4 pages) and a covering letter (of not more than 2 pages) explaining how you meet the requirements of the role outlined in the Person Profile. Please visit our website to upload your application

More information can be found by clicking on the apply link below.

The closing date for applications is Friday 31st May 2018.