EU Costing and Contracts Officer

University of London

Department: Research Services
Salary: £38,165 – £44,722 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: 286
Location: Department W, 81 Mile End Road
Date posted: 7 November 2023
Closing date: 21 November 2023

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About the Role

The postholder will be part of the International Research and Innovation Team providing a customer focused and efficient costing and contracts support services for applications to EU funding. Your role will be key in ensuring fast and efficient administration, with a focus on quality and responsiveness. You will be responsible for meeting service level agreements for standard grants or agreeing response timeframes for non-standard grants or contracts. You will be expected to keep up to date with changes in funders’ positions and to share knowledge amongst relevant central and school/institute based teams.

About You

You will have extensive experience of working in pre-award role within HEI or another organisation dealing with funding bodies and sponsors in relation to EU and/or International research. You will have good knowledge in EU or International funding available for researchers at various points in their career and ability to communicate highly complex information with researchers, managers and funders are essential. You will work in a demanding and challenging environment to ensure deadlines are met; and have the ability to pay meticulous attention to detail to ensure high accuracy in research costing and contracts.

Job context

Queen Mary is establishing a new central International Research and Innovation Team at the
Research Enterprise Partnership Directory to manage research and development, pre and post award support for EU and international research collaborations across all three Faculties. It aims to provide strategic engagement of international partners and funders externally, deliver competitive and high quality proposals and projects internally, and to ensure compliance with the UK, EU and international regulations and funder requirements.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.

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