School Research Grant Assistant

University of Cambridge

Applications are invited for the post of School Research Grant Assistant; there are two posts available. Both are primarily based two days per week in 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, within the Office of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as in an assigned Department one day per week.

The posts are primarily dedicated to supporting research grant administration in either the Department of Social Anthropology or the Department of Politics and International Studies, whilst also supporting other institutions across the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences as part of a wider, flexible team of School Research Grant Assistants.

The School Research Grant Assistant provides expert support and guidance to Principal Investigators (PIs) and Department based research staff, with an outcome of timely, accurate and risk-mitigated research grant applications. The role holder works in collaboration with PIs and project support staff to enable effective and efficient grant management of active research grants across the School.

Delivering a high-quality service across the School, the ideal candidate will have:

An understanding of research grants, funder conditions, and both pre and post award knowledge of University processes and procedures.
Experience and/or knowledge of grant administration.
An ability to respond to demands proactively, keep high level of accuracy, and manage their workload independently.
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing, in person and on the telephone with staff at all levels across the University.

The successful applicants will join a team of experienced research grant administrators, working collaboratively across the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Although experience in a research role is advantageous, applications from individuals with transferable skills are welcome, since full training in research grant systems and process will be provided, where required.

Both posts are intended to be full time, however some flexibility exists to consider part time working. Hours and working pattern can be discussed at interview.

The closing date for Applications is Sunday 15th October 2023, the intended interview date is Friday 27th October 2023.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

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Informal enquiries regarding this position or the recruitment process are welcomed and should be directed to Daniel Starling, Senior School Research Grant Administrator ([email protected] ).

Please quote reference AK38374 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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