Research Development Co-ordinator

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£29,301 - £32,004 per year
02 Aug 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Research Strategy and Policy team is seeking an enthusiastic individual to provide the proactive co-ordination of research funding opportunities and development of research funding proposals.

Well organised and self-motivated, you'll be able to work both independently on your own initiative, and effectively as part of a small team. You'll be able to demonstrate an understanding of full economic costing and will have a working knowledge of a variety of databases/management information systems. Ideally, you'll also have experience of project management and working in an academic environment.

We are in the business of changing lives, developing students into highly employable graduates. This is your opportunity to be part of that amazing journey and join our 1600 colleagues who already enjoy the vibrant community.

For further information please contact Dr Emma Gillibrand, Research Strategy Manager, on 01224 262074

Salary on first appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, although in exceptional circumstances an appointment further up the scale may be considered.

Closing Date: 20th August 2017

Interview Date: 6th September 2017

Job Description


RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST: To contribute to the university's research strategy by providing an excellent support service to our academic staff through a proactive co-ordination of research funding opportunities and development of research funding proposals.


Develop comprehensive understanding of RGU academic expertise
Assist academic colleagues in identifying external research funding opportunities
Prepare costings for projects and maintain information of funding body requirements
Co-ordinate the development of applications and the internal approvals process for research applications and awards.
Act as liaison point for external research bodies such as Scotland Europa, SFC and Research Councils
Develop external relationships with potential research collaborators of strategic significance such as NHS Grampian, Scottish Government, Local Authorities etc.
Provide guidance on University policies and procedures in relation to research
Provide routine management reporting of research activities
Assist the Research Strategy Manager on specific projects in relation to research development
Undertake any other relevant duties which are consistent with the job purpose or as directed by the line manager

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Higher or Equivalent in Business Administration or Business Studies subject

Knowledge and Experience

Understanding of full economic costing
Working knowledge of a variety of databases/management information systems


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

First Degree in Business Administration or Business Studies subject

Knowledge and Experience

Experience in costing research projects and of the research funding landscape
Experience in an academic environment
Project management
Database reporting - BI or Tableau


Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 2: Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings

Behaviour 3: Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships and leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest

Behaviour 4: Initiative and Problem Solving - Experience of using initiative and creativity to resolve problems, identifying practical and suitable solutions.

See also:
Research Development Co-ordinator August 2017.pdf