Research Development Facilitator

Inverness, Highland
Grade H, Salary Scale £31,986 - £36,762 per annum, pro-rata
05 Jun 2018
24 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual to join a fast growing research team in a new role designed to support and facilitate research development at the University of the Highlands and Islands Inverness College. Funding for research is currently secured from a diverse range of sources, including collaborations and partnerships with private and public sectors, European framework funding, and UK Government. Research effort is increasingly focused on multidisciplinary projects with a global reach.

We are now looking to significantly increase our research awards from UKRI and industrial funding, and are already on track to more than triple our REF 2021 submission. As the post holder of this new role, with excellent research development skills and experience, you will have the opportunity to make a marked contribution to facilitating growth in research across key discipline areas to achieve these targets. You will be skilled in identifying funding opportunities and matching these with research expertise and ideas; supporting project proposal writing; budget development; management of associated finance processes; and proposal submission processes. The workload of the role will be diverse and demand a degree of flexibility, strong team working ability, and a positive and creative approach to finding solutions to complex challenges in a research environment.

The University of the Highlands and Islands is a partnership comprising 13 independent colleges and research institutions. UHI Inverness College is located on the Inverness Campus, and at the Scottish School of Forestry campus near Culloden. As a tertiary institution, UHI IC delivers one of the widest ranging curricula in Scotland at all levels from basic vocational skills to university Masters Degrees and Doctorates. Delivery takes advantage of the newest technologies; online, blended and face to face learning.

The role is 3 years fixed term in the first instance, with an anticipated move to a permanent position dependent on performance.

For further information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dr Melanie Smith, Head of Research Development.

Closing date: Sunday 24th June 2018

Interview date: Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Please note post holder will be subject to a PVG Disclosure Scotland and other background checks.

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