University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Research Grant Coordinator

Research Grant Coordinator

The Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy is looking for a Research Grant Coordinator to join our Research Grant team to play a key role in maintaining and enhancing the Department's research income. The Department is based on West Cambridge site (see https: // www. for further information). The Department has approximately 150 active research grants.

You will be involved in supporting all activities related to research grants in the Department and collaboration with other departments, with particular responsibility for the management of all research grants from application to post awards in respect of income forecasting, budget monitoring, management reporting, and auditing. This includes advisory and administrative support to staff engaged in research activities.

Key responsibilities include: - Taking the lead on the coordination of complex research grant applications. - Providing clear and accurate advice to staff on funder's requirement and research grants applications and management. - Developing systems and processes to monitor research projects funding - Providing reports and data analysis on status of research funding to senior leadership team - Training new Principal Investigators and research staff to engage with research funding opportunities. - Searching for and disseminating funding opportunities to appropriate researchers and academics in the Department - Line management.

You will have previous research grants administration experience and/or experience of financial reporting, analysis and forecasting. You will be an experienced user of Microsoft Office suite and ideally have some knowledge of grant application process and financial systems. In addition, you will have excellent communication skills, have a high level of attention to detail as well as being self-motivated and able to work to tight deadlines. You should be able to work autonomously and will benefit from a network of Research Grant administrative staff across the School of Physical Sciences.

We operate a flexible working environment and are open to a range of contact hours and working patterns. Due to the need to foster a good understanding of the department and build relationships this role is predominantly office based.

You will have access to a clear induction plan to ensure you are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve success, an annual development review to support your personal development, access to University training courses to support your ongoing learning and development and a supportive and inclusive working environment that encourages collaboration and supports wellbeing

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part- time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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Please see the role description for more information and email Jeanne Estabel ([email protected]) if you have any questions, quoting the vacancy reference below

Please quote reference LJ36528 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.

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Further information
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  • Department/Location

    Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, West Cambridge






    Assistant staff


    3 May 2023

    Closing date

    28 May 2023

    Job details


    Research Grant Coordinator


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    May 24, 2023

    Application deadline

    May 28, 2023

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Chemistry,Engineering,Physics,Space Science

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