University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Research Grants Administration Officer

United Kingdom

Closing in 8 days

Research Grants Administration Officer

Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Sherrington Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PT

Permanent, full-time

This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants need not apply.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Grants Administration Officer to join our Research Administration Team. The role is pivotal in providing research applications and grant management services to the Department and is the interface between (i) academic staff in the Department, (ii) Research Services and Research Accounts in the central University Administration and Services and (iii) external funding agencies.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to manage their own Grants portfolio, assisting with specific projects, tasks and queries from Principal Investigators and research staff under the guidance of our senior team colleagues, and the Research Facilitation & Administration Manager, as necessary. In addition, this role involves undertaking general research support duties to help underpin our full grants operation. Full training and development will be provided.

Duties will include preparation of budget costings for funding applications, providing advice and support to applicants with reference to local policy and practice and funder/scheme criteria. You will also check that documentation is accurate, complete and has received appropriate departmental sign off. Other duties include the administration of financial and other administrative aspects of research grants, ensuring all transactions are eligible, recorded accurately and that spend is in line with University financial controls and funder terms.

To be effective you will have strong teamwork, written and oral communication skills, a commitment to providing excellent service, strong numeracy skills, along with the ability to plan and manage multiple priorities and demands.

The post is available immediately and will be based in the Department of Physiology Anatomy & Genetics, Sherrington Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PT.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Karen Brackley – Research Facilitation & Administration Manager, via email: [email protected].

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 1st March 2024.

Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 4th or 11th March 2024.

While this is advertised as a full-time role, we welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for full time, part-time and flexible working arrangements.

We, as a Department and Community, will be considerate and welcoming of all people, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socio-economic background. We acknowledge societal inequalities and how these impact us, and those around us, personally and professionally. – DPAG Statement of Inclusion

Contact Person : DPAG HR Team Vacancy ID : 171102 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 01-Mar-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 5 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 28759 - 33966

Job details


Research Grants Administration Officer


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


February 13, 2024

Application deadline

March 01, 2024

Job type




About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

Similar jobs

Recent blogs