Research Development Manager (Lancaster or Carlisle)

The Research and Knowledge Exchange Directorate (RKE) at the University of Cumbria is currently seeking an experienced Research Development Manager. This is a particularly exciting time to join our Directorate as we are significantly investing in Research and Knowledge Exchange, bringing in additional capacity, expertise, and development opportunities.

About The Role

Reporting to the Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange, the post holder will play a key part in supporting the University realise its ambitions in relation to increasing research income.  They will assist academic staff and researchers with identifying funding opportunities and coordinating the development, writing and submission of research grant applications to funding agencies.

With substantial experience of research development and bid writing, they will lead on the costing and pricing of funding proposals to major national and international funders including UKRI, British Academy, Horizon Europe etc. The Research Development Manager will be the main point of contact for RKE bidding support for academics and will be instrumental in supporting the development of high-quality grant applications and will also be responsible for liaising with clients, partners and funders.

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced individual with a can-do attitude and excellent communication skills. In return, we offer a comprehensive set of staff benefits which includes a competitive salary, 35 days holiday plus bank holidayshybrid working in line with business needs, and an excellent pension scheme. For more information, please click HERE

When applying, please ensure you address the essential and desirable criteria mentioned in the person specification document by submitting a statement in support of your application.

For more information about the University of Cumbria, click here.


Closing date: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
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