Research Funding Associate (Pre-Award)

We are looking for a new member of the Pre-Award Office in the Research Grants and Contracts department at King’s College London. The post holder will:  

  • provide efficient and effective pre-award service for members of King’s College London staff who are engaged in research. 
  • have delegated authority and responsibility within certain limitations to prepare and submit official costs on behalf of the College.  
  • approve and submit research applications.  
  • accept grants awarded. 
  • negotiate contractual conditions and contribute towards the formulation of policy on research matter and also develop (or continue to develop) their own expertise in research funding.

The Pre-Award Health Team supports the Faculties of Life Science and Medicine, Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and each team member manages a portfolio of projects across the Faculties.

Key responsibilities

  • To check costing and draft applications of funding proposals for research grants and give academic staff accurate, clear advice on related matters, university policy on indirect cost recovery and the presentation of figures in research proposals.  
  • To provide sound, constructive advice to academic staff applying for research grant funding, including: - costing and pricing grant proposals, funders’ regulations, university polices, King’s Health Partner Trusts’ requirements, publication, legal and intellectual property matters. 
  • To check and formally approve research proposals for their compliance with university policies and the rules and regulations of funders. 
  • To develop an expertise in specific funding bodies, in particular their application processes and systems as well as their funding terms and conditions. 
  • To disseminate information on relevant university policy and procedures and explain them, as appropriate, to academic and research support staff, including participating in seminars, as necessary and providing relevant training for academic and local administrative staff on an ad hoc basis. 
  • To work closely with other sections of RMID and local academic administrative staff across the university to ensure (i) a high quality, consistent and integrated approach and response to research support and (ii) that the pre-award grants team has a well-managed interface with other sections of the Division, the university and its partner NHS Foundation Trusts. 
  • To ensure that proper, up-to-date and accurate records of applications and awards are maintained by the whole pre-award team, and input, validate and monitor material uploaded to university information systems, such as Worktribe.  To be responsible for the accuracy and integrity of research-related data in their area and contribute to the preparation of reports and analyses of activity. 
  • To prepare draft collaboration agreements and other related agreements for research projects from Research Grants & Contracts templates (including the Brunswick templates) and develop a good working knowledge of how to use them.  
  • To negotiate collaboration agreements and subcontracts with external partners involved in research projects. 
  • To be personally responsible for their own work and to refer to their line-manager on complex matters of policy and/or legal matters. 
  • To undertake such other duties as are consistent with the role, as required by their line manager and to work across such campuses as may be required. 
  • The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

This post will be permanently based with the Health Team. Offices are based at London Bridge and Denmark Hill.

King’s has a hybrid working policy and the post will primarily be based at Guy’s Campus, however flexibility is required to be at any Campus where needed. Flexibility with regards to location of work will therefore be required. 

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.

This is a part-time post - 80% full time equivalent. Salary is per annum pro rata, including London Weighting Allowance

Business unit: Research Management & Innovation, department: Pre-Award.

Contact details: Dorothea Kanthack-Chan


Closing date: 
Sunday, March 17, 2024
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