Research Funding Manager: University of Southampton

Research Funding Development

Location:  Highfield Campus

Reference:  1322020TW

We’re looking for an individual with proven track-record to work alongside our Schools and academics in this key strategic position.  Educated to degree level or equivalent, with proven relevant experience in an equivalent role in Higher Education, together with a strong knowledge of UK and EU research funding programmes, you will work with senior researchers in identifying and securing research funding opportunities, both in the UK and internationally.

You will provide strategic advice and proactively manage the development and submission of large complex proposals coordinating inputs across a large number of stakeholders that will lead to the submission of high-quality bids.  You will work closely with Faculties to contribute to the development of peer review systems and other initiatives, that will increase the quality of our bids and our success rates. 

With a proven track-record of making things happen, you will develop relationships with key funders to gain the intelligence that will inform the development of successful bids.  Astute and highly-motivated, you will aim to increase both the breadth and value and frequency of our bid portfolio and play a key role in maintaining our track record in securing research funding. 

So, if you can handle a large and diverse range of activities with the ultimate aim of changing the world for the better, we want to hear from you.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Mylène Ployaert, Head of Research Funding Development, email:

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 1322020TW on all correspondence. 

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

Closing date: 
Friday, January 15, 2021
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