Research Growth Manager

Job Description

Are you interested in supporting the growth of world-leading and world-changing research at the University of Sheffield? We have an exciting opportunity in Research Partnerships and Innovation (RPI) for a highly motivated individual who thrives in a varied and collaborative working environment. This is an exciting time to join the department to support research in an area where there is significant opportunity. The University has ambitious targets for research income to support its’ strategy for excellent research and the Research Growth team (RG), based in RPI, plays a key role supporting academics across the University to maximise their chances of winning research funding.

You will have a key role in delivering targeted support to areas in the engineering Faculty for which research growth is a priority and for which you can also have a positive influence in enabling success. As part of a team that supports the interests of all faculties as well as wider University needs, you will both contribute to and benefit from a shared pool of knowledge which you will then apply to the benefit of Engineering as well as contributing to wider University priorities.

Activity will be varied and may be disciplinary or interdisciplinary, have a national or international dimension and will at times involve working with external partners and stakeholders. Motivation for the role, excellent communication skills and a collaborative approach will be characteristics of the person we’re looking for as will be the capacity to develop specialist knowledge and apply it in ways that will make a positive difference.

If you are passionate about making things happen, then we would love to hear from you.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the University. We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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