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Strategic Research Officer


Salary:  £38,533 to £43,759 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 July 2018
Reference:  PSS-DIR-2018-04

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is seeking to appoint a Strategic Research Officer as part of an institution-wide resource providing comprehensive support to members of academic staff with the identification and preparation of research grant and fellowship applications. 

The ideal applicant must have relevant higher degree (PhD or Masters) or equivalent research experience. He/she will be self-motivated and well organised, with excellent interpersonal skills. He/she should have knowledge and experience of the research funding sector in the UK and internationally. He/she should have excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with academic and research support staff across the School to deliver support to academic staff. Candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

The primary responsibilities of the post-holder are to: 

  • co-ordinate and facilitate the submission of high quality, successful grant applications in line with the School and Faculty research strategies 
  • work closely with both research support staff and academic staff across the School
  • manage the support mechanisms and internal peer review process for fellowship and grant applications 
  • provide advice and feedback during the planning and preparation stages
  • disseminate information about grant opportunities
  • maintain knowledge and resources to support application submission, funding scheme eligibility requirements and conditions of award 
  • assist with the organisation of visits by funding agency representatives to ensure that School staff gain an in-depth understanding of funders’ policies, priorities and working practices. 
  • support the School’s preparation for the Research Excellence Framework, including the identification and development of impact case studies.

This full time and permanent post is available immediately. The salary will be on the Professional Support Pathway pathways Grade 6 scale in the range £38,533 - £43,759 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. 

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to, quoting job reference PSS-DIR-2018-04. For an informal discussion about this role please contact Dr Hannah Whiteman, Head of Strategic Research (email: 

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date

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