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Senior Research Funding Officer

Research Management & Research Operations

Salary:  £40,011 to £45,437 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 10 August 2021
Reference:  PSS-REM-2021-05

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

We wish to appoint a proactive Senior Research Funding Officer to provide comprehensive pre-award support to the academic Faculties. The post holder will be responsible for assessing and providing advice on the costing and pricing of research applications. Led by a Research Funding Manager they will work as part of a team of three other funding officers. The post holder will also act in an advisory to members of the post-award Finance team on funding issues. 

The Senior Research Funding Officer has specific responsibility as the primary Super User for the School’s Research Costing and Pricing (RCP) tool. We are looking for someone who will support the Funding Manager in maintaining and updating RCP files, developing browser reports and documentation and providing training to users.

This is a busy and varied role in a customer-focused environment working with a range of research funder’s online systems, such as JE-S, Grants.Gov and ECAS. This role will suit someone with strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interpret and explain complex funder policies to non-specialists. Strong IT skills and an aptitude for using and maintaining systems is also a key competency for this role. 

The successful candidate will hold an undergraduate degree and have significant experience of working within a research finance role, ideally in a higher education environment. They will be able to prioritise their workload effectively to meet deadlines, to work independently and to demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. This is a challenging but highly rewarding opportunity for the right candidate. The post is available immediately on a permanent basis.

The post is full-time and permanent. The salary will be on the Professional salary scale Grade 6 in the range £40,011 to £45,437 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. The post is based in London, Keppel Street.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. 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 jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. Please quote reference PSS-REM-2021-05.

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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