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Are you passionate about developing others? Do you have experience of supporting research staff and postgraduate researchers to develop their careers? Are you keen to contribute to the development of services to support excellent academic practice and career development? 

You will be positive, enthusiastic and self-motivated with excellent facilitation and interpersonal skills, plus extensive relevant experience and knowledge to enable you to provide effective support to academic colleagues and Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs).  Our portfolio supports the delivery of the University’s strategy for Research and Innovation and includes: tailored provision for postgraduate researchers and supervisors; programmes for Early Career staff including Post Doctoral researchers and University Academic Fellows; and continuing professional development for essential research practice such Research Ethics and Research Impact. This post will focus on career development support for postgraduate researchers and early career researchers. 

The Academic Practice Team is part of the Organisational and Professional Development Department (OD&PL).  Our provision is shaped by the University strategy and priorities, and is informed by sector standards and best practice in learning, teaching and research development. This is an exciting time to join the OD&PL team at Leeds as we develop new approaches to academic practice and professional learning, spanning the breadth of academic roles and career pathways.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Emma Spary, Researcher Development and Culture Team Leader

Email: E.J.Spary@leeds.ac.uk 

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 24 August and Tuesday 25 August


Due to the current Government Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams or Zoom. It is also expected that relevant work within these roles will be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place. 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Organisational Development and Professional Learning
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 15 July 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 02 August 2020
Reference:  CSODP1037
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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