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Research and Innovation Development Officer

Are you an experienced and ambitious research and innovation professional looking to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities? Are you confident and outgoing, and keen to help progress research and impact through building excellent working relationships with academic and industrial colleagues?

We are looking for a professional and proactive individual to support the implementation of strategic plans for the Bragg Centre for Materials Research and Royce at Leeds (50%), and support an EPSRC Programme Grant in high-precision terahertz spectroscopy and microscopy (50%). Working with the Centre Directors, the Programme Grant PI and the Senior Research & Innovation Development Manager, you will develop research and translational opportunities, and manage high-level relationships with world-leading academics, industry representatives and funding bodies. You will help to maximise research impact and external income, and support ongoing research, promotional and reporting activities. 

This is an exciting opportunity to support the development of three major initiatives at the University of Leeds — the University’s new Bragg Centre for Materials Research (; ‘Royce at Leeds’ (, the Leeds spoke of the national Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials; and a prestigious £6.5M EPSRC Programme Grant, “HyperTerahertz—High precision terahertz spectroscopy and microscopy”, which is led by Leeds with partners the University of Cambridge, UCL, and Lancaster University (

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

Mike Daw, Senior Research and Innovation Development Manager, Research and Innovation Services

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2346, email:

For additional information on working on the Terahertz project contact:

Professor Giles Davies, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7075, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Research & Innovation Service
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (to 31 August 2022 due to funding)
Release Date:  Tuesday 18 June 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 14 July 2019
Interview Date:  Tuesday 06 August 2019
Reference:  CSRIS1123
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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