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Research Support Officer

Are you customer focussed and excited about delivering an outstanding service to customers? Do you have experience of providing financial and administrative support in addition to exceptional organisational skills? Do you want to join a team supporting academics with research grant management? 

We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and proactive individual to join our Faculty Research Office. You will provide high quality, customer-focused research support contributing to the strategic objectives and research culture of the Faculty. In particular, you will support the development of funding applications, provide financial administration and as appropriate, will assist with grant management.

You will have excellent numeracy skills combined with experience of preparing, analysing and presenting financial information accurately and methodically. You will also have excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and balance workloads, deliver results and meet deadlines under pressure.

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was reawarded a Bronze award in 2017.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information.

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

Rob Walker, Deputy Faculty Research and Innovation Manager

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3122, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  Biological Sciences Faculty Offices
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:  Grade 5
Salary:  £23,067 to £26,715 p.a.
Working Time:  35 hours
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (12 Months to cover Maternity leave)
Release Date:  Tuesday 01 October 2019
Closing Date:  Tuesday 15 October 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  FBSFO1126
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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Athena Swan Bronze Award
Equality and Inclusion - Everyone Included, Everyone Involved
HR Excellence in Research