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Research Institutes Administrator

Research Services
Salary:   £22,017 to £25,482
Closing Date:   Sunday 20 January 2019
Interview Date:   Wednesday 30 January 2019
Reference:  N1834

The Research Services Office is part of the University’s Research and Enterprise Services Division. It provides expert advice, guidance and administrative support to Lancaster’s research community in the development of bids for externally funded research and the administration of successfully awarded grants and contracts. The team provides a range of research support activities at both pre- and post-award including advice on funders’ terms and conditions, proposal preparation, costing and pricing, post-award grant administration for research grants and contracts from a diverse range of researcher funders.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join Research Services to take on a varied and demanding role within a busy and supportive team, which supports the University’s Research Institutes. This role will be the primary contact for the institute of Social Futures

For more information on the Institute for Social Futures, please click here

You should have experience of providing excellent customer-service focused administrative support including event management; experience within a research environment in a higher education institution is an advantage but not essential. You should have experience of monitoring and reporting on financial income and expenditure, preferably using an electronic financial system; and should be confident using computer packages to complete tasks quickly and accurately within deadlines. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is a commitment to providing high standards of customer service to a diverse range of people whilst working closely with a supportive and friendly team. You should new skills, which will be supported by peers and managers, be self-motivated and keen to develop.

This is a full time, indefinite post. 

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Toni Elsworth on 01524 594729 or

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic people for this role in order to increase our staff diversity in this part of the University.

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

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