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REF Impact Support Officer

Research Services
Salary:   £26,715 to £32,817
Closing Date:   Wednesday 29 January 2020
Interview Date:   Monday 10 February 2020
Reference:  N2328

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of professionals and academics supporting the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 submission at Lancaster. The REF Impact Support Officer will work closely with the faculty Impact Managers and REF leads, Head of Research Quality and Policy, and impact case study authors in Lancaster’s Management School and Faculty of Health and Medicine to provide support in preparing for REF2021. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the team to take on a varied and demanding role.  You will assist with the production of high-quality REF impact case studies, including collecting and analysing data to evidence impact and redrafting content where required, and other tasks which will be essential for the preparation of the REF2021 submission.

You will have experience of working in a research environment, ideally within Higher Education (HE). Knowledge of the research impact landscape in HE, particularly in relation to REF2021, is desirable. An ability to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally with an internal audience and external collaborators and research ‘end-users’ will be important. 

This role would suit an excellent communicator with a pro-active approach and the ability to plan and manage time and conflicting priorities. We support a flexible working environment and welcome applications from internal applicants looking for a secondment to further their career. The role is fixed term until 30th September 2021, those looking for shorter secondments must be willing to work until 31st January 2021. 

The quality, reach and significance of research produced in Lancaster University's vibrant research environment is world leading as confirmed in the 2014 REF. It is the only one of the eight most research-intensive universities in the North of England to have had funding increased because of the quality and volume of its research. In REF2014, 83% of our research was rated as either internationally excellent or world leading and we have research partnerships in over 60 countries around the world.

Research Services is part of the university’s Research and Enterprise Services Division and provides expert advice, guidance and administrative support to Lancaster University’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 and post-award grant administration for research grants and contracts from a diverse range of researcher funders.

Please contact Ross Dachraoui for any informal enquiries.

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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