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European Research Grants Officer


UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 08th Sep 2021
  • Salary: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1878617
  • Closes: 29th September 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Anthropology has been extremely successful in securing European Research Council grants and currently holds seven. We are therefore looking for to appoint an experienced European Research Grants Officer to administer these complex, multi-site projects.

The postholder will be responsible for the top-level management of the research projects with regards to all administrative, contractual and financial matters. They will provide a comprehensive and high-quality post- award management support service to the Principal Investigators and the European Commission, working closely with UCLs European Research and Innovation Office and UK and overseas partners.

The role project manages these research projects and will have oversight of many different project deadlines as well as working with partners overseas, often in non-European countries.

It is vital that the postholder applies a detailed and expert knowledge and understanding of award policies, procedures and processes, and delivers a consistent and visible support service to the Principal Investigators, their staff and research partners.

This is a grant-funded post and is currently funded till 31st Dec 2024 with the possibility of further funding.

Key Requirements

The post holder must have experience of post-award management of a portfolio of European Research Council research projects, and ability to administer these in accordance with the European Commissions terms and conditions, UCLs financial regulations, policies and procedures and financial budgets.

They will need to be able to work with the European Research Management team to ensure all aspects of the project contractual documentation is correct and in place, and complete amendments to the Grant Agreements and other Agreements, as required

The ability to work collaboratively and proactively is essential as well as being able to build good working relationships with colleagues at UCL and partners and staff working overseas.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

Informal enquiries may be made to Departmental Manager Rikke Osterlund on r.osterlund@ucl.ac.uk.

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Closing Date

29 Sep 2021

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Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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