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Assistant Research Administrator

Research Support Office
Location:  Camden, North London
Salary:  £26,196 to £29,612
per annum including London Weighting
Closing Date:   Sunday 28 July 2019
Interview Date:   Tuesday 06 August 2019
Reference:   RSO-0146-19

The Royal Veterinary College wishes to appoint an Assistant Research Administrator to support the high quality administration of its growing portfolio of externally-funded research grants and contracts.  This person will join a small team of research support professionals that manages funding from a wide variety of sources including: UK Research Councils, the European Commission, industry, government bodies and charities. The College’s income from these bodies, together with funds received from clinical consultancies, is around £20 million p.a. This total is generated by fewer than 200 academic staff, marking out the RVC as a research intensive institution.

As Assistant Research Administrator, you will assist the Deputy Head of Research Administration and other members of the Research Office team to ensure the sound financial management of awards. This will include tasks such as: setting up of project codes for new awards; aiding colleagues in the compilation of financial expenditure statements for funding bodies; and providing advice to academic staff on various issues relating to grants and contracts.

You will have a basic knowledge and understanding of financial administration / research grants administration, ideally gained in a university, research institute or similar kind of institution. Above all, you will be a team player who is eager to learn and acquire new skills, knowledge and experience, and to put these into practice with the support of your line manager. As part of a friendly office, your efforts will make an important contribution to the wider work of managing research at a world-class higher education institution.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact: Mrs Carol Lawson, Deputy Head of Research Administration (T: 020 7468 5184, E:

We offer a generous reward package.

For further information and to apply on-line please visit our website:
Job reference RSO-0146-19

Closing date: 28 July 2019
Interviews will be held on: 6 August 2019

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The RVC fully embraces modern day living and aims to balance the diverse needs of the business with those of our staff.  We will therefore carefully consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job-share basis where possible.