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Senior Research Support Officer

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Summary:
Working within our Research Support Team assisting Professor James Marshall in the management of his Research Council UK funded Programme Grant Brains on Board. This is a varied and challenging role that requires you to have good communication skills, high levels of accuracy and attention to detail. You will be someone that is a team player who can work autonomously with the ability to multi-task, and enthusiasm to play a key role within a successful project team assisting the whole project team with a variety of tasks including outreach activities, website maintenance as well as meeting organisations and day-to-day management of the team’s needs.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience. Knowledge of University systems and procedures would be beneficial.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

.We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

Job Description
You will work as part the Research Support team within the Department of Computer Science to provide administrative support for the departments research needs encompassing both pre- and post-award. Reporting to the Research & Innovation Manager you will possess excellent communication and organisational skills to deal with a wide variety of research enquiries from within the department as well as from external bodies.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
 Provide a high quality, professional reception to all enquiries made in person, via telephone and email
 Organisation of workshops, project meetings and training events
 Carry out data gathering requirements for reporting to funding agencies
 Arrange, attend and service a variety of meetings, collating and disseminating paperwork and taking minutes where necessary
 Identify and implement electronic systems and tools to enhance the operation of the project team activities (for example by the use of Evernote, Google apps, Skype, Teamwork etc.)
 Ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of people from different backgrounds and the ability to multitask
 Making or delegating travel arrangements for Prof. Marshall as well as his Research Staff, PhD students and visitors
 Act as a Requisitioner on MyPurchase for research related expenditure
 Maintain information related to committee membership and academic administration responsibilities as well as appropriate project information, including updating relevant pages of the Project web pages (both internal and external facing pages)
 Support the organisation of events involving staff, students, visitors and partners (including European project meetings as appropriate). This will entail contacting participants, collecting
participation intention, working with the local organiser to ensure room availability, preparing and publishing the agenda, organizing catering when appropriate, attending meetings, and other associated activities
 Deal with telephone, email and personal enquiries from staff, students and external bodies and ensure accurate information is reported to appropriate person
 Support Professor Marshall in preparing correspondence, reports and statistics as appropriate
 Organise and service the Project Reviews involving internal and external assessors
 Undertake other activities as required to ensure that all project activities are undertaken in a timely and efficient manner
 Identify opportunities for public engagement with schools and the general public, and take the initiative in making arrangements for and supporting research staff in disseminating their work
through school visits, public exhibits, etc.


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