Research Assistant in Environment and Geography

University of York

United Kingdom

Research Facilitator

Department :Environment and Geography
Based at University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work :Full-time
Contract status :Open
Salary :32,817 - 40,322 a year
Interview Date :05/03/2020
Posted Date :24/01/2020
Apply by :16/02/2020
Job Reference :8395


Role Description


The Department of Environment and Geography are seeking an outstanding Research Facilitator to help the Department deliver upon its ambitious vision for research, through excellence in professional support.


The Research Facilitator will manage all research in the Department through co-ordinating research activity, helping to maximise and increasing research grant income, delivering ‘hands-on’ support to academics in the development of their grant applications and ensuring that our research obtains maximum possible visibility and impact. They will oversee all department research grant and research-related contracts, open access and research data management processes and prepare detailed financial breakdowns for presentation to the Department Management Team. The post holder will work in partnership with all academic staff, the Departmental Research Committee (DRC), the York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI), the Stockholm Environment Institute York (SEI-Y) and the University’s Research and Enterprise Office (REO), and will liaise routinely with external funders, non-academic beneficiaries and collaborators in other disciplines and Universities. The post holder will also be a member of the Department’s Professional Services Management Team and will be proactively involved in decisions that relate to research, financial planning and department strategy.

The Department prides itself on providing development opportunities for professional services staff and will support your learning and development throughout your time here. We are also committed to providing a flexible, family-friendly environment. 


Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • You will have an undergraduate degree, or equivalent professional experience.
  • You will have understanding of research in a higher education environment and some knowledge of key funders for environmental and geography research
  • You will have good interpersonal skills and a high level of proficiency with IT systems
  • You will have experience in administrative or research project management experience
  • You will be proactive, customer-focussed and well organised

Interview date: 5 March 2020

For informal enquiries: please contact Sam Bayley on

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