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UCL boasts a track record of genuinely world-leading research that enhances the lives of people in the capital, the UK and around the world. We provide dedicated, specialist support to academic staff across the university which is essential to making such cutting-edge research possible. We're seeking enthusiastic, dedicated people to help us drive forward and enhance UCL's research performance. Explore opportunities to join our team below.

As our activities expand there will be further opportunities to join our directorate with new posts advertised regularly here and on the Work at UCL website. Make sure to check this page regularly if you are interested in joining our teams. We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Current opportunities


We have a number of exciting roles within our Research Support and Development teams. This is a great time to join UCL Research and Innovation Services (RIS) as we are expanding our remit and developing new services. Discover our current opportunities below. 

Head of Research Support & Development


We currently have an exciting new vacancy in our Pre-Award team for a Head of Research Support & Development (Grade 8) to manage a portfolio of academic departments across UCL.

The role offers a fantastic opportunity to work with world leaders in their field, across an unparalleled breadth of research and innovation projects.

About the role

We're seeking a highly-motivated team leader with experience in supporting the development, costing, and pricing of research and innovation applications for a range of funders.

Leading a small, established team that supports the development and submission of research and innovation applications at UCL, you will ensure processes are in place to support the timely and accurate review and approval of funding proposals. 

Taking ownership of complex or strategic matters within your portfolio, you will provide expert and specialist advice to academic and professional services colleagues.

You will be a confident communicator, comfortable with engaging colleagues at all levels, and will ideally be able to draw on previous experience of service delivery, data-driven approaches, and a commitment to continuous improvement.

The role offers the opportunity for someone with proven team management skills to make a significant contribution to the delivery of an effective research support service within a world-leading research organisation.

Further information and how to apply

For further information about this role, including how to apply, visit LinkedIn using the button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Mark Engineer via LinkedIn.

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