Research Facilitator

Posted: 27-09-2019

Main Responsibilities:

This strategically important post will have 4 core responsibilities:

  1. Contributing to and facilitating delivery of the University Library’s Research Strategy.
  2. Dissemination, Communications and Advocacy.
  3. Grant Preparation and Administration.
  4. Other Administration: Act as Secretary to Libraries’ Research Committee: agenda, minutes, following up actions
    Assist in producing job descriptions and contracts for research posts
    Work with Deputy Director to scope new programme of short-term visiting fellowships focused on research collections and manage as appropriate.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent analytical and research skills
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Interest in and commitment to working
  • A broad-based understanding of university and library research priorities
  • In-depth knowledge of funding policies and developments
  • working knowledge of negotiating and drafting grant and research contracts
  • Experience of handling and recording sensitive information
  • The ability to plan, organise and manage own workload
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills

Reporting To: Deputy Director (Research Collections)

University Hosting the Position: Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge, UK

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