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    Applications are invited for the post of Head of Research Facilitation within the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), a teaching and research department in the University’s Social Sciences Division. The post is available for a fixed-term ending 31 December 2020 to cover the secondment of the current postholder.

    Would you like to play a key role enabling multidisciplinary world-leading research dedicated to the social science of the Internet by leading a research facilitation team to assist researchers from a range of disciplines in navigating the challenges of research funding?

    The OII is looking for a talented and knowledgeable communicator and manager with an eye for detail and relevant experience to lead support for grant applications and other research-related challenges. The successful candidate will co-ordinate the preparation of research proposals, working with researchers from all career stages. In concert with departmental and divisional colleagues in finance, communications, research impact and research excellence, you will catalyse the reach of our impact, support the development of a future pipeline and contribute to the shaping of departmental policy. You will work closely with the Director and the Director of Research on planning departmental research and funding strategy, including a significant role in taking forward the department’s preparations for REF2021. As a senior member of the OII Administration, you will manage a small team of 3 and support and deputise for the Head of Administration and Finance in ensuring an excellent cross-cutting administrative service and a high-quality experience for all our stakeholders.

    This is an excellent opportunity for career progression for someone experienced in research support in a university setting as part of a dynamic team in a rich and stimulating university environment. If you have a good level of knowledge and experience of grant applications in a university setting, can present an argument clearly, and can win the trust and confidence of a wide range of people, this is an excellent opportunity to expand your skillset further with line management opportunities and responsibilities for critical projects such as the REF2021 submission. You will be experienced in working in a complex organisation with a number of simultaneous projects and deadlines. A wide range of training and development opportunities are available, both formal and informal. Secondments will be considered.

    Applications for this vacancy must be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

    The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 31 January 2019 and interviews are scheduled for 18 February 2019.

    Please note that you may only apply through the Oxford University’s recruitment website.

    Only applications received before 12:00pm GMT on Thursday 31 January 2019 will be considered.

    Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place on week commencing 28 January 2019.