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Rothamsted Research

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Industry Grant Development Manager

Salary Details:
£37,890-£41,438 per annum
Work Area:
Grant Support
06 Aug 2021
Overview Of Role

Rothamsted Research is looking to increase its impact through business engagement regionally, nationally, and internationally. To support this, we are seeking an Industry Grant Development Manager, based in the Research Grants Team as part of the wider Research and Innovation Grants Office (RIGO). This post will engage with, and support, staff across all departments and grades to help secure funding for collaborative R&D, translation, co-innovation, and industry-led projects through:

  • Developing and maintaining our grant funding relationships with industry,
  • Building new grant funded collaborations that lead to joint projects
  • Working closely with our team in the Innovation and Commercialisation Office (ICO), developing, submitting, and subsequently supporting:
    • projects fully paid for by industry, including collaborative R&D, contract research and consultancy services
    • early-stage R&D ideas in our pipeline (e.g. Follow on Fund)
    • the Research Grants team by commercially preparing for applications for funding for joint projects with industry (e.g. Innovate, BBSRC IPA and LINK schemes, ISCF, KTP)
  • Supporting initiatives that result in greater use of our unique scientific resources.

A proactive, enthusiastic approach, excellent interpersonal and customer service skills are essential, and the post-holder must have a robust understanding of the agricultural landscape. Experience and ability to support and enable staff to secure increased industry research funding, along with an understanding of confidentiality, publications, and background/foreground IPR is essential and the post holder must have a prior track record in supporting successful business and/or stakeholder interactions, preferably in external income generation.

Rothamsted Research is the world’s longest running agricultural research institute, globally recognised for excellent science and lasting benefits to agriculture and farming practices over more than 170 years. Our founders were among the scientific innovators of modern agriculture. Examples of major impacts arising from our research include inorganic fertilisers, pyrethroid insecticides and experimental statistics (Fischer’s statistical tests). 

The post-holder will be located on either the Harpenden or North Wyke sites. They will report to the Senior Research Grants Manager.

This role is for 37 hours per week,  attracting a salary ranging between £37,890-£41,438 per annum. 
Interviews are expected to take place on 23 August 2021 (TBC)
About The Company
Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance,  enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.  Rothamsted Research values its commitment to equality and diversity in its workforce and we particularly encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented within the organisation.