Research Bid and Business Development Manager

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7086044 (Ref.No. AHCDE1130)
Posted: September 24, 2021

Job Description

Are you a research focused business development professional and tenacious individual with a strong record of working with a range of colleagues to prepare successful research and innovation grant funding applications? Are you keen to use your knowledge and skills to join a dynamic professional team, working closely with academics and businesses of all sizes to identify and develop fundable opportunities for collaborative research?

You will be responsible for developing a pipeline of grant fundable opportunities for the University’s new Institute focusing on Textiles, Fashion and Colour.  You will work directly with academic colleagues from a range of disciplines to identify, prepare, submit and secure high quality collaborative research grant funding applications from external organisations, nationally and internationally. You will assist in identifying appropriate opportunities, as well as directly contribute to the writing of new proposals in collaboration with academic colleagues, as well as coordinate the input of external partners. You will work closely with research support colleagues in the University to ensure proposals consistently transition through to final submission. You will liaise closely with senior representatives from government, NGOs, businesses, charities, and other stakeholders, including Local Enterprise Partnerships, in the preparation of high quality research proposals.

We are looking for a professional and proactive individual with excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills. You will have experience of preparing successful research grant funding applications in the context of a Higher Education Institution, and experience of working with, or for businesses, ideally in an area related to design, technology or applied science.

Contact information:

Professor Stephen Russell 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Design
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 23 September 2021
Closing Date:  Thursday 14 October 2021
Reference:  AHCDE1130

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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