Research Support Officer

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Research Support Team in the Faculty of Science.

We are looking for someone who is proactive, flexible, pragmatic, solutions-focused, has excellent attention to detail and strong customer service skills.

Academic research is at the heart of The University of Sheffield’s core activities. We are in the top 10% of UK Universities for research, with globally recognised research strengths. Research outputs and outcomes of the highest quality and significance are the bedrock of our academic reputation. To achieve this, we strive to drive forward our distinctive and high-quality research capability to ensure we are well positioned to exploit emerging and future research opportunities.

Research support in the Science Faculty is provided by two hub teams who work with researchers across three schools. You will support and assist with a variety of research support activities including costings and applications, responding to queries, collaborating closely with other Professional Service teams, and maintaining data. You will also contribute to University initiatives to share best practices and foster continual improvement.

We offer:

● 38 days annual leave (including closure days and Bank Holidays), with the possibility to purchase up to ten additional days.
● Up to 5 days of paid time off to cover emergency caring responsibilities.
● A commitment to work life balance including, flexible working opportunities and hybrid working where possible.
● A highly competitive pension scheme.
● Discounts at participating shops and cinemas, and a cycle to work scheme.
● A commitment to your development, with programmes, learning modules and mentoring schemes.
● An inclusive and diverse workplace.
● A commitment to your wellbeing, with confidential emotional support, support for those going through the menopause, experiencing fertility treatment and having a baby, paid leave for IVF treatment and more.
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We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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