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Research Funding Adviser

Last update 2024-03-04
Expires 2024-03-04
ID #2028794323
Research Funding Adviser
New Zealand, Wellington, Wellington,
Modified February 13, 2024


* Do you have strong relationship building and communication skills? * Can you work co-operatively and maintain calm under pressure? * Have you got strong organisational skills? Mo Te Herenga Waka - About our University Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart.

This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our turangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy.

These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness.

With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai matauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Korero mo te turanga - About the role Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting for a full-time, permanent Research Funding Adviser (RFA) in the newly-formed Research Funding and Strategy Team.

RFAs work closely with academics to win research funding from external contestable sources, including the Royal Society Te Aparangi; the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment; the Health Research Council and more.

The ability to develop high trust relationships with a wide variety of researchers, funders, and stakeholders is key to achieving success in this role.

RFAs coordinate all aspects of the funding application process, including identifying opportunities; conducting seminars and workshops; reviewing proposals; preparing budgets; and managing the submission process.

Funder deadlines can be closely spaced and this, combined with high volumes of applications and complexity of budget processes, means time management and the ability to prioritise work is essential.

Key responsibilities: * Support the University's researchers to prepare and submit high quality research proposals for external and internal funds * Assisting academics in preparing budgets and re-budgets * Build strong and productive relationships with researchers and university management * Explore collaborative opportunities with other providers, partners, and research users * Work collaboratively with other RFA's to ensure that opportunities for obtaining external research funding are exploited across all disciplines * Work alongside our Kaiarahi Rangahau Maori to ensure researchers give effect to Vision Matauranga * Work with other parts of the Research Office and faculties to develop strategic responses to funding opportunities O pumanawa - About you We are looking for people with strong relationship building and communication skills, who can work co-operatively and maintain calm under pressure.

Specialist knowledge in one or more research disciplines and a proven record of securing research revenue in the New Zealand environment may be an advantage, but we are open to applicants from a diverse range of professional backgrounds.

Etahi korero hai awhina i a koe - Why you should join our team The Research Funding and Strategy team is a friendly, high-performing, and well-respected team within the University.

We have a very strong and supportive team culture and aim to provide a rewarding and fun work environment.

The work is diverse and interesting, and the Research Office provides and encourages support for individuals' professional development.

Role Description Close date for vacancy: Monday, 19 February 2024.

We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date.

Contact details for vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Jeanette Atkinson (******).

But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application steps and information Download and complete the University Application Form.

Then, please combine your cover letter, CV, and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format).

Click Apply and follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the 'CV/resume' button.

If you are unable to combine your documents or have further supporting documents, please email these to ****** stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

Reference 819.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Research funding adviser

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