University of London
Department: Research Services
Salary: £61,896 – £69,114 per annum (Grade 7)
Location: Department W, 81 Mile End Road
Date posted: 3 November 2023
Closing date: 3 December 2023
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About the Role
This new role is based in an established Business Development & Partnerships team that is part of Queen Mary’s Research Services Directorate. As Senior Scientific Bid Writer, the role holder will be responsible for the project management of the entire bid lifecycle, supporting the development of win strategies and persuasive delivery structures. Creating bid guidelines and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, the role holder will lead, develop and produce creative and innovative proposal documents that meet funders’/customers’ needs and aspirations.
This role, while primarily working with the Faculty of Science and Engineering, will lead and support multidisciplinary bids across Queen Mary, by bringing complementary expertise from either the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and/or the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. This role will manage and lead on applications for high value research and commercial bids and shall facilitate Queen Mary’s ambitious plans to grow its externally funded and collaborative research portfolio.
The role holder will be required to manage multiple tendering/funding opportunities, interact and work cooperatively with the senior partnerships managers in the Business Development & Partnerships team, academics within the Faculty of Science and Engineering and other faculties as needed for the multidisciplinary bids to ensure high-quality bid coordination and writing support for our academic colleagues.
The successful candidate will have experience of working in a complex multi-faceted organisation with the ability to manage competing priorities. You will have evidence of high-quality bid management experience for funding proposals with demonstrable results. A proven track record of leading and winning complex, high-value bids and managing proposals is essential. A strong understanding of the applied science and engineering research with knowledge of the R&D in technology and engineering industry sectors is expected along with the ability to assimilate complex scientific information and ideas quickly. You will have appreciation of the research funding environment in the UK and EU and be able to demonstrate effective communication and relationship management skills whilst working with multiple and varied stakeholders.
About the Department
The role sits within the Business Development team that is part of Research Services Directorate.
About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.
Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.
We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.
We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.
Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.
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