EU / International Costing and Contract Officer at Queen Mary University of London

About the Role
The post holder will be part of the International Research and Innovation Team providing a customer-focused and efficient costing and contracts support services for applications to predominantly EU and also international funding applications. Your role will be key in ensuring fast and efficient administration, with a focus on quality and responsiveness. You will be responsible for meeting service level agreements for standard grants or agreeing response timeframes for non-standard grants or contracts. You will be expected to keep up to date with changes in funders’ positions and to share knowledge among relevant central and school/institute-based teams.

About You
You will have extensive experience of working in pre-award role within HEI or another organization dealing with funding bodies and sponsors in relation to EU and/or international research. You will have good knowledge in EU/international funding available for researchers at various points in their career and ability to communicate highly complex information with researchers, managers and funders are essential. You will work in a demanding and challenging environment to ensure deadlines are met; and have the ability to pay meticulous attention to detail to ensure high accuracy in research costing and contracts.

About the Department
The newly created International Research and Innovation team will manage research and partnership development plus pre- and post-award support for EU and international research collaborations across all three Faculties. It aims to provide strategic engagement of international partners and funders externally, deliver competitive and high-quality proposals and projects internally, and to ensure compliance with the UK, EU and international regulations and funder requirements.

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.

The post is based at the Dept W Whitechapel Campus in London. It is a full-time (35 hours per week), permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £35,775 – £42,021 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal inquiries should be addressed to Vicky Byers at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button.

The closing date for applications is 10th October 2022.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality


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