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Researcher Development Training Officer

Doctoral College

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £32,817 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Friday 04 June 2021
Closing Date:  Wednesday 23 June 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  031021

The University of Surrey places the support and development of researchers at the heart of our research strategy. Coming 7th in the UK for overall satisfaction and 1st for Research Culture in the 2020 PRES, we are enhancing our Researcher Development and Employability team with a post dedicated to achieving the optimal research environment for early career researchers.

Surrey has signed the revised Concordat supporting the Career Development of Researchers and is seeking an experienced researcher developer who is creative and has exceptional planning, organisational and interpersonal skill to help shape and deliver a programme of development support for our research community.

If you have a passion for development, understand the context and challenges of the research role and enjoy working with researchers to support their development and understanding then we would welcome your application for a permanent post in our team.

The Doctoral College team in the University of Surrey provide a broad range of personal and professional development opportunities for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers within the University. We work with internal and external stakeholders to create sector leading learning opportunities and the optimal research culture in which to build and launch a stellar research career.

We are working to embed the new Researcher Development Concordat within our provision, and need a colleague with an understanding of a range of strategic issues and developments within research, the sector and beyond. Areas of activity include EDI, mental health and well-being, research integrity, impact and knowledge exchange. The successful applicant will have a Doctoral-level qualification, and relevant experience, and be encouraged to bring a highly professional, proactive, and collaborative approach to the role, with strong communication and stakeholder engagement. You will join a collegiate team, with support to enhance your own professional development.

For an informal discussion, please contact Head of Researcher Development & Employability, Clare Wunderly


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