Provide professional advice and guidance on the ITPA funding scheme procedures and other avenues for research translation to internal and external customers, using judgement and creativity to suggest the most appropriate course of action where appropriate, and ensuring complex and conceptual issues are understood
Assist in the organisation, development and delivery of events and training, working with internal teams and external partners
Ensuring finance and procurement procedures and processes are followed in the administration of the ITPA Award
Investigate and analyse specific issues within Cardiff’s translational culture, collecting and collating data and creating reports and recommendations
Staying in touch with translational researchers to advise them of deadlines and gather project updates
Collaborate with others in order to make recommendations for developments of established processes and procedures
Establish working relationships with key contacts, developing appropriate communication links with the University’s Schools/Directorates and outside bodies as required
Create specific working groups from colleagues across the University to achieve ITPA objectives
Supervise specific project teams on an occasional basis to accomplish key objectives
Undertake a variety of administrative duties to support the department
Instruct and guide other employees across the University within research commercialisation and other schools/directorates as required
Ensure that an understanding of the importance of confidentiality is applied when undertaking all duties
Abide by University policies on Health and Safety and Equality and Diversity
Perform other duties occasionally which are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role
Important note: It is the University’s policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. Please ensure that the evidence you are providing corresponds with the numbered criteria outlined below. Your application will be considered based on the information you provide under each element.
When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number, e.g. Supporting Statement for 15296BR.
Degree/NVQ 4 or equivalent Professional membership/experience
Substantial experience of working within health-related research or research management, in either a commercial or HE setting
Able to demonstrate professional knowledge within research translation and/or commercial development to give advice and guidance to internal and external customers
Ability to set up standard office systems and procedures including Oracle and Business Objects and make improvements as appropriate
Demonstrable experience of organising and delivering events and/or training
Ability to communicate conceptually detailed and complex information effectively and professionally with a wide range of people
Evidence of ability to explore customers’ needs and adapt the service accordingly to ensure a quality service is delivered
Evidence of ability to solve expansive problems using initiative and creativity; identifying and proposing practical solutions and resolving problems with range of potential outcomes
Evidence of ability to work unsupervised to deadlines, planning and setting priorities for own work, monitoring progress and displaying independence.
A willingness to undertake further training and development
Experience of working in a Higher Education environment
Fluency in Welsh, written and oral
The successful candidate will work closely with the Institutional Translation Manager and the wider Research Commercialistation and Impact Teams to support the delivery of the ITPA KPIs. This will involve advising researchers on the best avenue for translating their research for real-world health benefits and impact, monitoring the progress of projects, and engaging with the translational research community at Cardiff. A key aspect of the ITPA is culture change, and therefore the design and delivery of training will form part of the core duties for this post.
The role will involve some collection and analysis of data around translational research, funding and research commercialisation at Cardiff, and the applicant should be comfortable using Office software for data analysis and presentation. The ITPA Award is divided into both a Programme and a Project, and careful monitoring of the spend in both areas will be needed to ensure appropriate use of funds. This is done via Oracle and Business Objects, and the applicant should have experience of using these systems. We will be applying for an extension to the ITPA funding during the term of the contract, and the successful candidate will assist with the compilation of this application.
In addition to working with colleagues within Research and Innovation Services (e.g. pre-awards, business engagement), the successful candidate will need to build positive working relationships with other professional services teams including central Finance (e.g. post-awards, procurement) and with School/College research offices, as well as liaising with external partners including the Wellcome Trust.
Research and Innovation Services
Cardiff is an ambitious and innovative university located in a beautiful and thriving capital city. Our world-leading research was ranked 5th for quality amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework and we provide an educationally outstanding experience for our 30,000 students. With an annual budget in excess of £500 million and around 6,000 staff, Cardiff is a member of the Russell Group of the 24 leading UK research-intensive universities. The University has 24 academic schools grouped into three colleges: Biomedical & Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering and Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.
The University’s ambition is to rank consistently among the top 100 universities in the world. Cardiff is also developing its Innovation System through a focused programme of investment in people and infrastructure. Research funding secured from competitive, external sources exceeds £100 million annually and the University aims to grow this further through winning grants from a wide range of national and global sources.
Research and Innovation Services, RIS supports the University’s research community in initiating and delivering research and innovation activities. Led by the Director, Dr David Bembo, RIS provides services via over 100 expert staff organised in five specialist teams: Research Grants and Contracts; Research Integrity, Governance and Ethics; Research Development; Research Commercialisation and Impact; and Business Engagement and Partnerships. The Department works closely with academic and professional services staff from all areas of the institution.
Admin / Clerical
Institutional Translation Administrator | Cardiff University