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Job id: 092325. Salary: £32,979 - £36,396 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 10 July 2024. Closing date: 24 July 2024.

Business unit: IoPPN. Department: Mental Health and Psychological Sciences.

Contact details: Olivier Delacroix.

Location: Denmark Hill Campus. Category: Professional & Support Services.

About us

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) is a Faculty of King's College London and the largest academic community in Europe devoted to the study and prevention of mental illness and brain disease. The IoPPN pioneers research into new and improved ways of understanding and treating mental ill health (

The School of Mental Health & Psychological Sciences (MHaPS) is one of three schools under the IoPPN, comprised of the four departments of Psychology; Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry; Health Service & Population Research; and Biostatistics & Health Informatics. With over 100 Principal Investigators, our research spans development from childhood to old age, encompassing basic research through to the development and implementation of treatments, services and policy.

The Research Support Officer is a new role within the School of MHaPS following a reshaping of Professional Services (PS). 

About the role

The post will primarily provide research administration support to the Departments of Health Service & Population Research (HSPR) and Social Genetics & Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP). The post holder will be required to support other Departments as required.

The role holder will work closely with researchers to support the grant lifecycle, primarily working across post-award, and will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of awards. The role would suit someone who is able to effectively manage competing priorities, has good attention to detail and is able to build and maintain effective working relationships across the School, Faculty and University.

The role will provide individuals with a wide variety of experience and skills, working across research administration in a large and complex School and Faculty, supporting the individual to progress their career within research administration across the University.

This is a full time  (35 Hours per week), and you will be offered an indefinite contract.

About you


1.      Demonstrable knowledge and skills of research and/ or administrative support acquired through previous roles.

2.      Good numeracy and experience of financial transactions and tracking using financial software.

3.      Knowledge and experience of HR processes, software and regulations.

4.      Experience of using Excel and Word.

5.      Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to receive, understand and relay day-to-day operational ideas or information to various groups.

6.      Able to work independently, and as part of a team to contribute to broader team’s goals and objectives.

7.      Good organisation and time management skills, with ability to organise workload and manage competing priorities.


1.      Experience of working within the Higher Education or research sectors.

2.      Good accuracy and attention to detail, with ability to follow and adapt to new procedures and processes.

Further information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘ How we Recruit’ pages.

We are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.