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REF Administrator

Posted: 25th January 2019

Department of Computer Science, Parks Road, Oxford.
REF Administrator
Fixed-term until 1 December 2020
Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.

In preparation for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2020 assessment, the Department of Computer Science has a brand new opening for a REF Administrator, reporting to the Deputy Head of Department for Research. REF is the UK’s system for assessing the excellence of research in higher education institutions.  The purpose of REF is to provide accountability for public investment in research and produce evidence of the benefits of this investment, to provide benchmarking information and establish reputational yardsticks for use within the HE sector and for public information, and to inform the allocation of funding for research.

We are seeking a highly organised and efficient administrator to support this complex and data intensive process. You will co-ordinate data collection, maintain accurate records, keep up to date with any changing rules and regulations, and work with the research community to ensure that our department data is accurate and complete. At the point of submission, you will then support the final submission through the collation and management of data relating to research, publication and impact.

You will have a good understanding of REF and/or research environment within an HE establishment, excellent IT skills, including the ability to learn new systems, and proficiency in compiling, formatting and presenting reports based on a variety of data sources, including statistical analysis. Experience of supporting a REF submission within a scientific environment, servicing committees/groups, and familiarity with Symplectic elements is highly desirable.

For further details and to apply please visit:   

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 18 February 2019. 

Our staff and students come from all over the world and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diversity groups and champions, for example, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example maternity leave.