Grants, Policy and Communications officer

Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute Administrators Recruitment


The Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute (ZJU-UoE Institute) is a collaboration in the field of Biomedical Sciences between Zhejiang University in China and The University of Edinburgh in Scotland, United Kingdom. These two premier universities have established a joint international research institute at the International Campus of Zhejiang University in Haining, Zhejiang, building on the existing strengths of both institutions to foster collaborations in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research. ZJU-UoE Institute is seeking excellent candidates to join in the administration team. If you want to learn more about the institute, please refer to the official website of the institute ( or the International Campus of Zhejiang University (


1. Job Description:

We are looking to appoint a Grant, Policy and Communications officer at the Zhejiang University – University of Edinburgh (ZJE) Institute based at Zhejiang International Campus, Haining, China. The role is an exciting opportunity to play an important part in delivering the ZJE’s research and impact ambitions through the development of high quality, high-impact research grant applications, development of best practices for research and teaching and communication of our work and its impact to internal and external stakeholders. We anticipate that you will have experience of research, of writing technical/academic papers/policy documents and have strong science communication skills.

A major part of the role will be to manage all aspects of grant application lifecycle, working with International scientists for proposal development and creation of high-quality impact statements. Horizon scanning will also be an essential activity to ensure that senior academic colleagues are aware of appropriate funding opportunities (local, national and international) and relevant policy updates. 

We are looking for an individual with a good technical background ideally in a biomedical or related field together with good writing skills. The role requires independent working and planning of workload, in addition to excellent project management and communication skills.


2. Application

  1. Please email your CV (including education and work experience) and other certificates to Ms. Shuang Liang (;
  2. Please quote the reference “<Job title>+ your name” in your application email and the attachments.

Job title


Key responsibilities


Grants, Policy and Communications officer



 Co-ordinating development of high-quality proposals and responses to and from applicants and collaborators and grant funding agencies.

·  Supporting early development of opportunities identified by horizon scanning, with particular focus on ZJE priorities.

·  Identifying and engaging academic groups to develop proposals in collaboration with academic research leads.

·  Training and mentoring other staff in writing and developing their own grants, further spreading the expertise in grant writing in professional and academic members.

·  Align, translate and evolve policies for research and teaching at ZJE to ensure best practice in research and teaching from Zhejiang University and University of Edinburgh.

·  Manage communication of our activities to internal and external stakeholders.

1) Master’s degree or above, biomedical or related field is preferred,

2) under 35 years old;

3) Excellent language skills in both Chinese and English;

4) Strong sense of responsibility and occupational ethics;

5) PhD or relevant experience preferred.


























Contact us:

Ms. Shuang Liang (Cassie)

Tel: +86-571-87572819


Application deadline

Midnight 30st Dec, 2018