Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Melanie Carss

Research Officer

Background

 

Roles & Responsibilities 

I am currently on secondment  in the Institute of Neuroscience as Research Support Coordinator until January 2018.

I  support the pre-award grant application process.

I was previously working in the NJRO as a Grants Administrator.

I was responsible for advising PI's and Research Support Officers on grant application procedures including information relating to MyProjects Proposals and Funder terms & Conditions. I was responsible for checking research applications to Charities, Research Councils, NIHR & European Commission prior to submission to the external funding bodies. I submitted applications electronically on behalf of the University when required. I also processed project setup paperwork and collation of paperwork to Contract Financial Management (CFM) to initiate prompt set up of RES accounts to enable the PI’s expenditure. As part of the award stage I liaised with the NHS R&D team regarding ethical & NHS sponsorship approvals as part of the setup process.