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Noëlle Obers

MEd (Rhodes University)

Research Support Officer

I am the Research Support Officer at the MRC Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine (WIMM).  My role is to support research, primarily pre-award and funding activities. I manage the administrative processes involved in identifying, applying for, securing and setting up external research funds. I am the main source of contact for WIMM NDCLS researchers wishing to submit funding proposals. I work closely with the Finance and HR team at WIMM and I report to Lynn Brown, the Deputy Administrator.

In 2020, I relocated to the UK from South Africa where I had worked in research management at Rhodes University. For twelve years I was part of a strong research management team and worked directly with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation as Manager: Research and Development Projects.

During my early years at Rhodes University, I completed a masters in higher education studies focusing on the research career challenges faced by women academics. I have a keen interest in helping early career researchers develop their research trajectories.