Human Resources

Research Manager - QMUL18258

Department: School of Politics & International Relations
Salary: £37,411 - £44,015 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL18258
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 12-Apr-2019
Closing date: 12-May-2019

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The School of Politics and International Relations is seeking to appoint a Research Manager.

The post holder will be a member of the administrative staff in the School of Politics and International Relations, responsible for the effective management of all activities requiring research support. The post holder will support the development and implementation of the School’s research strategy, managing finances related to research and, where appropriate, will deliver strategic research objectives. The post holder will also provide high quality professional service for the School’s Postgraduate Research Student programme, ensuring effective and efficient delivery of service to prospective students, current students and staff, and managing financial support for PGR students.

The successful candidate will have excellent analytical and numerical skills, coupled with a solid understanding of research funding and the research environment. The ability to develop strong and productive working relationships with members of staff as well as facilitate excellent communication with external contacts is essential.

Applicants will be expected to hold an undergraduate degree and have recent and/or relevant knowledge of the REF and Research Impact in UK higher education, as well as a proven record of managing a complex administrative workload in a higher education institute or research body. Applicants must be able to demonstrate highly developed interpersonal skills, including influencing and negotiating skills. Activities are expected to be conducted in a professional, business like, collegial and transparent manner, and the successful candidate must be sympathetic to the aims of the academic enterprise as well as the demands facing academic staff and students in contemporary higher education.

This is a full time (1.0fte) post, covering Maternity Leave and it is expected this will run to August 2020. Starting salary will be in the range £37,411-£44,015 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave plus 4 College closure days, defined salary pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan. 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

The School welcomes applications from women and ethnic minority candidates, as they are currently under-represented in the School.

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The closing date for applications is 12 May 2019.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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