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Faculty Research Manager - QMUL23360

Department: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Salary: £47,325 - £52,833 per annum (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL23360
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 11-Nov-2020
Closing date: 24-Nov-2020

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The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is seeking to recruit a Faculty Research Manager who will play a leading role in the development and delivery of the Faculty’s research and innovation strategy and to support its implementation across the Faculty.

As a highly motivated, proactive individual, the post holder will be responsible for leading and managing the Faculty research team to provide high quality research support, working closely with the Faculty Vice-Principal and Dean for Research in developing mechanisms to support research activity and ensure readiness for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) and beyond.

This is a strategic and enabling role and the post holder will be expected to act on their own initiative, developing strong working relationships with colleagues across the Faculty and the university, analysing data and making recommendations. The post holder will perform a range of activities and duties whilst exercising initiative and judgement in determining work priorities and scheduling tasks appropriately to meet deadlines.

The successful candidate will have a good Honours degree, significant experience of research management in an academic environment and line management experience. A good understanding of REF, research impact and knowledge exchange as appropriate to the disciplines in the Faculty, and the ability to interrogate and interpret complex data are essential.

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time, permanent appointment, with an expected start date of 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The starting salary will be Grade 6, in the range of £47,325 - £52,833 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Adrian Smith, Dean for Research, at

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The closing date for applications is Tuesday 24th November 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held on shortly thereafter.

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