Assistant Research Manager Ref 8516

School/department: School of Social Science/Education and Social Work
Hours: Full time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). 
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 8516
Salary: starting at £30,497 to £34,304 per annum
Placed on: 29 April 2022
Closing date:  20 May 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: ASAP
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

The Social Science Group of Schools is seeking to appoint an Assistant Research Manager to work as part of a shared-service team primarily supporting the school of Education and Social Work.

This is a great opportunity to work in a developing role. The successful candidate will support the implementation of the research strand of the school strategy and manage a small school professional services research team. The focus is facilitating and supporting research within the school, working with academic staff.

The post-holder will support key processes in the remit of school research management including research impact, environment, knowledge exchange and policy supporting the work of the Directors and Head of School.

Initiative, flexibility and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, are essential. This role would suit applicants with experience of working within a higher education environment and with experience of research administration

Please contact Ana Pereira or Pippa Robinson for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 8516 [PDF 161.37KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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