Research Manager Ref 8173

School/department: University of Sussex Business School, Professional Services
Hours: Full time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed Term for 1 year
Reference:  8173
Salary:  Starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 09 May 2022
Closing date: 26 May 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: from 1 June 2022

Job description

This vacancy is only open to those currently employed by the University of Sussex

The Research Manager will play a vital role in supporting research activities across the Business School, with a particular focus on the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) – the department that currently holds the largest and most complex research grant portfolio in the School.

The role will support a large and diverse portfolio of research projects, including: playing a central role in fulfilling the finance, reporting and organisational requirements for projects; resource planning and managing staffing transitions as various projects ramp up and wind down; liaising closely with principal investigators (PIs), Heads of Department (HoDs), departmental Directors of Research & Knowledge Exchange (DRKEs), and central University divisions such as HR, Finance and Research & Enterprise. The post will also work closely with the School’s Research Management Team, Particularly the Senior Research Manager and the Associate Dean (Research), acting as a deputy for the former where appropriate and contributing substantially to the development and implementation of the School’s Research Strategy.

An experienced research administrator or manager with a proven track record of grant support, you will have excellent organisational and communication skills, and be both a team player and confident to work on your own initiative, setting priorities and managing your workload with minimal oversight. You will have a solid understanding of research project finance and management in UK research organisations. You will pay meticulous attention to detail and have the ability to advise senior colleagues on policies and procedures related to research administration.

Please contact the Senior Research Manager, Dr Richard Taylor ( 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 8173 [PDF 143.72KB]

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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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