Research Systems Consultant Ref 10081

School/department: Research and Enterprise Services/Research, Quality & Impact
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). 
Reference: 10081
Salary: starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on:  15 November 2022 
Closing date:  09 December 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

Applications are invited for this full time post in Research and Enterprise Services, which is responsible for providing professional services support for the University’s research and knowledge exchange activities.

Following on from our excellent REF 2021 results, this is a fantastic time to join a newly formed team and this particularly exciting role has a focus on being a part of the group implementing and delivering our new Research Management and Ethical Review systems, as well as the management and support of other core systems in use in the Division.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with academic and professional services colleagues across the institution, helping to deliver the vital system support and training to use the tools that underpin and inform our research and enterprise aims and ambitions.

You will have extensive experience of managing and maintaining a system support function, ideally within a Higher Education setting, and a background in liaising with software suppliers to achieve excellent levels of service.

You will also have strong analytical skills, display excellent attention to detail and an ability to communicate complex systems and processes to technical and non-technical audiences visually, in written form and verbally.

Please contact Mark Chee, Head of Research Information, Quality and Impact ( ) 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 the full job description and person specification (reference number 10081) (PDF 122KB)

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

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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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