Research Manager

Salary range:

£31,250 - £38,100

Post No.


Contract length:

23 months



Opening date:

10 May 2019

Closing date:

09 June 2019

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Applications are invited for a Research Manager to join the Research Faculty Office at the Earlham Institute, based in Norwich, UK.


The team are responsible for supporting the Earlham Institute (EI) research faculty in delivering the Institute’s scientific strategy. We are responsible for the complete life-cycle of all the Institute research grants particularly large or consortium grants.

We work to raise and maintain the quality of the research grant submissions through internal review and horizon scan for funding opportunities. We also support the development and implementation of our science strategy and oversee the recruitment of faculty and support career development, including our affiliates, studentships and fellowship programmes.

The role:

This varied and dynamic role will involve providing management of activities in the Research Faculty Office in all aspects of implementing the Institute research strategy. The post holder’s initial key responsibilities will be to support the Director of Science in project managing their portfolio of research grants through their complete lifecycle from draft submission to final reporting.

The role will be involved in all aspects of research outcome reporting for the Director of Science and the research division. They will lead on the organisation and hosting of the scientific programme for the monthly symposium series to facilitate new interactions and promote our researchers. They will be responsible for horizon scanning for research funding opportunities in the fields of interest to EI researchers and compiling a bespoke monthly newsletter to support our researchers. They will be key in launching and managing the establishment of new activities from the group such as the Affiliate Faculty and Fellowship programmes.

The ideal candidate:

To be considered for this post, applicants must possess a BSc in a relevant scientific field, a PhD would be an advantage but is not essential. They will have excellent organisational skills, ideally applied to research project management with experience of helping to put together a research grant bid.

Candidates should have prior experience of working in an academic environment and understand the pressure of contributing to meeting deadlines. Experience of managing a research budget during the life of a grant will be an advantage. A key skill in this role is the ability to accurately capture a scientific discussion as notes or formal minutes. Candidates should be resilient, adaptable, organised and able to work well as part of a team with excellent interpersonal skills.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,250 to £38,100 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This post is for 24 hours per week and is for a contract of 23 months, we therefore welcome applications from candidates seeking part time and/or alternative working patterns.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

The closing date for applications will be 9th June 2019.