University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Assistant Research Manager

Assistant Research Manager NETSCC

Location: Southampton Science Park, Chilworth Salary: £29,605 to £33,966 Per annum Full Time Permanent Closing Date: Wednesday 29 November 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2523923VB

Do you have the skills, experience and enthusiasm to help tackle the health and social care challenges facing people and communities today? Would you value the opportunity to be part of world-leading research that has a positive impact on people's lives? If so, then we have the perfect opportunity for you to join us as an Assistant Research Manager!

The Assistant Research Manager role is an integral part of our Research Management Teams, helping to achieve the mission of the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.

Who are we?

The NIHR funds, enables and delivers world-leading health and social care research that improves people's health and wellbeing and promotes economic growth. Our research helps turn discoveries into new or improved treatments, diagnostics, medical technologies and services. It provides those working in the NHS, public health, global health and social care with the evidence they need to better support patients, the public and people who need care.

What will you do?

As an Assistant Research Manager, you will have the opportunity to make a real impact on the work of the NIHR.

On a typical day, you will:

  • Advise internal and external customers on specialist defined procedures and processes.
  • Oversee the administrative processes including supervising work of administrators, organising events, and attending meetings.
  • Work closely with colleagues in the functional team to support and ensure delivery of the Research Management process.
  • Gather and analyse specialised data which you will use to create reports to present the finding,.
  • Who are we looking for?

    We are looking for candidates with a keen interest in health research and who are committed to our values and the mission of the NIHR. Key skills we're looking for are:

  • A good understanding of the health research landscape
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to accurately interpret and analyse complex data and present in a clear and concise format.
  • Ability to offer proactive guidance and advice to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to successfully plan and deliver administrative projects.
  • Why join us?

    We understand that our staff are our greatest asset, and we take the care of our staff seriously. Some of the perks of working with us, include:

  • Hybrid Working - We're pleased to offer a hybrid-working arrangement as we know the many benefits this can bring to our staff and us as an organisation. We strive for cohesive and collaborative teams so our expectation is you spend around 20% of your time in the office.
  • Workplace Wellbeing - For the fourth year in a row, we are pleased to say we have been awarded Gold, in Mind's Workplace Wellbeing Awards and this year recognised as the top medium employer!
  • To learn more about all the benefits of working with us, please visit our website here, and check out what our staff say in the video below!

    The role is offered at 35 hours per week, but we will consider part time hours. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

    If you have any questions, or would just like to find out more, please contact us on [email protected]

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    Further details:
  • Job Description and Person Specification
  • As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach.

    Apply by midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or [email protected] quoting the job number.


    Job details


    Assistant Research Manager


    University of Southampton


    United Kingdom


    November 16, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 29, 2023

    Job type



    Biology,Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

    The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.

    The University of Southampton features holistic environments for the overall development of the students. Apart from best-in-class academic modules, the university offers ample opportunities to maintain physical fitness and mental well-being. There are sports courts, swimming pools, gymnasiums and cafeterias on the campuses. Further, regular fitness classes, sports meets, cross-disciplinary activities, competitions, cultural events, and fests are organized at the university. The University of Southampton also engages in various social and environmental awareness campaigns. Moreover, students get the opportunity to participate in community development initiatives. The university has the mission to build a better world with innovative minds.

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