Senior Research Manager

Expiring today

Southampton, United Kingdom
£39,152 to £49,553
08 Apr 2021
End of advertisement period
11 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time


Location: Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary: £39,152 to £49,553
1 Full time Permanent, 2x Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/03/2022)
Closing Date: Sunday 11 April 2021
Interview Date: See advert
Reference: 1345821VB

One permanent and two Fixed term, full-time Senior Research Manager positions (up to 12 months ending 31 March 2022) to manage the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) research functions. Part-time and flexible working considered.

The Wessex Institute is a large enterprise unit within the Faculty of Medicine, situated at the University of Southampton’s Science Park, Chilworth. The Institute is focused on providing high-quality, practice-based research evidence to support decision makers in health and social care, and is home to one of the NIHR coordinating centres, NETSCC, which was established in 2008.

NETSCC manages six research funding programmes including national programmes and Global Health Research Programmes on behalf of the NIHR and is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care. Candidates with experience in public health, global health, applied health related research and working with commissioners are welcome.

We are looking for experienced high calibre candidates with a passion for applied health research to lead busy teams responsible from areas ranging from identifying and prioritising important areas for health research; managing our Global Health programmes; advertising research calls, organising peer review and funding award decisions; contracting research and actively monitoring its performance; to publishing research and assessing the impact of the research. The positions advertised are all covered by the attached generic job description and the range of task lists provided. Applicants will be deployed to any one of the Senior Research Manager areas described to facilitate staff development. Staff are encouraged to move internally during their employment to support career development opportunities and meet organisational requirements.

As a Senior Research Manager, you will have proven leadership, organisation and people management skills (at a strategic level), experience of successfully driving quality and efficiency improvements to working practice and processes, be able to confidently communicate with and influence others, and have the ability to critically appraise research evidence and data. You will be joining an enthusiastic and cohesive team who are committed to adding maximum value to the management of health research.

The institute is within the University’s Faculty of Medicine and has a dedicated staff team focused on making a difference to patients and the public and providing research evidence to meet the needs of decision makers in health and social care. Our teams also comprise health research administrators, specialists in information management, finance, contracting, public and patient involvement and communications.

The University of Southampton is an institution in the top one per cent of world universities and has an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. The University offers excellent benefits including generous holidays, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to develop your career in a professional and friendly working environment.

The University Science Park offers a pleasant, spacious and green working environment, on-site childcare facilities, coffee shop and good transport access, including a regular commuter bus link.

The salary indicated is the range that applies to the post of MSA 5 Senior Research Manager.

For an informal chat about any of the available posts, please contact Dr Sarah Puddicombe, Please provide your phone number and we will arrange to call you back.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form and CV at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call the Recruitment Team on +44 (0) 23 80592750. Please quote reference 1345821VB on all correspondence. 

We are planning to conduct online interviews on w/c 19 April 2021 using Microsoft teams. We will provide a link and you will not need any specific software but please indicate in your application if you have IT or broadband issues or any other requirements that will make this challenging for you.

The Wessex Institute is committed to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace; and recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages. We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.