Research Manager

Southampton, United Kingdom
£31,406 to £38,587
27 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Feb 2022
Contract Type


Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587
Full Time Permanent/ Part time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 11 February 2022
Reference:  1678622VB

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) / Wessex Institute

6 permanent, full-time posts 

1 permanent, part-time (0.6fte) post

Applications for flexible and part-time working are welcomed. Please include details within your application.

Why work in the Wessex Institute?

The Wessex Institute is a large enterprise unit within the Faculty of Medicine (University of Southampton), providing high quality, practice-based research evidence through research funding and management services to support decision-makers in health and social care, and global health. Our capabilities are broad, ranging from public/patient involvement in research, priority setting, research funding, managing the delivery of research, publishing and disseminating research findings. Wessex Institute offers excellent benefits including generous holidays, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to develop your career in a professional and friendly working environment. Wessex Institute, hosts the National Institute for Health Research Evaluation Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, alongside the James Lind Alliance, offering excellent benefits including generous holidays and flexible working arrangements.  For full details of all the areas of work, please see the functional and additional work areas. Applicants are encouraged to highlight their preferred area of work.

Equality, Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making Wessex Institute a vibrant, proud and successful organisation. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, with the belief that excellence will be achieved through recognising the value of every individual. 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.

We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture at the Wessex Institute and creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work.   Our flexible working practices, including a hybrid working model, where employees can split their working time between the office and home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as our people.

About the role

We are looking for high calibre candidates with a passion for health research management to fill vacancies in our research management functions. Details of all the areas of work are included in the functional work areas below. Applicants are encouraged to highlight their preferred area of work.  Successful candidates will be offered positions based on the best fit of their skills, to meet business needs.

You should have a background in health research management and/or experience of working in an NHS, social care, public health or low-resource global health setting or for a patient-centred organisation/charity, alongside a genuine desire to make a difference to patients and the public.

As a Research Manager, you will manage a portfolio of work to support our research programmes and other research management activity/support working with clinicians, researchers and patients.   You will build and maintain positive and professional working relationships at all levels, both internally and externally, including with members of the public and patients, requiring excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will prioritise your workload and lead on improvements to working practices. You must be able to understand, rationalise and communicate complex problems/issues, taking or recommending appropriate action. You should have excellent writing, analytical and critical appraisal skills and be able to understand and interpret complex medical and scientific literature.

The posts are based in Southampton, although occasional travel to other locations across the UK may be required and will be fully reimbursed. 

If you have the relevant expertise and experience and are keen to play your part in improving the health and wealth of the nation, then we would like to hear from you. For an informal discussion, contact: Kate Fenton, email: 

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating a commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty 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.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 1678622VB on all correspondence.