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Research Culture Manager

Belfast (County) (GB)
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Job Type
Research Related, Research Manager
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Details

School: Research and Innovation Executive
Campus: Any – to be agreed with the successful applicant
Salary: £46,974
Fixed term: until 31 July 2026 
Closing Date: Thursday 25 April 2024 at 23:30
Reference Number: 27103


We are a university with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation, and regional engagement, making a major contribution to the economic, social, and cultural development of Northern Ireland.

Our core business activities are teaching and learning, widening access to education, research and innovation and technology and knowledge transfer.


The Research Culture Manager will work collaboratively with research and support teams to better understand and contribute to a long-term, strategic approach to research culture. Building from existing good practice and coordinating with the implementation of the Ulster University Research Strategy 2023-2028: People, Place and Partnership, the Research Culture Manager will identify gaps and areas for improvement and build upon existing good practice to progress a positive research environment where individuals thrive and are supported to undertake locally and internationally impactful research. 

Responsible to the Director of Research and Innovation, the Research Culture Manager will support the delivery of the University’s core research values of collaboration, enhancing potential, inclusion, and integrity. The successful postholder will work in partnership with researchers to devise appropriate mechanisms to capture, progress and evaluate strategic objectives and ensure continuous learning and interdisciplinary collaboration. 


  • Hold a degree or other relevant professional qualification.
  • Have significant experience in higher education or a research environment with good knowledge and understanding of the challenges aligned to the research environment and/or research culture. 
  • Have a sound knowledge and understanding of best practice in research culture and awareness of key concepts in Practice as Research.
  • Have experience of successfully delivering transformational change through a complex project.

Ulster University holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing Gender equality. You can read more about what this means on our University website. The University has a range of initiatives to support a family-friendly working environment, including flexible working.


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