Research Service Manager

London (GB)
£44,978 to £51,490 per annum
15 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Service Manager

Research Management

Salary:   £44,978 to £51,490 per annum inclusive
Closing Date:   Sunday 08 October 2017
Interview Date:   Wednesday 18 October 2017 
Reference:  PSS-RM-07A

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. We wish to appoint a Research Service Manager to oversee the processes, audit and system needs of the School’s portfolio of research grants and consultancies. The post holder will report directly to the Heads of Research Operations and will be responsible for ensuring that an efficient and effective service is provided to both faculty staff and research funders.

This is a busy and varied role which requires the post holder to manage our Internal and External Audit Requirements, with the support of the Research Service Assistants. In addition to this responsibility, working with Research Funding Manager and the Research Finance Manager, the successful candidate will identify and implement changes required to improve effectiveness and efficiency, improving the information and training that is available on research administration and to find new ways of promoting good practice. As well as working closely with office colleagues, the post holder is expected to build strong relationships with staff from other areas of the School and to work collaboratively with them to develop more integrated research management system. Finally the post holder will be required to maintain all on-line portal access, and collaborate with the Head of Research Operation in sourcing and implementing a new Research Costing tool, to replace our current system.

This is the ideal role for an accomplished research administrator with a detailed knowledge and experience of the financial aspects of research project management within a HEI, strong analytical skills and practical experience of systems and procedural change.  We are looking for a strong communicator who can demonstrate judgement, initiative and creativity and who has the ability to disseminate complex information clearly and effectively.

The post is full-time and permanent. The salary will be on the Professional Support Pathway Grade 7 scale in the range £44,978 to £51,490 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London, Keppel Street.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference PSS-RM-07A.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable.  

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.