The University has a long standing reputation for research excellence which is underpinned by processes, policies and systems to ensure the smooth running of operations, compliance with the law, funders’ T&Cs and with the Concordat to Support Research Integrity.

To manage research ethics associated with projects with potential to do harm, four new research ethics committees are being established to consider research applications with a focus on either data & digital science, biomedical sciences, social sciences or externally reviewed/research requiring sponsorship from the University. These Committees will be multidisciplinary and will operate University wide.

The Social Sciences Research Ethics sub-Committee will consider projects in the social, educational, and psychological sciences that do not require access to the NHS, their staff, data or facilities. It will report into the Academic Ethics and Integrity Committee.

The successful applicant will have a proven track record in leadership, and the ability to drive culture change around research ethics, principles and values.

We value, promote and celebrate inclusion, and truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our whole community.

If you would like to be considered for this important University position, please submit a brief (approximately 1 side of A4) expression of interest, along with an up-to-date CV and an email of support from your Head of Department, to Caroline Pringle, Governance Manager, by 5pm on 14 September 2022. Your submission should outline why you are interested in the role and any relevant experience.

Role specification details can be found on our website. Should you have any queries regarding the role, please contact Professor Julie Barnett, Associate PVC-R.

For more details on the new research ethics governance and digital solution please click here.

Interview date: 22nd September