Research Manager (Psychology) - fixed term

Job title Research Manager (Psychology) - fixed term

Department Psychology

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Wednesday 02 June 2021

Closing date Sunday 18 July 2021

Interview date Tuesday 27 July 2021

Reference JB8331

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We are seeking a skilled and highly motivated Research Manager to support the Department’s ambitions to expand its research portfolio.

The post holder will be expected to play a key role supporting and coordinating research activities across the Department including;

  • support for high-priority research grant applications and outputs,
  • developing research impact,
  • helping to evaluate impact,
  • identifying research opportunities that expand our reach,
  • supporting external engagement activity,
  • maintaining web based research information and research databases,
  • strengthening our research citations and web presence,
  • supporting research related activities within the department through the Research Committee.  

You will have relevant experience and a good postgraduate degree in Psychology or a relevant subject.  You will need to be able work concurrently on projects, manage your time effectively and be flexible in response to ad hoc emerging needs.

This is a full-time fixed term role for 12-months. Applications for part-time and job-sharing roles will be considered.

For informal enquiries please contact Prof Mitchell Callan ( or Prof Julie Barnett ( in the first instance, but all applications must be made via the University website.

The Department of Psychology excels in research and teaching, regularly ranking in the top 5 in national league tables (e.g., The Complete University Guide). Research in the department occurs across more than six sub-disciplines in psychology, including clinical, cognitive, developmental, environmental, forensic, health, and social psychology.

The Department of Psychology is based in a new £30M building, featuring 12 lab spaces (EEG, Crossmodal, BioPsych, Pain Labs, VR, BioPac, Eye Tracker, Developmental, Social, Testing Labs, CREATE,CAAR). You will have an opportunity to be learn about a range of equipment.

Both the Department of Psychology and the University of Bath have a Bronze award from the Athena SWAN Charter Scheme. Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment.

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.