Research Data Manager (Fixed term)

Job title Research Data Manager (Fixed term)

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322 Pro rata, Fixed Term

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Thursday 09 July 2020

Closing date Sunday 09 August 2020

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference SB7677

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The University of Bath is looking for a Research Data Manager to join their team and support with Stop Tobacco Organisations & Products (STOP) and TobaccoTactics website.


You will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining the research data of the Tobacco Control Research Group. This will involve dealing with multiple data types across a range of projects. 
  • Advising on the structure of the databases, data classification and tagging. You will be editing and modifying the data on a regular basis to ensure that it can be easily searched and shared amongst researchers. You will audit existing systems to ensure their effectiveness.
  • Advising on, commissioning and implementing new data storage systems to ensure they are effective and compatible. You will be responsible for ensuring staff are appropriately trained in their use and for liaising with external partners where necessary

You will be required to work with partners to help link interfaces to our databases. You will be required to input into the development of our TobaccoTactics website. The successful candidate should have experience of data or knowledge management, preferably in a university environment, and experience of Evernote. You will liaise with colleagues in the library and in the Digital, Data & Technology Group to ensure compliance with university standards. You will also ensure that the data is held securely to meet the particular confidentiality demands of the Project.

Please note that this is a full-time (36.5 hours per week) fixed term post until the end of November 2021


Stop Tobacco Organisations & Products (STOP) is funded by $15m from Bloomberg Philanthropies, aimed at developing a tobacco industry watchdog to deliver policy change. It is a partnership between the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath, the Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control, Thailand, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Paris, and Vital Strategies, New York. 

 As such it brings together the global leaders in in tobacco industry monitoring and research, advocacy, accountability and communication. This unique combination will help ensure our research is widely and effectively communicated and maximally impactful.

We will be leading the tobacco industry monitoring and research arm of the work. With a focus on low and middle income countries, we will be extending the scale, geographic reach and responsiveness of our current research. 

Within the University of Bath, the STOP team will be based within the Tobacco Control Research Group and include staff from different faculties, departments and research centres.

We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We will consider applications which require flexible working.

We value, promote and celebrate inclusion, challenging discrimination and putting equality, diversity and belonging at the heart of everything we do. We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups such as Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled people, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

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. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

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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. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.