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Join our Research Governance and Compliance Team

The University of Bath is committed to driving high quality research underpinned by the highest standards of research governance, integrity and ethics.

Our research is helping to change the world for the better. We work in partnership to help create a healthier, more sustainable and connected future for us all, which is one of the reasons why it's so important that we recognise that the quality of any research environment is dictated by the policies, codes of practice, processes and governance arrangements that underpin research behaviours and practices.

This new team will have responsibility for the strategic oversight of research governance policies and processes, monitoring compliance with integrity and ethical standards and contributing to a positive research culture. This is a really exciting and unique opportunity to join a Team as it is being established. 

The Research Governance and Compliance Team will play a critical role in the University, working across faculties, Centres, Institutes, and professional services. On establishing this Team, the following recruitment opportunities have emerged:

  • Head of Research Governance and Compliance

  • Research Compliance and Assurance Manager

  • Research Integrity Manager

  • Research Ethics Officer

We would love to hear from you if you have experience of upholding the highest standards of research integrity and ethics to facilitate research including research in health and social care. These roles will make a major contribution in developing our processes, principles and policies to contribute towards a positive research culture. We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have a proven track record in managing ethics processes, engaging with the NHS Trusts, setting up and monitoring clinical trials or knowledge of ‘Trusted Research’ including export control and NSI Act. 

If you have a background in research or research management in an academic or NHS setting we would also be interested in hearing from you.

What can we offer you?

Every team at the University is the foundation for our community. Everyone who works or engages with the University benefits from the various teams surrounding them including Researchers, Academics, Technicians and Professional Services. The teams are only as strong as their output and reputation, which thankfully speak for themselves. Joining us, you’re supported and encouraged by the best minds.

At the University, we foster and encourage a collaborative way of working that is underpinned by genuine support. Our community is comfortable with the innovative culture we have created, one where it is not only about studies and scholarly collaboration, but people can utilise their own skills to showcase their dedication and contribute to the commitment of others. This dedication covers their own work, the University and each other’s endeavours.

We trust our employees to do their roles in the way that suits their lives; so offer a number of flexible options across our roles to ensure a suitable life/work balance.

The University allows for hybrid working and remote working can be considered. 

We value, promote and celebrate inclusion. We believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our staff and students. Our assessment approach ensures you will have the opportunity to promote your individuality, and we will make all offers based on your competencies and experience relative to the role. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

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 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 very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Find out more about our full reward and benefit package here:

 https://www.bath.ac.uk/professional-services/pay-and-reward/

Current job opportunities

Working as part of the Research Governance and Compliance team at the University means no two days are the same due to the diversity of the role and the fact that each day involves working with researchers or academics/staff – it’s variable. This results in challenges that can be relished.

Click on the jobs below to view further information, and to apply:

In addition to the skills mentioned above we will be looking to appoint those who are natural facilitators, have great customer service approach, can work creatively and are able to review and reflect on best practice to ensure that processes keep pace with research requirements, if this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

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