Research Culture Officer (2 years)

University of London

Department: Research Services
Salary: Starting salary will be within the range £41,386pa – £48,414pa (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL32066
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 8 March 2023
Closing date: 3 April 2023

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Queen Mary has ambitious plans for Research and Innovation. Our Strategy 2030 sets out our aim to be recognised for our distinctive, world-leading, curiosity-driven and applied research. Building on our strengths, and our commitment to becoming the most inclusive research-intensive university anywhere by 2030, we will continually build our research capacity for social, cultural and economic impact.

Creating a research culture where everyone can thrive and excel underpins the delivery of this work. The Research Culture Manager will play a significant role in supporting significant culture change across the university, working closely with colleagues in the faculties and in other central professional services teams to embed a collaborative, diverse, inclusive, supportive, and high-performing culture. This is a new post which will take ownership of strategic projects and insight, supporting and leading change across the university.

The Research Culture Manager is a new role, who will lead the development and delivery of Queen Mary’s first cross-university research culture strategy and action plan. This is a role which offers exceptional potential for creativity, innovation and the development of best practice, with an opportunity to make an impact at an institutional level.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The role is offered as a two-year fixed term contract or as a secondment for internal candidates. It is a full-time role however we welcome applications for flexible working, reduced FTE or job share. The team is currently working in a hybrid pattern, and candidates should expect to be on campus at least three days per week.

The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £41,386 – £48,414 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Women, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Please contact Hannah Bentley, Executive Officer for Research and Innovation ([email protected] ), for an informal discussion about the role.

The closing date for applications is 3 April 2023. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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