Senior Research Project Manager CV Template

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This is a CV template for research project manager posts, either in an academic, public sector or commercial environment. It is designed as a model and a basis for your own CV.

Start with a summary of your research experience/aims. This is the equivalent of a personal statement but is specifically designed to summarise your research methodology and plans. Keep this brief, usually only two or three sentences. And keep it simple; do not go into a lot of detail or use confusing jargon.

This CV will prioritise your research history and experience but you also need to mention your educational background and any teaching experience you have.

It is important that you demonstrate that you have expertise in running research projects, so you must show that you have leadership and managerial skills as well as the ability to conduct the research itself.

Do not forget to include the contact details for two referees at the end. 


Personal Details


(Date of birth)







List here your research aims and career expertise so far. This should only take a sentence or two.


List projects/companies/institutions that you have worked for in reverse order (i.e. most recent first)


List specific grants of money that you have been instrumental in securing.


PhD:  title, date and place where received, supervisor’s name/examiners’ names
Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees:  details of where and what awarded and grade achieved.
Any other relevant awards, eg teaching qualifications


List any awards or prizes that your research excellence has achieved.


List hobbies that demonstrate your leadership and project management skills. List any language skills you have or experience working with an unusual computer package.


Give names of at least two referees who know you in a professional capacity


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