Research Manager - Editorial and Publishing (2 Roles)

University of Southampton - The Wessex Institute


Location: Chilworth

Interview Date: To be confirmed

2 x Posts Available

1 x Full Time, Permanent

1 x Full Time, Fixed term - 12 Months (Maternity Cover)

The Wessex Institute is part of the University of Southampton. Handling contracts including the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) we manage and maximise the impact of ground-breaking medical research programmes, influencing the future of healthcare delivery across the UK and medicine worldwide.

Two vacancies have arisen in the NIHR Journals Library editorial office which manages reports describing the findings of research funded by the NIHR through the editorial processes leading to publication in the NIHR Journals Library ( Good knowledge of STM publishing and scholarly articles is essential, as are an analytical mind, exceptional communication and writing skills and a high standard of written English.

You will have a proven track record of success in a relevant editorial or publishing role, or similar transferrable experience, ideally with experience of using a web content management system. In addition, you will be proficient in building and maintaining strong working relationships, for example with authors, editors and reviewers. You will be educated to at least degree level or equivalent with excellent organisational and administrative skills, be IT literate and already have responsibility for managing discrete areas of work or projects. Strong team-working skills are essential.

Based within Chilworth Science Park, a site of natural beauty with a conservation area this is a unique, impressive work environment. You will be challenged and stimulated in a community of multidisciplinary academics, professionals and specialists, working together to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.

As part of the Wessex Institute, the successful appointee will enjoy the benefits of being an employee of the University of Southampton (ranked in the top 1% in the world). Benefits include a very generous holiday allowance with extra University closure days as well as bank holidays, free and plentiful parking at the Science Park site, annual salary appraisals and structured career development pathways. There are many other benefits including full access to the main University leisure and arts facilitates.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Sarah Llewellyn-Lloyd; Tel: 02380 595652

You should submit your completed online application form at The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above. If you need any assistance, please contact Anastasia Shikhareva on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote vacancy reference number 792916VB on all correspondence.

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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