Research Impact Officer (Humanities and Social Sciences)

Queen Mary University of London - Research Services Department

Queen Mary University of London is committed to delivering outstanding impact from its world-leading research. We are now seeking to appoint a Research Impact Officer who will support the generation and evidencing of research impact for our Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic champion of research impact, with a relevant background in humanities or social sciences and a good understanding of the wide range and forms of impacts that can arise from research in these disciplines. You will provide advice to individual researchers and encourage academic participation across a broad spectrum of impact activities, such as training events and the development of web resources, which will support the understanding, delivery and communication of impact across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. You will also support the selection and creation of impact case studies for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Reporting to the Research Impact Manager, you will be based in an established Business & Partnerships Team (part of QMUL’s Research Services Directorate). You will work closely with the academic leads for research and impact as well as QMUL’s academic researchers in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Ideally, you will have work experience in knowledge exchange or REF impact preparation gained through working in a similar role in a research-intensive university.

The post is full time and permanent. Starting salary will be £36,677 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to David Steynor at

Application enquiries can be directed to

For further details and to make an application please visit and search for QMUL12684.

The closing date for applications is 2 October 2017. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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