Research Development Manager - Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Queen's University Belfast - Research and Enterprise

Founded in 1845 as Queen’s College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we’re a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

The successful candidate will play an integral role in supporting the growth of the research portfolio within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, proactively encouraging and supporting the submission of proposals to a range of funding bodies including the research councils, government and charities.

Our five core values (Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Ambition, Connected) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation.

The successful candidate must have: 

  • A primary or postgraduate degree in a relevant subject (Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences or related).
  • Proven recent experience of working within a relevant research (academic, public-sector or commercial research environment) or research funding environment.
  • Detailed and current knowledge of the research funding landscape in the UK.
  • Proven track record of assisting the initiation and development of successful large-scale collaborative/grand challenge research funding applications.
  • Proven track record of developing strong relationships and effective interactions with senior researchers

Anticipated interview date: Thursday 31 May 2018

Salary scale: £39,992 - £49,149 per annum (potential to progress to £52,132 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing date: Wednesday 9 May 2018

For full criteria and to apply online, visit For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as people with disabilities and females are currently under-represented in this particular category of work, it would particularly welcome applications from these groups.

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