Research managers

A wide variety of opportunities exist for those wishing to pursue a career in research support services and management.


Research manager career


Careers in research management and support facilitate high quality research through the development and delivery of research studies, from concept to archiving, dissemination and knowledge transfer. 

While there is huge diversity in the roles occupied by people across the hospital and university, examples of typical roles and responsibilities include:

  • managing the financial, contractual & regulatory aspects of research

  • supporting research study management and delivery

  • managing clinical trials and research programmes


The work might involve clerical or administrative support, developing and implementing policy and processes, providing specialist internal advice and support, or carrying out project management.

Please contact our training lead for research managers for advice on how you can pursue a career as a research manager.


Viki Walton: training lead for research managers