Senior Research Partnerships Manager - H&SS: Queen Mary University of London

About the Role

This role will support researchers in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences to develop relationships with external organisations including the commercial, government and not-for-profit sectors. The focus for the development of research partnerships will be through collaborative research schemes (e.g. Research Councils, Wellcome Trust) and strategic, capacity building bids (e.g. fellowships and Faculty Doctoral Training bids) as well as contract/consultancy research and tenders.

The post-holder will lead, manage and deliver the team’s support to the HSS Faculty including line management of the Research Partnerships Manager, who has focussed on developing a consultancy portfolio. This will require identifying key partners and funding opportunities; supporting high quality research bids; negotiating contracts and agreements; and advising on strategies to deliver future success. There will be an emphasis on generating substantial, long-term relationships with partners, recognising the wider benefits that these types of relationships bring to academic research, teaching and impact across the Faculty.

About You

The successful candidate will have significant research development/engagement experience gained within a research-intensive HEI and a successful track record of handling partner negotiations, including contract review and development. They will have significant writing experience, including large scale/complex research proposals, business plans, case studies and marketing materials. The successful candidate will have experience of managing, mentoring and motivating staff and strong interpersonal skills.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 7, £55,840 - £62,415 per, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Kalpana Chaturvedi at


Job reference: QMUL22332

Closing date: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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