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Research Information and Systems Manager

RKE - Research

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £42,149 to £50,296 per annum
Grade:  Grade 09
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Friday 27 May 2022
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  R220231
Release Date:  Wednesday 13 April 2022

This is a key role within Aston’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Department, also working with colleagues across the three academic Colleges and most Professional Service Departments. The successful candidate will have experience and a good working knowledge of the UK University Sector, in particular the areas of Research and Impact. They will lead on strategy for use and optimisation of research management systems, and the collection and analysis of data concerning key research indicators.

The successful candidate will be experienced in data analysis, leading on the monitoring, benchmarking and reporting on a range of research indicator data. They will also play an important part in the long-term plans for the preparation of the next REF exercise, with a particular emphasis on data analysis concerning research funding, output evaluation and Aston’s research environment.

The role holder will be the University’s expert in research management systems. Systems management, functionality and development are all important parts of this role, and the successful candidate will liaise with both suppliers and end users. There is an important service role to play through proactive engagement with the academic community and professional services, and the development and delivery of end user training. 

This full time, permanent position reports to the Director of Research Strategy, Funding and Impact and is part of a high-performing, supportive and friendly team, which includes people with a mix of backgrounds, interests and skills. We cover a wide range of responsibilities, and as such our differences are an important part of our strength. Aston University operates a Dynamic Working Policy which sets out ways of working in locations both on and off campus, depending on the tasks being undertaken.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Rebecca Stokes at Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. 

Interviews will be held week commencing 13 June 2022.

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered.

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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