Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) Research and Impact Manager

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7069487 (Ref.No. ENVGE1128)
Posted: September 4, 2020

Job Description

Are you an experienced and capable research manager who has an interest in working in the field of data analytics? This role offers an excellent opportunity for those keen to work in an exciting and multidisciplinary environment.

Formed in 2014, the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) at Leeds is delivering insights into human behaviour using consumer and commercial datasets. The CDRC continues to grow and as such is seeking a talented and highly motivated Research and Impact Manager who can help us deliver impact from our data assets and affiliated projects. We are looking for someone who can oversee a portfolio of projects and deliver innovative support for both new and ongoing research.

Working with a team of academics and researchers you will help us to deliver excellent research which utilises our unique data assets. You will be involved in the complete lifecycle of the project, from inception and planning, through to delivery and dissemination of outputs. As such you will have the opportunity to be involved in the delivery of substantial projects which achieve wide reaching impact and ultimately raise the profile of the CDRC.

As Research and Impact Manager you will oversee the delivery of CDRC research projects and to maximize their wider impact. You will be responsible for developing a project initiation process that ensures research delivers appropriate outcomes and impact, and for defining a framework for collating data and narratives on research impact. With these frameworks in place, you will track the progression of research projects, supporting academics and researchers in delivering objectives, and promoting collaboration with stakeholders. Working with the wider CDRC team, you will help coordinate the delivery of diverse, high-impact research outputs, from journal papers and conference publications, to blog posts and tweets.

You will also play an important role in advising the Centre Manager and Directors on financial matters, producing forecasts and plans for expenditure throughout the grant.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Nik Lomax, Co-Director, CDRC


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Geography
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions an offer will not be made above £45,361 p.a.
Working Time:  100% - We will consider job share and flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 31 March 2022 (External Funding))
Release Date:  Thursday 03 September 2020
Closing Date:  Saturday 03 October 2020
Reference:  ENVGE1128

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