Research Administrator


11/09/2022, 23:55

Salford - Frederick Road Campus
School of Health & Society
Part Time Fixed Term
January 2024

£25,642 - £28,762

A bit about the School of Health & Society…

Our School of Health & Society is one of the largest providers of nursing, midwifery and allied health professional education programmes in the UK, known for our track record of collaborating with a wide range of industry partners across health and social care to produce highly skilled graduates with real work experience.

Our connection to industry is stronger than ever, particularly in terms of our real-world research. The University of Salford is the leading UK university in research on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). FASD is caused by alcohol consumption in pregnancy, and is characterised by difficulties with motor coordination, speech and language, academic achievement, memory, attention, impulse control, hyperactivity, emotion regulation, adaptive functioning and social communication. The team at the University of Salford have designed ‘SPECIFIC’: an intervention for parents and carers of children newly diagnosed with FASD, using funding from the Medical Research Council. We now seek an experienced research administrator to assist with the next phase of this exciting research programme: a feasibility trial of SPECIFIC, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (Research for Patient Benefit) scheme, in partnership with the leading charity and the National FASD Clinic.

In this role, you will assist with the smooth running of the trial, providing exemplary administrative support to the Principal Investigator, co-investigators and Research Fellow.

The post will be based in the Allied and Public Health Directorate of the University of Salford.  The contract is fixed term for 14 months.

So what will the role involve?  

  • Providing full administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the project
  • Acting as a first point of contact for internal and external enquirers, including research participants
  • Helping with the organisation and servicing of events such as: conferences, workshops, management meetings and steering group meetings
  • Maintaining a positive experience for participants across the research lifecycle, inputting data and maintaining accurate records of participant status.
  • Creating and maintaining suitable filing systems to manage research and administrative data

Please contact Professor Penny Cook (  for an informal discussion.


What’s in it for you?

With over 200 languages spoken across Greater Manchester, we want to create an inspirational, inclusive learning and working environment, celebrating the diversity of our University community in our everyday conversations. Our student population is already incredibly diverse and we want to ensure this is reflected across our colleague profile as well.

To help you, we have wide ranging colleague support networks, promoting awareness events throughout the year and giving you the opportunity to share your experiences with others. Our extensive faith centre facilities reflect our continuing commitment to support the student and colleague experience and the beliefs and values you bring to our community.

There is a varied benefits package available through ‘MySalford’ where you can tailor your benefits to suit your own lifestyle – everything from additional annual leave, savings on High Street shopping, travel discounts as well as health and wellbeing support. To maintain work/life balance, when appropriate you can connect to work from wherever you are. Whether it’s our Peel Park Campus, MediaCityUK or your couch at home, the tools are there for you to do your best work. Flexibility on working from home is supported where possible, however the role will be based on the University of Salford campus.

However you identify, whatever your pathway has been to get here, come and join us at the University of Salford where we are all proud to belong - 
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This opportunity is closed to applications.