What does a Research Manager do?

Research managers lead the execution of research projects by drafting proposals, selecting methods, supervising teams, managing budgets, and presenting findings. A market research firm may employ them, where they hold meetings with clients to discuss project objectives and agree on a budget; or in a university where they initiate specific research projects. Research managers identify potential ideas to pitch to directors of research and innovation, or they may submit a proposal to be approved.

Research managers select appropriate methodologies and techniques for assigned projects, acquire supplies and equipment from vendors, put together an effective team, and ensure completion of the project on time and on budget. They are responsible for planning and supervising research projects, monitoring project progress, supporting team members, implementing new methodologies, and writing reports. When a project has concluded, they present research findings. Research managers need a bachelor's degree in an occupation-specific field and vast research experience.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2%
2 - 4
39%
5 - 7
39%
8+
20%

Research Manager Seniority Levels

Research Analyst
4% made the transition
Post Doctorate Research Associate
3% made the transition
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Research Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

£41,296 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£31K
Median: £41K
£55K
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