Why work in Edinburgh Research Office?

Discover the benefits and career opportunities we offer in Edinburgh Research Office.

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities

We are ranked 4th in the UK for research power (Times Higher Education's REF power ratings), with 90% of our research activity classified as world leading or internationally excellent in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework. 

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.  

Our vision, purpose and values | The University of Edinburgh 

Our people work in partnership with our talented researchers 

In Edinburgh Research Office we work alongside researchers to grow ideas into successful research projects, and with research leaders to develop research strategies. Our work is fast-paced and intense; you will thrive here if you are motivated, collaborative and passionate about providing an excellent service to enable our researchers to do amazing work.

Find out how our researchers make an impact  

We work in partnership with Professor Christina Boswell, Vice Principal Research and Enterprise. Our growing remit covers: 

  • Research strategy and development 

  • Research funding, contracts and finance 

  • Research governance and integrity 

  • Research engagement and impact. 

Be part of great team 

We offer colleagues a stimulating working environment based on our values of integrity, expertise, community and collaboration.  

We are a professional, supportive and friendly team; at the heart of University research support, working in collaboration with academics and research support professionals across the institution.  

We are passionate about developing our people to gain knowledge, skills and experience both to help you develop in this role and progress in your career.  

We are committed to improving how research support is delivered across the University, with a programme in progress to redesign service delivery. 


Find out more about us

Edinburgh Research Office website

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