Profession research manager

Research managers oversee the research and development functions of a research facility or program or university. They support the executive staff, coordinate work activities, and monitor staff and research projects. They may work in a wide array of sectors, such as the chemical, technical and life sciences sector. Research managers can also advise on research and execute research themselves.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Investigative
  • Investigative / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Project management

    Understand project management and the activities which comprise this area. Know the variables implied in project management such as time, resources, requirements, deadlines, and responding to unexpected events.

  • Scientific research methodology

    The theoretical methodology used in scientific research involving doing background research, constructing an hypothesis, testing it, analysing data and concluding the results.

Skills

  • Manage operational budgets

    Prepare, monitor and adjust operational budgets together with the economical/administrative manager/professionals in the arts institute/unit/project.

  • Report analysis results

    Produce research documents or give presentations to report the results of a conducted research and analysis project, indicating the analysis procedures and methods which led to the results, as well as potential interpretations of the results.

  • Cope with challenging demands

    Maintain a positive attitude towards new and challenging demands such as interaction with artists and handling of artistic artefacts. Work under pressure such as dealing with last moment changes in time schedules and financial restraints.

  • Respect cultural differences in the field of exhibition

    Respect cultural differences when creating artistic concepts and exhibitions. Collaborate with international artists, curators, museums and sponsors.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Discuss research proposals

    Discuss proposals and projects with researchers, decide on resources to allocate and whether to move forward with the study.

  • Provide project information on exhibitions

    Provide information on the preparation, execution and evaluation of exhibitions and other artistic projects.

  • Work independently on exhibitions

    Work autonomously on the development of a framework for artistic projects such as locations and workflows.

  • Communicate in English at a competent user level

    Competent use of English; R351refers to level C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

  • Estimate duration of work

    Produce accurate calculations on time necessary to fulfil future technical tasks based on past and present information and observations or plan the estimated duration of individual tasks in a given project.

  • Study topics

    Carry out effective research on relevant topics to be able to produce summary information appropriate to different audiences. The research may involve looking at books, journals, the internet, and/or verbal discussions with knowledgeable persons.

  • Manage research and development projects

    Plan, organise, direct and follow up on projects aimed at developing new products, implementing innovative services, or further developing existing ones.

  • Study a collection

    Research and trace the origins and the historical significance of collections and archive content.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

Optional knowledge and skills

biology conduct quantitative research use ict recources to solve work related tasks physics liaise with cultural partners perform project management project management principles present exhibition direct an artistic team conduct qualitative research interact with an audience laboratory techniques chemistry