Ensure structures are in place to so that research staff salaries comply with equal pay requirements and Fixed-Term Employees Regulations. All researchers should be paid on the relevant University scales, unless a different pay scale is applied by the funder or fellowship scheme.

A starting salary should be set in accordance with the requirements of the role and the experience and professional contribution of the individual. A new external appointment will normally join on the lower salary range of the grade.

Ensure structures are in place to include research staff contribution increment exercise ('merit pay'), when prompted by the University's HR Division.

Note that when a member of research staff is employed on a subsequent research contract, the job title and salary must be clearly stated. Note that the salary will be the same, if the new roles in on the same grade as the previous one. If the new role is on a higher grade, a higher salary will be set, in line with University policy.