The Research Manager role would best suit an individual with a passion for technology and specifically information / Cyber security and software.
You should have previous experience in and enjoy technical documentation / writing, strong business analysis skills, excellent presentation skills to C level and audiences.
You should also have a thirst for researching the latest trends in the Security & Software industry and have solid knowledge of the major players in this industry.
Perhaps you have come from a IT Journalism background, or ICT research background.
and domain areas such as managed detection and response, threat lifecycle management, digital trust, governance, risk and compliance, IoT security, cloud security, and others.