I am planning to visit to the UK as a visiting researcher or a standard visitor as an academic. I got approved by my employer for my research in the UK and I got an invitation from a UK institute, which makes everything looks ready.
But my job title at the current workplace is not a researcher but a manager, which means I am not working as an academic although I have not few academic achievements.
There are two options. First go safe; apply for the visa after my job title has been changed to a researcher. At the beginning of next year, I will be transferred to the affiliated research institute of my company and work there as a researcher before leaving for the research. Second take risk; apply as who I am with good explanation of why I have been invited to an institute in the UK.
What will be your advice?