Research Associate (National Centre for Resilience) (2 posts)

University of Glasgow - School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Job Purpose
These posts are based at the University's Dumfries Campus which is home to its School of Interdisciplinary Studies and the newly established National Centre for Resilience (NCR). The NCR, which will be Scotland’s first resilience ‘centre of excellence’, is a collaborative multi-agency partnership that brings together resilience, scientific and academic communities to enhance our resilience and preparedness to natural hazards. Applications from individuals with expertise in resilience as it relates to community resilience; critical infrastructure; responses to natural hazards, forecasting; land use and planning; and business are particularly sought.

The purpose of the job is to make a leading contribution to the development of the research and knowledge exchange capacity and outputs of the newly established National Centre for Resilience. The post-holder will also be required to work in collaboration with NCR partners to identify new areas for research and to demonstrate a degree of leadership in contributing to the formulation and submission of research proposals and publications. They will also act with a degree of independence to help establish and shape this innovative and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7.

This post is has funding for 1 year, in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

The University has been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award.
The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.
The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held w/c 16 January 2017.

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