Research Assistant

University of Glasgow - RI Health and Wellbeing

Job Purpose

The post-holder will contribute to the Neighbourhoods and Communities Programme of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU).

The post-holder will support the Programme Leader in developing research furthering our understanding of how social and physical environment might improve public health and reduce health inequalities. Specifically, the post-holder will contribute by obtaining and preparing large spatial datasets, manipulating them in GIS, writing project specific code in a general purpose programming language, preferably Python or R, and carrying out research examining relationships between environment and population health.

The post requires the ability to create and code innovative solutions to data handling and data analysis problems. The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and develop new projects.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6, £28,098 - £31,604 per annum.

This post is full time (35 hours per week) and has funding until 31 March 2020.

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.

Vacancy reference: 018364; Closing date: 22 October 2017.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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