MRC Skills Development Fellow or a College of Social Sciences Research Fellow

University of Glasgow - School of Social and Political Sciences

Job Purpose

To be a MRC Skills Development Fellow or a College of Social Sciences Research Fellow. Specifically, the fellowships require expert knowledge in the area of quantitative or computational social science. The post-holder will be required to develop a personal programme of interdisciplinary health-related research relevant to research strengths in the School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) and/or the Institute of Health and Wellbeing (IHW). To develop, conduct and publish research in the chosen field; to take the lead or work in collaboration with colleagues, including management of the research programme; to develop and submit research funding applications; and to conduct and publish research in high impact peer-reviewed international journals or other high-quality venues.

There are two fellowships available. Depending on the postholder’s research focus, (s)he will be a member of either the Institute of Health and Wellbeing and/or the School of Social and Political Sciences. He/she will be expected to further develop existing quantitative social science skills while applying them to health research within the MRC remit. The post-holder will be co-supervised by two senior academics from complementary disciplines, one of whom will be principal line manager. A bespoke training and development programme will be agreed with the supervisors and reviewed annually. Applicants from a non-health research background with transferrable quantitative/computational social science skills are particularly welcome, although those already working in health research are eligible to apply.

Further details are attached at the foot of the page.

Standard Terms & Conditions

  1. MRC Skills Development Fellowship in Quantitative Social Science

This prestigious, three year, Skills Development Fellowship is funded by the MRC following the University of Glasgow’s successful application to host Skills Development Fellows in the area of quantitative social science. The post-holder will enter the MRC Skills Development Fellowship Programme. The fellowship includes funding for training to support the post-holder to develop into a future academic leader.

  1. College of Social Sciences Fellowship in Quantitative Social Science applied to health.

To support the growth of its global reputation for world-changing research, the University of Glasgow is investing in the recruitment of outstanding early career researchers.

The College of Social Science Fellowships aim to recruit outstanding researchers who are in the early stages of their careers and are on a trajectory to become leaders in their chosen field. The scheme offers Fellows the opportunity to establish or further develop an independent research career. One College fellowship is allocated this year to candidates from a quantitative or computational social science background who will apply their skills and training in a health related research context. The Fellowship will be offered for three years.

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £34,520 - £38,833 per annum.

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.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 2 February 2018.

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