Research Associates (2 posts)

University of Glasgow - School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Job Purpose

To take a key role in the delivery of the Wellcome Trust funded study ‘Global Interventions at the End of Life’; working closely with members of the project team and reporting to the Principal Investigator, Professor David Clark.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To take responsibility for specific empirical case studies or conceptual work in support of the project’s key aims, working closely with other members of the core team and its collaborators.
  2. To take specific responsibility for literature searches and systematic and narrative reviews from the available literature, also making wide use of documentary and statistical sources available via the internet.
  3. To undertake some primary data collection involving interviews, surveys or other methods.
  4. To contribute to and, where appropriate take a lead in, the production of high-impact publications that report the findings of the study and also to present work at appropriate national and international meetings.
  5. To work closely with other members of the team and the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group to support a co-ordinated approach to the conduct of the project and the achievement of its outcomes.
  6. To contribute to the international presence of the project, through the use of social media and engagement in external networks and collaborations.
  7. To undertake agreed teaching and student supervision duties, in agreement with the PI.
  8. To undertake agreed project-related administrative duties, in agreement with the PI.
  9. To participate in the wider activities of the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group.
  10. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 – A Global Vision

Standard Terms & Conditions

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

These two posts are offered on a full time basis with funding for 24 months. The successful candidates are expected to take up post on or before 1 March 2018.

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.

Vacancy reference: 019510, closing date: 3 January 2018.

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

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