Research Fellow (x4 Posts: 1 of 4)

University of Greenwich - Faculty of Education and Health

  1. Applied Psychology Research Group (1.0fte for 6 months or to 31 July 2018 whichever is soonest)


  • To support research activity for which appointment has been made
  • To support staff in the faculty and the development of research and enterprise
  • To manage events and other activities related to the role


Team Specific

  • Work with other staff to develop research and enterprise as evidenced by publications and bids
  • Manage existing activities in order to successfully achieve research aims
  • Work effectively within a team environment
  • Support the preparation and dissemination of research and enterprise findings
  • Liaise with external and internal contacts to develop collaborations for research proposals and projects
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals for external funding

Generic Responsibilities

  • Represent the University at project meetings
  • Take part in Faculty activities

Managing Self

  • Be familiar with key literature and be able to identify literature in areas that are less familiar
  • Work independently to achieve deadlines
  • Regularly communicate progress to identified parties

Core Requirements

  • Adhere to and promote the University’s Equality and Diversity policies
  • Ensure compliance with Health & Safety regulations
  • Support and promote the University’s Sustainability policies, including the Carbon Management Plan, and carry out duties in a resource efficient way, recognising the shared responsibility of minimising the university's negative environmental impacts wherever possible.

Additional Requirements

  • Travel to partner institutions for project meetings, as well as national/international conferences
  • Membership of the University of Greenwich Early Career Research Initiative (if relevant)
  • Undertake such other duties as may reasonably be requested
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check. The University will arrange this.


  • Meet project deadlines, such as data preparation and analysis, publications, presentations, research meetings etc., within agreed timelines and targets
  • Where required within appointment increase number and quality of publications with staff in the relevant research group
  • Where required within appointment increase applications for external funding from the relevant research group
  • Publication of research findings in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Write and submit external bids with members of staff

Work effectively with partner organisation’s to produce research outputs

KEY RELATIONSHIPS (Internal & External):

  • Faculty Director of Research and Enterprise
  • Faculty Enterprise Development Manager
  • Faculty Research Development Officer
  • Heads of Department
  • Staff in the Faculty of Education and Health




  • Evidence of writing for publication in high quality journals
  • Demonstrable experience of coordinating and managing research and enterprise
  • Demonstrable experience in research methods and data analysis
  • Experience writing bids for external funding
  • Experience of supporting others to develop research and enterprise  capacity


  • Ability to communicate effectively within a team in order to keep all parties up to date with project developments
  • Excellent qualitative research skills including data analysis and reporting
  • Good qualitative  research skills
  • Ability to communicate research findings to academics and non-academics.
  • Ability to liaise with external parties to develop research collaborations
  • Ability to work under pressure, to tight research deadlines


  • Good first degree in cognate discipline
  • PhD in cognate discipline (or very near completion)



  • Organisation of dissemination activities, such as research meetings and seminars.


  • MSc in research methods in cognate discipline
  • Project management training and/or qualification
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