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Research Associate (255902)

University of Strathclyde - EPRC - School of Government and Public Policy

Location: Delft - Netherlands
Salary: £32,817 to £40,322 per annum (plus additional allowances based on work location in Delft)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th October 2019
Closes: 17th November 2019
Job Ref: 248853
 

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

FTE: 1 (Full time)
Term: Fixed (22 months)

The European Policies Research Centre (EPRC), in the School of Government & Public Policy, is seeking to appoint a Research Associate – based at EPRC’s office at the Technical University of Delft - to contribute to the comparative European policy research undertaken in the Centre. The appointee would participate in research programmes on regional development, particularly with respect to the design and regulation of national regional policies, EU Competition policy and regional aid, and the implementation of European Structural and Investment Funds, as well as studies on European territorial cooperation, sustainable urban development, rural development policy and citizen engagement in regional policies.

As a Research Associate, under the general guidance of a research leader, you will develop research objectives and proposals, play a lead role in relation to a specific project/s or part of a broader project, conduct individual and/or collaborative research, contribute to the development of new research methods, identify sources of funding, and contribute to the securing of funds for research, including drafting grant proposals and planning for future proposals. You will write up research work for publication, individually or in collaboration with colleagues, and disseminate the results via policy reports, peer reviewed journal publications and presentation at conferences and seminars. You will join external networks to share information and ideas, inform the development of research objectives and to identify potential sources of funding. You will collaborate with colleagues on the development of knowledge exchange activities by participating in initiatives which influence public policy.  You will contribute to Centre administrative functions and Centre, Faculty and/or University activities as required, and you will engage in continuous professional development.

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in an appropriate discipline, or have significant relevant work experience in addition to a relevant degree. You will have sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge on regional development in Europe, and a developing ability to conduct individual research work, to disseminate results and to prepare research proposals. You will have complete fluency in English and at least one other major European language. You will have an ability to plan and organise your own workload effectively and an ability to work within a team environment. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.

The post will be for 22 months in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter dependent on funding.

Formal interviews for this post will be held on 18 December 2019.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor John Bachtler, Director (john.bachtler@strath.ac.uk +44 141 548 3339) or Professor Fiona Wishlade, Director (fiona.wishlade@strath.ac.uk +44 141 548 3061).

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