This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the project Personalised
Exercise-Rehabilitation for people with Multiple long-term conditions
(PERFORM) which aims to produce a personalised exercise-rehabilitation
programme for people living with multiple long term health conditions that
factors in these complex needs. The researcher will be working with (Profs
Frances Mair, Emma McIntosh, Rod Taylor and Dr Bhautesh Jani).
The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the
formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as
well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Perform the following activities in conjunction with and under the guidance of
the Principal/Co Investigator:
1. Plan and conduct assigned research individually or jointly in accordance
with the PERFORM project deliverables and Institute of Health and Wellbeing
and MVLS College research strategy.
2. Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all
data, maintaining records and databases, drafting technical/progress reports
and papers as appropriate.
3. Develop and enhance your research profile and reputation of The University
of Glasgow/ Institute of Health and Wellbeing, including contributing to
publications of international quality in high profile/quality refereed
journals, enhancing the research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit,
and gathering indicators of esteem.
4. Contribute to the presentation of work at international and national
conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to
develop and enhance our research profile.
5. Contribute to the identification of potential funding sources and to
assist in the development of proposals to secure funding from internal and
external bodies to support future research.
6. Collaborate with colleagues and participate in team/ group/ meetings/
seminars/ workshops across the research Group/School/College/University and
7. Contribute to the organisation, supervision, mentoring and training of
undergraduate and/or postgraduate students and less experienced members of the
project team to ensure their effective development.
8. Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the PERFORM
research group and Institute of Health and Wellbeing, including
9. Carry out modest Teaching activities e.g. supervision and marking and
associated admin as assigned by the Director of Institute and in consultation
with Principal Investigator.
10. Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the
11. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.
12. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Director of
Institute of Health and Wellbeing.
13. Contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile
in line with the University's Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The
For appointment at grade 7:
14. Perform the above duties with a higher degree of independence, leadership
and responsibility, particularly in relation to planning, funding,
collaborating and publishing research, and mentoring colleagues.
15. Establish and sustain a track record of independent and joint published
research to establish and maintain your expert reputation in the subject area.
16. Survey the research literature and environment, understand the research
challenges associated with the project & subject area, & develop/implement a
suitable research strategy.
A1 SCQF Level 10 (Honours degree) in a relevant subject or a cognate
discipline, or equivalent.
A2 Specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of health
sciences/epidemiology/health economics or other relevant subject (e.g.
statistics, health service research).
A3 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the wider subject area or
B1 An awarded (or recently submitted or near completion) PhD in subject
specialism or equivalent
For appointment at grade 7:
A4 Normally Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or
alternatively possess the equivalent in professional qualifications and
experience, with experience of personal development in a similar or related
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
C1 Project or subject specific skills (statistical/epidemiological research
C2 Record of use of statistical software such as R, STATA, Python or other
equivalent statistical software
C3 Research creativity and cross-discipline collaborative ability as
C4 Excellent communication skills oral and written, including public
presentations and ability to communicate complex data/concepts clearly and
C5 Excellent interpersonal skills including team working and a collegiate
C6 Appropriate workload/time/project/budget/people management skills
C7 Extensive IT and data analysis/interpretation skills as appropriate
C8 Self-motivation, initiative and independent thought/working
C9 Problem solving skills including a flexible and pragmatic approach
For appointment at grade 7:
C10 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future
directions within the sphere of epidemiology research
C11 Knowledge of a range of statistical analyses to address relevant
hypotheses/ research questions including use of statistical software such as
R, STATA, Python or other equivalent statistical software packages.
C12 Sufficient depth of relevant research epidemiological experience, normally
including sufficient postdoctoral experience in a related field, appropriate
to an early career researcher
C13 Good critical and innovative thinking skills
D1 Knowledge of clustering techniques for statistical data analysis
E1 Sufficient relevant research experience (or equivalent) appropriate to an
early career researcher
E2 Project or subject specific experience (quantitative/observational
E3 Experience of scientific writing
E4 Proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner
E5 Evidence of an emerging track record of publications in a relevant field
For appointment at grade 7:
E6 Experience of using or preparing large electronic health datasets for
E7 Experience of quantitative/observational epidemiological research
E8 Experience of undertaking detailed statistical analyses to address relevant
hypotheses/ research questions
E9 Proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner
E10 A track record of presentation and publication of research results in
E11 Experience of making a leading contribution in academic activities
E12 Ability to demonstrate a degree of independence as illustrated by
identification of project objectives from assessment of the literature, design
& analysis of research projects & drafting of papers.
E13 Experience in undertaking independent research using a range of
methodological approaches in epidemiology/statistics.
E14 Commitment to open research, as appropriate to the discipline, through
open data, open code, open educational resources, and practices that support
E15 Proven commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues and
to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage.
F1 Experience of clustering techniques
F2 Experience of working in an epidemiology research environment or of real-
world health data analysis
F3 Experience of economic analyses
Please note that as part of your application you must address and demonstrate
how you meet EACH of the essential/desirable criteria, point by point.
Any further enquiries on this post may be directed to Professor Frances Mair,
Terms and Conditions
Salary will be on the University's Research and Teaching Grade 6/7, £29,614 -
£33,309/£36,382 - £40,927 per annum, pro rata.
This post is part time (17.5 hours per week) and has funding for 12 months.
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.
It is the University of Glasgow's mission to foster an inclusive climate,
which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching
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 equality.
The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.
Vacancy Reference: 071807, Closing Date: 9 December 2021
Vacancy Ref : 071807 Close Date : 09-Dec-2021 23:45