This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to a project ‘Quantum-Inspired
Imaging for Remote Monitoring of Health & Disease in Community Healthcare
(QUEST)' working with Prof Frances Mair, Dr Terry Quinn and Dr Katie
Gallacher. QUEST is an exciting programme of work that aims to develop
quantum-powered health sensors for home use to spot the earliest signs of
disease. This project within the larger QUEST programme aims to explore
barriers and facilitators to the implementation of such technologies from the
perspective of key stakeholders.
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
QUEST is a multidisciplinary project and benefits from University of Glasgow
expertise in engineering, healthcare, quantum technologies and other areas.
The post could be suitable for an enthusiastic researcher with a background in
any of these areas.
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 project deliverables and project/group/School/College research
2 Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all
data, maintaining records and databases, drafting technical/progress reports
and papers as appropriate.
3 Work with potential end users of new technologies, exploring issues
around usability, acceptability and feasibility.
4 Develop and enhance your research profile and reputation and that of The
University of Glasgow/School/Research Group, 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.
5 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.
6 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.
7 Collaborate with colleagues and participate in team/ group/ meetings/
seminars/ workshops across the research Group/School/College/University and
8 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.
9 Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the research
group and School, including Budgets/Expenditure.
10 Carry out modest Teaching activities e.g. demonstrating etc. and
associated admin as assigned by the Head of School and in consultation with
11 Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the
12 Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.
13 Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of
School/Director of Research Institute.
14 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 :
15 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.
16 Establish and sustain a track record of independent and joint published
research to establish and maintain your expert reputation in the subject area.
17 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 qualitative research
methods including data gathering (interviews or focus groups) and
qualitative data analysis.
A3 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the wider subject area or
subject specialism (health-related research, qualitative research).
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
Skills and Experience
C1 Project or subject specific skills (qualitative research methods).
C2 Research creativity and cross-discipline collaborative ability as
C3 Experience of communicating science to lay and professional groups.
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.
D1 An understanding of, or skills in, Human-Computer Interaction research.
For appointment at grade 7:
C10 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future
directions within the wider subject area or subject specialism (health-
related research, qualitative research).
C11 Knowledge of project specific technical models, equipment or techniques
(qualitative research methods and software).
C12 Sufficient depth of relevant research experience, normally including
sufficient postdoctoral experience in a related field, appropriate to an early
E1 Sufficient relevant research experience or equivalent appropriate
to an early career researcher.
E2 Project or subject specific experience (qualitative research).
E3 Experience of scientific writing.
E4 Proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner.
For appointment at grade 7:
E5 A track record of presentation and publication of research results in
E6 Experience of making a leading contribution in academic activities.
E7 Ability to demonstrate a degree of independence as illustrated by
identification of project objectives from assessment of the literature, design
& analysis of experiments & drafting of papers.
E8 Experience in undertaking independent research (qualitative research).
F1 An emerging national or international reputation
F2 Experience in Human-Computer Interaction research.
F3 Evidence of an emerging track record of publications in a relevant field.
Terms and Conditions
Salary will be Grade 6/7, £30,502 - £34,308/£37,474 - £42,155 per annum pro
This post is part-time (17.5 hours per week) with funding available for up
to 18 months in the first instance.
As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive
community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.
As a valued member of our team, you can expect:
1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are
developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.
2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including
41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook
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3 A flexible approach to working.
4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing
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We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of
all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values.
Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in
particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)
community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented
within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all
aspects of equality and diversity within our community
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