Research Assistant/Associate

University of Glassgow

United Kingdom

October 24, 2022

Description

Research Assistant/Associate

Job Purpose

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 opportunities allow.

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 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 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 wider community.

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 Principal Investigator.

11 Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline.

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 World.

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.

Knowledge/Qualifications

Essential

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).

Desirable

B1 An awarded or recently submitted or near completion PhD in subject specialism or equivalent.

For appointment at grade 7:

Essential:

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 role(s).

Skills and Experience

Essential

C1 Project or subject specific skills (qualitative research methods).

C2 Research creativity and cross-discipline collaborative ability as appropriate.

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 concisely.

C5 Excellent interpersonal skills including team working and a collegiate approach.

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.

Desirable

D1 An understanding of, or skills in, Human-Computer Interaction research.

For appointment at grade 7:

Essential :

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 career researcher.

Experience

Essential

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:

Essential

E5 A track record of presentation and publication of research results in quality journals/conferences.

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).

Desirable

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 rata.

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 https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.

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 https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

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