The successful candidate will contribute to autistic spectrum disorders and
learning disabilities research. These projects will make use of Scottish
census, CPRD primary care and other population-based datasets. The successful
candidate will be supported to develop cutting edge research skills and take
advantage of relevant training to develop their career.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Perform the following activities in conjunction with and under the guidance of
the Observatory Director, project PIs and other researchers on the project
Conduct analysis of Scotland's Census data and other linked datasets; including developing analysis plans and interpretation of results.
Lead on writing research publications, such as academic papers, reports and policy briefings.
Survey the research literature and environment, understand the research challenges associated with the project and subject area, and contribute to the development of a suitable research strategy.
Assist and contribute to the planning and delivery of research objectives agreed by our funders in accordance with the project deliverables under supervision of the Observatory Director, PIs and in accordance with the Institute of Health & Wellbeing research strategy.
Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, drafting technical/progress reports and papers as appropriate.
Ensure all research data is maintained in accordance with existing and new Data Protection Regulations, and NHS governance arrangements.
Contribute to research impact activities that have potential for economic/societal benefit
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, as opportunities arise.
Contribute to developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the Institute of Health & Wellbeing and wider community, including collaborators in third sector organisations and the NHS.
Project manage research projects
Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field of learning disabilities and autism research.
Engage in personal, professional and career development to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory.
Undertake any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by the Director of the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory and/or PI.
Contribute to the enhancement of the University's International profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan - Inspiring People - Changing the World. https:// www. gla.ac.uk/about/strategy/people/
These key tasks are not intended to be exhaustive but simply highlight several
major tasks, which you may be reasonably expected to perform.
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
A1 SCQF Level 10 Honours degree in a relevant subject or a cognate
discipline, or equivalent
A2. Up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge in quantitative research
A3. Understanding of relevant health and safety policies and procedures
relative to the role.
A4. Knowledge and practical experience in the design and analysis of
quantitative health research, including statistical analysis.
B1 - An awarded or recently submitted or near completion PhD in subject
specialism or equivalent
C1. Demonstrable ability to analyse datasets relevant to health, healthcare,
and wider determinants of health.
C2. Skilled in the application of one or more statistical software packages to
conduct data analysis e.g. SPSS, R, SAS, STATA.
C3. Appraisal skills as applied to published research.
C4. Highly motivated, ability to use initiative and quick to learn new
C5. Excellent interpersonal skills including team working and a collegiate
C6. Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including public
presentations and ability to communicate complex data/concepts clearly and
C7. IT and data interpretation skills.
C8. Ability to work independently and manage workload
C9. Problem solving skills including a flexible and pragmatic approach.
C10. Project management skills
E1. Sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge in related research area and in
quantitative research methods and techniques relevant to autism spectrum
disorders, learning disabilities or a related area, demonstrated through
academic or work experience.
E2. Practical experience in the management and handling of datasets.
E3. Practical application of statistical methods including appropriate
analysis techniques for handling outcome data and interpretation of findings.
E4. Experience of scientific writing and leading or contributing to academic
E5. Proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient
E6. Experience of presentation and publication of research results in quality
E7. Experience of contributing to academic activities; including experience of
E8. Ability to demonstrate contribution to assessment of the literature,
design & analysis of experiments & drafting of papers.
E9. Experience in undertaking research.
E10. Experience of project management
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.
For informal enquiries please contact Angela Henderson, Director of Policy and
Impact, via email at Angela.Henderson@glasgow.ac.uk.
Terms and Conditions
Salary will be on the University's Research and Teaching Grade 6, £29,614 -
£33,309 per annum.
This post is full time and has funding for up to 18 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: 066467, Closing Date: 5 October 2021
Vacancy Ref : 066467 Close Date : 05-Oct-2021 23:45