Research Assistant

University of Glassgow
July 18, 2024
Offerd Salary:£32,332 - £36,024
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Research Assistant

Research Assistant



Research And Teaching


Job Purpose

The postholder will support the work of the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory and a range of research projects associated with the Lab working on data collection, management, literature reviews, analysis and training development. Specifically, the job requires knowledge in suicide and self-harm or related fields.

The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct complex and challenging project(s), as opportunities allow.

This post is part-time 0.5 fte with funding for 12 months.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Perform the following activities in conjunction with and under the guidance of the Principal Investigator (PI):

1. Assist and contribute to predetermined, prescribed or individual/joint research objectives, under supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI; Professor Rory O'Connor) and in accordance with project deliverables and SHW research strategy.

2. Undertake scoping and literature reviews and analyses of data as appropriate to the role.

3. Develop and enhance your research profile and reputation and that of the University of Glasgow, School 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. Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases ensuring compliance with GDPR, drafting progress reports and papers as required.

5. Contribute to the presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops, and other groups as directed by the PI, in order to develop and enhance our research profile.

6. Contribute to the identification of potential funding sources and 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 School of Health and Wellbeing and wider community (e.g. academic and industrial partners).

8. Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the SBRL and other projects as required.

9. Contribute to outreach and recruitment activities of the University of Glasgow.

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

11. Engage in personal, professional and career development to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory.

12. Undertake any other reasonable duties as assigned by the Director of the School of Health and Wellbeing

13. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan - Inspiring People – Changing the World.

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These key tasks are not intended to be exhaustive but simply highlight a number of major tasks which the staff member may reasonably be expected to perform.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



A1. Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 10 (Honours Degree) and Masters (SCQF level 11) degree and may be working towards a PhD (SCQF level 12) in relevant subject area.

A2. Theoretical and practical knowledge in the research related field.

A3. Up to date and comprehensive knowledge of current issues in suicide research and prevention.

A4. Knowledge of specialist IT software, as appropriate.


B1 Working towards or completed PhD (SCQF level 12) in the research related field.



C1. Interpersonal skills, particularly in relation to working with the interdisciplinary groups.

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

C3. Excellent interpersonal skills including team working and a collegiate approach.

C4. Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including public presentations and ability to communicate complex data/concepts clearly and concisely.

C5. Appropriate workload/time/project/budget/people management skills.

C5. Extensive IT and data analysis/interpretation skills, as appropriate.

C6. Self-motivation, initiative and independent thought/working.

C7. Initiative and judgement to resolve problems independently, including demonstrating a flexible and pragmatic approach

C8. Organisational/managerial skills.



E1. Sufficient breadth and/or depth of knowledge in working with the study population in a range of settings and of research/teaching methods and techniques, demonstrated through relevant work experience (including experience gained throughout MSc/PhD)

E2. Experience in the collection and analysis of data, including experience using statistical software.

E3. Experience of writing and presenting of quantitative data.

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


F1. Experience relevant to suicide research and prevention.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 6, £32,332 - £36,024 per annum pro rata.

This post is part time (17.5 hours per week) and fixed term for up to 12 months

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., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www.

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.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. 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. for more information.

Vacancy Ref : 148948 Close Date : 18-Jul-2024 23:45

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