Research Associate

University of Glassgow
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:£37,474 - £42,155
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Contract Type:fixed term for 36 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Research Associate

Job Purpose

Situated within one of the UK's leading universities for research and teaching, the Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR) at the University of Glasgow has forged a reputation for its rigorous, high-impact research and analysis of media and cultural industries and policies and also for its internationally leading Masters provision.

CCPR invites applications for a Research Associate with expertise in television and media industries and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research techniques to support an Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) project on ‘Public Service Media (PSM) and the Digital Challenge: Purpose, Value and Funding' led by PI Professor Gillian Doyle and Co-I Professor Raymond Boyle. Specifically, this full-time post requires expert knowledge relevant to analysis of the purpose, value and funding of organizational entities in television, audiovisual, PSM and other public infrastructural sectors. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research on and, as opportunities allow, to help the ongoing development of this project. They will also contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and may seek involvement in future research proposals.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. As guided by the PI and/or Co-I, to take a leading role in the planning and conduct of assigned research tasks and objectives individually and/or jointly with the project team in accordance with the project deliverables and overall CCPR research strategy.

2. Survey the research literature and environment, understand the research challenges associated with the project and subject area and, as directed by PI and/or Co-I, develop/implement a suitable research strategy and work programme in accordance with the project deliverables.

3. Document research output including collection, assembly, analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining full records and databases, drafting progress reports and papers as appropriate and in adherence to University and funder standards.

4. Prepare and document relevant datasets for archiving to the standards required by the ESRC and affiliated data support services.

5. Establish and maintain your research profile and reputation and that of the University of Glasgow/College of Arts and CCPR, including establishing and sustaining a track record of (where appropriate) both independent and joint publications of the highest quality in high profile/quality refereed journals.

6. Enhance the impact of individual and joint research in terms of their economic/societal benefit, gathering indicators of esteem and engaging in regular knowledge exchange.

7. Present work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance the research profile of CCPR.

8. Contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, World Changers Together

9. Participate in CCPR research meetings/seminars and School research group activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the School/College and take a leading role in developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across CCPR, the School and wider academic community.

10. Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the project and also of CCPR

11. Where appropriate, make a contribution to teaching and assessment activities and associated administration as assigned by the Director of CCPR and in discussion with Principal Investigator.

12. Where appropriate, contribute to teaching and assessment activities and associated administration as assigned by the Director of CCPR and in discussion with Principal Investigator.

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

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

15. Undertake any other reasonable duties as assigned by the Director of CCPR/Head of School following discussion with the PI.

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

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge/ Qualifications


A1. Normally Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) in a relevant area or alternatively possess the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, with experience of personal development in a similar or related role(s).

A2. Extensive specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of television and/or audiovisual industries, organisations and their strategies.

A3. A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future directions within the wider subject area and subject specialism.

A4. Knowledge of relevant project-specific data sources and qualitative and quantitative research techniques.


B1. Knowledge of wide-ranging sources and analytical techniques relevant to analysis of the purpose, value and funding of organizational entities in television, audiovisual, PSM and other public infrastructural sectors.



C1. Sufficient depth of relevant research experience, normally including sufficient postdoctoral experience in a related field, appropriate to an early career researcher

C2. Skills in quantitative analysis appropriate to researching the value, sustainability and funding of organisations in television, audiovisual, PSM and other public infrastructural sectors.

C3. Research creativity and strong cross-discipline collaborative ability as appropriate.

C4. Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including skills in public presentation and an ability to communicate complex information, theory and concepts clearly and concisely.

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

C6. Appropriate workload, time and project management skills.

C7. IT and data analysis/interpretation skills as appropriate to the work of the project.

C8. Self motivation, initiative and independent thought/working.

C9. Problem-solving skills including a flexible and pragmatic approach.

C10. Ability to innovate and initiate/support change.


D1. Skills in data gathering through elite interviews.

D2. Skills in data gathering through focus groups.

D3. Skills in website design and maintenance.



E1. Experience of conducting quantitative analysis in the context of television / media industries.

E2. Experience of conducting qualitative analysis in the context of television / media industries.

E3. Proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner.

E4. A track record of presentation and publication of research results in high quality journals and at conferences.

E5. Experience of making a leading contribution in academic activities

E6. 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.

E7. Experience in undertaking both independent and team research.

E8. Commitment to open research, as appropriate to the discipline, through open data, open code, open educational resources and practices that support replication

E9. Proven commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage.


F1. Relevant postdoctoral research experience in a related field, or equivalent in professional qualifications and experience in a similar or related role.

F2. Experience of contributing to and/ or leading successful (highly rated) research funding bids.

Additional Information:

Please also refer to the attached Project Summary Document.

Interviews will be held on Monday 13 March 2023 and are expected to take place in person.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7, £37,474 - £42,155 per annum

This post is full time and fixed term for 36 months. This post is available from 1 July 2023.

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.

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