Research Associate

University of Glassgow
June 24, 2024
Offerd Salary:£39,347 - £44,263
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Contract Type:fixed term for up to
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Research Associate

Job Purpose

To make a leading contribution as an RA to the research project Dimensions of Wellbeing (2021-2025), working with Professor Mona Simion (PI) and Professor Christoph Kelp (Co-PI) at the University of Glasgow's COGITO Epistemology Research Centre. The successful candidate will produce high- quality research as well as Impact and KE outputs in accordance with the project's aims (see project overview below).

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Take a leading role in the planning and conduct of assigned research individually or jointly in accordance with the project deliverables and Philosophy, School of Humanities and College of Arts research strategy.
  • Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, drafting technical/progress reports and papers as appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain your research profile and reputation and that of The University of Glasgow, School of Humanities and College of Arts, including establishing and sustaining a track record of independent and joint 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.
  • Survey the research literature and environment, understand the research challenges associated with the project and subject area, and develop/implement a suitable research strategy.
  • Presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance our research profile.
  • Take a leading role in 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.
  • Take a leading role in developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the Philosophy subject area, School, College and wider community e.g. Academic and Industrial Partners.
  • Take a leading role in team/group meetings/seminars/workshops and School research group activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the School/College.
  • Take the lead in 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.
  • Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the research group and School, including Budgets/Expenditure.
  • Make a leading contribution to Teaching activities e.g. demonstrating etc. and associated admin as assigned by the Head of School and in consultation with Principal Investigator.
  • Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the philosophy of wellbeing and social epistemology.
  • Engage in personal, professional and career development, to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School, Head of Department and project team leaders (Kelp and Simion).
  • Contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.
  • Knowledge/Qualifications


    A1 Normally Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 PhD in Philosophy or alternatively possess the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, with experience of personal development in a similar or related roles



    C1 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future directions within the wider subject area or subject specialism

    C2 Knowledge of project-specific technical models, equipment or techniques

    C3 Sufficient depth of relevant research experience, normally including sufficient postdoctoral experience in a related field, appropriate to an early career researcher



    E1 Proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner

    E2 A track record of presentation and publication of research results in quality journals/conferences

    E3 Experience of making a leading contribution in academic activities

    E4 Ability to demonstrate a degree of independence as illustrated by identification of project objectives from assessment of the literature, design and analysis of experiments and drafting of papers

    E5 Experience in undertaking independent research

    Project Overview: Dimensions of Wellbeing This project develops an integrated account of the nature of wellbeing along several dimensions – i.e. cognitive, emotional, social and physical wellbeing. It aims to integrate work in contemporary applied ethics, epistemology, philosophy of emotions, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of medicine, and philosophy of biology in a way that has wider implications beyond the academy for industry and public policy.

    For informal enquiries or further information about the project, please contact Professor Mona Simion, ([email protected])

    Terms and Conditions

    Salary will be Grade 7, £39,347 - £44,263 per annum.

    This post is full time 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.

    In line with the commitments in the University of Glasgow's Gaelic Language Plan, we also welcome and value skills in Gaelic language for anyone working within areas where key Gaelic services are delivered, in particular within the School of Humanities / Sgoil nan Daonnachdan and the College of Arts

    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 : 148269 Close Date : 24-Jun-2024 23:45

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