Senior Research Fellow

University of East London
April 10, 2024
Offerd Salary:£51,030
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Senior Research Fellow

Location: Docklands Campus Salary: Starting from £51,030 per annum, pro rata, inclusive of London Weighting Post Type: Part Time Hours per Week: 17.5 Post Type: Permanent Closing Date: Wednesday 10 April 2024 Reference: 0948-24-R

University of East London

Founded in 1898, we at the University of East London (UEL) are proud to change lives through education. Our goal is to advance industry 5.0 careers- first education and provide a clear path to the jobs and opportunities of the future. We're committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and creating a balanced, inclusive, and green future.

But we can't achieve this goal alone. We need forward-thinking, innovative, and curious individuals like you to join our community and help us craft our future. As part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people who share your passion for creating positive change. We're an inclusive and welcoming community that is constantly moving forward, never satisfied with the status quo.

About Us

RIX Inclusive Research Institute is a ground-breaking Research and Development Centre dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with learning disabilities. At the heart of our mission is a dedication to using digital and multi-media technologies to empower those often marginalised in society. By leading research initiatives and forging collaborative partnerships, RIX aims to co-develop software and training that harnesses the potential of digital tools for the benefit of people with intellectual disabilities.

The vision of RIX is centred on encouraging inclusion, independence, and an improved quality of life for individuals facing learning challenges. We champion the transformative power of multi-media advocacy tools, emphasising the importance of person-centred approaches to care and support. Passionate about the myriad ways in which digital tools enable self-expression and community participation, RIX seeks to bring a new way of thinking in how care is provided.

About the Job

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and lead high-quality research projects, ensuring they meet the highest standards of rigor and integrity. Your work will directly contribute to our institute's performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF), driving forward our reputation for research excellence.
  • Actively engage in knowledge exchange activities, contributing to the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF). This involves disseminating research findings through various channels, engaging with stakeholders across community, academic, and industry spheres, and ensuring that our research informs policy, practice, and societal advancement.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of innovative teaching practices, aligning with the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Your involvement will include creating inclusive learning environments, integrating research into teaching, and enhancing student learning outcomes, particularly for students with learning disabilities.
  • Take a proactive approach to identify and secure funding opportunities for research projects. Forge and maintain meaningful partnerships with community groups, academic institutions, and other organisations to enhance our research impact and outreach.
  • Lead the exploration and integration of innovative art media into research methodologies, focusing on making research accessible and relevant to individuals with significant barriers and additional needs.
  • Work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, providing mentorship to junior researchers and contributing to a supportive, inclusive, and productive research environment.
  • About You

    As a Senior Research Fellow at our inclusive research institute, you will play a pivotal role in pushing the boundaries of research to create inclusive spaces and opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities. This position is not just about conducting research; it's about making a tangible difference in the lives of those who face the greatest challenges. You will lead efforts to secure research funding, establish vital partnerships, and innovate within our research methodologies, particularly through the integration of new art media. You should have:

  • Demonstrable expertise in conducting high-quality, impactful research.
  • Strong commitment to inclusivity, diversity, and creating accessible research environments.
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of engaging a wide range of audiences, including non-academic stakeholders.
  • A proven track record in securing research funding and building effective partnerships.
  • Be an innovative thinker with a passion for integrating new methodologies and technologies into research.
  • Be highly motivated, organised, and capable of leading projects independently as well as working collaboratively within a team.
  • Benefits Package

    Here at UEL we understand it's about more than just a salary. It's about the entire package on offer along with our outstanding work environment and inclusive culture. We know the market rates for this vacancy and will offer a genuinely competitive salary DOE.

    We care deeply about your wellbeing and our benefits includes: 20% pension (4% from you, 16% from us), 35 days holiday, plus 3 days over Christmas and bank holidays, and we're always open to consider flexible working arrangements. We have a discretionary and non-contractual shared success bonus scheme with a value of up to £5,000 in the 23/24 academic year, subsidised gym membership, 3 times base salary life assurance, a cashback healthcare scheme and wide variety of other generous benefits including discounts on: Apple and Samsung products, holidays, clothing, fitness, lifestyle, dining out and weekly shopping.

    Equal Opportunities

    UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.

    So, if you'd like to take your career to the next level with us here at the University of East London and are inspired by our environment and committed to success, we want you to apply today!

    Further details: Job Description & Person Specification More about our benefits

    To contact the recruitment team please phone+44 20 8223 3000 x 4600 or e-mail [email protected]

    CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

    At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff and student populations, is representative and inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.

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