Research Associate - #35381

University of Glasgow

Date: 1 week ago
City: Glasgow
Salary: £39,347 - £44,263 per year
Contract type: Full time
Job Purpose To make a leading contribution to the laboratory-based neuropathology research programs working with Dr W Stewart, the Glasgow Brain Injury Research Group and collaborators internationally. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow Main Duties and Responsibilities 1. Take a leading role in the planning and conduct of assigned research individually or jointly in accordance with the project deliverables and the institute of Neuroscience and Psychology’s research strategy 2. Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, drafting technical/progress reports and papers as appropriate 3. Establish and maintain your research profile and reputation and that of The University of Glasgow and School of Psychology and Neuroscience, 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 4. Survey the research literature and environment, understand the research challenges associated with the project & subject area, & develop/implement a suitable research strategy 5. Presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance our research profile 6. 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 7. Take a leading role in developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the research School of Psychology and Neuroscience and wider community (e.g. Academic and Industrial Partners) 8. 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 of Psychology and Neuroscience 9. 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 10. Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the research group and School, including Budgets/Expenditure 11. 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 12. Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline 13. Engage in personal, professional and career development, to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory 14. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School 15. 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 Essential: A1 Normally Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or alternatively possess the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, with experience of personal development in a similar or related role(s) Skills Essential: 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. Specifically, experience in specialist histopathology skills including microtomy, tinctorial staining and immunohistochemistry as applied to processed tissue specimens C3 Sufficient depth of relevant research experience, normally including sufficient postdoctoral experience in a related field, appropriate to an early career researcher Experience Essential: 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 & analysis of experiments & drafting of papers E5 Experience in undertaking independent research E6 Commitment to open research, as appropriate to the discipline, through open data, open code, open educational resources and practices that support replication E7 Proven commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage Terms and Conditions Salary will be Grade 7, £39,347 - £44,263 per annum This post is full time, and has funding until 30th September 2028 in the first instance 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, 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 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 We endorse the principles of Athena Swan 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 or more information Vacancy reference number: 133728 Closing date: 18th December 2023

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