Named - Research Fellow - 96628

United Kingdom
£32,817.00 - £32,817.00
Jan 12, 2021
Feb 11, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Part Time
Position Details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Location: Remote working (employee's own location)

As this vacancy has limited funding the maximum salary that can be offered is Grade 7, salary £32,817.

Grade 7/Band 29

Part Time Fixed Term Contract end date 31 March 2021


To create and contribute to the creation of knowledge by undertaking a specified range of activities within an established research programme and/or specific research project.

Summary of Role
  • Work within specified research grants and projects and contribute to writing bids
  • Operate within area of specialism
  • Analyse and interpret research findings and results
  • Contribute to generating funding
  • Contribute to licensing or spin out deals with demonstrated commercial cusses (such as revenues, asset or company sales, IP generated) and/or public understanding of the discipline or similar.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The responsibilities may include some but not all of the responsibilities outlines below.
  • Develop research objectives and proposals for joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required
  • Contribute to writing bids for research funding
  • Analyse and interpret data
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
  • Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc.
  • Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods
  • Undertake management/administration arising from research
  • Contribute to Departmental/School/College research-related activities and research related administration
  • Develop and make contributions to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader
  • Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and research interviews*
  • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters*
  • Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research*
  • Deal with the problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines*

*These indicative responsibilities may also be included in a research role at grade 6.

Person Specification
  • High level analytical capability
  • First degree in area of specialism and normally, a higher degree relevant to research area of equivalent qualifications.
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources affectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project
  • Co-ordinate own work with other to avoid conflict of duplication of effort
  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly

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