Research Associate

University of Glasgow

Job Goal

To make a number one contribution to the ESRC SDAI funded venture ‘creating and exploring strategies to know human-nature interactions in city areas utilizing new types of massive information‘. Additionally, you will contribute to analysis and information service actions of the UKRI-ESRC-funded City Large Knowledge Centre (UBDC). Particularly, the job requires knowledgeable data within the space of spatial information science, notably as utilized to the evaluation of human-nature interactions and mobility utilizing cell phone GPS information. You’ll play a number one position within the manufacturing of analysis publications and analysis proposals, and contribute to the event of UBDC’s Digital Footprints Knowledge Service. You’ll assist handle and direct complicated and difficult tasks, as alternatives enable.

Foremost Duties and Tasks:

Carry out the next actions at the side of the Principal Investigator (PI) as applicable:

1.      Take a number one position within the ESRC SDAI funded venture ‘creating and exploring strategies to know human-nature interactions in city areas utilizing new types of massive information‘, taking accountability for core parts as applicable, in accordance with UBDC goals and Centre/College/Faculty/College analysis technique.

2.      Write up analysis findings/outcomes for publication in main journals for disseminations as applicable.  Doc analysis output together with evaluation and interpretation of all information, sustaining information and databases, drafting progress experiences and papers as applicable.

3.      Set up and keep a private analysis profile and fame, and improve that of the Centre/College/Faculty/College.  Set up and maintain a monitor file of impartial and joint publications of worldwide high quality in excessive profile/high quality refereed journals, enhancing the analysis influence by way of financial/societal profit, gathering indicators of esteem and figuring out alternatives for data trade.

4.      Survey the analysis literature and surroundings, perceive the analysis challenges related to the venture and topic space, and develop/implement an acceptable analysis technique.

5.      Current work at worldwide and nationwide conferences, at inside and exterior seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and improve the analysis profile of the Centre/College/Faculty/College.

6.      Take a number one position within the identification of potential funding sources and help within the improvement of proposals to safe funding from inside and exterior our bodies, planning and creating a line of analysis actions.

7.      Take a number one position in creating and sustaining collaborations with colleagues throughout the venture and within the broader Centre/College/Faculty/College and wider neighborhood (e.g. Tutorial and different collaborators/companions).

8.      Take a number one position in workforce/group conferences/seminars/workshops and College analysis group actions to boost the broader data, outputs and tradition of the Centre/College/Faculty/College.

9.      Take a number one position within the organisation, supervision, mentoring and coaching of undergraduate and/or postgraduate college students and fewer skilled members of the venture workforce to make sure their efficient improvement.

10.   Carry out administrative duties associated to the actions of the venture, Centre and College, together with budgets/expenditure.

11.   Contribute to parts of instructing inside a transparent and established programme and perform related admin as assigned by the Head of College and in session with PI.

12.   Interact in private, skilled and profession improvement, to boost each specialist and transferable expertise in accordance with desired profession trajectory.

13.   Undertake some other duties of equal standing as assigned by the Head of College and/or PI.

14.   Contribute to the enhancement of the College’s worldwide profile consistent with the College’s Strategic Plan – Inspiring Individuals – Altering the World.


Important :

A1 Scottish Credit score and Qualification Framework degree 12 (PhD) or equal in skilled {qualifications} and expertise with proof of private improvement in comparable position.

A2 Specialist theoretical and sensible data in areas related to the sphere of analysis A3 Ample breadth and/or depth of information in specialist topic and of spatial information science and quantitative analysis strategies to work throughout the topic space.

Fascinating :

B1 Information of project-specific information sources

B2 Information of specialist IT software program as applicable


Important :

C1 Proficiency coding in R or Python programming languages

C2 Capability to analyse and organise sources with the intention to handle time and workload successfully.

C3 Analysis creativity and powerful cross-discipline collaborative capacity as applicable.

C4 Capability to speak materials of a specialist or extremely technical nature and to be efficient each orally and in writing at a degree applicable to the exercise, together with public shows. C5 Capability to use coverage, apply and procedures together with broader College/sector exterior (e.g. business) consciousness.

C6 Confirmed initiative and judgement to resolve issues independently and/or as a part of a workforce. C7 Good management expertise together with demonstrable supervisory expertise as applicable.

Fascinating :

D1 Expertise of SQL

D2 Expertise of PostreSQL/PostGIS

D3 Expertise working with social media or cell phone datasets

D4 Expertise of web-dashboard improvement


Important :

E1 Ample depth of related analysis expertise usually together with ample postdoctoral expertise in a associated subject

E2 Expertise of planning and progressing work actions inside skilled pointers or organisational coverage, making use of initiative and impartial judgement.

E3 A monitor file of presentation and publication of analysis ends in high quality journals and/ or at conferences.

E4 Expertise of independence as illustrated by identification of venture goals from evaluation of literature, design and evaluation of analysis information and drafting of papers.


F1 An rising nationwide or worldwide fame in analysis.

Casual enquiries needs to be directed to Dr Michael Sinclair, [email protected]

Phrases and Situations

Wage can be Grade 7, £39,347 – £44,263 each year.

This put up is full time and glued time period for as much as 2 years.

As a part of Workforce UofG you can be a member of a world altering, inclusive neighborhood, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our workforce, you may count on:

1 A heat welcoming and fascinating organisational tradition, the place your skills are developed and nurtured, and success is widely known and shared.

2 A wonderful employment package deal with beneficiant phrases and circumstances together with 41 days of go away for full time workers, pension – pensions handbook, advantages and low cost packages.

3 A versatile method to working.

4 A dedication to help your well being and wellbeing, together with a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new workers becoming a member of the College

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