Research Associate

University of Glasgow

Job Function

To make a number one contribution to the ESRC SDAI funded mission ‘growing and exploring strategies to grasp human-nature interactions in city areas utilizing new types of huge knowledge‘. Additionally, you will contribute to analysis and knowledge service actions of the UKRI-ESRC-funded City Massive Information Centre (UBDC). Particularly, the job requires skilled data within the space of spatial knowledge science, significantly as utilized to the evaluation of human-nature interactions and mobility utilizing cell phone GPS knowledge. 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 Information Service. You’ll assist handle and direct advanced and difficult tasks, as alternatives enable.

Foremost Duties and Tasks:

Carry out the next actions together with the Principal Investigator (PI) as acceptable:

1.      Take a number one position within the ESRC SDAI funded mission ‘growing and exploring strategies to grasp human-nature interactions in city areas utilizing new types of huge knowledge‘, taking accountability for core components as acceptable, 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 acceptable.  Doc analysis output together with evaluation and interpretation of all knowledge, sustaining data and databases, drafting progress stories and papers as acceptable.

3.      Set up and preserve a private analysis profile and popularity, and improve that of the Centre/College/Faculty/College.  Set up and maintain a monitor file of unbiased and joint publications of worldwide high quality in excessive profile/high quality refereed journals, enhancing the analysis influence when it comes to financial/societal profit, gathering indicators of esteem and figuring out alternatives for data trade.

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

5.      Current work at worldwide and nationwide conferences, at inner 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 inner and exterior our bodies, planning and growing a line of analysis actions.

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

8.      Take a number one position in staff/group conferences/seminars/workshops and College analysis group actions to reinforce 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 mission staff to make sure their efficient improvement.

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

11.   Contribute to components of educating 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 reinforce each specialist and transferable abilities 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 in step with the College’s Strategic Plan – Inspiring Folks – Altering the World.


Important :

A1 Scottish Credit score and Qualification Framework stage 12 (PhD) or equal in skilled {qualifications} and expertise with proof of non-public improvement in related position.

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

Fascinating :

B1 Data of project-specific knowledge sources

B2 Data of specialist IT software program as acceptable


Important :

C1 Proficiency coding in R or Python programming languages

C2 Means to analyse and organise assets with the intention to handle time and workload successfully.

C3 Analysis creativity and powerful cross-discipline collaborative capability as acceptable.

C4 Means to speak materials of a specialist or extremely technical nature and to be efficient each orally and in writing at a stage acceptable to the exercise, together with public displays. C5 Means to use coverage, follow 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 staff. C7 Good management abilities together with demonstrable supervisory abilities as acceptable.

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 unbiased 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 mission goals from evaluation of literature, design and evaluation of analysis knowledge and drafting of papers.


F1 An rising nationwide or worldwide popularity in analysis.

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

Phrases and Situations

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

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

As a part of Group 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 staff, you’ll be able to count on:

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

2 A superb employment package deal with beneficiant phrases and situations together with 41 days of go away for full time employees, 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 employees becoming a member of the College

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