Research Scientist

  • Full Time
  • Glasgow
  • Posted 3 months ago

University of Glasgow

Job title:

Research Scientist


University of Glasgow

Job description

Research ScientistJob PurposeTo make a leading contribution to develop social interaction and communication technologies in the Centre for Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, including technologies to generate 3D dynamic human social signals, such as facial expressions, body movements, and voices, multimodal signals and dyadic interactions, plus 3D scenes and other socially related multimodal signals, the use and development of AI-related technologies to support these developments. The successful candidate will be required to make a leading contribution to the formulation and submission of international-standard research publications and funding proposals and make a significant contribution to the management and direction of the ambitious research programs within cSCAN as opportunities allow.Main Duties and Responsibilities1. Play a leading role in the management and development (planning, design and conduct) of research projects, working independently and/or in collaboration, including establishing and maintaining external collaborations both nationally and internationally, to bring projects to a successful completion in accordance with project deliverables and project/School/College/University research strategy.2. Establish and maintain an extensive research profile and reputation and that of the University of Glasgow/School/Centre, including playing a leading role in the presentation of research findings at high profile national and international conferences, seminars, and meetings, and sustaining a track record of independent and joint publications of international quality in high profile/quality refereed journals, enhancing the research profile and impact of the Centre/School/College/University in terms of economic/societal benefit, and gathering indicators of esteem.3. Lead the development, both independently and in collaboration with others (including stakeholders) of the identification of potential funding sources and lead in the development of proposals to secure funding from internal and external bodies to support future research of international quality.4. Take a leading role in developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across projects and in the broader School/College/University and wider community (e.g. academic and other collaborators/partners).5. Take responsibility for the organisation, supervision, mentoring and training of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students and less experienced members of research teams to ensure their effective development.6. Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the research group and School, including Budgets/Expenditure.7. Supervise Masters students and act as co-supervisor to PhD students as assigned by the Head of Centre and/or senior group leader.8. Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline in order to provide advice and guidance to students and less experienced colleagues.9. Engage in personal, professional and career development, to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory.10. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School/Head of Centre.11. Contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.QualificationsEssential:A1 Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in a relevant subject area.Knowledge and SkillsEssential:C1 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future directions within the wider subject area or subject specialism (i.e., social interaction and communication technologies,including generating 3D dynamic human social signals, such as facial expressions, body movements, and voices, multimodal signals and dyadic interactions, plus 3D scenes and other socially related multimodal signals, the use and development of AI-related technologies to support these developments).C2 Specialist theoretical and practical knowledge in areas relevant to the field of research (e.g., 3D dynamic computer graphics, Machine Learning, AI, cognitive science, signal processing, computational modelling).C3 Knowledge of project-specific technical models, equipment or techniques (e.g., 3D dynamic computer graphics, associated programming languages, AI, Machine Learning, computational modelling).C4 An established track record of presentation and publication of research results in quality journals and/or at conferences.ExperienceEssential:E1 Sufficient depth of relevant research experience, normally including sufficient postdoctoral experience in a related field, appropriate to an early career researcher.E2 Experience of delivering quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner.E3 An established national/international profile.E4 Experience of making a leading contribution in academic activities.E5 Experience of independence as illustrated by identification of project objectives from assessment of literature, design and analysis of research data and drafting of papers.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 career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage.Closing date: 30 May 2024We would ideally be looking for the recommended candidate for this position to commence in post on 2nd September 2024.Terms and ConditionsSalary will be Grade 8, £48,350 – £56,021 per annum.This post is full time and open ended.Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.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 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 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 for more information.Vacancy Ref : 145049 Close Date : 30-May-2024 23:45

Expected salary

£48350 – 56021 per year



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Thu, 25 Apr 2024 02:02:42 GMT

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