Research Associate

Published on 10 May 2016 par Equipe GIS IdG

Research Associate

Salary range: £30,738
FTE: 0.8 (28 hours/week)
Term: Fixed (until 31/03/2017)
Closing date: 23/05/2016

The University of Strathclyde is inviting applications for a Research Associate to work on a Scottish Government funded pilot project to implement Equally Safe, the Scottish Government’s strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls. This is an ambitious two year project which involves a number of work streams and methodologies and will work with students, staff, senior university managers, University of Strathclyde Students’ Association (USSA) and external partners such as the Violence Reduction Unit, Police Scotland and Glasgow City Council to maintain a safe campus environment for all staff, students and visitors. The project has the overall aim of generating new data on attitudes to gender-based violence within Scottish HEIs and producing a toolkit for challenging gender based violence (GBV) on University campuses. The project is co-directed by Anni Donaldson, Dr Melanie McCarry, Roisin McGoldrick and Kevin Pilkington.
This is one of two Research Associate appointments to be made to the research work-stream which Dr McCarry will oversee; this post requires a range of skills and experience in quantitative research methods as a key function of the post is to conduct a university wide survey. This is an excellent opportunity for two early career researchers to work on a Scottish Government funded project based in the University of Strathclyde within a Faculty with a thriving teaching and research culture.
This post is specifically to work on the research element that will conduct a whole campus based online survey involving all staff and undergraduate, postgraduate, full-time and part-time students. It may potentially involve students and staff from other Higher Education Institutions. The post holder will design and develop, implement and administer the quantitative methodology (on-line survey) and conduct all analysis and synthesis of data. As part of the project, a range of knowledge exchange activities are planned, including workshops, conferences and seminars for a range of audiences including, university staff, students, prospective students, and other policy makers, practitioners and academics in the field.
We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher who is committed to high standards of academic work, as required by Scottish Government research. The successful candidate will have a PhD in a Social Science subject and/or equivalent research experience. Advanced knowledge of issues relating to gender based violence is desirable. Experience of undertaking academic research, using quantitative methods, writing for publication and presenting research to a wide range of audiences is also expected. The post is based at the University of Strathclyde but the successful candidate may occasionally be expected to work non-standard hours to accommodate meetings across Scotland. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Scotland check.

Initial Interviews have been scheduled for 02/06/2016.

For informal enquiries, please contact Melanie McCarry, Lecturer in Social Policy at