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Research or Knowledge Exchange Fellow in Gender-related Equality & Diversity issues (182753)

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  • Glasgow
  • 09/01/2019
Full time

Job Description


Research or Knowledge Exchange Fellow in Gender-related Equality and Diversity issues in Science and Engineering

The University of Strathclyde is seeking a Grade 8 Research Fellow or Knowledge Exchange Fellow to support delivery of its recently awarded STEM Equals project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The £530k project aims to improve equality and diversity outcomes for researchers and academics within the Faculties of Science and Engineering at Strathclyde. The STEM Equals Project aims to design and deliver a comprehensive programme that will: encompass a broader agenda to address both gender- and LGBTI-related equality and diversity issues; develop a joint equality learning experience with key industry-university research partners; undertake research to understand specific challenges and develop new initiatives; reach out to other local Universities and strategic industry partners to share best practice.

The Grade 8 Researcher or Knowledge Exchange Fellow will be based in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, where the STEM Equals Project leader is based, but will work widely across the University. The Project Management group, to whom you will have regular access, contains senior researchers from all faculties with a collective experience in science, engineering, social sciences, business and entrepreneurship. You will conduct research into Gender Equality in STEM, support the design of new initiatives, support management of the project, liaise with industry, develop and implement University activities including on-line platforms and resources, and design and organize networking events and collaborative meetings etc. As a Grade 8, you will be expected to work largely independently, as well as to contribute to administration and management of the project.

For a Research Fellow appointment, you will engage as an independent researcher in individual and collaborative research, establishing a distinctive programme of research in gender equality in STEM and disseminating results through regular publications in high impact journals, books and conference proceedings.

For a Knowledge Exchange Fellow appointment, you will engage as an independent knowledge exchange professional in individual and collaborative projects on gender equality in STEM, establishing a distinctive programme of knowledge exchange activities and generating interest through engagement with industry and professional bodies.

You will apply, as Principal Investigator and/or Co-Investigator, to appropriate external bodies for research/knowledge exchange funding and manage grants awarded. You will manage a research team (students and staff), providing direction, support and guidance and you will participate in and develop external networks to foster research collaborations, to inform the development of research objectives and to identify potential sources of funding. You will have an in-depth understanding of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to data collection and dissemination. You will develop knowledge exchange activities by, for example, establishing research links with industry and influencing public policy and the professions and you will collaborate with colleagues to ensure that research advances inform University policy and practice, including contributing to relevant teaching programmes as appropriate. You will carry out Department/School, Faculty and/or University administrative and management functions, for example through membership of committees and engage in continuous professional development.

To be considered for either role, you will be educated to PhD level in an appropriate discipline (we will consider applications with a wide range of subject backgrounds), or have significant relevant experience in addition to a degree. You will have research interests or knowledge exchange experience or practice consistent with the strategic direction of the University, a body of published research in high quality publications or policy contributions demonstrating standards of excellence, and an ability to develop research proposals and to attract funding and research students, as appropriate to the discipline, including experience of contributing to funding applications. You will have an ability to plan and organise research programmes, to ensure successful completion and you will have experience of planning and organising workloads, including the ability to supervise and delegate work. You will have an ability to work within a team environment and to lead teams, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.
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