Research or Knowledge Exchange Associate in LGBT-related Equality and Diversity Issues
The University of Strathclyde is seeking a Grade 7 Research or Knowledge Exchange Associate 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 LGBT-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 7 Research or Knowledge Exchange Associate 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 LGBT issues in STEM, support the design of new initiatives, liaise with the science and engineering faculties, reach out to industry, develop and implement activities including on-line platforms, and design and organize networking events and collaborative meetings etc.
For a Research Associate appointment, you will conduct individual and collaborative research in LGBT equality in STEM, disseminating results through regular publications in high impact journals, books and conference proceedings.
For a Knowledge Exchange Associate, you will engage with other professionals across the university and in partner companies, to design, deliver and assess the effectiveness of, initiatives on LGBT equality in STEM, establishing a distinctive programme of knowledge exchange activities and share best practice through engagement with industry and professional bodies.
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/knowledge exchange interests in equality and diversity in science and engineering. You will have an in-depth understanding of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to data collection and dissemination. You will have an ability to plan and deliver programmes, to ensure successful completion and you will have experience of planning and organising workloads. You will have an ability to work within a team environment, 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.
Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcomed from candidates with: membership of relevant Chartered/professional bodies (including the Higher Education Academy), experience of multi/inter-disciplinary research, experience of student assessment activities and/or a track record in knowledge exchange related activities.
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