Researcher 1A

Glasgow Caledonian University
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This is a full-time/fixed term opportunity for two years or until 30 September 2019

 

The Centre for Climate Justice is taking a global lead in the delivery of high quality policy relevant research for development, teaching and learning and broadening knowledge in the area of climate justice. We work in partnerships to create innovative solutions to real world problems.

 

This exciting fixed term opportunity to join The Centre for Climate Justice Team and contribute to the design, development and administration of the Centre's research programmes/projects is now available.

 

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate research interests and expertise in social/climate justice, human impacts/human rights implications of climate change, resilience and adaptation which will complement existing areas of research strength within the Centre.

 

The successful candidate will have a PhD with relevant experience in co-ordinating or assisting in the rollout of research projects or programmes. Whilst competent and proficient at academic writing, the preferred candidate will be a critical thinker with excellent communication skills and have sufficient knowledge of climate justice/injustice.

 

The role will requires a team player who can work using their own initiative and may be required to travel to national and international meetings as and when required.

 

The School of Engineering and Built Environment is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women¹s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education.

 

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, flexible working, cycle to work scheme, child care vouchers and onsite childcare facilities.

 

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

 

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates and are committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity at GCU.

 

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

Main purpose of the role

To be an active and integral member of The Centre for Climate Justice team contributing to the design, development and administration of its research programmes/projects and outreach activities including external communications ensuring their timeous completion. The role holder will have research interests and expertise in social/climate justice, human impacts/human rights implications of climate change, resilience and adaptation which will complement existing areas of research strength within the Centre.

Accountabilities/Responsibilities of the role Contribute to the design, development and administration of the Centre's Research Programmes and projects. Manage the update of the Centre's website, organise conferences and seminars and other outreach activities including external communications ensuring their timeous completion. Assist with the development and delivery of a dedicated communication and impact strategy and the alignment of our research in terms of impact case study for REF 2021. Contribute to and prepare the production of research reports, publications and proposals. Co-ordinate and administer the Centre's steering committee and other meetings and events. Assist with content development and delivery of Climate Justice Online teaching and learning material and Professional Development Courses. Build awareness of relevant research, literature and new developments within areas of research. Continually update knowledge in area of specialism and develop Personal Development Plans to support own career development. Co-ordination and effective management of research project resources. Manage own work profile to achieve the outcomes of the specified research project/projects. Commitment to University Strategy and Values. Responsible for co-operating and complying with University and local policies, procedures and processes. Commitment to comply with policies, procedures and guidance relating to academic quality and governance, and research integrity. Commitment to undertake appropriate CPD activity. Contribute to the supervision, mentoring and training of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students (including PhD students) and less experienced members of the project team to ensure their effective development. Any other tasks appropriate to the post and in line with the School/Department/University requirements. Person specification

Educational and/or Professional Qualifications

E1 – First or upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

E2 ­- PhD in a related discipline for example Energy and Environmental Studies, Geography, Social Sciences.

D1- Multi-disciplinary academic skills

 

Experience

E3 – Recent relevant research experience in co-ordinating or assisting in the rollout of research projects/programmes.

E4 – Evidence of contribution to grant, manuscript and abstract writing experience.

E5 – Some research outreach experience including social media and ability to network.

D2 - Publications commensurate with career stage.

D3 - Have, or about to produce a peer reviewed publication from previous research work.

D4 – Experience in developing countries.

D5- Previous learning/teaching experience.

 

Skills, Knowledge & Behaviours

E6 – Evidence of good academic writing and analytical skills.

E7 – Critical thinker and good communicator

E8 – Sufficient relevant breadth and depth of knowledge on climate in/justice.

E9 - Good team working skills and able to use own initiative/self-manage.

E10 - Must be willing to travel to national and international meetings if required.

E11 - Willingness to contribute to the Centre's outreach activities

E12 – Proficient MS Office skills

E13 – Knowledge and experience of using of qualitative research methods

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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