Post-Doctoral Researcher Opportunities

Glasgow Caledonian University

  • Location: Glasgow
  • £33,199 to £38,460 per annum, 6
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: GCU00566


Post-Doctoral Researcher Opportunities Fixed Term for 2 years

This is a great opportunity to be part of a vibrant multi-cultural modern university which became the first University to frame its research strategy around the Sustainable Development Goals, issued by United Nations in 2015 and applying to all countries until 2030. GCU is placed amongst the top 150 modern Universities in the world (THE, 2017).

We are keen to build on our current successes and invest in a number of two-year post-doctoral positions across our key disciplines in health and social sciences as well as engineering, computing and built environment. We would also consider appointment at a higher grade.

We are particularly interested in candidates who can work within or across our major research themes of (1) Social innovation & public policy; (2) Social justice, equalities & communities; (3) Public health; (4) Long-term conditions; (5) Built environments; and (6) Efficient systems and within our approved research centres, which are:

BEAM Built Environment & Asset Management Research Centre; (led by Professor Rohinton Emmanuel) Centre for Climate Justice (led by Professor Tahseen Jafry) Centre for Living (led by Professor Jim Woodburn) Moffat Centre for Travel & Tourism Business Development ( led by Professor John Lennon) WiSE Centre for Economic Justice (led by Professor Sara Cantillon) Yunus Centre for Social Business & Health, including health economics (led by Professor Rachel Baker)

We are inviting applications from PhD graduates with an interest in the above research themes with sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge to contribute to the research programme and the development of research activities. We also offer a comprehensive researcher development programme for these roles.

As a multi-campus University, we will consider applications to work at GCU London and we are aiming to build on the leadership provided by Glasgow Caledonian New York College in developing its Fair Fashion Centre.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

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

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional research development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme, child care vouchers and onsite childcare facilities. Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

To Apply

Required application includes:

Complete an online application form: via MJS Include a cover letter outlining how you would contribute to GCU’s research agenda and which Department or Centre you aspire to work within. Include your CV detailing publications, research and teaching.

Applications must be made online at

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