Research Associate, Data Lead - Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods 

Research Associate, Data Lead - Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

Location: Glasgow

Salary:  £35,210 to £39,610 per annum.

About the Organisation:

The GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) is an international consortium of nine research partners aiming to strengthen capacity to address urban, health and education challenges in neighbourhoods across fast-growing cities in Africa and Asia. Our partners include: University of Glasgow, Human Sciences Research Council, Ifakara Health Institute, Khulna University, Nankai University, National Institute of Urban Affairs, University of Rwanda, University of the Philippines Diliman, University of the Witwatersrand.

Summary of Responsibilities: 

  • Take a leading role in collecting, maintaining, analysing and safeguarding quantitative and qualitative data gathered in developing country cities through activities including data collection, cleaning data and analysing data in support of research, knowledge exchange and public engagement objectives of SHLC. 
  • In collaboration with international partners, organise information within SHLC’s data collections by creating a ‘Data Management Plan’ to enforce compliance with metadata standards and interoperability across a range of heterogeneous data sources and systems to support international comparative research.
  • Establish and manage a secure and safe data platform to share international research data that can be accessed by all international research partners, and support other researchers to access the data.
  • Support the design and implementation of an international household survey, including involvement in training fieldworkers, production of training materials, and leading quality control processes
  • Take a leading role in the planning and conduct of assigned research, individually or jointly, in accordance with the project deliverables and project/ School/ College/ University research strategy. 
  • Present work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance the research profile of the School/College/University.
  • Take a leading role in the identification of potential funding sources and assist in the development of proposals to secure funding from internal and external bodies to support future research.
  • Take a leading role in developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the project and in the broader School/College/University and wider community (e.g. Academic and other collaborators/partners).
  • Take a leading role in team/group meetings/seminars/workshops and School research group activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the School/College/University.
  • Take a leading role in the organisation, supervision, mentoring and training of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students and less experienced members of the project team to ensure their effective development.
  • Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the project and School, including budgets/expenditure.
  • Contribute to teaching activities and associated admin as assigned by the Head of School and in consultation with the PI.
  • Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline.
  • Engage in personal, professional and career development, to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory.
  • Undertake any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by the Head of School and/or PI.


These key tasks are not intended to be exhaustive but simply highlight a number of major tasks which the staff member may be reasonably expected to perform.

How to Apply:

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