Researcher Developer

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Friday, 16 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 15 July 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Job title Researcher Developer - Part Time, 12 month contract, Grade 6  
Job reference 0000012637  
Date posted 16/04/2021  
Application closing date 16/05/2021  
Salary: Grade 6, GBP 40,322 - GBP 49,553 per annum (Pro Rata)  
Package excellent benefits package

Researcher Developer - Part Time, 12 month contract, Grade 6

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Research and Innovation team. We are recruiting for an experienced Researcher Developer to contribute to the delivery of the University’s Research and Innovation Strategy and Corporate Plan on a part-time, 0.5 FTE basis.

Edinburgh Napier University, the number one Modern University in Scotland, delivers the skills and experience that matter and impact the most. We combine professional know-how with an academic approach and work-related learning to help our students succeed beyond university. Meanwhile, our research shapes the world around us, improving lives in Scotland and across the globe.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Researcher Development you will contribute to the enhancement of research and innovation activities through professional development in line with the university’s strategic goals and with sector best practice in skills training for researchers.  The post holder will focus on developing research students and researchers across the University to equip them with the capabilities appropriate for research and research-related careers within academia and beyond. The role will also involve supporting research supervisors to enhance their practice through development and the sharing of practice.

To learn more about this opportunity, please download the role description by clicking here.

This role is a 0.5FTE. In terms of days/hours worked, we can be fairly flexible.

Who We Are Looking For

As part of the Research, Innovation and Enterprise team you will be responsible for providing development activities for our research degrees students and research active staff across the university. You will be involved in the delivery of our new PgCert in Researcher Skills Development for Professional Doctorate students and will also be responsible for facilitating workshops and planning events for PGR students, staff and supervisors as part of the wider researcher development programme. You will also be working with other teams in RIE to provide training for our researchers in research funding, Knowledge exchange and Public engagement, as part of our new research strategy.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • Planning, facilitating, and evaluating researcher development activities
  • Working with individuals and groups at a range of levels within an organisation

To know more about this exciting opportunity please click here to view the role profile.

Benefits We Offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 36 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.

Salary: Grade 6, GBP 40,322 - GBP 49,553 per annum (Pro rata)

Additional Information

Closing date:,16th May at 11:59pm

Interviews are expected to be held: 2021

Please note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment. We are unable to sponsor any candidate for this role.

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.