Research Assistant - School of Health & Life Sciences

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
22 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Health & Life Sciences

Paisley Campus

Research Assistant


Part-time: 21 hours per week; Fixed term: 6 months

AC1: £9,013.80 per annum (pro-rated from £30,046 FTE per annum)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a fixed term Research Assistant to join the Centre for Environmental Research group within the School of Health and Life Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland.

The School of Health & Life Sciences is a multidisciplinary School, with a diverse range of programmes delivered at our Lanarkshire, Paisley, Ayr, Dumfries and London campuses with a combined total of around 6000 students. Teaching and Research is at the heart of all of the School’s activities.

Applicants should have an Honours degree in Zoology, or a related field and have experience of doing fieldwork. Must have a full clean driving license.  The successful applicant will be responsible for collecting water and biological samples from various sites across the Central belt and analysing levels of microplastics in collected samples.

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to supporting your personal development and providing an inclusive working environment.  UWS has the Athena SWAN Bronze Award, is a Disability Confident employer, and welcomes applications from under-represented groups; as such we particularly encourage applications supporting our diversity agenda.

Informal enquiries may be made to – Dr Frances Orton  

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Closing Date:    Thursday 19th December 2019

Interview Date:  Wednesday 15th January 2020

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from under-represented groups.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.