Researcher Developer

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Grade 6, £40,322 -£49,553
06 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date: 03/01/2020
Salary: Grade 6, £40,322 -£49,553
Package: Excellent benefits package

Job description

Researcher Developer - Full Time, Permanent, Grade 6

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Research and Innovation team. We are recruiting for an experienced Researcher Developer enhance the 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.

Based in our Merchiston campus within a beautiful, quaint and historic location, the role holder will join Research and Innovation team.

With over 19,500 students and 1,500 staff, Edinburgh Napier University is a leading, modern university with a reputation and impact that stretches far beyond our shores. We are an inclusive University with strong links to industry and are clear that it is our 'applied' focus that sets us apart. Our strategy is set around four key pillars of growing our academic reputation; delivering an excellent personalised student experience; internationalising our work; and build innovation, enterprise and citizenship.

The Role

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.

Who We Are Looking For

As part of the Research and Innovation Office, you will work with colleagues to plan the professional development of researchers - both Postgraduate Research students and staff - to help build research capacity and develop generic skills capabilities for a variety of research and research-related careers within academia and beyond, helping to maintain our EU HR Excellence in Research award.

You will develop appropriate means to enhance research supervision of postgraduate research students, in the context of both traditional and professional doctorates, through development, support, mentorship and the sharing of good practice; to similarly develop means to enhance research degree examination practice.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Planning, facilitating, and evaluating researcher development activities
  • Working with individuals and groups at a range of levels within an organisation
  • Familiarity with contemporary developments in research and innovation, researcher development, and in learning, teaching and assessment practice
  • Familiarity with policy context for researcher development in the UK and EU

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

Please note you may need to work across all three of our Campuses when required.

Benefits We Offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package - here

Salary: Grade 6, GBP 40,322 -GBP 49,553

Additional Information

Closing date: Monday 3rd January (midnight GMT)

Interviews are expected to be held 16th January

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 (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status.  More details can be found here.