Knowledge Exchange Associate/Fellow

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
13 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
20 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Knowledge Exchange Associate/Fellow

Department of Mathematics and Statistics 

Department   Mathematics and Statistics (
Faculty   Faculty of Science (
Staff Category    Knowledge Exchange
Reference No    124106
Reports To    Head of Department
Grade:    7 / 8
Salary Range:    £31604 - £38833 : Grade 7 (KE Associate)             £39992 - £49149 : Grade 8 (KE Fellow)
Contract Type:    Open Contract
FTE:    1 FTE
Closing Date    Sunday, 20 May 2018

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has a strong record in teaching, research and engagement with industry and government organisations.  It is a vibrant Department which has strong research expertise and groups in Applied Analysis;  Continuum Mechanics and Industrial Mathematics;  Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing; Marine Population Modelling;  Mathematical Biology;  Epidemiology and Statistical Informatics;  Applied Statistics;  and Stochastic Analysis.  The Department has also developed distinctive teaching programmes for our own degree programmes as well as for scientists and engineers around the University, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.  

The Department has a long and distinguished track record of conducting high quality research in mathematics and statistics applied to a wide range of real world problems and the research groups investigate topics in healthcare; ultrasound engineering;  fluid dynamics;  fisheries science;  social and societal networks;  collaborations with industrial and healthcare companies; and governmental organisations around the world.  In addition, the Department offers short courses and continuous professional development opportunities with courses being tailored to meet the requirements and needs of individuals or organisations.  These are organised through the Department in-house consultancy unit, Statistics and Mathematics Advice, Research and Training (SMART) who provide support, advice and training.

In order to further strengthen its research, teaching, and knowledge exchange activities, the Department is now inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for this Director of Knowledge Exchange.  The postholder will lead the department’s engagement with industry and other external partners.  The primary focus is on helping these partners address their business needs by utilising the research expertise of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Strathclyde.  Knowledge exchange is a two-way process of course and so the postholder will also work with external partners to bring their knowledge and expertise into the department to the benefit of our teaching and research.  The postholder will have a first degree and be qualified to PhD level in statistics (or have equivalent professional experience).   Depending on the experience of the appointee the appointment will be made either at KE Associate level (Grade 7) or KE Fellow level (Grade 8); see the job level descriptors below.  For the post of Associate, you will have sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge to contribute to knowledge exchange programmes; to contribute to the development of knowledge exchange activities; an ability to conduct knowledge exchange projects, working directly and independently with external clients;  and to prepare knowledge exchange proposals.  For the post of Fellow, you will have an established track record in carrying out knowledge exchange projects; the ability to develop high quality knowledge exchange proposals; and to independently attract knowledge exchange funding.  Applicants will have excellent oral and written communication skills, being adept at communicating complex materials in an accessible manner, and be able to plan and manage their own workload independently.

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Tony Mulholland, Head of Department (email:;  telephone +44 141 548 2971). 

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The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.