Research Associate / Research Assistant - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
04 May 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Associate / Research Assistant 
Centre: European Policies Research Centre (
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (
Staff Category:    Research
Reference No:    127657
Reports To:    Director of Centre 
Grade:    6/7
Salary Range:    Grade 6 - £26829 - £30175               Grade 7 - £31,604 - £38,833 plus additional allowance(s) based on work location (Delft)
Contract Type:    Fixed Term (22 months)
FTE:    1 (Full time)
Closing Date    Sunday, 3 June 2018

The European Policies Research Centre, in the School of Government & Public Policy, is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant/ Research Associate – based at EPRC’s office in Delft - to contribute to the comparative European policy research undertaken in the Centre.  The appointee would participate in academic and policy research programmes on regional development, particularly with respect to the design and regulation of national regional policies, EU Competition policy and regional aid, and the implementation of European Structural and Investment Funds. The post would suit an applicant with a relevant first degree and subsequent work experience on regional development or potentially a post-doctoral researcher in a relevant discipline. Applicants will need to have complete fluency in English and Dutch.  The post would be for 22 months in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter. After an induction period at EPRC in Glasgow, the appointee would be based at the recently established EPRC Delft base at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). The following person specification is for a Research Associate. 

For applicants who additionally have a PhD, or equivalent work experience, and evidence of academic/policy publications, the appointment could be made at the level of Research Associate, Grade RS07  but would require evidence of more advanced involvement in research and knowledge exchange activities (such as development of research proposals, generating research income and managing parts of research projects).

Application Procedure

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.

Other Information

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 John Bachtler, Director (; 0141 548 3339) or to Professor Fiona Wishlade, Director (; 0141 548 3061).


Formal interviews for this post will be held on Monday, 25 June 2018. 

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