Research Associate

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
£36,024 - £44,263
12 Apr 2024
01 May 2024
Fixed Term
Full Time

Salary Range: £36,024 - £44,263
FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)
Term: Fixed Term (24 months)
Closing Date: Wednesday, 1st May 2024

An opportunity exists to join an exciting new institute within University of Strathclyde. The Stephen Young Institute for International Business (the Institute), located within Strathclyde Business School (SBS) takes an international and multidisciplinary approach to addressing some of the world’s big challenges. Named after Professor Stephen Young, a former Head of Strathclyde Marketing Department and cofounder of Strathclyde International Business Unit, the Institute seeks to improve processes and relationships of people and organisations in international value networks. Building on the University’s mission as a Place of Useful Learning and Strathclyde Business School’s rich history in marketing and technological innovation, the Institute takes a bold and ambitious approach to addressing systemic challenges such as sustainability and inequality through collaborative international research and deep stakeholder engagement.

As Research Associate of the Institute, you will play a vital role in its growth as it builds upon the University’s strong reputation for international business, sustainability, innovation, and marketing. Under the guidance of the Institute Director, you will lead and participate in multiple initiatives, including international and multidisciplinary research, knowledge exchange and impact activities. The Institute was created through a generous gift from Strathclyde alum, Dr Charles Huang who completed both his MBA and PhD at Strathclyde Business School. Dr Huang’s donation also funds the Stephen Young Global Leaders Scholarship Programme and the Stephen Young Entrepreneurship Awards.

As Research Associate, you will begin to establish a distinctive programme of research and disseminate results through regular publications in peer-reviewed high impact journals and conference proceedings. You will gain experience in applying to appropriate external bodies for research funding. You will work on projects with a growing team of international researchers. You will participate in and develop external networks to foster research collaborations, to inform the development of research objectives and to identify potential sources of funding. You will work to ensure advances in knowledge reach relevant stakeholders through running Institute events, conferences, and teaching. You will carry out Institute administrative and management functions and engage in continuous professional development.

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in an appropriate discipline or, exceptionally, have significant relevant experience in addition to a relevant degree. You will have research interests consistent with the strategic direction of the Institute, be working towards a body of published research in high quality publications, and an ability to develop research proposals to attract funding. You will have an ability to plan and organise your own workload effectively and an ability to work within a team environment. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.

Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcomed from candidates with relevant work experience, membership of relevant Chartered/professional bodies (including the Higher Education Academy), experience of relevant student supervision, and/or experience of knowledge exchange related activities.

Formal interviews for this post will be held on Wednesday 1st May 2024.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to the Stephen Young Institute -

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