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  • Ref no: GCU00771
  • Published: 7/11/19
  • Closes: 21/11/19
  • Location: Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
  • Salary: £33,797.00 - £39,152.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week


This is a full time/fixed term opportunity for 13 months

Glasgow Caledonian University a vibrant, multi-cultural, modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed amongst the top 200 modern universities in the world (THE, 2019) and in the top 50 universities globally for social impact (THE, 2019).  Our welcoming community of 20,000 students from more than 100 countries enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York.   Our University mission, commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence is integral to everything we do and how we deliver our mission.

The Centre for Living is part of an evolving infrastructure at Glasgow Caledonian University and has a role in delivering the University's strategy. The Centre brings together research expertise largely drawn from the allied health sciences, social sciences, nursing, epidemiology and population health, and the life science discipline/academic base in the School of Health and Life Sciences. The Centre provides excellent opportunities for close collaboration with health economists and health services researchers in the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, and social work and social policy colleagues in Glasgow School for Business & Society as well as in the School of Health and Life Sciences.

We are recruiting a researcher to contribute to a research project entitled Understanding barriers and facilitators to engagement with specialist mental health services for young people. The project forms part of the work of the Centre for Living’s Public Health research theme and the Principal Investigator is Dr Kerri McPherson from the Department of Psychology.

The postholder will be located within the Department of Psychology, which is a dynamic and vibrant academic community with a strong track record of applied psychology provision that includes innovative teaching and learning, applied research, and knowledge transfer activities.

The successful candidate will play a key role in overseeing the successful completion of the research project. They will be responsible for the co-ordination and day-to-day delivery of the research project in collaboration with the research steering group. The postholder will manage the administrative and operational aspects of the project and will have the opportunity to generate publications, present at conferences and take part in grant writing.

We are looking to recruit someone with a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject (e.g., Psychology, Public Health). The person will have good planning and organisational skills including the ability to prioritise, manage multiple tasks and projects, with proven ability to deliver to stringent performance criteria. Experience of conducting and completing qualitative and quantitative research projects (including design, data collection and analysis) is essential. The postholder will also have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate complex information at all levels. Experience of working in, or undertaking research in, health service settings is desirable.

The successful candidate must be willing to work out of normal working hours (including weekends) if the requirements of the project demand.

As this role involves Regulated work with Children the successful candidate will require PVG Scheme membership.

For more information about the post or the project please contact Dr Kerri McPherson ( or 0141 331 8174).

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).


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