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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£29,619 - £34,308 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
14 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.


This is a part time (0.4FTE)/fixed term opportunity for 16 weeks

Glasgow Caledonian University - the University for the Common Good - is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural University with a global outlook, dedicated to delivering social innovation. Our organisational strategy is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and our globally recognised researchers advise governments, industry and international bodies. We’re ranked fifth in the world and first in the UK for promoting gender equality, 69th globally for social impact, and the top modern university in Scotland for research power. In 2020-21, we contributed £1.7 billion and more than 14,000 jobs across the globe.

GCU is committed to widening participation, delivering positive outcomes for our students, and we’re Scotland’s leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships. With campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, we have transnational partnerships around the world, supporting more than 22,000 students. Guided by our inspirational Chancellor, Dr Annie Lennox OBE, and guided by our values – integrity, responsibility, creativity and confidence - we transform the lives of the people and communities we serve.

The Research Centre for Health (ReaCH) in the School of Health & Life Sciences has an international reputation for delivering high impact research. In the recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (2021) 91% of GCU’s health related research has been formally classified as world-leading or internationally excellent. More over, the impact of GCU’s applied health research was classified as ‘outstanding’ and surpassed by only one other UK institution. The University's outstanding record for delivering impact for the common good against the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals was also highlighted in the recent THE Global Impact Rankings with GCU 1st in Scotland for SDG3, good health and wellbeing.

The Department of Vision Sciences, based in the School of Health and Life Sciences, offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the areas of Optometry, Orthoptics and Vision Science. The Department has a longstanding reputation in a number of areas of research. The work of researchers based in our Department promotes fundamental and strategic research to further both our understanding of vision and the maintenance of ocular health.

Working under the direction of the Principle Investigator and Research Team, the successful applicant will work on a specific research project which aims to develop and validate a new test of vision. Working as part of the project team, you will be responsible for developing a platform which enables remote collection of data via the internet. In addition, you will contribute to other aspects of the project, including literature review, experimental design, data analysis and preparation of written reports.

The successful applicant will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in Computing, Vision Science, Psychology, or a related subject, or demonstrate equivalent relevant experience. You will have a track record of either undertaking a research project involving data collection or completing a computer programming project.  You will be able to take responsibility for individual aspects of a project and work collaboratively as part of a team.  The successful applicant will demonstrate strong organisational and prioritisation skills and the ability to meet deadlines as well as be a confident user of Microsoft IT packages (Word, Excel, Powerpoint Outlook).

To discuss any of the details of this role, please feel free to contact Dr Andrew Logan at

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, 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.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant

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

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