Job offer available in Scotland Research Assistant/Associate at University of Glasgow

Job Purpose
The post holder will contribute to the project Operationalizing One Health Interventions in Tanzania (OOHTZ) and work with a diverse team of highly interdisciplinary scientists. The project is focused on practical steps needed to reduce the impact of zoonoses on livestock-keeping communities in northern Tanzania that are most at risk to zoonoses. Key to this post is leading the project in participatory action research working with communities, researchers and animal health professionals to co-develop behavioural interventions and/or veterinary interventions that could reduce the impact of zoonotic diseases. This project will enable us to use the platform of existing research programmes to strengthen capacity for implementation of One Health interventions across multiple sectors, while exploring inclusive, innovative, and culturally appropriate methodologies.

Key to carrying out the PDRA role will be designing participatory methods, in-depth interactions with communities, community liaisons and recruiting and training local “citizen science” based volunteers. The post holder should be prepared to spend some extended periods (6-12 months) in field settings in rural African communities. The post holder will be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6/7, £28,660 – £32,236 / £35,210 – £39,610 per annum.

This post is full time with funding up to the 31st March 2021 in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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