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MRC Skills Development Fellowship -- Computational Social Science

Three year MRC Skills Development Fellowship, University of Glasgow

Eligible candidates: Postdoc with advanced quantitative or computational social science skills

The post-holder will be required to develop a personal programme of interdisciplinary health-related research relevant to research strengths in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing (IHW).

Interested potential applicants should contact

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Additional information
This prestigious, three year, Skills Development Fellowship is funded by the MRC following the University of Glasgow’s successful application to host Skills Development Fellows in the area of quantitative social science. The post-holder will enter the MRC Skills Development Fellowship Programme. The fellowship includes funding for training to support the post-holder to develop into a future academic leader.

The postholder will be a member of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow and will be expected to further develop existing quantitative / computational social science skills while applying them to health research within the MRC remit. A bespoke training and development programme will be agreed with the Line Manager and reviewed annually. Applicants from a non-health research background with transferable quantitative/computational social science skills are particularly welcome, although those already working in health research are eligible to apply.

Once in post, Fellows will be appointed a mentor from outside their immediate line management, be entitled to participate in any of the training programmes and courses offered by the University/College/Institute and be required to report their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities as agreed with their Line Manager through the Performance and Development Review (PDR) process. The Fellowship will run for three years and will cover salary costs on academic Grade 7 (£35,290 – £39,610). In addition to the salary funding, an allowance for research, conference and travel costs will be available.

The actual project will be developed by the postholder in discussion with the Line Manager to take account of existing skills, expertise and interests. Applicants should provide a brief outline of their proposed area of research in their letter of application and are encouraged to discuss this prior to applying. Shortlisted applicants should contact potential supervisors in advance of the interview in order to provide a more detailed (2-page) project description to be discussed as part of the interview process.

General Enquiries should be addressed to:
Professor Laurence Moore
Director of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
Institute of Health and Wellbeing

Interviews will be held on 29 April 2019


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