Employment: Research assistant (2), Robert Burns Project, Glasgow

Closing date 23rd July 2013

Research Assistant (2 positions),
College of Arts,
University of Glasgow.

Job Purpose

To contribute research assistance to a high-quality research project ‘Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century’ (AHRC funded) towards the production of volumes for the Works of Robert Burns (Oxford University Press) and to support other project activities including web, administrative and miscellaneous organisational activity.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Conduct assigned research as directed by the PI and to report to the PI on a regular basis (weekly or fortnightly) concerning the research undertaken to date.

2. Carry out a programme of planned prioritised research, in support of the Oxford University Press multi-volume edition of the works of Robert Burns. Collection, transcription, collation and annotation of material will be undertaken towards the volumes Songs for James Johnson and Songs for George Thomson. Where appropriate, similar work will also be undertaken towards future volumes beyond those mentioned above.

3. Undertake a number of research library trips in the United Kingdom and abroad under the terms of 2 above.

4. Manage the content of the web aspects of the project on an ongoing and regular basis.

5. Assist in organising the conferences, exhibitions and other events associated with the prospectus and terms of the AHRC grant.

6. Organise project team and advisory board meeting(s) and to oversee the development and distribution of publicity in association with the project, liaising with academic and other partners as necessary.

7. Continuing professional development; developing research skills, keeping knowledge up to date through attending and contributing to conferences and seminars; participating in research groups.

8. Contribute to grant applications for research funding where appropriate.

9. **Using ability to read music, contribute research in musical sources to the project** – this criterion is for the Research Assistant in Musicology only.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade 6, £26,264 – £29,541 per annum, pro rata based on 21 hours per week.

These position are fixed term for 12 months.

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.

Vacancy Ref: 004231. Further details and application procedure available here.

Closing Date: 23 July 2013

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