New vacancy for a Research Assistant

We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant. The post will be based at EPRC at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. You would participate in research programmes on regional development, particularly the design and regulation of national regional policies, EU Cohesion Policy, and policies for European territorial cooperation, financial instruments, sustainable urban development, rural development policy, and citizen engagement in regional policies.

As a Research Assistant, you will work as part of a team. You will conduct literature reviews, develop questionnaires, conduct surveys, collect and collate data, analyse information, draw conclusions, and contribute to the drafting of research reports and publications. You will be responsible for managing and prioritising your work and ensuring that it is completed on time. There will be opportunities for you to participate in knowledge exchange activities related to research projects. We encourage career and skills development.

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline. Equivalent work experience in policy or consultancy fields would be welcome as would a good knowledge of regional development policy in Europe. You will be fluent in English and at least one of the following languages (at C1/C2 level): German, Italian, Spanish, Finnish, Norwegian or Swedish. You will have appropriate qualitative and quantitative research techniques, an ability to plan your own work, and enjoy working in a team. You will be willing to travel internationally on a regular basis. You will have good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.

The post will be for 24 months in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter dependent on receipt of further funding.

Formal interviews for this post will be held on Monday, 29 May 2023.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Carlos Mendez, Director ( or Professor John Bachtler, Director (

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