Two exciting opportunities to join our Research Team

We are currently recruiting for two exciting Research vacancies:

Research Fellow 

We are seeking a Research Fellow to work within our Research Workstream to build on and develop our Young People’s Research Programme; they will also support the Research Lead and provide additional capacity for the supervision of PhD students and Research Team staff.

The succesful candidate will have a PhD in the social sciences or extensive professional research experience with children and young people, supervisory experience, and a track record in securing research funding. We would be particularly interested in applicants with experience of coproduction and participatory / youth-led research. You should also have experience of researching sensitive topics and understand the practical and ethical issues involved in researching with children and young people. Good written skills are essential, as is the ability to communicate and engage with a wide range of stakeholders, especially with children but also with family members and professionals.

This is a fixed term full-time appointment for 12 months, with a potential extension dependant on securing additional funding. 

Salary: £45,585 – £56,021

Deadline: 14th Jan

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Research Associate (Men Minds Project) 

MEN-MINDs explores how masculinities are conceptualised and enacted among marginalised adolescent males aged 16-24 and the impact that their identities have on help-seeking, wellbeing and mental health. It works with three groups of young men who traditionally have faced barriers to participating in mental health research and mental health interventions, and who are at a greater risk of poor mental health outcomes, to identify suitable concepts and methodologies for researching mental health.  The three groups are: young men in conflict with the law; LGBTQI+ identifying young men and migrant/refugee young men. The project emphasises participation and co-production, directly involving young men in shaping both the design and the delivery of research, and providing the opportunity to shape future research, policy, and practice.    A Young Person’s Forum (comprised of 10-12 adolescent young men) is central to the project.

We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher who is committed to high standards of academic work, as required by MRC-funded research. While the post is based in CYCJ, the post holder will work closely with the co-investigators who work across different Schools in the universities of Strathclyde and Monash.  The successful candidate will have a PhD in a Social Science subject and/or equivalent professional research experience. Knowledge of research relating to marginalised children and young people and/or adolescent mental health is essential.  Experience of researching with marginalised children and young people using co-production or other inclusive and participatory methods is desirable.  Experience of undertaking academic research, using qualitative and quantitative methods, writing for publication and presenting research to a wide range of audiences is also expected.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in face-to-face fieldwork and work some non-standard hours in the evenings and at weekends to accommodate engagement with young people. The successful candidate will also be expected to obtain membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and will be subject to all associated background checks.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Nina Vaswani, Senior Research Fellow,

Part Time (o.6FTE) with the potential for a Full Time role working on other CYCJ research projects if desirable/appropriate.

Salary: £21,614 (FTE £36,024)

Deadline: 21st Jan

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Children's and Young People's Centre for Justice
University of Strathclyde
Lord Hope Building, Level 6
141 St. James Road Glasgow G4 0LT

(0141) 444 8622

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