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Job title: Research Assistant – Full time, Fixed term (12 months)
Job reference: 0000019704
Date posted: 22/12/2022
Application closing date: 22/01/2023
Salary: £27,929 – £33,314 per annum (Grade 4)
Package: Excellent Benefits Package
Contractual hours: 35
Basis: Full Time
Job description
Further your Research career with Edinburgh Napier University

We are currently looking for a Research Assistant to join The Business School on Full time, fixed term basis. You will be working on a variety of research projects and activities across the three research centres, providing support to key projects within the school.
Edinburgh Napier University’s phenomenal results from the Research Excellence Framework (2021) are testament to our growing strength and capability as a research institution. 
REF 2021 assessed 68% of our research as either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”, up 15% since 2014. Additionally, the University’s research power metric rocketed from 250 to 718, making Edinburgh Napier the top ranking Scottish modern university for both research power and research impact.
The University’s improved power rating will now see our research funding increase as we take significant strides to grow our reputation as a research-focused institution as well as a teaching one.  We are confident that we are well on our way to establishing ourselves as one of the UK’s world-leading universities in research.

The Role
This is a full-time, fixed-term position for a researcher to utilise and develop a broad research skillet encapsulating diverse methodologies and research methods.
The role holder will be supervised by the Head and Deputy Head of Research within the Business School, and work will be managed and allocated through a ‘bidding’ process within the school.
As someone with experience in data analysis, you will collect and manage data and assist in the analysis and interpretation of the results.
You’ll get the opportunity to work alongside and learn from experienced staff as well as hands-on experience in perceptual experiments.

Who are we looking for?
The ideal candidate will have:
To find out more about this exciting opportunity please click here to view the role profile.

Benefits we offer
Salary: £27,929 – £33,314 per annum (Grade 4)
In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement, and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 36 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.
For more information on our benefits package, please click here.

Additional Information
For informal discussions about this position, please contact Dr Kirsteen Grant (
For general enquiries, please contact the Recruitment team (
Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. For information see here.
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