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									Criteria                                Grade 6 Research                               Grade 7 Research                              Grade 8 Research                                   Grade 9 Research                                    Grade 10 Research
1 Teaching and Learning Support         • Could be expected to contribute to           • Could be expected to contribute to the      • Contribute to the teaching and learning          • Supervise the work of postgraduate students.      • Contribute to the teaching and learning
                                        School teaching – e.g. by assisting            assessment of student knowledge in the        programmes in the School/Institute.                                                                    programmes in the School/Institute and to the
                                        module delivery, supervising teaching          context of teaching and supervision           • Supervise postgraduate research students.                                                            development of the curriculum in own area.
                                        laboratory classes and/or running tutorials    duties.                                 •
                                        – within constraints imposed by external       Assist in the development of student
                                        bodies funding their position (if any)         research skills.
                                        and/or research priorities.
                                              • Assist in the supervision of student
                                        projects (undergraduate, Masters.
                                        MPhil/PhD, etc).                          •
                                        Could be expected to contribute to
                                        specialist courses, for example on the use
                                        of research methods and equipment.

2 Research and Scholarship              • Undertake supervised research for            • Develop research objectives and             • Develop research objectives, projects and      • Carry out independent research, consistent          • Lead the development and implementation of
                                        example by preparing, setting up,              proposals for own or joint research with      proposals.                                       with the research strategy of the School/Institute,   research strategy within the School/Institute.
                                        conducting and recording the outcome of        the assistance of a mentor, if required.       • Identify sources of funding and contribute to acting for some projects as principal investigator                • Lead and co-ordinate research
                                        experiments and field work, the                              • Conduct individual and        the process of securing funds.                   and project leader and, where appropriate, lead       activity in the subject across the University.
                                        development of questionnaires and              collaborative research projects.                • Extend, transform and apply knowledge        a research team, or otherwise contribute to                            • Lead research and
                                        conducting surveys, etc.                                   • Disseminate results of          acquired from scholarship to research and        research leadership within the School.                collaborative partnerships with other educational
                                        • Conduct literature and database              research in peer reviewed journals and        appropriate external activities.                                         • Determine relevant          institutions and other external bodies.
                                        searches.                                •     conferences, and/or through other              • Make presentations at conferences or exhibit  research objectives, prepare research proposals,                               • Lead collaborative
                                        Continue to update personal knowledge          appropriate media.                •           work in other appropriate events.                identify sources of research funding and, where       University bids for research, consultancy and
                                        and to develop skills within own specialist    Incorporate relevant advances in the                                                           necessary actively seek research funding and          other additional funds, including partnerships with
                                        research area.                                 subject area into research activity.                                                           secure it as far as it is reasonably possible.        other Schools or institutions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Make presentations or                              • Make presentations at
                                                                                                                                                                                      exhibitions at national and international             international conferences and similar events,
                                                                                                                                                                                      conferences, and other similar events.                demonstrating evidence of esteem within the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • Demonstrate a        subject, e.g. through personal invitations to
                                                                                                                                                                                      sustained record of publications sufficient, in       speak or present.                        •
                                                                                                                                                                                      terms of volume and quality, to achieve               Demonstrate leadership in peer review
                                                                                                                                                                                      international recognition, e.g. through publication   processes, e.g., through peer review panels or
                                                                                                                                                                                      in journals with substantial international            membership of the editorial board of a specialist
                                                                                                                                                                                      circulation.                         • Contribute     journal.
                                                                                                                                                                                      to the development of Subject and
                                                                                                                                                                                      School/Institute research strategies. Participate
                                                                                                                                                                                      in peer-review, for example, through refereeing
                                                                                                                                                                                      research articles submitted for publication in
3 Communication                         • Maintain written records of: research        • Write research reports and publications.    • Routinely communicate complex and              Disseminate conceptual and complex ideas to a         • Be routinely involved in complex and
                                        results and progress, generated                                • Deal with routine           conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge wide variety of audiences using appropriate           important negotiations internally and with
                                        intellectual property, and data analysis.      communication using a range of media.         and understanding as well as to peers using high media and methods to promote understanding.           external bodies.                                 •
                                                  • Contribute to the production of                           • Communicate          level skills and a range of media.                                                                     Contribute to the communication of the wider
                                        research reports and publications.             complex information, orally, in writing and                                                                                                          University strategy within the School/Institute.
                                                 • Present information on research     electronically.          • Prepare
                                        progress at internal group meetings; to        proposals and applications to external
                                        funding organisations; steering groups,        bodies, e.g. for funding and contractual
                                        etc; and at external meetings and              purposes.                     •
                                        conferences.                                   Communicate material of a specialist or
                                        • Prepare papers, posters, etc for these       highly technical nature.
                                        groups and meetings.

4 Liaison and Networking                • Liaise with research colleagues and         • Liaise with colleagues and students.          • Collaborate actively within and outwith the        Lead and develop internal networks for example        • Chair and participate on internal committees
                                        support staff on routine matters.         •       • Build internal contacts and               Institution to complete research projects and        by chairing and participating in Institutional        and participate in Institutional decision making
                                         Make internal and external contacts to       participate in internal networks for the        advance thinking.                                    committees. Lead and develop external                 and governance.                                  •
                                        develop knowledge and understanding           exchange of information and to form             • Participate in and develop external networks,      networks for example with other active                  Lead and develop internal and external
                                        and form relationships for future             relationships for future collaboration.         for example to identify sources of funding,          researchers and leading thinkers in the field.        networks to foster collaboration and share
                                        collaboration.                                                 • Join external networks to    generate income, obtain consultancy projects, or     Develop links with external contacts such as          information and ideas and to promote the subject
                                                                                      share information and identify potential        build relationships for future activities.           other educational and research bodies,                and the Institution.
                                                                                      sources of funds.                                                                                    employers, professional bodies and other               • Contribute to the enhancement of research
                                                                                                                                                                                           providers of funding and research initiatives to      quality and thinking in the field by assisting
                                                                                                                                                                                           foster collaboration and generate income.             quality review processes and external decision
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 making bodies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Promote and market the work of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 School/Institute in the subject area both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 nationally and internationally.

5 Managing People                       • Provide guidance as required to support • Manage own research and                           • Mentor colleagues with less experience and         • Provide leadership to those working within          • Provide leadership for all subject area
                                        staff, research students and any other    administrative activities, with guidance if         advise on personal development.                      research areas by, for example, co-ordinating         research activities within the University.
                                        students who may be assisting with the    required.                                           • Coach and support research students and            the work of others to ensure that research                    • Act as line manager for research staff
                                        research.                                                                                     colleagues in developing their research              projects are delivered effectively and to time or     and ensure work is allocated fairly, according to
                                                                                                                                      techniques.                                          organising the work of a team by agreeing             skills and capacity.                              •
                                                                                                                                      • Depending on the area of work, could be            objectives and work plans.                        •    Ensure that staff are suitably qualified to work
                                                                                                                                      expected to supervise the work of others, for        Contribute to the development of teams and            within their own area. Appraise and advise staff
                                                                                                                                      example in research teams or projects.               individuals through the PDR system and provide        on personal and career development plans.
                                                                                                                                                                                           advice on personal development.
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Could act as line manager (e.g. of research
                                                                                                                                                                                           teams). Act as a personal mentor to peers and
6 Teamwork                              • Actively participate as a member of a   • Work with colleagues on joint projects, • Act as a team leader.                                        • Lead teams within areas of responsibility.          • Develop and communicate a clear vision of
                                        research team.                          • as required.                              • Develop productive working relationships with                       • Ensure that teams within the                 the team’s strategic direction.
                                         Attend and contribute to relevant team     • Collaborate with academic colleagues other members of staff.                                         department work together.                                   • Ensure the enactment of Institutional
                                        meetings.                                 on areas of shared research interest.      • Co-ordinate the work of colleagues to ensure                                • Act to resolve conflicts within     strategic plans.
                                                                                                                            equitable access to resources and facilities.                  and between teams.                                               • Develop team spirit and team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 coherence and foster inter-disciplinary team
7 Pastoral Care                         • Show consideration to others.               • Like all the elements, this builds on the     • Deal with standard problems and help           • Responsible for dealing with referred issues            • Responsible for the initial resolution of all
                                                                                      demands in the profiles at lower levels. In     colleagues resolve their concerns about progress for researchers within own project areas.                 team issues within and outwith standard
                                                                                      this case, there is no additional demand        in research.                                         • Provide first line support for colleagues,          procedures.
                                                                                                                                                                                       referring them to sources of further help if               • Overall responsibility for welfare of team
                                                                                                                                                                                       required.                                                 members, drawing on specialist advice and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 support as required.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Ensure that an appropriate framework is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 developed and used for pastoral care issues.

8 Initiative, problem-solving and       • Make use of relevant research               • Use initiative and creativity to identify     • Assess, interpret and evaluate outcomes of         • Resolve problems affecting the delivery of          • Determine the final allocation of resources
decision-making                         techniques and methods.                       areas for research, develop new research        research.                                    •       research projects within own area and in              within own area of responsibility.
                                                   • Deal with problems which may     methods and extend the research                 Develop new concepts and ideas to extend             accordance with regulations.                          • Act as the final arbiter in local disputes.
                                        affect the achievement of research            portfolio.                                  •   intellectual understanding.                      •    • Make decisions regarding the operational                     • Be party to strategic decisions at
                                        objectives and deadlines.                     Use creativity to analyse and interpret          Resolve problems of meeting research                aspects of own research programme.                    Institutional level.
                                                  • Contribute to decisions           research data and draw conclusions on           objectives and deadlines.                      •          • Contribute to decisions which have an                        • Lead the development of new and
                                        affecting the work of the team.               the outcomes.                               •   Develop ideas for generating income and              impact on other related programmes.                   creative approaches in responding to research
                                                        • Analyse and interpret the    Contribute to collaborative decision           promoting research area.                        •             • Provide advice on issues such as           and commercial challenges.
                                        results of own research and generate          making with colleagues in areas of               Develop ideas for application of research           ensuring the adequate balance of research                  • Initiate new and original solutions to
                                        original ideas based on outcomes.             research.                                       outcomes.                                            projects, appointment of researchers and other        problems.
                                                                                                                                         • Decide on research programmes and               performance matters.                                     • Provide advice to external bodies.
                                                                                                                                      methodologies, often in collaboration with            • Spotting opportunities for strategic
                                                                                                                                      colleagues and sometimes subject to the              development of new projects or appropriate
                                                                                                                                      approval of the head of the research programme       areas of activity and contributing to the
                                                                                                                                      on fundamental issues.                               development of such ideas.

9 Planning and managing resources       • Plan own day-to-day research activity       • Use research resources, and use            • Plan, co-ordinate and implement research       • Contribute to the overall management of the            • Take overall responsibility for the organising
                                        within the framework of the agreed            laboratories and workshops as                programmes.                                    • School/Institute in areas such as budget                 and deployment of resources within own areas of
                                        programme.                                    appropriate.                             •    Manage the use of research resources and        management and business planning.                        responsibility.                                  •
                                        • Co-ordinate own work with that of others    Plan and manage own research activity in     ensure that effective use is made of them.                • Participate in School/Institute level          Plan and implement research projects and
                                        to avoid conflict or duplication of effort.   collaboration with others, including the                   • Manage or monitor research       strategic planning and contribute to the                 monitor progress to ensure the achievement of
                                                     • Contribute, under              development of new grant/contract            budgets.                  • Help to plan and     Institution’s strategic planning processes.              financial and research objectives.
                                        supervision, to the planning of research      proposals.                                   implement commercial and consultancy                             • Plan and deliver research and,         • Contribute to Institutional planning and
                                        projects, including the development of                                                     activities.                         • Plan and   where relevant, consultancy or similar                   strategic development.
                                        new grant/contract proposals.                                                              manage own consultancy assignments.              programmes, ensuring that resources are
                                                                                                                                                                                    available and required income levels are
                                                                                                                                                                                    achieved.                                    •
                                                                                                                                                                                    Contribute to the management of quality, audit
                                                                                                                                                                                    and other external assessments e.g. the
                                                                                                                                                                                    Research Assessment Exercise.
10 Sensory, physical and emotional      • Sensory and physical demands will vary      • Balance with help of supervisor the        • Balance the pressures of research and          Like all the elements, this builds on the                Like all the elements, this builds on the
demands                                 from relatively light to a high level         competing pressures of research and          administrative demands and competing             demands in the profiles at lower levels. In              demands in the profiles at lower levels. In
                                        depending on the discipline and the type      administrative demands and deadlines.        deadlines.                                       this case, there is no additional demand                 this case, there is no additional demand
                                        of work.
                                        • Carry out tasks that require the learning
                                        of certain skills.
11 Work environment                     • Is required to be aware of the risks in     • Is required to be aware of the risks in    • Depending on area of work and level of            • Depending on area of work may be expected           • Overall responsibility for health and safety in
                                        the work environment and to comply with       the work environment and their potential     training received, may be expected to conduct       to take responsibility for the health and safety of   own areas of responsibility.                      •
                                        Health & Safety regulations.                  impact on their own work and that of         risk assessment and take responsibility for the     others, for conducting risk assessments, and           Ensure that appropriate risk management
                                                                                      others.                                      health and safety of others.                        reducing hazards.                                     processes are operational.
12 Expertise                            • Possess and maintain sufficient breadth     • Engage in continuous professional          • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of            • Required to be an internationally recognised        • Be an internationally leading authority in the
                                        or depth of specialist discipline knowledge   development.                                 specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop   authority in the subject area.                        subject.
                                        and of research methods and techniques            • Understand equal opportunity issues    research programmes and methodologies.                   • Examples of international recognition           • For example: as an author of an
                                        to work in own area.                          as they may impact on areas of research          • Use a range of delivery techniques to         include: lecturing in overseas institutions,          internationally cited monograph or series of
                                                                                      content.                                     enthuse and engage students.                        international teaching collaborations, publishing     research articles; as a frequent speaker at
                                                                                                                                                                                       research papers in international journals, having     international conferences or seminars; as a
                                                                                                                                                                                       papers accepted for presentation at international     frequent collaborator with overseas academics;
                                                                                                                                                                                       conferences, invitations to present research          or as specialist reviewer or consultant, used
                                                                                                                                                                                       papers or seminars abroad.                            regularly by public, professional and overseas
                                                                                                                                                                                             • In-depth understanding of own specialism      bodies.
                                                                                                                                                                                       to enable the development of new knowledge            • Possess in depth knowledge of specialism to
                                                                                                                                                                                       and understanding within the field.                   enable the development of new knowledge,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             innovation and understanding in the field.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Maintain a thorough understanding of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Institutional management systems and the wider
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             higher education environment, including equal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             opportunities issues.


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