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The University has outlined its commitment to five Interdisciplinary Challenge Areas that address the biggest challenges of our time:

  • Energy Transition
  • Environment and Biodiversity
  • Health, Nutrition and Wellbeing
  • Social Inclusion and Cultural Diversity
  • Data and Artificial Intelligence

Our vision is to place interdisciplinarity at the heart of the University to create innovative and sustainable solutions to the key global challenges facing society, to provide a focus for interdisciplinary research and to enhance student learning through the integration of approaches and collaboration across multiple branches of knowledge. In fulfilling this vision, we will contribute to transformations locally, nationally and globally to enhance human society and the planet.

We are now recruiting twenty 5-year fellowships aligned to our new Interdisciplinary Challenge areas.

The University has been credited for its international reach, influence on national policy and its commercialisation of research ideas into spin out companies. In recognition of our world -leading and life changing research, we were awarded The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2018 and 2021.

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Research Assistant (KTP Associate), Engineering

In collaboration with Denfind Stone Limited, Monikie, Dundee, we have an exciting opportunity at the University of Aberdeen, with the School of Engineering for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate. 

School/Section: Engineering
Division: Unspecified
Staff Category: Research
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 5
Salary: Up to £35,000
Ref No: ENG206R
Closing Date: 21-FEB-2023

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Research Assistant in Marine Biodiscovery, Natural & Computing Sciences

A position is available for an independent and highly motivated individual to work towards a PhD degree as a Research Assistant at the Marine Biodiscovery Centre in the Department of Chemistry. This post is part of the Horizon Europe Doctoral Network HOTBIO ‘A holistic approach to training a new generation of scientists in marine biodiscovery.

School/Section: Natural & Computing Sciences
Division: Chemistry
Staff Category: Research
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Competitive
Salary: £36,440 per annum, plus mobility allowance
Ref No: NCS204R
Closing Date: 13-FEB-2023

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Educational Development Adviser (Professional Recognition), Academic Services & Online Education

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join the Educational Development Team, based in the Centre for Academic Development. The Centre provides a single point of contact for staff seeking to enhance their teaching and learning practice and works with students to develop their academic skills.

School/Section: Academic Services & Online Education
Division: Centre for Academic Development
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Part Time
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £35,333 - £42,155
Ref No: CAD055AX
Closing Date: 24-FEB-2023

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Research Assistant in Red Blood Cell Biology, Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition

A position is available for a Research Assistant for 12 weeks to work on red blood cell morphology and biochemistry in the laboratory of Professor Mark Vickers and Dr Huan Cao in the Institute of Medical Sciences. This project is funded by the University of Aberdeen Development Trust.

School/Section: Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
Division: Institute of Medical Sciences
Staff Category: Research
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 5
Salary: £29,619 per annum
Ref No: IMS255R
Closing Date: 17-FEB-2023

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Research Fellow, Psychology

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow position at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, to work with Dr Constanze Hesse on a project funded by the ESRC (project title: “The need for unpleasant touch: behavioural and physiological investigations into negative affective touch and how it can be used to shape interactions”). This project is part of a larger international project with collaborators in Germany and France and will be conducted in close association with all project partners. 

School/Section: Psychology
Division: Unspecified
Staff Category: Research
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £35,333 - £36,386
Ref No: PSY055RX
Closing Date: 20-FEB-2023

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