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Research in Scotland

Research plays an important role in shaping the policies of the Scottish Government. It helps us to think about new and better ways of doing things and provides new understandings and discoveries that benefit our society.

The Government funds a wide range of research programmes, helping to inform and assess policy.

Link to more about Social Research and guidance


Social Researcher (B2) and Senior Social Researcher (B3) Job vacancies
Work for Scotland Ref IRC44093 closing date 10 April 2017
We are currently seeking applications for B2 Social Researcher and B3 Senior Social Researcher to fill vacancies  across a range of Directorates within the Scottish Government largely based in Edinburgh but with limited opportunities based in Glasgow.


Social Research Publications

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