ESRC Digit Research Fellow (Economics) Ref 1902 (Readvertised)

School/department: University of Sussex Business School, Digital Futures at Work ESRC Research Centre (Digit)
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: Fixed term for 3 years with the possibility of extension/lectureship 
Salary: Grade 7 starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum (pro-rata for p-t working)
             Grade 8 starting at £41,526 to £49,553 per annum (pro-rata for p-t working)
Placed on: 17 December 2019
Closing date: 17 January 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: Week commencing 27th January 2020
Expected start date: From 1st May 2020

Previous applicants need not apply

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the University of Sussex for a high-performing researcher to contribute to the Digital Futures at Work ESRC Research Centre (Digit) an ambitious and dynamic £8m ESRC funded Research Centre examining the Digital transformation of work. The post is both for three years full time, with a possibility for extension or a lectureship; requests for part-time arrangements will also be considered.

This challenging role sit within the University of Sussex Business School and is line-managed by the Centre’s Director, Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly and by Professor Richard Dickens. The post-holders will work collaboratively with the Centre Management Team (CMT), other Centre researchers, and partners to contribute to the delivery of important elements of the research programme.

Candidates should demonstrate potential to conduct high-quality quantitative research on the economics of work and labour. They should have a strong interest in the impact of digital technology on the labour market and be able to work closely with colleagues from across different disciplines in a fast-moving and exciting area.

Prospective applicants are invited to make informal enquiries with the Centre Director Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly: Professor Richard Dickens:

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How to apply

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