Research Assistant in Innovation Studies Ref 8396

School/department: University of Sussex Business School, Science Policy Research Unit  
Hours: Part time, considered up to a maximum of 15 hours per week, with the potential for an increase in hours outside of term time.Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until September 2023
Reference: 8396
Salary: starting at £30,497 to £ 34,304 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  08 April 2022
Closing date:  16 May 2022   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: May or soon thereafter 2022

Job description

The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), within the University of Sussex Business School, is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to work with Dr Ohid Yaqub. The post would be ideal for someone looking to develop existing work into publications.

The Research Assistant will contribute to the development of research publications. Essential criteria for the post are:

  1. Experience of at least two years of PhD studies.
  2. One working paper (we will ask to see this).
  3. Fluency in oral and written English.
  4. Experience working on categorisation problems with bibliometric techniques.

Informal enquiries are encouraged, and should be directed to Dr Ohid Yaqub

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 8396 [PDF 81.64KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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