Research Fellow in Innovation Studies Ref 8397

School/department: University of Sussex Business School, Science Policy Research Unit  
Hours: full time hours considered up to 1FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term, from 23 September 2023 to 31 May 2024
Reference: 8397
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 12 April 2022
Closing date: 17 May 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: 23 September 2023

Job description

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

The Research Fellow will contribute to the development of research publications and contribute research funding applications. Essential criteria for the post are:

  1. A complete PhD dissertation by the starting date (we will ask to see this).
  2. At least 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.

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Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 8397) (PDF 117.52KB)

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

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How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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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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