ESRC Digit Research Fellow Ref 10218

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).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: fixed term for up to 22 months with the possibility to apply for a lectureship at the Business School when the funding ends
Reference:   10218
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 per annum (pro-rata for part-time working)
Placed on:  08 November 2022
Closing date:  12 December 2023.   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date:  Early January 2023
Expected start date: 01March 2023 or as soon as possible

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 for up to 22 months full time (1 March 2023 – 31 December 2024), with a possibility to apply for a lectureship when the research funding ends in December 2024. Requests for part-time arrangements or job shares for the research fellow during the funding framework 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, with one of the Centre’s Co-Investigators. The post-holder 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.

For further information or to discuss the role please contact the Centre Director Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly: 

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 10218 [PDF 143.01KB]

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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