Research Fellow in Innovation Management Ref 7507
School/department: University of Sussex Business School / Science Policy Research Unit
Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 2 years
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum
Placed on: 20 December 2021
Closing date: 02 February 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: asap
Expected start date: between March and April 2022
The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), within the University of Sussex Business School, is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in Innovation Management to work with Professor Andrew Davies, the RM Phillips Freeman Chair of Innovation Management. The Chair is leading a programme of research into how organisations are imagining possible futures and rethinking the way they innovative to create sustainable solutions for the 21st century city. This is a unique opportunity for a researcher working closely with the Chair to design and undertake collaborative research with practitioners and organisations involved in organising and managing novel, complex and urgent projects.
We are looking to appoint someone interested in exploring how organisations and ecosystems of customers, partners and suppliers in the built environment are being reconfigured to address the climate emergency grand challenge of transitioning to Net Zero. The post holder will be expected to have an appreciation of innovation management and organisation theory, although there will be opportunities to explore various theoretical frames. The successful candidate will be motivated by publishing interesting, novel and insightful research in top-tier management journals and making an impact on management practice. The post holder will be able to identify a research problem, engage with practitioners who experience the problem, develop a research design and novel contribution informed by theory, and communicate the findings to a variety of academic and practitioner audiences.
Essential criteria for the post are:
- PhD in management or the social sciences
- Knowledge of innovation management and organisation theory
- Experience of collecting and analysing primary qualitative data
- Experience of engaging with senior practitioners in organisations and projects
- Ability to work collaboratively in designing, implementing, and writing up qualitative research
- Strong analytical capability and evidence of excellent academic writing
Informal enquires can be made with Professor Andrew Davies (Andrew.Davies@sussex.ac.uk)
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