Research Fellow (TIP Resource Lab & TIPC Learning History) Ref 9305

School/department: SPRU, University of Sussex Business School
Hours: Part time hours considered up to a maximum of .7 FTE
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 31 January 2023
Reference: 9305
Salary: starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 05 August 2022
Closing date: 15 August 2022 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: 14 September 2022

Job description

The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), within the University of Sussex Business School, is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to lead an analysis of the work of the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) in relation to the creation of the Transformative Innovation Policy Resource Lab (TIP RL) and the TIPC Learning History. TIPC is an international consortium established at the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex in 2017 to develop methods, instruments and tools for Transformative Innovation Policy (TIP).

This is a unique opportunity for a researcher go into depth in this trans-disciplinary project on TIP tools, actions and learning, working alongside academics involved in TIPC to examine, reflect and write about what has been learnt from this rich experience in these very different contexts; and to share with the wider policymaker, practitioner and research networks. We are developing overlaps between knowledge management and learning as applied to science, technology and innovation and transformative innovation, although there will be opportunities to explore various theoretical frames. The post holder will also be expected to gather primary and secondary material, working with policy makers and practitioners from across Europe, Africa and Latin America.

Informal enquires can be made with Dr Matias Ramirez (

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