UKRI ESRC Innovation Fellowship Ref 2933

School/department: University of Sussex Business School, Digital Futures at Work ESRC Research Centre (Digit) and the Materials Physics Group and Sussex Programme for Quantum Research (SPQR)
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).
Contract: Fixed term for 2 years with the possibility of extension/lectureship
Salary: Grade 8 starting at £40,792 to £48,677 per annum (pro-rata for p-t working)
Placed on: 16 December 2019
Closing date: 17 January 2020. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 29 January 2020
Expected start date: 1 April 2020 (at the latest)

Job description

An exceptional opportunity has arisen at the University of Sussex with additional funding from the Economic and Social Research Council as part of their National Productivity Investment Fund for a high-performing researcher to contribute to work on a project “Bringing Environmental Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags to Market.” This post will contribute to the Digital Futures at Work ESRC Research Centre (Digit) – an ambitious and dynamic £8m investment examining the digital transformation of work at the University of Sussex Business School in collaboration with the Sussex Programme on Quantum Research (SPQR) and the company Advanced Material Development (AMD). The Fellow will be line-managed by Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly and Professor Alan Dalton and will work in collaboration with AMD to deliver substantial elements of the project. This will include two three-month periods of research with a major retailer in Arkansas, USA. The Innovation Fellowship is for two years full time, with a possibility for extension or a lectureship; requests for part-time arrangements will also be supported.  

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

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