Job offer in england Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire – Hertfordshire Business School


Research Fellow: £32, 004 – 38,183

Senior Research Fellow: £38,183 – 48,327

Grade: UH7/8

FTE: Full time position working 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

Duration of Contract: 3 year FTC

As part of a new investment strategy, we are planning to appoint TWO Research Fellows to strengthen our research infrastructure and environment.  For exceptional candidates with substantial experience and a trajectory in grant bidding and award as well as publications in high quality journals, appointment at Senior Research Fellow may also be possible.  These are major posts for the Business School, to work alongside experienced researchers to develop a long-term career in research and we are looking for team players able to work across boundaries in an interdisciplinary capacity.  We are looking to invest in a future generation of research-led academics able to make a major contribution to the field of Business research which covers a wide range of disciplines including: Accounting and Finance, Economics, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing and other business-related subjects such as Tourism and Events although no area of Business is precluded.  We are looking for researchers with transferrable skills from across the social science field so areas such as Sociology, Psychology, Statistics and Geography who can demonstrate the application of their skills to business research are welcome to apply to join our multidisciplinary School.  Part of the work will also be to support colleagues undertaking impact-related projects with external organisations and stakeholders.  We are looking for candidates with a high degree of written fluency able to lead on drafting reports and publications as well as on all aspects of the research process including analytical skills.

You must have completed a PhD OR be within 2 months of your Viva and have experience of research projects and a good undergraduate or Master’s degree preferably within a discipline that has a strong qualitative or quantitative research tradition.  Ideally we are looking for experienced candidates who may have already undertaken a similar role elsewhere but recent PhD graduates who have had additional research experience are welcome to apply stressing the experience they have gained or research activity in addition to their PhD studies.  Above all, we are looking for highly motivated self-starters who are enthusiastic, willing to work collaboratively with our research teams and are able to work with a minimum of supervision to achieve the tasks and project outcomes we set.  An ability to work effectively to deadlines and to work on multiple projects will be welcome.

We would welcome applications from researchers from any cognate areas of Business or Social Science with quantitative and qualitative research skills (preferably with experience of both) who will be able to contribute to all aspects of the research process under the direction of the Associate Dean (Research) on a diverse range of projects.  Experience of writing research grants and high quality research articles and reports is also sought.  With quantitative skills we would like applicants to state their experience of different techniques and the extent of their application to specific research projects.

For informal discussion, please contact Professor Stephen J. Page, Associate Dean (Research)

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Closing Date: 7th May 2017

Reference Number: 014542


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