Research Fellow in Economics and Programme Analysis

Cranfield University - School of Cranfield Defence and Security

Level 5, £31,620 to £35,244 per annum

(with additional performance related pay up to £44,055 per annum)

Location: Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, SN6 8LA

Here at Cranfield, we can offer you the opportunity and resources to really develop your career. Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) provides unique educational opportunities to the defence and security sectors of both public and private sector organisations.

The Centre for Defence Acquisition at Cranfield Defence and Security has been successful in gaining business both in the UK and overseas where economic, governmental and industrial issues, and the management and analysis of complex programmes through-life within the broad defence context are emerging as key themes.

You will be engaged in the associated research activities and the translation of that research into our current Defence Acquisition programmes and courses. You will contribute to the delivery and communication of this research in order to influence future defence acquisition practice and enhance the reputation of Cranfield University. While the research role is academically focused you will also be required to undertake consultancy projects for our United Kingdom and international clients. You will contribute to our flagship MSc programme in Defence Acquisition Management, as well as engaging in both applied and theoretical leading-edge research.

You will hold an MSc/MA in Economics or a relevant academic area and a PhD (or nearing completion) in a relevant area.

You will have gained appropriate experience for this post through completion of an MA/MSc research, or PhD, and other related research activities within an academic environment; this will include subject-matter expertise, and management of research activities.

You will have subject matter expertise in economics and/or complex systems, experience in sources of research funding and bidding for funding and management of research activities.

You will have the ability to deliver products (i.e. educational programmes, research reports) to quality, cost and time requirements in a demanding and fast moving environment.

The willingness and ability to travel and work within the UK and overseas is essential.

You must demonstrate enthusiasm for defence acquisition and be prepared to research, teach and consult within this context where appropriate.

This role provides significant development opportunities and the successful applicant will be encouraged to develop their academic skills and knowledge within the modern higher education environment.

For further information and to apply, please go to or contact us for further details on E: or T: +44 (0)1793 785207. For any enquiries, please quote reference number 2304.

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