Research Associate

Nottingham Trent University - Nottingham Business School

Campus: City site  

Additional Information: This post is fixed term for 2 years in the first instance.

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is distinguished by an innovative, international and collaborative ethos with an ambition to “value ideas” that will enable discovery, drive innovation, and change the world, our students and ourselves.

This will be achieved within Nottingham Business School (NBS) through the implementation of a robust strategy to expand our research excellence and further our capability and capacity through the development and nurturing of our next generation of researchers.

As part of this ongoing strategy, we are looking to recruit a Research Associate, based at our City site, to build research capacity for Grant Capture and 4* publication in the area of Responsibility and Sustainability.

The purpose of this role is to contribute to the work of one of NBS’s new research centres – The Responsible and Sustainable Business Lab (RSB Lab), led by Professor Mollie Painter-Morland. The successful candidate will be contributing to the development of research projects, the production of the research centre’s final research outputs, provide supplementary academic research and editorial work, and engage in the timely delivery of reports and academic publications.

You should be educated to postgraduate degree level in a relevant subject within the broad sphere of business, management, ethics and philosophy, and have an interest in qualititve research methodologies. We are especially interested in candidates who specialize in Business Ethics and CSR. A strong background in moral philosophy will be an added advantage. You should be driven and commited and be able to demonstrate initiative and self-motivation. Good time management and planning skills with a commitment to delivery are a pre-requisite of this role.

To view further information about the RSB Lab, please visit

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Professor Mollie Painter-Morland,  Professor in Management on +44 (0)115 848 4152 or via email

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.

Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applications. However, candidates who require sponsorship cannot be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EEA applicant is available due to the UK Visas & Immigration requirements. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas & Immigration website.

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