Research Associate

Lancaster University - Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation

Contract Type: Fixed-term

Interview Date: Tuesday 07 November 2017

Lancaster University Management School is seeking to appoint a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate for the £6.8M RECIRCULATE project funded by Research Councils UK through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) - http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/funding/gcrf/growingcapability/.

GCRF funding over 4 years will support new partnership-based approaches to enable West African researchers to grow transformational impact through (i) working with, in and for their communities and (ii) developing robust, durable and equitable partnerships with UK researchers. RECIRCULATE is a collaboration between Lancaster University (LUMS LEC, Engineering and Biomedical & Life Sciences), LU Ghana, CSIR Ghana, and University of Benin, with phased expansion to other partners in Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Botswana.

The post holder will play a leading role in Work Package 1: Entrepreneurship and Innovation to address the core research question: What is the optimum ‘ecosystem’ for African research institutions to work with, in and for their communities? This will involve investigating: innovation and entrepreneurial capabilities to exploit STEM research; key change makers in different African contexts; whether UK SME-focused concepts translate into the West African context; how programmes can be developed to support knowledge transfer and exchange. The projects will also involve delivering an ‘escalator of training and capacity building activities.

This post is initially for 48 months commencing at the beginning of January 2018.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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