Open Research Fellow

Bishop Grosseteste University - BG Futures

Interview Date: Monday 13 November 2017

Fixed term until 30 June 2019 in the first instance. Also available as a secondment opportunity.

Bishop Grosseteste University has secured substantial funding for a new Lincolnshire Open Research and Innovation Centre (LORIC) project, based on the principles of Open Research, Innovation and Data. This vacancy provides an opportunity to hold a key post in the project. It is ideal for a researcher with high-level skills in using Open and Big datasets who has the ability to develop innovative applications for small-medium sized businesses and social enterprises.

 The successful applicant will play an essential role in developing the Centre’s activities and applications of Open Data with business, professional and academic users. Key responsibilities include:

  • To promote and educate clients in using open research, innovation and data
  • To map, access and use open data, big data and citizen-generated datasets, to solve problems and create knowledge-based opportunities through co-innovation with business and community users
  • To contribute to educating staff, students and external stakeholders in data-driven research methodologies, data handling, management and analysis
  • To contribute significantly to developing new opportunities and funding applications, in policy, business, and community research, especially in relation to Open Data, Research and Innovation
  • To undertake personal research, publication and scholarship in a data-centric field, likely to be applicable across a range of subject disciplines. 

Advanced skills in data analytics and applications are essential. Applicants should hold or be close to completion of a PhD or equivalent professional doctorate in a data-centric area, such as geographic, quantitative or computing fields.

If you would like an informal discussion about any aspect of the post, please contact Dr Andrew Jackson:

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