Research Assistant/Associate (Complexity-informed Public Management) - B100023R

Newcastle University - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Newcastle University Business School

£27,285 - £28,936 per annum (without PhD)
£29,799 - £38,833 per annum (PhD Awarded)

Newcastle University Business School invites applications for a full-time, fixed-term Research Assistant/Associate to work with Dr. Toby Lowe, as part of a growing team of complexity-focussed public management scholars. The team is part of a partnership between Newcastle University Business School and Newcastle University’s EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics at OpenLab. This is a fixed-term position from 1 February 2018 - 31 December 2020 and provides an exciting opportunity for an early career academic. Funded by the Tudor Trust, the position will undertake action research with social sector partners across the UK, helping them to explore how to develop, implement and performance manage complexity-informed, person-centred social policy. The position will contribute to a growing community of practice in complexity-informed public management amongst public management practitioners across the UK.

You will be expected to establish an international reputation in your research area. You will become part of the Digital Economy Research Centre (DERC) at Newcastle University at OpenLab, and a member of the Centre for Knowledge Innovation Technology and Enterprise (KITE) within Newcastle University Business School. This creates exciting possibilities for inter-disciplinary collaboration with members of these research groups, and gives opportunities for Postgraduate supervision through Newcastle University’s EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Toby Lowe at

Further information about the Business School and its research can be found here:

Please note, interviews for this position are expected to be held on Tuesday 30th January.

We are the proud recipients of an institutional silver Athena SWAN award demonstrating our achievements and ongoing commitment to achieving gender equality. We value diversity at Newcastle University and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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