Open Research Fellow

Bishop Grosseteste University - Research and Knowledge Exchange

Interview Date: Thursday 08 March 2018.

Data-led social and business innovation

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 support the LORIC team in the successful delivery against ERDF output commitments as laid down in the funding bid.
  • 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. We anticipate the post may be of interest to researchers in a wide range of fields (geography, computing, health and medicine, mathematics and statistics, economics, biological sciences, business and management studies, politics and government, information management and librarianship, or psychology).

If you would like an informal discussion about any aspect of the post, please contact Head of Research, Dr Andrew Jackson (andrew.jackson@bishopg.ac.uk) or the Interim LORIC Project Manager, Rob Jones (rob.jones@bishopg.ac.uk).

Bishop Grosseteste University values people and promotes equal opportunities.

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