Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Fellowship in Business Model

University of Plymouth - Plymouth Business School

AiPBAND (An Integrated Platform for Developing Brain Cancer Diagnostics Techniques) is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded under the EU H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions to train fourteen Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). It brings together leading academic and industrial experts in Europe and China, and build a triple-i (interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international) research & training platform with the required multidisciplinary expertise and cutting-edge technologies.

We are looking for a high calibre ESR to undertake research and development on an innovative AiPBAND business model, to underpin effective business strategy development and commercial section.  Relationships between business model qualifying factors (such as value, cost structure, potential revenue sources) and enabling factors (including entrepreneurial attributes, market uptake evaluation, business dynamics and sustainability) will be investigated, so that the innovative AiPBAND business model will be market-oriented, resilient and robust to guide business strategy development. You will be expected to register as a staff candidate PhD student at the University of Plymouth on satisfying the enrolment criteria of the Doctoral College.

You should hold a first degree with minimum of 2.1 in a relevant area (e.g. business management, social science, or related discipline), or in science but with a clear interest in business and experience working in a business environment. Applicants with a relevant Master degree would be particularly welcome.

ITN applicants must comply with the Marie-Curie mobility requirement: At the time of recruitment, you must not have lived in the UK for more than 12 out of the past 36 months. Candidates for ESR positions are expected to have less than 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience at the selection time and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed term contract of three years starting 1st June 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Shaofeng Liu at or Professor Nikolaos Tzokas at

To apply, please visit to complete your online application. Applications sent by mail or e-mail will not be considered. 

Closing date: 12 Midnight, Sunday 1 April 2018

University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s career in STEMM academia.

University of Plymouth has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016.

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