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Research Associate [Operations and Information Management]

Aston University - Aston Business School

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £33,199 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st August 2019
Closes: 21st September 2019
Job Ref: R190368

Applications are invited for a new post as a Research Associate in Operations and Information Management department within the Aston Business School. The successful applicant will contribute to a project funded by the ESRC Productivity Insights Network – “Understanding the impact of mental health on business performance in SMEs”. The project is led by Aston Business School in collaboration with School of Life and Health Sciences (Aston University), and with four other universities in the UK.  

The aim of the project is to shaping the narrative around UK productivity debate in the following ways: (1) understanding the impact of mental health on business performance and providing evidence for business cases; (2) outlining key influences that drive, hold back and enable the SMEs implementing management practices to improve workplace MH; (3) identifying needs of SMEs – both in terms of capability and capacity building.

The successful applicant will be expected to make a contribution in all elements of the project, in particular – questionnaire development, research analysis of sub-contracted surveys and interviews, research case-studies, model and framework development, and assisting in producing research documentation. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the leading Business Schools in the UK and applicants must demonstrate an enthusiasm for research and commitment to the thematic area of the project. The project will also provide an excellent opportunity to network will experts in the interdisciplinary area, participate in workshops, and engage and work with project team members in other universities.

Applicants must have a good first degree (first or upper second class) in a Business or other relevant subject (Management, Social Science etc.) and a relevant Master’s degree. Candidates should be able to demonstrate relevant research skills and experience of conducting research in on or more topics within the multi-disciplinary theme: business productivity -mental health and well-being. 

Informal enquires about this post may be made to Dr. Soumyadeb Chowdhury (PI of the project) by telephoning 0121 204 3088 or via email: 

Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a bronze award. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly, supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere. 

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online. 

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