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Graduate Research Assistant/Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter - University of Exeter Business School (Innovation, Impact & Business)

Location: Exeter
Salary: For a Graduate Research Assistant, the starting salary will be from £27,924 on Grade E and for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow the starting salary will from £36,382 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th September 2021
Closes: 24th October 2021
Job Ref: R77902

The post is available from 20/09/2021 for a fixed-term period until the 31/12/2023 within the business school – Sustainable Futures Department to support the ARCA project and is part of a project involving the University of Exeter. It is funded through the European Social Fund and forms part of the European Strategic Investment Framework for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly. 

The post  

The Business School in Cornwall wishes to recruit a Graduate Research Assistant or Research Fellow to participate in the Accelerating Circular Skills for Cornwall and the Ise of Scilly ARCA project, which focusses on exploring the requirements, in terms of corporate skills and capability, for the region to develop Circular Economy practices and launch Circular Innovations.  

The successful applicant will work within the Business School – Sustainable Futures Department and will work closely with the project’s impact and project management function, which is housed in the University Innovation, Impact and Business Directorate.  

The post will include dissemination activities to increase awareness of these technologies towards citizen target groups, neighbourhood organizations and companies; research institutions and the local and regional public authorities through workshops and event initiation.  

About you 

As a Graduate Research Assistant, the successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.  

Applicants will be educated to first degree level or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study or equivalent experience and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. 

For a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events. 

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be near completion) or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in Marine Technological Business Innovation and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.  

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment above. 

What we can offer you 

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly 
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave(up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy 
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunningCornwall. 

Further information 

For further information please contact Dr Allen Alexander, e-mail  

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