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Research Fellow

Aston University - Aston Business School

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 per annum, Grade 09
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th October 2021
Closes: 10th December 2021
Job Ref: R210374

Location: Aston University Main Campus

Salary: £42,149 to £50,296

Grade: Grade 09

Contract Type: Continuing

Basis: Full Time

Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Friday 10 December 2021

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: R210374

The post will be located in the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME). CREME is the leading Centre of its kind; committed to the production and promotion of knowledge that is useful to academic and practitioner communities. CREME is a leading contributor to academic and policy debates on ethnic minority entrepreneurship. It is at the forefront of new developments in the field, many of which have been instrumental in stimulating practitioner activities and is recognized as a Centre of expertise at a national and international level.

The candidate should be a post-graduate and hold a good first degree in a relevant subject and have a doctorate in a relevant academic discipline, such as social science, business or entrepreneurship with experience of research in migrant and ethnic minority businesses and/or entrepreneurship and enterprise policy.

The main duties will be to:

  • Work with the Director of CREME on projects relating to ethnic minority entrepreneurship and/or enterprise policy
  • Develop research objectives, projects and proposals for research programmes consistent with the Centre’s research strategy and priorities, assisting in all aspects of research and policy development, including preparation of proposals, literature reviews, fieldwork, report-writing, and taking a project leadership role 
  • Present the results of the work at project meetings, seminars and conferences (currently being done virtually, this may change in the near future)
  • Work closely with staff within CREME as well as external project partners
  • Analyse and present data in both a clear and concise manner that is visually appealing
  • Build and develop links with industry and the professions and to secure research funds from external sources
  • Supervise and manage research projects

The successful candidate should also have excellent analytical skills, and have the ability to design and conduct academic and policy research in ethnic minority enterprise/ entrepreneurship. 

For further information about the vacancy please email Professor Monder Ram m.ram1@aston.ac.uk

Aston University is an equal opportunity employer and promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Committed Employer Level 1: Disability Confident Committed - GOV.UK. We also strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston 

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Please note: Redeployees will be given priority consideration for vacancies.

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via recruitment@aston.ac.uk

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