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Senior Research Assistant

Manchester Metropolitan University - Faculty of Business and Law

Location: Manchester
Salary: £28,488 to £32,039 Grade 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd September 2022
Closes: 9th October 2022
Job Ref: eArcu-5084

The Faculty of Business and Law brings together MMU Business School and Manchester Law School in our award-winning building located in the centre of Manchester. We have supported industry and commerce in the city since 1889; today we offer undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees, together with professional qualifications, many recognised by industry associations.

Home to 10000 students, the Faculty is one of the largest and most popular in the UK. Research firmly underpins the curriculum and our strong external focus ensures that the research we do is transferable and supports industry and commerce locally, nationally and internationally.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic and expanding team providing high quality programmes, knowledge exchange and research. https://www.mmu.ac.uk/business- school/business/sme-support/ is nationally recognised for its work with small and large firms as well as with social enterprises. The team is professorially led; research underpinned and provides a range of short and long programmes focused on leadership, growth, business development, business management and entrepreneurship. It is a fast paced, dynamic and commercially focussed environment. 

Role

The role will primarily involve undertaking formative evaluation of ERDF funded SME programmes and developing new research opportunities in the work in small enterprise platform area. Researchers will have a background in entrepreneurship studies and/or growth and innovation and contribute to the development of research that aligns with the Work in Small Enterprise knowledge platform within the Decent Work and Productivity Research Centre. Research interests aligned with one or more of the following research areas would be advantageous: innovation, management and organisation; leadership at work; knowledge, growth mindset; project management and inter-organisational collaboration; professionals and professionalization; technology and work organisation.

This is a unique opportunity to work with some of the best business and social entrepreneurs in the region and beyond. You will be working alongside a successful academic entrepreneurship team that use their research and knowledge in a commercially driven environment. In the Faculty of Business and Law, you will be based in the Business School building in the heart of the knowledge corridor in central Manchester.

For informal enquiries, please contact Roxy Lawton, Impact and Evaluation Lead: r.lawton@mmu.ac.uk

This is fixed term until June 2023

You will be required to be in the office 2-3 times a week with flexibility to work at home. Travel across the Northwest will be essential as focus groups and evaluation activity will not all be based on campus.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process

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