|Salary:||£36,333 to £38,474 per annum (From August 2023: £37,099 - £39,347 pa)|
|Placed On:||27th March 2023|
|Closes:||21st April 2023|
Start Date: As soon as possible Fixed term: Until 3 July 2025, with the possibility of an extra 6 months, subject to a no-cost extension being approved by the ESRC)
Applications are sought for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to work with Professor Ross Brown (Principal Investigator), conducting research on a prestigious Economic and Social Research Council funded project entitled “Understanding how constraints on access to finance and under-investment impact on productivity growth in smaller firms” (ESRC Award Number ES/W010259/1).
The successful candidate will work on a work package focused on entrepreneurial finance and investment made by business angels and venture capitalists. The primary duties will be to analyse and interrogate data sets on funding for small businesses (40%); develop innovative statistical analysis techniques and coding (35%); and help prepare research articles and technical reports jointly with the PI and the academics from 7 other UK universities (25%) (i.e. Oxford Brooks, Warwick, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Bath, Leeds, Birmingham and Sussex).
The post offers the opportunity to publish research on finance and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in top ranking academic journals with leading academic experts such as Professor Ross Brown and Professor Marc Cowling. The candidate will also interact with policymaker and financial institutions during the study.
The successful applicant will have (or be near to completion of) a PhD in Entrepreneurship, Economics, Economic Geography, Finance or Computer Science containing some expertise in quantitative statistical methods.
This is a full-time post (36.25 hrs per week) on a fixed term contract, until 3 July 2025 with the possibility of an extra 6 months, subject to a no-cost extension being approved by the ESRC.
Further details of the project can be obtained by contacting Professor Ross Brown, Ross.Brown@st-andrews.ac.uk.
Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in research posts at the University.
Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/
Closing Date: 21 April 2023 at 17:00 (UK time)
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