|Salary:||£45,585 to £56,021 Salary: £45,585- £56,021 per annum depending on experience|
|Placed On:||16th November 2023|
|Closes:||22nd November 2023|
The Productivity Institute (www.productivity.ac.uk), based at the University of Manchester, is seeking to employ a Research Fellow to join its team for 12 months for a project about a just transition to net zero for SMEs in the UK. The project will be hosted and managed at Alliance Manchester Business School, the headquarters of The Productivity Institute (see www.productivity.ac.uk).
The Research Fellow will be managed by the two Principal Investigators, Professors Jonatan Pinkse at King’s College London/University of Manchester and Laura Spence at Royal Holloway.
The successful candidate will conduct research exploring how net zero can be a productive and just component of levelling up for UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The project seeks to redraw economic, environmental, and social challenges across the UK from the point of view of SMEs. Drawing on the contiguous drivers for levelling up, productivity, and net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the lens of a just and fair transition for SMEs and their stakeholders, the aim is to generate novel research and evidence of direct use to policy makers and practitioners of this often overlooked and poorly understood segment of the economy and society. The research fellow will be responsible for conducting qualitative empirical research based on the collection and analysis of data from interviews to address the potentially sensitive question of social justice for SMEs in the context of the policy frameworks previously introduced. Candidates should have demonstrable experience in qualitative research methods, while having knowledge of the context of SMEs and net zero is desirable.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or equivalent) within a social science subject area, e.g., sociology, political science, economics, management, or innovation studies. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit. The closing date for applications will be as per the online advertisement with interviews planned soon after. The post would start as soon as possible after interviews.
What you will get in return:
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.
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Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.
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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Jonatan Pinkse
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
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