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Research Fellow

Aston University - Aston Business School

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £37,099 to £39,347 per annum. Grade 08
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th February 2024
Closes: 15th March 2024
Job Ref: 0131-24

Location: Aston University Main Campus

Contract Type: Fixed Term (30/06/2025)

Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Friday 15 March 2024

Interview Date: Wednesday 24 April 2024

The Advanced Services Group (ASG) is the centre of excellence in research and practice on the topic of servitization and advanced services within Aston Business School, Aston University. We conduct foundational research of international excellence and support multinational businesses to grow and succeed through the development of outcome-based services and business model innovation. 

We are looking to appoint an experienced post-doctoral Research Fellow (qualitative or quantitative focused) to provide support and expand our emerging research and engagement activities around the topics of servitization, business model innovation, environmental sustainability and service-led business models. As part of this role, you will be working with an inter-disciplinary group of academics and industry partners who are involved in on our recently funded ESRC project on ‘Understanding How Servitization Can Improve UK Economic Productivity and Environmental Performance’. 

The successful candidate will join a growing team of researchers, industry associates and business engagement professionals based within the Business School at Aston. This team have a wealth of expertise in carrying out world-class research and translating the findings of this work into the knowledge, tools and techniques that deliver business impact.  

You will have a PhD in a related discipline, including business, management, economics, or engineering. You must be capable of working with group of academics and have experience or willingness in producing high quality publications. You will need to have good interpersonal and communication skills to collect empirical data, and the knowledge of the dominant paradigms, theories, and empirical methods applicable to the above-mentioned topics. Candidates who have strong knowledge and experience in working with both multinational large and SME manufacturers would also be an advantage. 

What we offer

  • Aston University is a dynamic and vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train. 
  • Excellent training and development opportunities. 
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days bookable leave and a further 13 days bank holiday and University Closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers
  • Great family friendly policies
  • On site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here

This is a full-time, fixed-term post until 30/06/2025, with the potential for further extension if we are successful in our research bidding activities. For informal discussions relating to this post, please contact Prof Ali Z. Bigdeli a.bigdeli@aston.ac.uk, +44 (0) 121 204 3384. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 24 April 2024.

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We 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

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