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Fwd: Two Research Fellow posts in Serendipity in Research and Innovation

                Dear colleagues,

I would like to attract your attention to the following Research Fellow positions being advertised at SPRU on the theme of Serendipity in Research and Innovation, as part of a European Research Council funded project led by Dr Ohid Yaqub.

Bruno Turnheim

Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), University of Manchester
Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Sciences Innovations Sociétés (LISIS), Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex

Begin forwarded message:

From: Ohid Yaqub
Subject: Two Research Fellow posts in Serendipity in Research and Innovation
Date: 8 May 2019 at 16:00:56 CEST
To: Bruno Turnheim

Dear Bruno,

I’m writing to ask if you would consider sharing a job advert for two research fellow positions across your networks. I attach the job advert for your perusal, and copy and paste it below this message.

Best wishes,

Research Fellow in Serendipity in Research and Innovation x2 posts Ref: 1191

School/department: University of Sussex Business School / Science Policy Research Unit
Hours: Full Time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term for 2 years, with the possibility of extension
Salary: Grade 7 starting at £33,199 to £39,609 per annum,
or Grade 8, starting at £40,792 to £48,677 per annum
Placed on: 2 May 2019
Closing date: 12 June 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 21 June 2019
Expected start date: As soon as possible, negotiable

Job description

The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), within the University of Sussex Business School, is seeking to appoint two Research Fellows to join the Serendipity in Research and Innovation (SIRI) project team led by Dr Ohid Yaqub. SIRI will investigate the role, management and impact of serendipity on research performance, focusing on the desirability and feasibility of targeting research. The 5-year European Research Council funded project is in its first year, and was recently profiled in a lead editorial in Nature.

The Research Fellows will contribute to the development of the serendipity concept, mapping research activity using innovative techniques, data discovery and collection, database management, data processing and analysis, and data visualization. There is also scope for the Research Fellows to pursue their own interests. Essential criteria for the posts are:

1. A PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline. Applications from the natural sciences and humanities, as well the social sciences are welcome.
2. Fluency in oral and written English.
3. Sympathy for mixed methods and interdisciplinary study.
4. Experience working with datasets.
5. Ability to draw on a range of data science, statistical and/or bibliometric techniques.
6. An interest in science and technology policy studies and the ‘science of science’

The Research Fellows may be appointed at Grade 7 or 8, dependent on experience.

Informal enquiries are encouraged, and should be directed to Dr Ohid Yaqub

Download job description and person specification Ref 1191 [PDF 138.21KB]

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