The University of Exeter Business School
This is an exciting full time opportunity available from 1st May 2022 to join a team in a flagship University of Exeter digital economy research centre, based in London. This Postdoctoral Research Fellow post is a 3-year appointment, contributing to DIGIT Lab (www.digit.ac.uk), a £3.7M EPSRC Next Stage Digital Economy Research Centre that works with Large Established Organizations (LEOs) to understand barriers to productivity improvements through digital transformation using responsible and sustainable approaches to innovation. The postholder will work closely with DIGIT Lab researchers, focusing upon Data-driven innovation (led by Prof Ahmed-Kristensen). The research considers: design implications for digital innovation including: Data-driven design and data-driven decision making and, employing digital technologies to inform designs of products/ services. DIGIT Lab provides an opportunity to engage with partners across sectors, and the wider cross-disciplinary academic team beyond the supervisory and project team.
The appointed person will be expected to contribute to research design, conduct systematic reviews of the literature, prepare data, perform quantitative and qualitative analysis and co-author articles for publication in highly ranked journals. The appointed person will work on DIGIT Lab projects and have their own research interests in an area compatible with the programme’s themes. The post holder is likely to have a PhD in a relevant Engineering Design, or Computer science background and/or research within data-driven design. The post holder should have excellent communication skills and be willing to engage with key industry stakeholders and promote research impact. They may also be required to contribute towards training activities on an occasional basis.
What we can offer you
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.
Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.
We offer some fantastic benefits including:
For further information please contact Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen, e-mail S.Ahmed-Kristensen@exeter.ac.uk
The closing date for completed applications is 27th February 2022. Interviews are expected to take place in early March.
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