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Dear Colleagues,


We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow specialising in SNA to work closely with myself, Prof Michael Gilding and Dr Julia Brennecke on a range of projects involving networks and innovation. Primarily the Postdoctoral Fellow will work on a new project we are just about to begin with Boeing that focuses upon innovation networks.


This is a great opportunity to spend 2 years in Melbourne, Australia at the Swinburne node of the MelNet social network group, located in the Centre for Transformative Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology.


Details of the position and how to apply are below.



Dean Lusher



Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position number: 31161)

• Faculty of Business and Law
• Academic Level A: $57,086 - $77,247
• Full-time, fixed-term 2 year position from January 2015, based at the Hawthorn campus 

A Postdoctoral Fellow is required to engage in research around economic sociology, drawing upon a combination of research techniques. Current projects include social networks and commercialisation, innovation networks in aircraft engineering, and biotechnology hubs and clusters. Skills in Social Network Analysis (SNA) would be especially helpful.

Skills and Experience 
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:
• A PhD in Business/Management, Sociology, or related discipline
• A high degree of organisational and administrative skill
• Research project operational attributes including personal resourcefulness, individual initiative, ability to work independently
• A high standard of interpersonal and communication skills

A full list of the selection criteria is available in the position description

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits and opportunities including salary packaging options, Employee Assistance Program as well as discounts on private health insurance, newspaper subscriptions, movie tickets, transport, computers and software.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/corporate/hr/swin/benefits/index.htm

How to apply
Swinburne encourages applications from Indigenous people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, women and men.

To start an application click on 'begin' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online

For further information, please contact Dr Dean Lusher, Centre for Transformative Innovation, Faculty of Business and Law on +61 3 9214 5934.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Refer to position number: 31161
Applications close: 5pm (Melbourne time) on 12 December 2014

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Dr Dean Lusher

ARC Future Fellow

Centre for Transformative Innovation

Faculty of Business and Law

Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn VIC 3122 Australia

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