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Research Fellow - University of Greenwich, London, UK

The University of Greenwich is recruiting 14, independent early career Research Fellows to partner existing research groups, who will develop their academic careers with us. Successful candidates will be appointed for a period of three years starting ideally no later than 1 April 2019. Subject to satisfying performance criteria and budgetary constraints, it is anticipated that these Fellows will transition into academic posts at the end of the Fellowship period.

The 14 Fellowships will be distributed over the four Faculties of the University. Each Fellow will be embedded in an established research area, and partnered with an academic lead within a broad research discipline. Details of each specific Fellowship opportunity is listed below, along with the specific contact point to which enquiries should be directed.

The Networks and Urban Systems Centre invites proposals for a Fellowship focusing on firm- and city-level investigation of international production and trade networks, embracing innovation, productivity, competitiveness, global value chains, spatial location of value creation and capture, and uneven development. Fellows should possess a doctorate in economics, economic sociology, network science or related fields with the ability to engage with large-scale data using Python, R or similar. F0r further information please contact Prof. Bruce Cronin<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Faculty of Business

Networks and Urban Systems Centre. Prof. Bruce Cronin<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

The Networks and Urban Systems Centre invites proposals for a Fellowship focusing on firm- and city-level investigation of international production and trade networks, embracing innovation, productivity, competitiveness, global value chains, spatial location of value creation and capture, and uneven development. Fellows should possess a doctorate in economics, economic sociology, network science or related fields with the ability to engage with large-scale data using Python, R or similar.

Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability. Prof. Ozlem Onaran<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Based in the Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (PEGFA), a Fellow will be recruited to contribute to one or more of the current research specialisms; (1) political economy, (2) finance, (3) governance and regulation. Potential topics include the interaction of institutions, state, society, corporate governance, inequalities, how institutions and policies affect economic, social and environmental sustainability, regional, sectoral and corporate patterns of change, productivity, development, the effectiveness of corporate governance patterns and financial and accounting regulatory changes, impact of AI and other technological changes, job creation and destruction, and post-Brexit UK financial services environment and corporate governance regulation vis-a-visthe status of London as a world financial centre. Methodologically, we expect the research fellow to support building rich datasets that allow for firm/industry/regional level analysis.

Centre for Research in Employment and Work. Dr. Ruth Ballardie<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Based in the Centre for Research in Employment and Work, the Fellowship addresses the theme 'Work Quality' embracing work organisation, working time and work-life boundaries in the public sector. This theme includes the implications that temporal changes to traditional rhythms and patterns of labour represent for work, as well as for social and individual wellbeing; the strategies workers adopt to cope with them; and the long-term implications for the social institution of work. Key concerns include: the relationship between work organisation, work intensification, demands for 'flexibility', and working time; workers' sense-making and coping strategies concerning these changes, for example the self-regulation of work through task performance and working time; how these are shaped by work systems, organisations, institutional and regulatory processes and by wider social, economic and political contexts; effects on worker/professional identities, work-life boundaries, personal and financial wellbeing; impacts on work quality and service quality; the role of gender in these dynamics. The research may take a mixed methods approach, but with a strong qualitative element, possibly including ethnographic approaches. The Fellow will have research experience in the sociology of work, industrial relations or human resource management.

Additional information

Each Fellowship offers:

  *   Three years competitive salary (AC2), starting April/May 2019, following the University's Research Career Pathway.
  *   Extensive career development support, including participation in a mentoring scheme associated with the Research and Enterprise Training Institute.
  *   The linking of the Fellowship to an established academic post, subject to performance against high-quality performance thresholds and the continued right to work in the UK.
  *   Start-up support to facilitate the incorporation of the Fellows research activity.

The Leaders Scheme is designed for early career researchers, and it is expected that candidates would normally have between three and six years post-doctoral experience. Candidates will be assessed on their track record relative to their career stage, personal aspirations and collaborative potential to the existing research excellence within the recruiting unit.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  *   An outstanding track record of research, including high-quality publications, research funding and/or prizes and awards.
  *   Evidence of a growing reputation, both nationally and internationally.
  *   An aptitude to lead and inspire others within the research team and institution more broadly.
  *   Potential to act as an ambassador in their research field.

Please find the original posting with all postings from all faculties as well as a link to apply here.<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__jobs.gre.ac.uk_vacancy.aspx-3Fref-3D1907&d=DwIF-g&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=FZDpEWGFup6Zh2F8oB0xfg0AGLu1quvhNhq9g8Juzxk&s=Z315fIDqUKxFB0I-eCYft9KqRtzdL7O2FbEyQVvx1DM&e=>

Application deadline: 8 February 2019

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