Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Birkbeck, University of London
July 15, 2024
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Birkbeck Business School, part of the Faculty of Business & Law at Birkbeck, University of London, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join our transformative Innovation and Research Caucus (IRC) project.

Salary range

£42,365 rising to £48,424 per annum

Contract type

Fixed term


Full time



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Birkbeck Business School

Closing date for applicants


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Are you an ambitious researcher looking to make a significant impact in the field of innovation and research? Birkbeck Business School, part of the Faculty of Business & Law at Birkbeck, University of London, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join our transformative Innovation and Research Caucus (IRC) project.

We are seeking an ambitious and talented researcher to contribute to the IRC's flagship projects. You will work with Professor Muthu De Silva and other colleagues on projects related to co-creation, collaboration and innovation. This position is part of the Innovation & Research Caucus's wider programme focussed on understanding and improving the UK Research and Innovation ecosystem.

As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, you will:

  • Conduct interviews, analyse qualitative data, and perform literature reviews
  • Present research findings at conferences and write practice and policy reports as well as journal articles
  • Participate in all aspects of the research and dissemination process
  • Collaborate with IRC researchers on co-creation, collaboration, and innovation projects
  • Develop research objectives and proposals, both independently and collaboratively
  • Communicate complex information effectively to diverse audiences.
  • To be successful as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, you should:

  • Have expertise in qualitative research methods, including conducting interviews and data analysis
  • Have an interest in the literature on co-creation and open innovation
  • Be proficient in using qualitative analysis tools such as Nvivo
  • Show initiative and creativity in research activities
  • Hold a PhD in a relevant subject area
  • Be committed to working with diversity and promoting equal opportunities.
  • At Birkbeck, University of London, we pride ourselves on being a leading centre of excellence in research and innovation. Our Innovation and Research Caucus (IRC) project is a £7m investment aimed at enhancing the robustness of evidence available to decision-makers in research and innovation. We collaborate with top universities and stakeholders to produce theoretically rigorous and practically impactful research outputs.

    If you are passionate about innovation and research and have the skills and experience to excel as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, we would love to hear from you. Join us at Birkbeck Business School and contribute to ground- breaking research that shapes the future of UK Research and Innovation.


    £42,365 rising to £48,424 per annum. The salary is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.

    Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

    Terms and Conditions

    Fixed-term, full-time contract (35 hours a week (1.0 FTE)). Please submit a CV for consideration. Closing date: 15 July 2024. Interview date: 20 July 2024.


    If you would like to know more, please contact Prof Muthu De Silva, a Co- investigator of the Innovation and Research Caucus and Head of Research Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, Faculty of Business and Law, via [email protected]

    If you have difficulty using the recruitment portal, please contact [email protected], providing your name and the job reference number of the position. While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

    We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes. www.

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