Research Fellow (Stakeholder Engagement)

University of Plymouth
May 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£38,205 - £44,264
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£38,205 - £44,264 pro rata per annum - Grade 7

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Research Fellow (Stakeholder Engagement)


We are seeking a Research Fellow to undertake qualitative research (e.g., desk-based, and semi-structured interviews) relating to an investigation of whether the Southwest of England's Peninsula is experiencing a bias in UK Government funding allocation. Based on diagnostic assessment of the problems encountered, it seeks to highlight a series of policy recommendations that will improve the quality and likely success of future applications.

This work is being carried out as part of the Good Growth Entrepreneurial Futures project, funded through the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly (IoS) Good Growth Fund. The Good Growth Entrepreneurial Futures project brings together Higher and Further Education in Cornwall to work with businesses to deliver an extensive programme of R&D led growth activities to drive productivity increases in the region. As a partnership, we will deliver a programme that builds on existing knowledge and facilities whilst also developing new assets and expertise. The programme will deliver across the whole entrepreneurial ecosystem from working with those business with high growth potential to understanding socioeconomic barriers preventing some of our more marginalised communities from engaging.

You will be based within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business and in the internationally renowned Plymouth Business School but working across the University with colleages located in Plymouth's Medical School and the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics. Plymouth Business School provides an enterprising environment that drives sustainable prosperity and enables our students and partners to achieve their full potential. Plymouth Business School has a research active community producing high quality trans- and interdisciplinary research of local, national and international importance.

You are required to have a PhD in a relevant subject or an equivalent international qualification, or a commensurate level of experience/recognition/profile in the private or public sector. You will also be interested in a career in the Higher Education Sector, specifically in research, and thus need to possess excellent communication and team working skills.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training, and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Professor Sheela Agarwal by email at [email protected].

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 27th May 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

This is a part-time position working 18.5 hours per week on a fixed-term basis until 31st March 2025 subject to funding confirmation.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

A summary of our comprehensive benefits can be viewed here.

The University of Plymouth has a strong interdisciplinary research ethos which is supported by our three strategic Research Institutes; the Marine Institute, the Sustainable Earth Institute, and the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research. As a member of our academic community, you'll be expected to contribute to our recognised research strengths. Working holistically across the University, you will be challenged to innovate, collaborate and deliver impactful research contributions as part of a systems thinking approach to addressing today's global challenges.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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