Senior Research Impact Fellow

University of Exeter
February 27, 2024
Offerd Salary:£49,794
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The starting salary will be from £49,794 on Grade G, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Senior Research Impact Fellow

Job description

Faculty of Environment, Science & Economy

This full-time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis until 31 March 2025 in the Initiative in the Digital Economy at Exeter (INDEX).

This post could be based in our INDEX offices in London, or in Exeter on our Streatham campus with the opportunity for hybrid working.

Summary of the role

The Defence Data Research Centre (DDRC) is looking for a Senior Impact Fellow to manage the development, monitoring and delivery of the exploitation plans for a series of research projects. The projects will focus on advancing best practices in data-driven decision making from the application of data science research and artificial intelligence (AI) within the defence sector.

The role will involve working closely with project partners from both academia and industry. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the impact for a set of research projects for the Centre and should have experience in managing research projects that involve industry partners. The individual will help to define and scope research tasks to ensure impact is considered from the start and play a key role in coordinating all the different stakeholders in to ensure alignment of outputs, outcomes, and impact.

The successful candidate will be expected to disseminate impact through different mediums (e.g., blogs, written reports or academic papers). The individual will join the Department of Science, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship and work closely with colleagues in DDRC. We welcome applicants who wish to pursue the role through flexible working patterns.

About you

You will be able to contribute to the development of research strategies; participate in the overall management of the Faculty in areas such as strategic planning, budget management and business planning; plan and deliver research, consultancy or similar programmes and actively seek and secure research funding.

You will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study such as data science, artificial intelligence and digital transformation and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career

  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

  • 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 2023 and the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by Shanghai Rankings).

    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. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world- leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We are using the power of our education and research to create a sustainable, healthy and socially just future. Our shared purpose and vision continually moves us forward to make a difference to our people, our communities, our partners and the world around us. Read about our world leading research on 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 City of Literature

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    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.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 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 and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    For further information please contact Prof Alan Brown, e-mail [email protected]

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