Research Fellow, Value Networks in Next-Generation Storytelling

Egham, United Kingdom
£34,682 per annum - including London Allowance
13 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Media Arts

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £34,682 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Wednesday 19 September 2018
Interview Date:  Tuesday 02 October 2018
Reference:  0818-341

Applications are invited for the post of ‘Research Fellow: Value Networks in Next-Generation Storytelling’ to join the School of Management in the new Centre for Digital Creativity at Royal Holloway University of London. The Centre for Digital Creativity is an exciting new initiative to link cutting-edge research and teaching across Media, Computer Science, Drama, Psychology, Management, Geography and Electronic Engineering with high profile creative industries partners. StoryFutures is an ambitious project within the Centre that will provide an R&D base for screen industries to meet the challenge of next-generation storytelling, producing compelling content for emerging creative technologies, focusing particularly on immersive experiences.

The successful candidate will form part of a new research team working closely with colleagues across the CDC. You will work in collaboration with national trade bodies, local network partners as well as some of the world’s leading creative companies. ‘Emergent value networks’ is one of four main StoryFutures project themes, addressing next-generation production networks, revenue streams, collaborations, business models and IP opportunities for next-generation storytelling. Within that theme, the post holder will contribute to the development of innovative business models and value propositions – working with project partners to both understand their current business models and value propositions and, over time, helping implement and assess innovations developed as part of StoryFutures. In addition, the post holder will also contribute to work related to the dynamics and development of creative networks - tackling issues of geographical dispersion and the challenges of realising new value creation through collaboration.

Qualified to Doctoral level, the post holder will have a strong understanding of business strategy - business models and value conceptions in particular. Experience of supporting project delivery and working in a structured project framework/environment would be an advantage. Practical experience of working with/within the creative industries would also be an advantage as would awareness/experience of the dynamics of value creation in networks. Good communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with both academic, industrial and Governmental partners are essential. The ideal candidate may have experience of funding applications. It is expected that the post holder will develop skills to write and pitch coherent funding applications to public and private sector bodies. 

This is a full time, three year post, available from 01 December 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. The successful applicant will spend significant time liaising face-to-face with industry partners across the Gateway Cluster.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Mark Lycett at

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Please quote the reference: 0818-341

Closing Date:Midnight, 19 September 2018

Interviews: Interviews will take place on Tuesday 2 October 2018. Applicants should download interview instructions from the Royal Holloway recruitment website. Shortlisted candidates will be required to make a 10 minute presentation to a group of staff and industry partners that explains their understanding of business model (and value proposition) innovation in the context of emerging creative technologies and the challenges faced.