Research Associate in Business

Perth, Australia
02 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

UWA Business School

  • Level A $68,452 - $92,497 plus superannuation
  • Fixed-term opportunity (3 years), 30 hours per week
  • Post-doctoral opportunity on the topic of supply chain information verification and security as part of the multidisciplinary CRC for Honey Bee Products.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to 'innovate and inspire' there is no better time to join Western Australia's top University.

About the team

The Management and Organisations group brings together a number of internationally renowned researchers including former ARC Future Fellows and an ARC Laureate Fellowship. The group contributes to an array of business undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. Members of the group have amassed an extraordinary selection of top tier publications in outlets such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly and Journal of Applied Psychology. The faculty is represented on the editorial boards of leading journals in the discipline and the group regularly hosts high profile academic visitors from all regions of the globe. 

About the opportunity

You will be part of a CRC for Honey Bee Products, which conducts multidisciplinary research to improve the value offering of Honey Bee Products in Australia. The CRC brings together researchers in science and business to focus on issues that threaten the development of the honey bee products developed from our rare and unique flora. The research node you will be working within aims to investigate niche markets and provide a verifiable chain of custody within those markets.

Example topics to be investigated in this research node include: situation analysis, development and implementation of traceability systems for the Australian Honey Product supply chain; evaluation of traceability system technology globally; blockchain developments for smart contracts and transparency and the development of Industry 4.0 principals allowing for information security and assessment of industry acceptance of different chain of custody technologies.

As a post-doctoral researcher, you will report to Sharon Purchase and you will be located at the UWA Business School in Perth, Western Australia and at the Joondalup CRC facilities. The UWA Business School is one of the premier business schools in the Asia Pacific Region with a reputation for international excellence in research, teaching and learning.

Who you will be working with

Not only will you have the opportunity to work on exciting research, but you will have the chance to connect with fabulous researchers at the UWA Business School and the UWA Science Faculty.

About you

You will have a relevant PhD qualification in business marketing/ supply chain management/ distribution channels, experience in a range of research methods that includes conducting field-based research, and preferably some knowledge of future verification technologies. This is an outstanding opportunity for researchers with a track record of academic excellence and a passion for verification technologies to join a high-impact cooperative research centre.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

Benefits and Conditions of Employment:

  • Employer contribution to superannuation is 17% of salary
  • Recreation leave of 20 working days per annum
  • Access to on-campus facilities such as gym, swimming pool and medical centre 
  • Outstanding campus grounds

Closing date: Thursday, 31 January 2019

This position is open to international applicants who require visa sponsorship.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

On the same document as your resume, please include the following items in the same order:

  • A clear outline of your publications
  • A clear outline of your experience working with industry, if applicable
  • 200 words maximum to answer the following question: How will your past research benefit this project?
  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.