Research Associate: Digital China Project

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
01 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Associate: Digital China Project (2 year term)

A Research Associate position in the Jesus College Intellectual Forum, located in Central Cambridge, with short-term trips to China, is available from April 2019 for up to 2years.

We are looking for an experienced researcher to help shape and then progress an exciting new project examining the process of digital innovation in China and its transformative impacts on the Chinese economy and society working under the guidance of Professor Peter Williamson and Dr Julian Huppert.

Applicants will need to be fluent in Chinese and English (both written and oral) with a degree (preferably a Masters or PhD) in economics, business, or social sciences. Experience in collecting qualitative as well as quantitative data, preferably through conducting interviews with senior executives and policy makers, is required.  The ability to organise a viable programme of research, work effectively and independently; proven analytic capabilities; and good communication skills (written and oral) are essential. Background knowledge of innovation processes, the digital economy, and the economic and social context of China would be advantageous.

Duties will include:

  • Participation in shaping the detailed research questions and research strategy.
  • Collecting, analysing, and synthesising existing evidence and new data (including interviews)
  • Developing conclusions and the preparation of reports for publication.

Term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years. The position will be funded at Grade 7 of the standard University of Cambridge pay scale, currently £32,236

To apply for this position please send a CV and covering letter (including a sample of the write-up of any of your previous research, and the contact details of two referees) to by the closing date of the 1 April 2019.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Julian Huppert (