Senior Research Fellow - Complex Government Projects and Programmes - Project X

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£42,501 to £59,219 per annum
24 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
26 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Organisation Cranfield University
School/Department School of Management
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period Up to 22 months
Salary £42,501 to £47,375 per annum (with additional performance related pay up to £59,219 per annum)
Apply by 26/05/2019  

Role Description

A vacancy has arisen in the Action, Implementation and Execution Group for a Researcher on Project X, funded by the Economic Social and Research Council. With a doctorate (or close to completion) in a management discipline and knowledge of projects and programmes, you will join a large UK wide research team helping to improve delivery of projects and programmes across government. This is a capacity building grant so we are looking to recruit someone capable of going on to be a senior academic and subject expert in project and programme management.

Working closely with the Project X network, you will have responsibility for designing and delivering research into complex government projects and policy delivery.

You will collaborate to produce and disseminate findings for academic audiences and peer-reviewed journals as well as practitioner audiences. We will also be working to develop your wider academic skills including teaching ability.

You should have a doctorate (or close to completion) in a management discipline and show evidence of publishing the results of academic work in journals (or equivalent). Previous projects and programmes and/or the public sector is highly desirable from both an academic and practitioner perspective. Experience of inter-disciplinary research is desirable and you will have excellent communication skills, the ability to work on your own and liaise with senior academics and civil servants.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Mike Bourne, Professor of Business Performance on +44 (0)1234 75 4514 or (E);

At Cranfield, we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.