Research Fellow on Blockchain and Metaverse

Surrey, United Kingdom
16 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Surrey Academy for Blockchain & Metaverse Applications

Location: Guildford
Salary: £44,737
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 12 February 2023
Reference: 002223

Surrey Business School is a growing business school with around 100 academic staff members, and a highly cohesive and collegial atmosphere. We are growing strongly, both in terms of our size, and in terms of the quality and impact of our work. We are accredited by AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and by AMBA (the Association of MBAs). Our particular strengths are in digital innovation and technological transformation, international trade and investment, leadership and organizational psychology, sustainability and corporate governance. We are organised around six Departments and four Research Centres that collaborate closely with one another. The post holder will be a member of the Department of Strategy and International Business. Surrey Business School is part of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, one of the three Faculties within the University. Based in Guildford just outside of London, the University of Surrey is an outstanding international University with an enterprising spirit.

The objective and scope of work for the Surrey Academy for Blockchain and Metaverse Applications is to encourage international investors and a network of influential industrial leaders to support innovation and commercialisation of blockchain and metaverse related research and projects at the University. Hence to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem at the University of Surrey, and so create positive impact to local economy as part of the wider Research & Innovation Strategic Objective 5: innovation ecosystem.

Surrey Academy for Blockchain and Metaverse Applications (SABMA) of Surrey Business School is looking for a full-time researcher, who can work with the Director on some relevant blockchain subjects, including blockchain solutions for carbon emission, tokenomics business models, or Smart Contract design.

The objective of the position is to strengthen the academy’s research on blockchain, and to give researchers/scholars ideally holding a doctoral degree within relevant academic fields the opportunity for further progression in academia.

The post-holder is expected to conduct sustainable independent research to an internationally excellent standard; Support the training and education programmes for blockchain studies, interact and support students/staff who are interested in blockchain activities; Stimulate and facilitate research in the Surrey Business School through collaboration and supervision of research students in blockchain relevant research; Work with companies in this sector, develop an academic-industry eco-system; Contribute to the strategic development of the Academy, and wider culture of the School through engagement with research strategy, programme development and business school projects and initiatives; and Support the academic culture of the School and Academy with regular attendance/leading (as appropriate) of meetings and related activities – both inside and outside of semester time.

We expect the post-holder to be highly motivated researcher with: familiarity with the literatures on Blockchain Operation, economics of digitisation, the digital economy, and market design; Knowledge of blockchain theory, technologies, and relevant concept such as crypto-assets, NFT, and web3; Capability to work well with academics and industry executives alike; Strong English language skills (verbal and written); Ideally, a PhD/Master in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics, Business, Economics, Finance; Blockchain Coding experience is a plus.

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.