Research Fellow in Digital Transformation - AI in Public & Private Sector Project Management

Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,980 per annum
03 Oct 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Decision Analytics & Risk

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £34,980 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 27/09/2024
Closing Date:  Monday 23 October 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2466223TR


The Advanced Project Management Research Centre (APROM) within the Department of Decision Analytics and Risk, is a leading interdisciplinary community at the forefront of innovative research in the realm of project management. Dedicated to exploring the intricate dynamics of digital transformation, especially in the context of the emerging AI economy, we prioritise project goals and objectives to pinpoint the most suitable methods that bolster positive project management outcomes. Our unique strength lies in our comprehensive research approach, which merges qualitative research with robust large-scale quantitative analysis. This dual approach empowers us to wield the most fitting research tools and techniques, ensuring that our investigations are both rigorous and relevant. Furthermore, by focusing on developing and applying thought-leading research, we are committed to unearthing and addressing the most pressing challenges faced by today's project management professionals. At APROM, our ultimate mission is to bridge the gap between academic research and real-world applications, ensuring that our findings drive tangible, positive impacts in both public and private sector project management environments.

The role and about you 

As the ideal candidate for this position, you are a forward-thinking researcher with a deep passion for understanding the nuances of digital transformation, especially within the evolving landscape of project management. Holding a PhD or equivalent qualifications, your academic and professional journey showcases a robust foundation in either Project Management, Information Systems, AI, or Management.

Your experience speaks to your agility in undertaking mixed-method research, combining insightful qualitative assessments with comprehensive quantitative analyses. Your ability to navigate complex research questions, design relevant methodologies, and derive actionable insights sets you apart. Beyond your technical and research skills, you possess a collaborative spirit. You understand the value of interdisciplinary teamwork and have a track record of being an integral part of research teams. Your communication enables you to articulate complex findings to a diverse audience, be it through academic publications, conference presentations, or team meetings. You are proactive, always seeking opportunities to engage with stakeholders, from fellow academics to industry professionals, ensuring your research remains relevant and impactful. Your dedication to ethical research practices, combined with your ability to adapt and evolve in dynamic research environments, makes you the perfect fit for our team.

At APROM, we value diversity, innovation, and the pursuit of excellence. If you resonate with these values and are eager to contribute to a ground-breaking study that bridges the gap between academic theory and real-world application, we look forward to welcoming you to our community.

What we can offer you 

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. 

With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach.  

For an informal discussion about the post, please email Dr Nicholas Dacre, Director of the Advanced Project Management Research Centre (APROM)

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

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