Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the Scale with a Purpose (SwaP) research project. SwaP aims to support the ecosystem of purpose-led SMEs in the North-East of England. You will work alongside local purpose-led organisations to help develop training initiatives designed to inspire, initiate, and scale their activities. Specifically, you will work closely with industry collaborators on the project to help develop, pilot, and launch professional qualifications for purpose-led organisations in the North-East of England (e.g., social enterprises, charities and/or commercial SMEs). This will involve bringing your expertise into the role to help shape the underlying research agenda and how it translates into real world impact.
The successful applicant will work alongside the project PI, Prof Jonathan Kimmitt, and the project partner as well as the rest of the academic project team. The role is funded by Durham University Business School's Smart & Scale initiative which is an interdisciplinary impact-driven research programme in smart and scale-up activities, focusing on innovation and business development of SMEs in the North-East of England.