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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Business Analytics and Operations

Surrey, United Kingdom
£18,012 per annum pro rata (0.5 FTE)
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Business Analytics and Operations

Location: Guildford
Salary: £18,012 per annum pro rata (0.5 FTE)  
Part time, Fixed term
Post Type: Part Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 05 June 2024
Interview Date: Monday 10 June 2024
Reference: 009124-R-R

Surrey Business School is a leading business school with over 120 academic staff members from around the globe, and a highly cohesive and collegial atmosphere. The School is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and holds the Advance HE Athena SWAN bronze award. We inspire positive change in business and society, individuals and organisations, locally and globally by blending the rigour of high-quality impactful research with excellent teaching and the strengths of a technology-led university. We are ranked in the top 10 for business and economics in the United Kingdom by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 by subject. Our results in the Research Excellence Framework 2021 place us 19th overall in the UK, 10th in the UK for research outputs and 16th in the UK for research impact.

The School’s strengths are particularly in digital innovation and technological transformation, international business, leadership and organizational psychology, and business analytics. Set in the beautiful countryside of Surrey with the convenience of bustling Guildford on your doorstep and London just 34 minutes away by train, the University of Surrey is an outstanding international University with an enterprising spirit.

 The School works closely with a network of business partners and other stakeholders, boasting strong links with many technology-oriented start-ups and established firms in London, and the South-East of England. For further information, please visit the SBS website.

We are committed to sustainability and encourage all staff to adopt working practices that minimise impact to the environment wherever possible.

The role

A postdoctoral researcher (part-time, fixed-term) is going to be employed to work on a project funded by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) for managing supply chain finance of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). The length of the position is 6 months, and it is part-time, i.e., 0.5 FTE.

The project is in collaboration with leading industrial partners, on a very timely topic, aiming primarily to create practical impact. The work packages of the project will explore the impacts of CBDCs on supply chain finance aspects of SMEs involved in global supply chains. The project is led by Dr Vahid Mirzabeiki, Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at Department of Business Analytics and Operations of Surrey Business School.

About you

You should have a PhD in either areas related to supply chain and operation management or FinTech. You should be comfortable and enthusiastic about working with industrial institutions and practitioners on a project primarily aiming to make a practical impact. You should have both qualitative and quantitative analytical skills, strong communication skills in written and spoken English, presentation and networking, and teamwork skills. The project includes occasional travels within the UK.

How to apply

Please submit a CV, a cover letter, and contact details for two references to make your application on the University website. Informal enquiries should be sent to Dr Vahid Mirzabeiki on:

Please note interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 18th March. 

Further details: Job Description

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£34,980) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£36,024).


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