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Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Decentralised Digital Economy (DECaDE)

Surrey, United Kingdom
£36,024 to £44,263 per annum depending on experience
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Digital Economy, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £36,024 to £44,263 per annum depending on experience  
Fixed Term Contract until 30/09/2025
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 02 July 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  025724

Surrey Business School (SBS) is a leading business school with 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, excellent teaching and being part of a technology-led university. We are ranked in the top 10 for business and economics in the UK 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 organisational psychology, and business analytics. SBS 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. To find out more click here

We seek a post-doctoral research associate (PDRA) for the EPSRC Next Stage Digital Economy Centre in the Decentralised Digital Economy (DECaDE), to work with Prof Glenn Parry based in the Business School. The position is part of a major cross-disciplinary Centre

Goals of the position

Within the DECaDE project current themes include:

Supply chain, in particular how distributed systems may play a part in supply visibility or trust, helping goods across international borders more easily

Future of work; how will distributed systems change the future of work 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Contribute to the development of the research project, specifically undertaking research and developing business relationships.
  • Publish journal articles at ABS 3/4, building on current skills.
  • Given the broad cross-disciplinary nature of the project, it is expected that the researcher would spend time visiting partners and working closely with the researchers at these institutes.

Who are we looking for?

  • A PhD in Business and Management, or related subjects with the experience to plan and manage your own studies. 
  • Knowledge of supply chain, business model and value theory, HR and future of work, or areas of business theory (trust, privacy, power, process mapping, Lean, paradox, operations management, systems engineering, service design, process management. (We are not seeking a coder/programmer/software designer.)
  • Publications in relevant academic journals and solid understanding of the business and management academic literature/be familiar with relevant ABS/FT list publications.

To have an informal discussion please email Prof Glenn Parry 

Candidates in the final stages of completing their PhDs are encouraged to apply only if you will complete by September 2024, or shortly thereafter. 

We ideally require someone with permission to work in the UK, due to the project duration. Ideally, candidates would move to within easy commuting distance of the University. Please look at house prices in the area and decide if this is realistic for you. 

When will you start?

To be agreed, but as soon as possible after offer. 

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. Find out more here.

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