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

Surrey, United Kingdom
£14,410 to £17,705 per annum pro rata (0.4 FTE/2 days a week)
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Digital Economy, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £14,410 to £17,705 per annum pro rata (0.4 FTE/2 days a week) 
Fixed Term Contract until 30/09/2025
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 17 June 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  026024

Surrey Business School 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 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. 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. For further information, please visit the SBS website.

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, this PDRA position will work on the projects co-created with business. Whilst there are many themes, this post is particularly focused upon supply chain, in particular how distributed systems may play a part in supply visibility or trust, helping goods across international borders more easily 

Primary Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the position will be to contribute to the development of the research project, specifically undertaking research and developing business relationships with both industry and Government with regards blockchain for supply chain. Undertake and publish policy briefings and journal articles at ABS 3/4, building on current skills. Given the broad cross-disciplinary nature of the project, the researcher will spend time visiting partners and working closely with them. 

Who are we looking for?

  • A PhD in Business and Management or equivalent extensive industry experience and a high degree of organisation and ability to plan and manage your own studies are essential.
  • Knowledge of supply chain, blockchain, Government policy and systems as well as relevant business theory (trust, privacy, power, process mapping, Lean etc.) is needed. Previous experience of Business and Management area related to the project including development of DLT, blockchain, or software services is desirable. (We are not looking for a coder/programmer/software designer). 
  • Previous academic experience publishing in academic journals in an applicable area and in-depth knowledge/familiarity of the business and management supply chain academic literature and relevant ABS/FT list publications.

If you would like to discuss the position informally, please email Prof Glenn Parry

Only candidates who have completed PhDs will be considered.

You must have permission to work in the UK due to the project duration. 

When will you start?

1 October 2024

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

Further details:    Job Description    

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

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.

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