Applied Economics Researcher (KTP Associate)​

Cranfield, Bedford
£25,000 to £32,000 per annum
16 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Applied Economics Researcher (KTP Associate)​ 

Organisation   Cranfield University
School/Department   School of Management
Based at    Off Campus
Hours of work   35 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday
Contract type   Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period   24 months
Salary    £25,000 to £32,000 per annum 
Apply by    21/03/2018

Pamela Steele Associates (PSA) is a strategic consulting, research and training company dedicated to improving supply chain management within the health and humanitarian sectors in developing countries. It provides sustainable solutions to build in-country capacity at individual, and organisational, levels to reduce dependency on external support.

An exciting opportunity to work as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate has arisen as part of a 24-month KTP with Cranfield University.  This is a novel, innovative and cutting-edge project that offers the opportunity to touch people’s lives on a global scale.  You will have the opportunity to travel to Kenya and Nigeria as part of the project.  A successful project will have a very high chance of becoming a new spin-out company with scope for the KTP Associate to continue their journey through this new venture.  The successful candidate will also enjoy a personal £4,000 development budget.

As a KTP Associate, you will be based at Pamela Steele Associates (PSA) in Oxford and work in conjunction with two senior Economists located in the School of Management at Cranfield University.

In this role the Associate will develop a novel, evidence-based decision support Framework to enable clients involved with/in developing countries to optimise spend/investment decisions to improve public health supply chains (PHSC).

The Framework will speed up PSA’s internal processes and include economic theory to evidence/forecast potential economic growth and development through PHSCs. This will provide an output to PSA clients of the key prioritisations of PHSC decisions to ensure citizens have optimised access to medicines.

The Associate will facilitate the embedding of knowledge into PSA by hosting presentations, workshops and training to allow company staff members to engage, learn and input into the project. As the Associate starts to develop the Framework he/she will record this through internally held literature reviews and updated user manual and guidance documents.
The ideal candidate will have a postgraduate degree, preferably a PhD, relating to development economics or a related field. Strong quantitative skills and health sector experience are desirable.

You will build on a heritage of excellence and become a key team member at PSA.  Engagement and working with suppliers and customers is actively encouraged from the outset.

For an informal discussion, please contact either Professor Joe Nellis on +44 (0)1234 754405 or Dr Constantinos Alexiou, Associate Professor on +44 (0)1234 754311.