Research Fellow – Aston Business School

Location: Aston University Main Campus
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 per annum
Grade: Grade 08
Contract Type: Fixed Term (36 Months)
Basis: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 10 March 2019
Interview Date: Monday 25 March 2019
Reference: R190050

The post will be based in Aston Business School, where two of three Centres involved in this ESRC project – the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) and the Enterprise Research Centre ERC – are also located. The post holder will support the team, led by Professor Monder Ram, responsible for the ESRC-funded ‘Productivity from Below: Addressing the Productivity Challenges of Microbusinesses’ project, which comprises researchers from the University of Birmingham and Warwick as well as Aston Business School. The project investigates management practices in micro-businesses in the West Midlands, and aims to devise solutions in conjunction with support agencies to boost productivity in such firms.

The candidates should be a post-graduate (preferably a Phd) with experience of research in entrepreneurship, small firms, and/or human resource management/employment relations

The main duties will be to:

•    Work with the Principal and Co-Investigators on all stages of project.

•    Assist in all aspects of the project, including preparation of proposals, literature reviews, fieldwork and report-writing.

•    Present the results of the work at project meetings, seminars and conferences.

•    Work closely with the project team and non-academic partner.

The candidate should have excellent analytical skills, and be able ability to design and conduct academic and policy research small firms/entrepreneurship, or human resource management/industrial relations. Candidates skilled in conducting qualitative research are particularly encouraged

For informal enquires, contact project PI: Professor Monder Ram,

For further information and to apply please click here.


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