Research Associate in Sustainable Energy Innovation

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Short info about job

Company: The University of Manchester

Department: Alliance Manchester Business School

Salary: £31,076 to £38,183 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1348 4220367

Fax: +44-1209 4676025

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Detail information about job Research Associate in Sustainable Energy Innovation. Terms and conditions vacancy

Closing Date : 22/09/2017.Employment Type : Fixed Term.Duration : 36 Months.Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities.School/Directorate : Alliance Manchester Business School.Division : Alliance MBS - IMP Division.Hours Per week : 1 FTE.Salary : £31,076- £38,183 per annum.Location : Oxford Road, Manchester.Job Reference : HUM-010486.

We seek a highly skilled Post-Doctoral Researcher to work on a cutting-edge research project on the topic of sustainable energy innovation and the emergence of new business ecosystems. This is a three-year project funded by the Alliance MBS Strategic Research Investment Fund. You will work together with Prof. Jonatan Pinkse and Dr. Eva Niesten in a project team based in the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research. The goal of the project is to gain a deeper understanding of the future of the European energy industry from a business perspective, as it is currently experiencing rapid change. The project will analyse how energy companies’ business ecosystems are changing rapidly due to the emergence of sustainable energy innovations such as renewable energy (solar, wind, etc.) and smart grid technologies. 

You will build and analyse a unique database on business ecosystems in the European energy industry. You will need to have extensive knowledge of econometric techniques, and should spend time on acquiring up-to-date knowledge of complementary quantitative skills. In addition, the researcher will contribute to co-authoring publications for high-ranking (management and/or innovation) journals. The researcher should have knowledge of the literature in the fields of strategic management, sustainable energy and innovation studies, and be able to make relevant theoretical and rigorous empirical contributions in these fields. A demonstrated ability to publish in relevant journals is therefore preferred. Finally, the researcher is expected to contribute to organizing workshops, communicating about the project, and the developing grant proposals related to this project.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as male candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from men. All appointments will be made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Prof. Jonatan Pinkse / Dr. Eva Niesten

Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

General enquiries:

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button below to find out more.

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