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Research Fellow (CREME)

Aston Business School

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 per annum
Grade:  Grade 09
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Thursday 02 January 2020
Interview Date:  Monday 20 January 2020
Reference:  R190519
Release Date:  Wednesday 13 November 2019

The post will be located in the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME). CREME is the leading Centre of its kind; it is committed to the production and promotion of knowledge that is useful to academic and practitioner communities. CREME is a leading contributor to academic and policy debates on ethnic minority entrepreneurship. It is at the forefront of new developments in the field, many of which have been instrumental in stimulating practitioner activities.

The candidate should be a post-graduate and hold a good first degree in a relevant subject and have a doctorate in a relevant academic discipline, such as social science, business or entrepreneurship with experience of research in migrant and ethnic minority businesses and/or entrepreneurship and enterprise policy.

The main duties will be to:

  • Work with the Director of CREME on projects relating to ethnic minority entrepreneurship and/or enterprise policy
  • Develop research objectives, projects and proposals for research programmes consistent with the Centre’s research strategy and priorities, assisting in all aspects of research and policy development, including preparation of proposals, literature reviews, fieldwork, report-writing, and taking a project leadership role 
  • Present the results of the work at project meetings, seminars and conferences
  • Work closely with staff within CREME as well as external project partners
  • Analyse and present data in both a clear and concise manner that is visually appealing
  • Build and develop links with industry and the professions and to secure research funds from external sources
  • Supervise and manage research projects

The successful candidate should also have excellent analytical skills, and have the ability to design and conduct academic and policy research in ethnic minority enterprise/ entrepreneurship. There is a requirement to live or be willing to move within commutable distance of Aston University's main campus. 

For further information about the vacancy please email Professor Monder Ram

Interviews are expected to take place week on 20 January 2020.

Further details:    Job Details     University Information    

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

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