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Research Fellow

Aston Business School

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £42,149 to £50,296
Grade:  Grade 09
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 15 November 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R210374
Release Date:  Thursday 16 September 2021

The post will be located in the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME). CREME is the leading Centre of its kind; 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 and is recognized as a Centre of expertise at a national and international level.

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 (currently being done virtually, this may change in the near future)

    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. 

For further information about the vacancy please email Professor Monder Ram

Aston University is an equal opportunity employer and 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 Committed Employer Level 1: Disability Confident Committed - GOV.UK. We also 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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