The Advanced Services Group (ASG) is the centre of excellence in research and practice on the topic of servitization and advanced services within Aston Business School, Aston University. We conduct foundational research of international excellence and support multinational businesses to grow and succeed through the development of outcome-based services and business model innovation.
We are looking to appoint two Post-doctoral Research Fellows (one qualitative and one quantitative focused) to provide support and expand our emerging research and engagement activities around the topics of servitization, business model innovation, environmental sustainability and service-led business models. The present advert is for the qualitative focused role. As part of this role, you will be working with an inter-disciplinary group of academics and industry partners who are involved in on our recently funded ESRC project on 'Understanding How Servitization Can Improve UK Economic Productivity and Environmental Performance'.
The successful candidate will join a growing team of researchers, industry associates and business engagement professionals based within the Business School at Aston. This team have a wealth of expertise in carrying out world-class research and translating the findings of this work into the knowledge, tools and techniques that deliver business impact.
You will have a PhD in a related discipline, including business, management, economics, or engineering. You must be capable of working with group of academics and have experience or willingness in producing high quality publications. You will also need to have good interpersonal and communication skills to engage with businesses to collect empirical data, and the knowledge of the dominant paradigms, theories, and empirical methods applicable to the above mentioned topics. Candidates who have strong knowledge and experience in working with both multinational large and SME manufacturers would also be an advantage.
These are full-time, fixed-term posts for 3 years, with the potential for further extension if we are successful in our research bidding activities. For informal discussions relating to this post, please contact Dr Ali Z. Bigdeli firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0) 121 204 3384. More details and apply: Job Vacancy at Aston University: Research Fellow - Qualitative focus