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Open Research Fellow

Research and Knowledge Exchange

Salary:   £32,548 to £36,613
Closing Date:   Friday 23 February 2018
Interview Date:   Thursday 08 March 2018
Reference:  FIX-92-2018


(Grade 7 £32,548 - £36,613 + potential market supplement of £2,000)

Data-led social and business innovation

Fixed term until 30 June 2019 in the first instance
Also available as a secondment opportunity

Bishop Grosseteste University has secured substantial funding for a new Lincolnshire Open Research and Innovation Centre (LORIC) project, based on the principles of Open Research, Innovation and Data. This vacancy provides an opportunity to hold a key post in the project. It is ideal for a researcher with high-level skills in using Open and Big datasets who has the ability to develop innovative applications for small-medium sized businesses and social enterprises.

The successful applicant will play an essential role in developing the Centre’s activities and applications of Open Data with business, professional and academic users.

Key responsibilities include:

  • To promote and educate clients in using open research, innovation and data
  • To map, access and use open data, big data and citizen-generated datasets, to solve problems and create knowledge-based opportunities through co-innovation with business and community users
  • To support the LORIC team in the successful delivery against ERDF output commitments as laid down in the funding bid
  • To contribute to educating staff, students and external stakeholders in data-driven research methodologies, data handling, management and analysis
  • To contribute significantly to developing new opportunities and funding applications, in policy, business, and community research, especially in relation to Open Data, Research and Innovation
  • To undertake personal research, publication and scholarship in a data-centric field, likely to be applicable across a range of subject disciplines.

Advanced skills in data analytics and applications are essential. Applicants should hold or be close to completion of a PhD or equivalent professional doctorate in a data-centric area. We anticipate the post may be of interest to researchers in a wide range of fields (geography, computing, health and medicine, mathematics and statistics, economics, biological sciences, business and management studies, politics and government, information management and librarianship or psychology)

If you would like an informal discussion about any aspect of the post, please contact Head of Research, Dr. Andrew Jackson: or the Interim LORIC Project Manager, Rob Jones:

The closing date for this job vacancy has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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