Salary: From £34,304 per year
Please note that this position is full time at 1.0 FTE and 24 month fixed term.
Closing Date: Monday 07 February 2022
Date of interview: Monday, February 28, 2022
We are looking for an ambitious research associate with a genuine interest in the sustainability of supply chains to ensure Lincoln International Business School’s contribution to the current debate on sustainable, net zero and circular supply chains, in the wake of of COP26 and the post-pandemic green recovery.
The University of Lincoln, and in particular the Lincoln International Business School, is committed to supporting key stakeholders in developing more sustainable supply chains. We are engaged in a wide range of large-scale regional projects, such as municipal agreements, free ports, etc. Our latest research projects include participation in Innovation UK, Midlands Engine Supply Observatory – Supply Chain and Management-KTP among others.
The successful candidate will contribute to ongoing projects on:
- Sustainable supply chains and regional development
- Net Zero Supply Chains
- Synergy between sustainability and high-tech enabled chains
- Green recovery and improved business productivity
- Greening sector supply chains: food, defense
In this role, you will have the opportunity to support the development of a new Lincoln Smart, Sustainable and Circular Chains Lab at Lincoln International Business School. You will be involved in tenders to be submitted to research councils such as the ESCR and will be able to engage with local stakeholders, including the possibility of bidding for management KTPs.
To be successful in this role, you will have knowledge and skills in:
- Green, sustainable, circular and smart chains: past, present and future
- Greater Lincolnshire’s challenges and opportunities around sustainable chains
- Strong research methodology: qualitative (especially in in-depth interviews and content analysis supported by NVIVO) and quantitative (especially structural equation modeling and advanced statistics)
- Research funding system in the UK and the Midlands
- Ethical Frameworks for World-Class Research at the University of Lincoln
You will report to Lincoln’s Smart, Sustainable and Circular Chains Co-Managers. You should hold a PhD or DBA in sustainable supply chain topics and have a track record of publications and research board submissions. You will be responsible for managing your own academic research and associated activities. The ability to engage with University stakeholders is relevant.
Please upload a CV and supporting statement on “How I will support the development of the sustainable supply chain field within Lincoln International Business School” as part of your online application.