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Research Fellow in Corporate Growth and Regional Development

The University of Cambridge seeks to appoint a full-time research fellow at the Centre for Business Research to work on an exciting new project studying the activities of companies in the local region and their impact on regional growth. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary research environment, and collaborate with scholars in the fields of economics, architecture, town planning, geography and land economy.

You will be a quantitative social scientist with a keen interest to investigate the determinants and consequences of corporate growth and regional development, utilising and augmenting a unique new company database already compiled by the research team. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting research under the guidance of the project leader, liaising with project partners in academia, business and local government, managing the project’s website and social media accounts, and assisting in the organisation of workshops or conferences. The position requires attention to detail, and an ability to work within a team.

You must have a first degree for appointment as a Junior Research Fellow, or a PhD for appointment as a Research Fellow, and have evidence of original research work in an area related to this project. In addition, you must have advanced quantitative and analytical skills, experience in dealing with large datasets, and in using software such as SPSS, or STATA. You will be given the opportunity to develop an independent research profile and advanced research skills. You will also be encouraged to co-author research papers or press articles.

Further information on the post may be found in the Further Particulars document attached to this vacancy. The salary will be in the range £25,728 – £29,799 per annum for a Junior Research Fellow; and in the range £31,604 – £38,833 per annum for a Research Fellow.

Interviews are anticipated in the week commencing 27 November 2017. Informal enquiries can be made to Andy Cosh (

The first six months of the post will be probationary.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance, starting as soon as possible.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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Please quote reference XF13756 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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