18 January 2012
Early Stage Researchers
DESMA Initial Training Network
Applications by March 15, 2012
We are looking to recruit 12 Early Stage Researchers to DESMA, a European doctoral level research training network in the area of Design Management. The positions are full time for three years, starting in September 2012. Opportunities for adding a fourth year for completing a PhD will be discussed separately for each position.
DESMA is an Initial Training Network funded by the European Commission’s Marie Curie Actions that combines 4 leading universities within the area of Design Management (University of Gothenburg, Aalto University in Helsinki, Politecnico di Milano, and Imperial College, London), 4 leading European design consultancies (Ergonomidesign, Engine, Live|work, Future Concept Lab) and 4 complementary product and service organizations (Volvo Group, Philips Innohub, Poltrona Frau, Living Labs Global) in an unprecedented cross-disciplinary effort to understand how design can be exploited as a driver of innovation and competitiveness in Europe.
We are seeking applicants with a master degree in either design or business and some professional experience. The employed researchers will conduct research projects in collaboration with their host organization, take part in a common training programme with doctoral level courses and build a forum for design management research in Europe.
The applicants will have some experience of and a strong interest in exploring how the practices of design and management can stimulate each other in areas such as Service Design, Design-driven Innovation, Design and Brand Experience and Design Methods.
Last date for submissions is March 15th 2012
For more information visit our website: www.desma.gu.se