Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Design Innovation Research Centre

UTS, Sydney, Australia
Apply by January 17, 2016

UTS Design and Innovation Research Center, Australia is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to develop a design-based methodology for mapping innovation capacity (within a sector/network/ecosystem), advise on experimental interventions to boost that capacity and capture research data from participants on evidence of success and the effectiveness of these interventions.

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Job Summary

An exciting opportunity exists for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the UTS Design and Innovation research centre (DI:rc) on a 3 year fixed-term contract. You will join a team of passionate and collegial researchers focusing on the use of design-based methodologies to map the innovation ecosystem in a diverse range of sectors of Australian society to design initiatives that will drive its future development and prosperity.

Detailed Description

The University of Technology Sydney has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. UTS has recently been named number 1 in Australia and number 14 worldwide in the QS rankings of top 50 universities under 50 years old. We are known for our industry focus, practice-based teaching and learning and real world research. With state-of-the-art campuses and facilities, we’re preparing students to become global thinkers, leaders and innovators.
The Design Innovation research centre (DI:rc) is a transdisciplinary centre located at UTS.

Our team is focused on the development of innovative, design-oriented research with the potential to transform the companies we work for and the cities in which we live. Given our transdisciplinary focus we do not reside within a faculty but form part of the UTS Creative Intelligence Strategy

As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in DI:rc you will operate within our program, developing a design-based methodology for mapping innovation capacity (within a sector/network/ecosystem), advise on experimental interventions to boost that capacity and capture research data from participants on evidence of success and the effectiveness of these interventions.

As the successful applicant you will:

conduct academic research into the application of Design Innovation to non-design practices
frame research findings within the disciplinary contexts of design, business and innovation
be involved in the development of experimental and trans-disciplinary research approaches to

support and validate the Design Innovation research programs

publish research papers, case studies and empirical studies in internationally recognised research journals and conferences as well as at general industry forums

establish functional and effective research collaborations with industry and academic partners, both nationally and internationally

effectively and efficiently supervise PhD and Masters research students so that student progression is facilitated within agreed time frames.

To succeed in securing this role you will:

possess a PhD in Business (e.g. Innovation Management) or Design

have specialist knowledge in Design and Innovation that is compatible with the current research directions of the centre

have an affinity with the Design Innovation research centre’s priorities in theoretical research, experimental methods development, practice based and action research

provide evidence of capacity for independent research, with a focus on industry based action research and qualitative analysis techniques

provide evidence of capacity for the responsible management of projects with parties outside
the university environment

provide evidence of research writing in a wide variety of formats, including Journals, Conference Papers, Industry Reports and Blogs
possess experience in student supervision, preferably at the postgraduate level.

Remuneration
Salary Range: $95,559 to $109,348pa (Level B)

The university offers 17% employer provided superannuation and salary packaging opportunities. This appointment will be on a fixed -term basis for three years.
You will also reap the rewards of working in a dynamic, supportive, environment with employee benefits including flexible work practices, study support, discounted gym membership and generous parental leave.

How To Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC76325 please review the Position Description and the relevant selection criteria, which you are required to address in your submission in a separate document.

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing. Assistance with registering and making your application is available on our Jobs at UTS webpage.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC76325.
Specific enquiries regarding the role can be directed to: Professor Sam Bucolo at Sam.Bucolo@uts.edu.au or Professor Kees Dorst at Kees.Dorst@uts.edu.au

Closing Date: 17 January 2016 at 11.59pm

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