Research Associate (FIXED TERM)

Job title Research Associate (FIXED TERM)

Department School of Management

Salary Starting from £33,199, rising to £39,609

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Monday 29 April 2019

Closing date Monday 27 May 2019

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference JB6694

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The University of Bath School of Management is ranked among the top business schools in the UK, with a renowned reputation for business education and international research. We are currently going through a period of significant expansion, and have commenced work on a landmark state of the art School building that will further enhance the student experience.

We are looking to appoint a full-time post-doctoral research associate for 18 months. The successful candidate will have experience of primary data collection (interviews, workshops, surveys, etc.) and quantitative and qualitative analysis of primary/secondary data (n.b. Project X has access to some large-scale, multi-year GMPP data). Awareness of the ‘major projects’ context would be an advantage but is not a pre-requisite for the role. They will also be expected to contribute to elite journal publications and other outputs for practitioner/general audiences. This is a unique opportunity to work with leading scholars at Bath and UCL (and the wider Project X community) whilst making a significant impact on public policy and major project practice. Alongside conference funding, the ESRC grant supports a rich program of methods training and further professional development for the Project X post-doctoral research community.

Project X was conceived within the Infrastructure and Projects Authority of the UK Government Cabinet Office as a vehicle to combine contemporary project and programme management research with the ‘real-world’ issues that are manifest across the Government’s Major Project Portfolio (GMPP). Project X is ambitious, it seeks to promote and support methodologically rigorous research that is firmly grounded in clear pathways to impact.

Theme B is focused on exploring the challenges encountered during the (very) early and late phases of major projects. Although key aspects of project and portfolio performance are determined during these critical ‘book-end’ periods that span organisational and temporal boundaries, they are frequently overlooked in practice and poorly understood in theory. Theme B is a collaboration between Bath School of Management and the Bartlett School, UCL.

The University of Bath and School of Management are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed to our fullest potential. We offer a full range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, campus facilities and services to support staff from all genders and different backgrounds.  For more information about our flexible working please see here. The University of Bath currently holds an Athena Swan Bronze award and the School actively participates in equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives.

This is a full-time, fixed term post for 18 months. The post is co-funded by a grant from the Economic and Social Research council (ESRC) and the Hinkley Point C (HPC) Supply Chain Laboratory (

Applicants are strongly encouraged to make informal enquiries regarding the post to either Prof. Michael Lewis ( or +44 (0)1225 386 536) or Prof. Jens Roehrich (, +44 (0)1225 385 060).

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.