Research Associate, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy and Governance

Job Reference : HUM-09885
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY) : 02/05/2017
Salary : £31,076 to £38,183 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
Division : Manchester Institute of Innovation Research
Hours Per week : Full-time
Contract Duration : 36 months

You will further strengthen the excellence in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy and Governance within the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), Alliance Manchester Business School.

The overarching research interest of MIoIR incorporates two distinct lines of investigation:

  • Identifying, conceptualising and analysing the structures, governance mechanisms, instruments and dynamics which provide the conditions for scientific knowledge and innovation production
  • Understanding the relationship between governance arrangements and instruments on the one hand and the properties and effects of knowledge and innovation (such as excellence, societal and economic impact) on the other hand

You will contribute to the critical analysis of the relationship between political and governance processes, science and innovation dynamics and societal and economic developments.  You will develop a research programme which is in line with the collective overarching research interest of MIoIR in the area of STI Policy and design her/his research project in collaboration with MIoIR colleagues as mentors.

You must be educated to PhD level within the broad fields of innovation and new forms of organizing, preferably with some insights into one of the following areas: science studies, sociology of science, science and innovation policy, STS, organizational studies.

For more background and further particulars, please consult the link - Background and further particulars (MIoIR HUM-09885 STI) - at the bottom of this page.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from recruitment agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Professor Jakob Edler or Professor Maria Nedeva
Email: or

General enquiries:
Telephone:  0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Telephone:  01565 818 234

Date of external posting:  Thursday, 30 March 2017
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.