Research Associate at Imperial College London

A postdoc position is available at Imperial College London. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply. Applications are invited up to October 12, 2018.

An opportunity has arisen to conduct research on how new manufacturing technologies and production processes are transforming construction. You will contribute to projects within the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation related to its first theme on 'production systems' and will have the ambition to develop your own research trajectory that supports the aims of the Centre. It is anticipated that there will be significant procurement and business model change associated with innovation in the construction sector. The aim of this post is to develop new knowledge, as well as practical insights to inform engineers and managers in organizations as they seek to implement radically new tools and processes within production processes.

You will be expected to work on associated research projects with industry partners; and to contribute to the systems engineering, production systems and/or organization science research communities.

This is a fixed term appointment for up to 1 year in the first instance.
- You will collect and analyse data to develop new knowledge about innovation processes in relation to new manufacturing technologies and processes.
- You will also disseminate research outputs in academic journal publications and at international conferences.
- You will help industrial partners to interpret and apply the results of the research and to disseminate to the project outputs to the industry and government, will be required.
- You will contribute to the delivery of existing projects on productions systems and to writing proposals for future grants.
- You will help build capacity in the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation and collaborative links across college.
- You must have a PhD (or equivalent) and experience related to engineering or management with a particular interest in systemic and organisational consequences of technologies.
- You will have knowledge of systems approaches to analysis of industrial challenges and qualitative data-collection and analysis methods.
- You will have previous experience within a research environment and publication in relevant and refereed journals, and in a broad range of techniques including approaches to qualitative data analysis.
- You must be computer literate with a good knowledge of different computer programs with experience in data presentation and analyses.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range 33,380- 35,061 per annum.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Jennifer Whyte at

Further information about the post is available in the job description.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Lucy Chivers at


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