Postdoctoral Researcher

Key details

Reports to: Dean of School of Art, Design and Architecture

Course/Department: Graduate School and Research

Salary: £30,942 per annum

Hours: Full-time, fixed term, for two years

Location: Wallisdown, Poole BH12 5HH

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Closing date

25th September 2019

Interview date

October date TBC

Equal Opportunities

Arts University Bournemouth is committed to a policy of Equality and Inclusivity and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

THe post

To investigate and identify the investment needs and barriers to raising finance faced by SMEs, Social Enterprises and start-ups across Dorset in order to support research and innovation for growth. To investigate and identify similar barriers faced by entrepreneurs and investors.

To develop a series of events and resources to disseminate the findings of the research to SMEs, investors and other relevant stakeholders in order to encourage investment in research and innovation for growth and sustainability.

There will be some flexibility in the direction of the research but some areas for investigation could include, but not be limited to: SMEs as engines of growth, the value of SMEs as innovative economic agents, the value of supply chains, the value of clusters, new investment models in the creative industries, peer to peer lending, crowdfunding and micro-financing.

This role is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) via the European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF).