Research Officer (716)

Hours per week: 17.5 (0.5FTE)
Contract type: Fixed term until the end of November 2016

The Business Markets and the State Cluster at the Institute of Development Studies is seeking to recruit a Research Officer to play a key role in a new research project funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), which will develop a framework to analyse alternative pathways that link different forms of technological innovation, with different structural change and inclusion outcomes in low income countries.

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The successful candidate will be undertaking a range of desk and field based research, including carrying out literature reviews, key informant interviews and other background research activities. They will also have to develop links with external contacts to foster collaboration and partnerships, specifically participating in the development of a research agenda on technological innovation, structural change and inclusive innovation in low income countries.

The successful candidate will have a postgraduate degree in either economics, development studies, business, sociology or a related field, or equivalent work experience. They will also have good knowledge of theoretical approaches to technological innovation and structural change as well as an understanding of the current issues and debates in economic inclusion. They will also have excellent analytical and synthesis skills and the ability to assimilate complex research or other relevant material quickly, assess its merits, and draw out key messages and implications for policy and practice.

Salary: Initial appointment will be at/between £24,788 -£37,024 per annum, notional, pro rata (depending on experience), in the IDS Grade 6 range
Closing date: Wednesday 13th April 2016 at 10am UK time
Interview date: w/c 18th April 2016

OFFICIAL APPLICATION FORMS ONLY, CVs are not accepted. Please see below for an application form and the Vacancy Particulars. Please ensure that you quote the correct reference number when sending your application.

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