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|School/Company||Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University|
|Job Title||Early Stage Researcher (PhD candidate) - Non-platform-based innovation ecosystem emergence|
|Career level||[not specified]|
|Desired education level||Advanced Degree|
|Salary||Estimated to minimum of 46,476 EUR (345,600 DKK) a month and a pension contribution of around 7,584 EUR (56,400 DKK) additional seniority increase and family allowance based on personal circumstances may apply|
ABOUT THE POSITION
The PhD position is part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action ‟European Training Network for InduStry Digital Transformation across Innovation Ecosystems” (EINST4INE), coordinated by RMIT Europe. EINST4INE project aims to develop new concepts, approaches and methods in the area of digital transformation and brings together a unique group of world-leading experts in the areas of Open Innovation, Industry 4.0, digital transformation and innovation ecosystems.
EINST4INE six academic beneficiaries will recruit altogether 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) working in the domain of industrial digital transformation who will meet regularly via a coordinated exchange programme organised across the international network, comprising secondments, visits, training events, workshops, and summer schools. The successful candidate will be based at Aarhus University (Herning, Denmark) and enrolled in a PhD programme in this institution.
PHD PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Non-platform-based innovation ecosystem emergence
This project will explore how technology enabled innovation ecosystems emerge and shape their business models. It will predominantly involve qualitative research.
The project is expected to contribute with a) development a process roadmap of (non-platform base) innovation ecosystem emergence; b) in-depth understanding of different stages of innovation ecosystem emergence and the role of various stakeholders in this process; c) development of generic assessment tool, which allows evaluation of innovation ecosystem maturity.
Innovation management, Strategic management, Organisational theory
EINST4INE research programs involve comprehensive, independent research under the supervision of an expert supervising team. For the current position, these are:
The ideal candidate should have a background in business, management or engineering and interest in innovation and management of technology in the ecosystems, platforms and interorganizational networks. Previous work experience in the industry or academia along with skills in qualitative research methods would be appreciated.
Candidates should have a master’s degree Business (e.g. Management, Marketing, or Entrepreneurship), Industrial Engineering and Management, Engineering, or a related field. A completed master’s degree is required to apply. However, we may also consider applicants who are in the final stages of their master’s degree while applying, but we will require a completed and awarded degree at the time of starting the employment (the degree must be completed latest during August 2021).
ELIGIBILITY AND KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
To be eligible, you need to be an “Early Stage Researcher”, simultaneously fulfil the following criteria at the time of recruitment:
Key selection criteria:
1. Experience and affinity with both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
The positions adhere to the European policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Both men and women are encouraged to apply.
We offer a 36-months full-time work contract, expected to start on 1st September 2021. The position will be based in Herning (Denmark) and international travels are foreseen.
The remuneration, in line with the European Commission rules for Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant holders, will consists of a salary augmented by a mobility allowance, resulting in a gross monthly salary estimated to minimum of 3,873 euros (28,800 DKK) and a pension contribution of around 632 euros (4,700 DKK) additional seniority increase and family allowance based on personal circumstances may apply.
The ESRs will be involved in a Marie Skłodowska-Curie network with excellent opportunities for scientific and personal development. These include:
Applicants will be selected on their potential for scientific excellence and adaptability to work in a multicultural environment. Recruitment will be a transparent, open and equal process following the guidelines of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. Carefully read the guidelines before applying. NB: the recruitment and interview process for this position is specific to EINST4INE project. Still, applicants should make sure they comply with the recruiting institution conditions.
The application must be submitted online, together with the following supporting documents (in English):
The data of the applicant will be collected for the sole purpose of the selection procedure, such as described in Grant Agreement No. 956745 - Horizon 2020 EINST4INE. The candidate may refer to RMIT EU (coordinator) in order to exercise her/his rights under art. 15 – 22 Reg. (EU) 2016/679.