I’m recruiting a Research Fellow in Information Systems for 3 years.

Come join me at the LSE in researching the managerial, social, and organisational implications of digital interfaces! 

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Department of Management

Research Fellow in Information Systems (IRIS – EPSRC funded)

Salary from £43,907 – £50,835 pa inclusive of London Allowance

This is a fixed term appointment for 3 years

Better understanding the effective management of software interfacing is vital as companies and individuals harness new digital innovations and integrate them digitally within their processes and practices. Many digital innovations including the Internet of Things, SmartCities, Platforms and Artificial Intelligence, involve a myriad of systems owned and operated by a myriad of different companies which become tightly coupled together through their interfaces (e.g. though APIs and cloud computing). Yet little is known about how the organisations involved in such innovations define such digital interfaces, how they evolve, and in particular what organisational or management commitments are embedded within them or how new forms of organisation or technology emerge through their use.

This research fellow will address such gaps by undertaking research on the organisational, managerial and social implications of digital interfaces as part of a new £6m+ EPSRC funded project: Interface Reasoning for Interacting Systems (IRIS). The IRIS project is a collaboration between University College London, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Queen Mary, University of London, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. The project also involves corporate partners including Facebook, Amazon Web Services, BT, HP Labs and Methods Consulting.

The fellow will have research experience in a relevant field such as information systems, science and technology studies, or innovation studies and must hold a completed PhD, or close to obtaining a PhD, in Information Systems or a relevant related field by the post start date. The post will be focused on producing internationally excellent publications and so clear evidence of relevant writing ability and research skills are required. The fellow is expected to actively participate across the project and externally with other researchers and corporate partners.

Candidates should also have:

  • Expertise and research interests in Information Systems and Innovation
  • Proven ability or potential to publish in internationally excellent publications
  • Experience in qualitative research method skills
  • Ability to cooperate and collaborate with cross disciplinary academic and industry partners within the IRIS project and beyond
  • Communications skills including for a non-specialist audience
  • A willingness to work in a new role whose precise parameters will be refined throughout the period of the appointment

This post offers an opportunity to gain research experience working in a prestigious, exciting, and entrepreneurial project with globally recognised institutions and IT companies with significant possibilities for networking and advancement.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email w.venters@lse.ac.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 18 April (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

 

 

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