Casual Project Researcher/Short Term Consultancy
UCL Advances, the centre for entrepreneurship at UCL, is looking for a researcher to help develop a short term project as part of a long term initiative examining examples of public policy initiatives supporting entrepreneurship.
The researcher will seek examples of relevant schemes, documenting them in an online database and categorising them through a scheme that has already been partly developed. Such interventions may come from all over the world, with a particular focus on the UK, US, China and Sweden, in the first instance. Existing knowledge of public policy support for entrepreneurship could therefore be an advantage, but general research capabilities and an interest in the area may be just as critical. Strong written English is essential.
The opportunity might suit a current PhD candidate or early-career researcher from a relevant field or a specialist consultancy, whether an individual or firm. Payment would be on an hourly basis and is subject to negotiation, but will be in line with payment norms for such activities.
The work will initially be for a two month period and is likely to require fifteen to twenty hours of commitment per week during that time. Successful applicants may need to travel to meet with scheme managers. This is not a long-term commitment and the work is being treated as casual work or short-term consultancy.
Anyone interested in taking on this work should submit a CV (for individual applicants) or two-page summary of relevant experience (for consultancy applicants) together with a covering letter (for individuals and consultancies) detailing why work of this type would be of interest to them and payment expectations.
Please submit your applications via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is 5pm on Friday 7th October.