LDoc Creative Economy Engagement Post Doctoral Research Fellowship (Personal and Organisational Processes to Increase Innovation and Creativity)

Closing date

22 November 2017


Research & Innovation


Research & Knowledge Exchange Office

Required hours

Full Time




£36,102 - £39,197 per annum

Fixed Term

Fixed term for 6 months from 1 January 2018

The Royal College of Art is the only entirely postgraduate institution of university status devoted to research and knowledge exchange, teaching and practice in art, design, communication and humanities. Its international reputation for excellence in teaching, practice and research has been recognised for three successive years by the highly-regarded QS World Ranking survey, with the College rated the world's number one art and design university in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2017/18 the College will have some 2,100 students registered for MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees and over 400 full- and part-time academic, technical and administrative staff.

The London Doctoral Training Centre (LDoc) is a specialist doctoral training centre that focuses on Design research for innovation in business, social and community contexts. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), it is a collaboration between three of the UK’s leading Design research universities: Kingston University, the University of the Arts London and the Royal College of Art, LDoc works with a number of partner organisations, including Sense (the national deafblind charity), TfL and The Design Museum developing practical, real-world projects led by doctoral students. Together these demonstrate different ways in which Design acts as a driver of innovation and creativity in business, in societal and community contexts, and in policymaking.

In this post, you will be expected to work as part of a small team of researchers and to lead a collaborative project researching Personal and Organisational Processes to Increase Innovation and Creativity. The role involves working in conjunction with academic colleagues and industry partners on the Centre’s research programme, and working with partners across industry, government and public sector bodies.

The successful candidate will be an Early Career Researcher with a PhD in an Arts and Humanities discipline, particularly Design. The applicant must have an interest in interdisciplinary work at the intersection of Design and the social sciences. You will have an understanding of the importance of good practice in research conduct (including research ethics, research integrity and handling of research data).   

You will have the ability to be an effective and collaborative member of a broader team, be able to work constructively with senior staff and to support the work of any research students and interns involved in projects.  You will have flexibility and a willingness to tackle a wide range of tasks, with a pro-active, open, creative and problem-solving approach.

Candidates should apply using the application form available for download from the LDoc website: http://ldoc-cdt.ac.uk/early-career-fellowships-fellowships/

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The Royal College of Art is committed to equal opportunities for all and is a Two Ticks employer & Stonewall Diversity Champion. The College particularly welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.  

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