Post-doctoral scholarship (3-years) Inter-organizational Innovation

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Post-doctoral scholarship. The post-doctoral scholarship is financed by Tore Browaldhs Foundation, Handelsbanken. The scholarship is for full time and is limited to three years. The tasks associated with this scholarship are primarily research activities within the research profile, “Projects, Innovation and Networks”. We are looking for a promising young researcher actively engaged in empirical research in the area of innovation projects, inter-organizational relations, management of technology, or entrepreneurship. The holder of the scholarship is expected to perform and publish research in this area, and to contribute to the development of the research group.

Projects, Innovations and Networks is a key research profile at the business school, and a part of CiiR (Centre for Inter-organizational Innovation Research), a center of excellence financed by Vinnova. The center is focusing on distributed innovations, a joint effort with Luleå University of Technology. Current research themes include partnership for new innovations, development of inter-organizational relationships and organizational networks, how competitors in networks simultaneously compete and cooperate to develop and innovate, and regional, national and international developments of SMEs. The environment consists of seven senior researchers, five postdocs and PhD students. A strong collaboration network both within the university, with other universities and with visiting scholars contributes to a vibrant environment.

Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE) has over 170 employees including about 90 PhDs and researchers. The activities consist of research and teaching in business administration, economics and statistics. We have more than 2000 students going through our programs/year. For more information about the business school visit

Starting Date: January 1 2013, or by agreement.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants should have obtained their PhD degree within five years from the application date. The scholarship is for an international researcher.

Assessment criteria
• Demonstrated ability to conduct relevant research of high international quality
• A promising publication record
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate in an interdisciplinary research environment
• Demonstrated ability to engage and inform society at large, in relation to research, educational and developmental activities
• Demonstrated ability to attract external research funding
• Pedagogical ability

The primary basis for selection will be the ability to carry out and publish high quality relevant for the school’s research profile “Projects, Innovation and Networks”.

Application information:
The application shall be written in English and shall include the following:

1. Cover sheet with contact information
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Copies of original degree certificates
4. Description of previous research experience, 1-2 pages
5. Description of future research plans, 1 page
6. Names and contact details of at least two personal references
7. Publication list
8. Selected publications (maximum 5)

Deadline för application:
A complete application received no later than August 19th, 2012

Further information
For more information about the Post-doctoral scholarship please contact: Head of the research profile Professor Tomas Blomquist, Skype: tomas_blomquist, telephone +46 90 786 77 22, or Professor Maira Bengtsson,, telephone +46 70 249 15 03.

Application marked with reference number 223-1583-12 should be sent in electronic form (pdf) one pdf-document point 1-7 and publications as separate pdf-files to (State Browaldh postdoc 223-1583-12 as subject), received no later than August 19th 2012.

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