ESRC Digital Futures at Work (Digit) Research Fellow

Expiring today

United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Dec 19, 2020
Jan 18, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?

Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive universities?

Leeds University Business School is looking to a Research Fellows for a new ESRC Research Centre, Digital Futures at Work (DIGIT). Digit is jointly directed by the Universities of Leeds and Sussex, in collaboration with the Universities of Manchester, Cambridge, Aberdeen and Monash. Supported by an ESRC grant of £6.5 million, Digit was formally launched in January 2020, with an aim to establish interdisciplinary, international collaboration to advance our understanding of how digital technologies are reshaping work, impacting on employers, employees, job seekers and governments. Digit includes a core programme of research that includes longitudinal case studies of four industrial sectors (covering consumer services, professional services, the creative industries and public services), along with a new large scale-survey, Employers' Digital Practices at Work.

The Research Fellow will work across the Digit research programme in collaboration with Digit co-Director, Professor Mark Stuart, and other members of the research team. The Research Fellow position will contribute specifically to Digit's quantitative research agenda, including analysis of secondary datasets and the Employers' Digital Practices at Work Survey (which will be led by Leeds). The Research Fellow will also have the opportunity to develop new research agendas within the remit of Digit.

Successful applicants will hold, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in Human Resource Management, Employment Relations, Sociology of Work and Employment or related disciplines. They will have demonstrable evidence of high-level research methods training, and for the quantitative position experience of using recognised statistical software packages such as R and Stata. Applicants with background understanding and prior research expertise of the changing nature of work and digital transformation are particularly encouraged, as are applicants with expertise in international/ comparative study. Applicants should be willing to work on a variety of research projects and to travel, when required, for data collection and for national and international meetings.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Mark Stuart, Pro-Dean for Research and Innovation and Co-Director Digit, email:

or Dr Kate Hardy, Associate Professor, email:

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