Job Opportunity: Research Fellow at The Helen Hamlyn Centre

End Date: 
Apr 28, 2017

The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art is looking to recruit a: 

Research Fellow: Social & Global Research Space

The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design (HHCD) provides a dedicated focus for people-centred design and innovation at the RCA. Established in January 1999, the Centre has built a large programme of research, knowledge transfer and international outreach to academic, voluntary sector and business communities.

As the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design has developed in size and reputation, three research spaces have been created to rationalise the operational and intellectual structure. The research spaces are: Age & Diversity, Healthcare and Social & Global. This is a rare opportunity to join a world-class research centre in a leadership position, leading the Social and Global Research Space.

The successful candidate will undertake a range of activities, from overseeing the day-to-day activities of the Social & Global research space’s researchers, to setting the vision and research themes in conjunction with the Director of the HHCD, playing a central role in the future development and vision creation. They will interact with the Centre’s researchers, external research partners and sponsors, together with RCA studio departments and other academic staff to maintain profile, deliver projects and secure funding. 

It is essential that candidates have a track record in project leadership and delivery and in the securing of funding, ideally from research council and industry sectors. Experience of working in industry or in the academy in inclusive design, together with proven expertise and in depth knowledge of people-centred design are essential.They will have proven skills in project management and supervision, as well as client liaison and winning new business and research bids. A flexibility and confidence to tackle a wide range of tasks, together with a genuine commitment to inclusive design theory and practice are required.

Please note that this is a fixed term one year contract in the first instance, with potential for renewal.

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Closing date for applications: 25 April 2017

Interviews are scheduled to take place on 4 May 2017.