Research Fellow - Corporate Sustainability

Job summary

Are you looking for an opportunity to study and experiment with innovative models of business enterprise for the creation of economic and social value? The Leonardo Centre at Imperial College Business School is seeking a Research Fellow to join its collaborative platform for knowledge specialists, working with executives, entrepreneurs, investors, value chain partners, unions, government institutions, local communities and NGOs. The...

Job listing information

  • Reference BUS00303
  • Date posted 9 November 2020
  • Closing date 9 December 2020

Job description

Job summary

Are you looking for an opportunity to study and experiment with innovative models of business enterprise for the creation of economic and social value? The Leonardo Centre at Imperial College Business School is seeking a Research Fellow to join its collaborative platform for knowledge specialists, working with executives, entrepreneurs, investors, value chain partners, unions, government institutions, local communities and NGOs.

The collaborative platform includes a dataset of published corporate sustainability initiatives to design and test the impact of change in the business enterprise. The overarching goal is to contribute to the development of an integrative, just and sustainable model of economic and social development by discovering, testing and diffusing new logics of the enterprise.

Duties and responsibilities


  • Research design and grant writing

  • Engagement of business organisations and/or stakeholders in the public and private domains to pursue knowledge co-development and field experimentation

  • Data collection through a broad array of (qualitative or quantitative) methodologies,

  • Advanced data analysis and visualisation techniques.

  • Reporting of results in various formats and for different audiences

  • Publication in leading academic journals, independently or in collaboration with faculty

Essential requirements


  • PhD in scientific domains relevant to the study of corporate sustainability

  • Experience in engaging business organisations and/or stakeholders in public and private domains to pursue knowledge co-development and field experimentation

  • Evidence of successful project completion and publication in top scholar journals

  • Experience of participation in multi-disciplinary, large scale, collaborative studies involving non-academic partners (businesses, policy institutions, NGOs, etc.)

  • Diverse methodological skills, spanning qualitative and quantitative designs and analytical approaches, including simulations with systems dynamics and/or agent-based modelling.

  • Cognitive flexibility to apply personal skills to diverse empirical phenomena

  • Value alignment with the overall mission of the Leonardo Centre

Further information

The post is for a fixed term until 31 October 2023, with the possibility of renewal for an additional two years (subject to funding)

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Virginia Harris v.harris@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

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It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
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  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

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