University of Warwick

Research Fellow (Supply Chain Productivity) (BB-6691B)

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JOB PURPOSETo support the delivery of the two ongoing projects within SCRG in collaboration with industrial and academic partners. Project Specific Responsibilities •You will work within the multidisciplinary research team to support the successful execution of the two projects. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 1.To carry out research on the ‘Productivity’ project, you will support the development of an economic model for measuring supply chain productivity:a.Locating a list of companies on Bloomberg using pre-defined criteriab.Identifying the top suppliers (at least 3 tiers) and customers of chosen companies to map out the supply chainc.Extracting the required financial data of each entity from the databased.Preparing data for further analysis/modelling (i.e. data cleaning & manipulation)e.Conducting statistical modelling to draw a valid conclusion 2.To carry out research on the ‘Future Viability’ project, you will conduct a technical assessment to identify the environment implication of different steelmaking technologies:a.Identifying the key factor/criteria for assessment b.Collecting required data from multiple databasesc.Preparing data for further analysis (i.e. data cleaning & manipulation)d.Conducting statistical modelling to draw a valid conclusion 3.To provide technical recommendations, practical tools and design solutions advice for quantitative data analysis within the project.4.To share information with colleagues and produce recommendations.5.To manage research aspects of the project including contributing to academic publications, technical reports and other presentations and dissemination methods6.To record and track the delivery of outputs during research & identify routes for achievement of targets. Research and scholarship 1.Help establish a sound research base within the department in order to assist the development of research objectives and proposals for own or joint research. 2.Conduct individual and collaborative research projects. 3.Write up research work for publication. 4.Translate knowledge of advances in the subject area into research activity. 5.May contribute to preparing proposals and applications to external bodies, e.g. for funding and contractual purposes, to support a developing research agenda. 6.May present information on research progress and outcomes to bodies supervising research, e.g. steering groups. 7.May contribute to the preparation of papers for steering groups and other bodies. 8.Communicate complex information (orally and in writing) and material of a specialist or highly technical nature. 9.Continually update own knowledge and understanding in field or specialism. Teaching and Learning Support 1.Could be expected to contribute to the teaching and learning programmes in the department. 2.Assist in the supervision of student projects and the development of student research skills. 3.May be involved in the assessment of student knowledge and supervision of projects. Administration and Other Activities 1.May be required to attend departmental meetings and to participate (where necessary) in other committees and working groups within the department, the faculty and the University. 2.Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work. 3.Work within budget constraints. Person SpecificationThe Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation. Essential Criteria 1Good honours degree and possession of a PhD or equivalent doctoral qualification in in a numerate discipline with good understanding of statistics (a)Essential Criteria 2A willingness to carry out supply chain research across multiple projects/research contexts (a,c,d)Essential Criteria 3Strong quantitative research skills with experience of using advanced data analytical/visualisation tools such as Excel/Python/R (a,c,d)Essential Criteria 4Detail orientation with ability of identifying errors in large datasets (a,c,d)Essential Criteria 5Competency in IT and familiarity with a computerised environment (a,c,d)Essential Criteria 6Proven ability in research and evidence of quality research output in relevant field (a,c,d)Essential Criteria 7A developing research profile with the ability to publish and/or produce high quality research output (a,c)Essential Criteria 8Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes (a,c,d)Essential Criteria 9Ability or potential to contribute to the development of funding proposals in order to generate external funding to support research projects (a,c)Essential Criteria 10An understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of research content (a,c)Essential Criteria 11Good effective communication (oral and written) skills, presentation and training skills (a,c,d)Essential Criteria 12Good interpersonal skills (a,c)Essential Criteria 13Ability and willingness to work as a member of a team and contribute positively to a collegial team environment and to be able to work independently (a,c)Essential Criteria 14Ability to initiate, plan organise, implement and deliver programmes of work to tight deadlines (a,c)Desirable Criteria 1Ability to write research reports and papers in styles accessible to both academic and, where relevant, industry audiences (a,c)Desirable Criteria 2Experience of using Bloomberg database (a,c)Desirable Criteria 3A sound ability to analyse and interpret data (a,c)Further Particulars

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