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Technopolis BV and the Institute of Management Research (IMR) at the Radboud University Nijmegen (RU) are collaborating through a joint research project entitled ‘Challenge-oriented innovation’. As part of this project, Technopolis BV is now recruiting a ‘Research Analyst’ who will hold a dual position as Consultant (Analyst) at Technopolis and a (intended) PhD-candidate at RU. This position is ideal for candidates who aim to pursue a policy consulting career while also pursuing further academic ambitions.
Consulting Activities at Technopolis:
Research activities at Radboud University:
Technopolis BV will be the employer of the Research Analyst, on a fulltime (36 or 40h) basis. The RA will work 28-32 hours on regular commercial activities for Technopolis at its premises in Amsterdam (or elsewhere if required for project work), and 8-10 hours at IMR in Nijmegen on research activities in the form of an ‘(prospective) external PhD candidate’. As Technopolis will be the employer, all working conditions (primary and secondary benefits) of Technopolis apply). IMR will provide access to a (flexible) working place for 1 day a week, access to its research infrastructure (university account, library access) as well as PhD-level training opportunities through the IMR doctoral school.
Technopolis Group is a leading international policy consultancy firm, operating across the globe with 12 offices in Europe, Africa and Latin America. Technopolis Group’s Dutch office, based in Amsterdam, provides research and consultancy services on science, technology and innovation policy. Founded in 1996, we serve clients in the Netherlands, Flanders, across Europe and beyond. Our team of passionate domain and methodological experts is dedicated to providing the (semi-) public sector with high-quality strategic and policy studies and valuable advice.
Every day our team of 30+ people strives to help solve societal problems, strengthen the economy and improve policies and organisations. Our thought-leaders bring new developments in policy research and advice into practice and are up-to-date on the latest trends in science, technology and innovation. Over the years, our advice, visions and best practices have been adopted by policymakers all over Europe and beyond.
Our expertise is broad and covers all thematic areas within Technopolis Group. Apart from the general focus on science, technology and innovation, we have considerable experience of green economy, health & life sciences, industry, entrepreneurship, emerging markets, higher education, intellectual property and standards and regional policy. We offer extensive expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods.
The Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) is an academic center of research and higher education, focusing on responsible governance for sustainable societies. There are seven disciplines within the NSM: Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics and Business Economics, Social and Political Sciences of the Environment, Human Geography, and Spatial Planning.
The PhD-research that is part of this position will be embedded in the department of Economics and Business Economics of NSM. This department is responsible for the development and quality of the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in Economics, as well as for the research program ‘Governance of Economic Behavior’. What sets the Nijmegen curriculum in Economics apart is that it characterized by a multidisciplinary approach, whereby, in addition to the economics discipline, inspiration is sought from other areas. The head of this department, Prof. dr. Joris Knoben, will be the promotor and first supervisor of the PhD-project.
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