Innovation Caucus PhD Intern Opportunities

The Innovation Caucus in an initiative funded by Innovate UK and the ESRC to support innovation-led growth and promote greater engagement between the social sciences and businesses.

ESRC are inviting highly motivated PhD candidates to apply for a two to three month internship to develop a stream of work on identifying and modelling the returns from research and development (R&D) activity at the firm level.

The dates of the internship are by agreement, but the aim is for a start date of 1 April, 2019. The internship will need to be completed by 30 September 2019.

There is scope to accommodate flexible working arrangements, although the intern will be expected to attend meetings in London (and potentially in Swindon and Sheffield) on an ad hoc basis.

Funding and time commitment:

A total of £4,500 will be paid, spread over equal monthly instalments over the agreed duration of the internship (e.g. a £1,500 per month stipend for 3 months, if working on the internship on a full time basis; or a £750 per month stipend for 6 months if working part time). Travel to meetings and other agreed expenses will be reimbursed in addition. This flexibility is designed to accommodate restrictions on working hours for international students. The funds will be transferred to the university at which the PhD student is registered and the stipend and travel expenses will be paid by the PhD student’s home institution.

Application Process:

Please send a letter outlining your interest in the project and position as a PhD intern with the Innovation Caucus, and details of how your skills and experience make you well suited to undertake the internship.

Applications should be sent to info@innovationcaucus.co.uk by noon on Friday 15 March 2019.

For informal enquiries about the technical requirements for this internship, please contact Professor Tim Vorley, tim.vorley@sheffield.ac.uk. For enquiries about the application process, please contact Dr Katy Wing, k.wing@sheffield.ac.uk.