Research Fellow in Mission Oriented Innovation Policy

Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 10th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £36,028 £ £43,533 per annum
  • REF: 1874689
  • Closes: 11th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) is a department within UCL and part of The Bartlett faculty, known internationally for its radical thinking about space, design and sustainability. The work of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) is influencing global policy decisions and creating new policy collaborations to deliver public value-driven innovations.

UCLs Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) is seeking a for a Research Fellow to work with the Mission-Oriented Innovation Network (MOIN USA) team towards the development of a research agenda and academic network focusing on Mission Oriented Innovation Policy in the USA. MOIN brings together a network of public organisations including state investment banks, innovation agencies and other public, private and third sector organisations with a strong sense of public purpose.

The post is for 2 years until March 2023 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The ideal candidate for the post is someone who holds a PhD in Economics or related social science subjects (including Political Economy, International Economics, Development Economics) and a research track record in innovation and industrial policy.

This post is London based and the successful candidate will have ideally experience also with international collaborations in a policy setting (e.g., health, environment, digital).

Please note: appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary 31,542 – 33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

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If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or about the application process, or would like to discuss the position, please contact Dr Tania Alcantarilla (

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We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

11 Mar 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications


Interview date

w/c 29 March 2021

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