Call for applications: 15 post doctoral research fellowships


 The Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia) advertises 15 post doctoral research fellowships here, with further information here.  “Business Innovation” is one of the possible areas to fill these positions. Entrepreneurship-oriented candidates with good research credentials would have a good chance of being competitive, especially if they can show a track record relating to one or more of the substantive content areas of interest (Digital Media; Machine Learning; Robotics and Computer Vision; Biofabrication and Biomaterials; Plant Biotechnology; Environmental Health / Air Quality; Children and Youth Intervention; Intellectual Property; Healthy Ageing; Systems Biology; Health Economics).

 If an entrepreneurship-oriented candidate gets one of these positions s/he would be affiliated with The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE); the leading research group in this field in Australia (see also here).

 The QUT Business School was the first in Australia to achieve “Triple Crown Accreditation” (AACSB; AMBA; EQUIS). The ACE centre has established itself as a national leader and is internationally highly regarded in entrepreneurship research. We were recently ranked 17th in the world and 2nd outside Europe and North America based on publications. We have had very good presence at/in leading conferences and journals in recent years. We host the annual, Australian-based research conference dedicated to entrepreneurship, ACERE. Further, we have an increasing number of research students and we frequently host international top entrepreneurship scholars as visiting academics. ACE’s Director Professor Per Davidsson recently completed his five year term as an elected officer of the Entrepreneurship Division of AoM and two ACE researchers, Judy Matthews and Roxanne Zolin currently serve as Representatives-at-Large. Professor Davidsson is also a field editor for the Journal of Business Venturing. Two other staff, Deputy Director Paul Steffens and Dr Henri Burgers are on the board of reviewers, and the editor-in-chief of JBV, Professor Dean Shepherd, is an adjunct with the centre. The Centre hosts several important projects including the Australian team of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), a unique, longitudinal project on entrepreneurship in the mining industry,  and we have recently completed the fifth year of data collection for the CAUSEE project; a PSED-type study which is the largest study of business start-up processes ever undertaken in Australia.

The position would give the right candidate an excellent opportunity to further develop already on-going work into published papers as well as to get involved in new projects in collaboration with members of our staff. Office, computer facilities and opportunities for conference travel will be provided. ACE benefits from QUT’s excellent library resources, which give electronic access to a very large number of journals.

ACE is located at QUT’s Gardens Point campus in the central parts of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia. Brisbane is a growing city of 2 million with unbeatable climate and easy access to the beaches at Gold and Sunshine Coasts as well as the rainforest parks in the hinterland. For further information about Brisbane, use this link:

The Post Doctoral starting salary is currently AUD 84,133 per annum on “Level B” and AUD 103,068 on “Level C”. Both come with an additional 17% superannuation contributions as well as $20,000 per annum towards research expenditures. (AUD and USD fluctuate, usually close to parity). Depending on who you are and where you come from, these salary levels may or may not appear competitive. The salary levels are not written in stone – for the right candidate there may be room for negotiation.

I sincerely apologize for the late posting of this opportunity, which is due to a combination of late release from the university and my own international travel.