- RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
- £33,966 - £37,099 per year pro rata
- Contract Type:
- Fixed Term
- Position Type:
- Part Time
- 0 hours per week
- Work From Home:
Robert Gordon University (RGU) offers staff and students alike a distinctive, professionally-focused academic environment in which our demand-led teaching helps individuals to develop and prosper. Underpinning this are, of course, our first-class research capabilities and facilities.
Aberdeen Business School hosts a vibrant research community and is active in a number of applied research topics. In this role, you will work on a research project titled: ‘CEO Activism and International Expansion’. Tasks will be oriented towards the development of a database containing the information of companies listed on the Standard & Poor (S&P)1500 Stock Index during the 2007-2022 period.
You will have a degree (or equivalent experience) in a related subject, such as Business and Management, International Management or Business Ethics, as well as strong research skills and experience in building databases.
This role is fixed term until 31st July 2024, and you will work a total of 330 (TRAC) hours over the period of the contract.
In keeping with RGU's commitment to work/life balance you will have the opportunity to work from home for a portion of the working week and also benefit from a generous pension scheme, 46 days (pro rata) annual leave (including statutory days), an onsite nursery and sports centre, as well as a range of voluntary health and travel benefits.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Assistant Professor/Lecturer
RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibilities
PURPOSE OF POST: Assisting Dr Nicola Croxton, Dr Raquel García- García, Dr Laura Fernández-Méndez; and Dr Carlos Martíez de Ibarreta Zorita and on a research project titled: ‘CEO Activism and International Expansion’. These tasks will be oriented towards the development of a database containing the information of companies listed on the Standard & Poor (S&P)1500 Stock Index during the 2007-2022 period.
1. Develop database of codified documents
2. Codification of data that has already been collected into an Excel file.
3.Assistance with data collection and codification about companies listed on the SP1500 Stock Index during the 2007-2022 period.
4. Collect and codify information from several databases and social media platforms, including Refinitiv Eikon; Bloomberg, V-Dem Institute, ProCon.org and the World Bank
5.Source additional supporting data from international News stream
Qualifications and Professional Memberships
A degree or equivalent experience in a related subject such as Business and Management, International Management, Business Ethics.
Knowledge and Skills
Ability to demonstrate knowledge of business terminology
Demonstrate critical thinking skills, attention to detail and ability to be proactive and work as part of a team.
Ability to demonstrate advanced knowledge of the Microsoft suite of programmes
Strong research and analytical skills with the ability to synthesise complex information from multiple sources.
Ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders
Experience in building databases
Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner
Behaviour 2: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards
Behaviour 3: Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings
Behaviour 4: Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships and leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest
Behaviour 5: Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum
Behaviour 6: Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others